What to do at Mukuvisi Woodlands

Enjoy a lovely wander around our large Intepretive Area: Enjoy our resident wildlife; crocodiles, tortoises, the Wildfowl Pond and more.
Then head over to our Game Viewing Platform. Sit quietly there and enjoy the lovely view and the wildlife for as long as you like. 

The animals are fed around 10am and 2pm daily, so these are especailly good times to see a range of our resident species..

Nature Reserve and Environment Centre

What to do at Mukuvisi Woodlands

Enjoy a lovely wander around our large Intepretive Area: Enjoy our resident wildlife; crocodiles, tortoises, the Wildfowl Pond and more.
Then head over to our Game Viewing Platform. Sit quietly there and enjoy the lovely view and the wildlife for as long as you like.

The animals are fed around 10am and 2pm daily, so these are especailly good times to see a range of our resident species..

Game Viewing
The Woodlands Walk/Run/Cycle - currently, Every Sunday

Need a breath of fresh air? Enjoy a healthy walk, run or mountain bike ride through the Mukuvisi Woodlands!

The scenery is lovely and you may spot some game too!  You’ll certainly see some birds along your way.  The Woodlands Walk, Run, Ride, currently offered every Sunday, opens up areas of the Woodlands not normally accessible to the public, on clearly marked trails, to walk, run, stroll or mountain bike, at their own pace.  This has boosted visitor numbers and made even more people aware of the beauty and tranquillity offered by a visit here. 

You can bring your dogs, as long as they are on leads and controllable.  Come and enjoy this regular event, meet new friends and old, get some exercise with the family in a lovely scenic environment, then enjoy breakfast in our Coffee Shop - bacon and egg rolls, coffee and other items from 7am onwards this Sunday – hot, fresh and quick!  Start your walk, run or cycle, any time between 6.30 and 10.30 am. 

The Trails range from 3km to 10km. If you join as Woodland Walkers, for $50 single, $80 double, $120 per family, including children and dogs, you can walk on any weekend at no further charge. Then relax and enjoy some game viewing from our Platform!  Food is put out for the animals at around 10am – see eland, zebra, giraffe and impala; guinea fowl, Egyptian geese, grey heron and more.

When it’s hot, make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen and take some water with you. You can buy bottled water at the Woodlands before you start. The trails take you near the bird hide and small dam and then into the wild game area, so ensure your dogs are well leashed. Anyone letting their dog off the lead in the wild game area may be banned from The Woodlands. Having dogs leashed is for their own protection from wildlife, as well as to prevent them from disturbing and chasing the wild animals.

Need a breath of fresh air? Enjoy a healthy walk, run or mountain bike ride through the Mukuvisi Woodlands! Need a breath of fresh air? Enjoy a healthy walk, run or mountain bike ride through the Mukuvisi Woodlands!
Guided Horseback Safaris

A brilliant way to enjoy the game! You can get quite close to the animals wihout startling them.

Guided Horseback Safaris A brilliant way to enjoy the game! You can get quite close to the animals wihout startling them.
Guided Walks

Our Guides are very knowledgeable and will add much to your enjoyment of our woodlands and the diverse birds, plant and animal species who live there.

School Visits

Educational visits are very popular indeed, with all schools from nurser to junior to senior, and in fact beyond, to college level too!

A superb setting for environmental learning, and so close to the City!

Educational visits are very popular indeed, with all schools from nurser to junior to senior, and in fact beyond, to college level too! school visit Mukuvisi School Visits
Bird Park

Our Exotic Bird Collection is another popular place to visit, within the Interpretive Area, for chidlren and adults alike.The Collection includes some indigenous species as well.

Tinashe Chapepuka @ Mukuvisi Woodlands Bird Park Zimbabwe

 

Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shop is open all day - have breakfast, lunch, tea or a light snack.

This is a popular spot after the Sunday Run/Walk/Ride, to grab a coffee and a bite of breakfast, before heading over to the Game Viewing Platform to see the animals as they gather at the water hole for some game cubes at 10 am.

The Coffee Shop is open all day - have breakfast, lunch, tea or a light snack.

This is a popular spot after the Sunday Run/Walk/Ride, to grab a coffee and a bite of breakfast, before heading over to the Game Viewing Platform to see the animals as they gather at the water hole for some game cubes at 10 am.

“2 of Harare’s well-known artist, Helen Lieros and Arthur Azevedo combined to provide this beautiful mural. Helen provided the background to Arthur’s amazing metal animals in relief.
He also created the crocodile, and the python on the coffee shop floor.
Lyn Barrie donated a striking painting of Wild Dogs which adorns one of the walls in the main section of the coffee shop”
mukuvisi woodlands coffee shop
 

Braais and Picnics

We offer braai facilities and charcoal for sale at Mukuvisi Woodlands (see Home Page for prices).

So if you want to make a lovely day outing of it, and bring your braai food or picnic, to enjoy at one of our pretty spots in the Interpretive Area, do!