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Mukuvisi Woodlands - 1980 to 2020 - Now 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 - Open every day of the year, 8 am to 5 pmMukuvisi woodlands home page pic

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 activitiesAbove: 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

Mukuvisi Events Diary 2020

10 am 29 Feb - Talk on the Lives of Spiders
Moira Fitzpatrick

Spider talk Mukuvisi

Calling GOLFERS - please sign up NOW for our Mukuvisi Fund-Raising Golf Day Borrowdale Brooke Friday 27 March 2020; click here for more:

Next Mukuvisi Market - 29 March 2020

To read about and see photos of the recent 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 only RTGS $100 per bike.

Mukuvisi mountain bikes for hire

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

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

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who design and maintain this website:

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woodlands trail.

Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve
Zimbabwe Residents' Entry Fees in ZWL
Payable in RTGS Cash, Swipe, Ecocash
Pensioners 65 years and above - $30 for events FREE
Adult $50
Child 5 to12 years, includes 50c entry to Bird Park $30
Child 0 to 4 years FREE
Church and Charity Groups Discounts:  
10 Adults (20% discount) $420
10 Children (20% discount) $240
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 $225
Horse safari - child to 12 yrs $150
Child riding with adult $75
Pony ride $30
Walking safari with guide $225
Guided bird walk $270
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 $50
Child $30
Dog – MUST be on a LEAD throughout! $12
Mountain Bicycles now available to Hire! Per bike: $100
Fees for Educational Visits, Weekday Only
Primary and Senior School Teachers and Lecturers $18
College and Senior School Student $18
Pre and Primary School Pupil $12
Pre and Primary School Teacher $20
Photographers $60
Pony rides - for children under 8 years old $10
Pony rides for a group of 10 children under 8 years $60
Fees for Functions and Events
Boma Hire – private parties: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee $750
Church Groups and Charities: All attendees must also pay normal entry fees in addition to this hire fee $1200
Electricity usage (after 6 pm) $150
Braai stand hire $75
Photographer for special functions $300

For great discounts for frequent visitors, become a Member - Enquire at Reception.
We have a Swipe Machine and Ecocash.
Ecocash Merchant Code: 111610

All enquiries and bookings: 0774 198 009

Landlines 0242 - 747123 / 747111 / 747083


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