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Welcome to Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve!

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.

We are Open EVERY DAY of the YEAR from 8 am to 5 pm.

We are pleased to announce
we have now reverted to these normal hours!


Welcome, to all walkers, runners, cyclists and their dogs (On Leash Only).

All government stipulated Covid regulations must be strictly followed.

Our Coffee Shop is open - for take-away light bites, meals and beverages.

Our Woodlands Shop is also open.

Come and browse for beautiful gifts and souvenirs! Great for Christmas shopping.

Come and browse in the Woodlands Shop





Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve Fees Stated below in USD
25% discount offered for USD cash payments.
RTGS Rate = rate of the week
Entry and Activity Fees 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.
Pensioners 65 years and above: Entry FREE, $2 for events. But Note: Although senior citizens are admitted free except for events, by paying a fee you will support our efforts to protect this amazing facility for all to appreciate!
Child 5 to 12 years
Child 0 to 4 years
Dog – MUST be on a LEAD throughout!
Church and Charity Groups Discounts:
Fees for Functions and Events
10 Adults (20% discount)
Boma Hire – private parties (< 50 people)
All attendees also pay normal entry fees
10 Children (20% discount)
Church Groups and Charities (< 50 people):
All attendees also pay normal entry fees
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.
Photographer attendance, special functions
Fees for Educational visits - TBA
Horse safari – adult
Pre, Primary and Senior School Teachers & Lecturers
Horse safari - child to 12 yrs
College and Senior School Student
Child riding with adult
Pre and Primary School Pupil
Pony ride
Walking safari with guide
Pony rides - for children under 8 years old
Guided bird walk
Pony rides for group of 10 children under 8 year
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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.




Woodland-Spa Woodland-Spa

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.

riverside walk in the Mukuvisi woodlands


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

Mukuvisi Wildebeest and zebra

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

butterflies mukuvisiTo read about and see photos of the 2019 March for the Elephants in Mukuvisi Woodlands - click here.

impala mukuvisi Mukuvisi mountain bikes for hire

Mountain Bikes for hire at US$6 - enquire at Reception.

eland 2 Mukuvis Zebra Mum and Babe Mukuvisi 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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