Welcome to the Mukuvisi Woodlands

The Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve is a national treasure, providing one of the few large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit The Woodlands each year. 

Deforestation and loss of habitat is rampant country-wide. Zimbabwe's amazing wildlife is more or less restricted to National Parks and other conservancies, and for some people, the Mukuvisi Woodlands provide the only opportunity they have to see our wild animals, and appreciate our country's natural stunningly beaatiful miombo woodlands. 

The Mukuvisi Woodlands was first proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910. An uphill battle against suburban development in the area continued until 1980. Finally, an official lease agreement was signed between Mukuvisi Woodlands Association, formed in 1979, and the Harare Municipality. The Association now enjoys a 99 year lease to 2090.
Nature Reserve and Environmental Education Centre

Welcome to the Mukuvisi Woodlands

The Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve is a national treasure, providing one of the few large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit The Woodlands each year.

Deforestation and loss of habitat is rampant country-wide. Zimbabwe's amazing wildlife is more or less restricted to National Parks and other conservancies, and for some people, the Mukuvisi Woodlands provide the only opportunity they have to see our wild animals, and appreciate our country's natural stunningly beautiful miombo woodlands.

The Mukuvisi Woodlands was first proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910. An uphill battle against suburban development in the area continued until 1980. Finally, an official lease agreement was signed between Mukuvisi Woodlands Association, formed in 1979, and the Harare Municipality. The Association now enjoys a 99 year lease to 2090.

 
The objectives of the Mukuvisi Woodlands Association were first defined as:
  • To conserve and utilise the Mukuvisi Woodlands;
  • To provide and develop facilities for education in the principles and practice of nature conservation, environmental studies and research;
  • To encourage the public to appreciate the natural environment.

Mukuvisi Woodlands has succeeded very well in all of these, and continues to succeed, particularly in the area of Conservation Education. Our flagship Eco-Schools Programme is helping to create a new generation of environmentally aware and dedicated children, who understand today's burning conservation challenges and issues.

We offer regular Bush Camps for children, and hold many other educational events.
We have a full time Education Officer, plus several university students on attachment doing research and teaching on an on-going basis.

MUKUVISI WOODLANDS NATURE RESERVE ENTRANCE FEES
Pensioners 65 years + (Bird Park fee of $1 applies) FREE
Adult (includes $1entry to Bird Park) $5
Child 5 to 12 years (includes 50c entry to Bird Park) $3.50
Child 0 to 4 years FREE
Church Groups at discount: 10 Adults for the entry fee of 8             $32
Church Groups at discount: 10 Children for the entry fee of 8      $24
FEES for ACTIVITIES and SAFARIS
Horse safari - adult $15
Horse safari - child to12 yrs $10
Child riding with adult $5
Walking safari with guide $10
Pony ride $2
Guided bird walk $20
WOODLANDS RUN - WALK - CYCLE (unguided, on marked trails)
Adult $5
Child $2
Dog – MUST be on lead throughout $1
FEES for EDUCATIONAL VISITS - WEEKDAYS ONLY
Teacher $3
College student $3
Senior School student $3
Primary School pupil $2
Pre School child $2
Photographers $10
Pony rides for 10 children $12
Extra children for pony ride, each $1.50
FEES for FUNCTIONS
Boma Hire – individual party:
All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee
$60
Church Groups & Charities:
All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee
$100
Electricity usage $10
Braai stand hire $3
Charcoal – small $3
Charcoal – large $7
Photographer for special functions $20
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