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With reference to a press report that was recently circulated on social media, regarding the Mukuvisi Woodlands Lease from the City Council: Please be assured that this information was a whole year out of date.

The Mukuvisi Woodlands had paid its arrears and renegotiated its lease, long since.

The Woodlands are secure. 24th June 2020.

Welcome, all walkers/runners/cyclists and dogs.
All government stipulated regulations must be strictly followed.

Current Hours are 8am to 3pm daily.
Our Woodlands Shop is also open, with strict Covid19 protocols in place while browsing and shopping.

Coffee Shop offers light bites, meals and beverages.
Horse Safaris available.

Mukuvisi Woodlands - 1980 to 2020 - Proudly celebrating our 40th year of providing the public with
A Touch of the Wild in the Heart of the City
and meaningfully contributing to the Environmental Education of Zimbabweans of all ages.

Welcome to Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve!

We are Open EVERY DAY of the YEAR, Normally 8 am to 5 pm, currently, due to new Covid19 regulations, 8 am to 3 pm.

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NEW at the Woodlands - The Woodlands Spa! Come and spoil yourself!

Current Paid-Up Mukuvisi Members - produce your Membership Card and enjoy a 20% Discount!

First Visits attract a 25% Discount.
Note: you can't combine the Member's and First Visit discount.




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To enjoy GREAT discounts for frequent visitors to Mukuvisi:

Become a MEMBER of the Woodlands!

See Membership Page or enquire at Reception.
We have a Swipe Machine and Ecocash: Ecocash Merchant Code: 111610.

All enquiries and safari bookings: 0774 198 009. Landlines 0242 - 747123 / 747111 / 747083

Email for all enquiries:

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.

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.Eco Schools activities

Above: 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.

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Time for a lovely walk or cycle, exploring our trails....and enjoying ...

Mukuvisi Fund-Raising Golf Day POSTPONED to 24 Sept 2020.
Watch this space for updates and confirmation.

To read about and see photos of the March for the Elephants
in Mukuvisi Woodlands - click here.

You can now can hire a mountain bike to explore our
beautiful woodlands trails system.

Hire fee per bike - US$5

Mukuvisi mountain bikes for hire

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A Touch of the Wild in the Heart of the City...

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Photos on this site are copyright, taken in Mukuvisi Woodlands by Rosie Mitchell of Wild Imaginings who designs and maintains this website:

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Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve Fees: NB All stated in USD
Pensioners 65 years and above - $2 for events FREE
Adult US$3
Child 5 to12 years US$2
Child 0 to 4 years FREE
Church and Charity Groups Discounts:  
10 Adults (20% discount) US$25
10 Children (20% discount) US$15
Activity and Safari Fees - must be booked in advance
Times for Horse Safaris 8 am, 9 am and 3 pm.
Please arrive 15 minutes early and report to Reception.
Horse safari – adult $10
Horse safari - child to 12 yrs $6
Child riding with adult $2
Pony ride $1
Walking safari with guide $10
Guided bird walk $10
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 US$3
Child US$2
Dog – MUST be on a LEAD throughout! US$1
Mountain Bicycles now available to Hire! Per bike: US$5
Fees for Educational Visits - TBA
Pre, Primary and Senior School Teachers and Lecturers TBA
College and Senior School Student TBA
Pre and Primary School Pupil TBA
Photographers TBA
Pony rides - for children under 8 years old TBA
Pony rides for a group of 10 children under 8 years TBA

Fees for Functions and Events - TBA

Boma Hire – private parties: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee TBA
Church Groups and Charities: All attendees also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee TBA
Electricity usage (after 6 pm) TBA
Braai stand hire TBA
Photographer for special functions TBA


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