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Welcome to Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve - Open every day of the year, 8 am to 5 pm

The Mukuvisi Woodlands are one of Zimbabwe's national treasures.

They provide one of the few remaining large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit 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.

First proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910, those championing the idea of these Woodlands fought an uphill battle against suburban development in the area right through to 1979, when the Mukuvisi Woodlands Association was created, and in 1980, an official lease agreement, running until 2090, was signed between this Association and Harare Municipality.

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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.

Right: The Eco Schools Challenge is one of many events organised each year for participating schools.. Children take part in enjoyable quizzes, games and activities, engaging with their natural environment in the Woodlands and learning experientially while having fun.

To read about, and see some pics of, the recent March for the Elephants in Mukuvisi Woodlands - click here!

Events Diary - Next Event Birdlife Funraising Run/Walk/Cycle 7 December!
Click here to find out more

Eco Schools activities

NEW at the Woodlands!
Now you can hire a mountain bike to explore our trails system!

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Photos on this page copyright, taken in Mukuvisi Woodlands by Wild Imaginings who design and maintain this website:
rosie@wildimaginings.net

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Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve
Zimbabwe Residents' Entry Fees in ZWL
Payable in RTGS Cash, Swipe, Ecocash

Pensioners 65 years and above - $20 for events

FREE
Adult $35
Child 5 to12 years, includes 50c entry to Bird Park $20
Child 0 to 4 years FREE
Church and Charity Groups Discounts:
10 Adults (20% discount) $280
10 Children (20% discount) $160
Activity and Safari Fees - must be booked in advance
Horse safari – adult $110
Horse safari - child to 12 yrs $70
Child riding with adult $35
Pony ride $13
Walking safari with guide $70
Guided bird walk $135

Unguided Scenic Woodlands Run/Walk/Cycle
on Marked Trails - approx 3, 5, 8 and 10km Routes
Available Every Day of the week!
NOTE: Indemnity must be signed before you start.

Adult $35
Child $20
Dog – MUST be on a LEAD throughout! $8
Mountain Bicycles now available to Hire! Per bike: $100
Fees for Educational Visits, Weekday Only
All Teachers and Lecturers $12
College and Senior School Student $12
Pre and Primary School Pupil $8
Photographers $40
Pony rides - for children under 8 years old $7
Pony rides for a group of 10 children under 8 years $48
Fees for Functions and Events
Boma Hire – private parties: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee $450
Church Groups and Charities: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee $700
Electricity usage $80
Braai stand hire $35
Photographer for special functions $140

For great discounts for frequent visitors, become a Member - Enquire at Reception.

We have a Swipe Machine and Ecocash.
Ecocash Merchant Code: 111610
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All enquiries and bookings: 0774 198 009

Landlines 0242 - 747123 / 747111 / 747083

Email: mukwa@zol.co.zw

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