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IMPORTANT NOTICE - Monday 10th January 2022 - Mukuvisi Woodlands was NOT robbed

A completely FALSE report circulated via social media, over this past weekend, that Mukuvisi Woodlands had experienced an armed robbery.

The robbery actually took place at a business premises in Mukuvisi Industrial Park.

We much commiserate with the actual victims of this robbery. We implore you please to fact check any information which may pertain to Mukuvisi Woodlands with us first - before circulating it via social media or other means.

We welcome our recently elected 2022 Council Office Bearers and Council Members:

Chairman: Perry Chan Jack, Vice Chairman: Richard Dennison, Treasurer: Simon Pitt, Secretary: Carolyn Dennison.

Council Members: Tony Alegria, Harry Idensohn, Renee Lopes, Jackie Silva, Terry Buckley and Geoff Lowe.

We also welcome John Mellet as General Manager and wish him well.

The Mukuvisi Woodlands Team wishes you all

a very Happy and Successful New Year in 2022

FREE Training in the iNaturalist App at Mukuvisi on February 23rd 2022!
Click here for more details
about this 2pm to 4pm Event at Mukuvisi
and see to find out more about this exciting initiative.
Record your observations of nature, share with others, contirbute to research and discuss your findings.
Welcome to Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve website.

Mukuvisi Woodlands is OPEN from 8 am to 5 pm EVERY DAY

Mountain Bikes now available for hire: US$5 or ZWL900 per hour.

There were some truly amazing, very beautiful works in multiple media on display at the Miombo Art Fair held in November.

You can now visit our gallery of photos capturing the occasion, and enjoy some of the works on display.



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Click magazine cover at left for the
latest issue of the Miombo Newsletter

Click HERE for Miombo newsletter Oct 2021

Click HERE for Miombo Newsletter May 2021

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Currently opens at 8 am
and closes 5pm

Gate is locked at 5pm PROMPT.

All visitors, walkers, runners and cyclists MUST be OUT by then.

We are normally open every day of the year from 7am to 6pm DAILY.

When we return to these hours it will be
announced here.

Our Coffee Shop is OPEN.
Hold your event at Mukuvisi!

Our recently re-thatched Gazebo has now been fitted with extra lighting, a drop down screen and extra power points, plus WiFi!

Now available for any Conference/Workshop, Lecture or Movie,
Slide Show, or Party!



Prices are very reasonable. Usual charge is US$80 or equivalent at current rate for hire plus normal individual entry fees. However - depending on your requirements, package deals can be negotiated. Please share with anyone you think may be interested in this facility.

Contact us on 0774 198 009 to book for your function.


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Mukuvisi Woodlands Nature Reserve Fees in USD and ZWL
Entry and Activity Fees Woodlands Walk - Run - Bike on our Trails
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Pensioners 65 years and above: Entry is FREE:
US$ 2 / ZWL 360 for events.
BUT NOTE: Although senior citizens can enjoy this privilege - if you DO CHOOSE to pay, you support our efforts to protect this amazing facility for all to appreciate!
We offer the popular option of the Unguided Scenic Woodlands Walk, Run or MTB Cycle Ride on our Marked Trail Routes of
around 3, 5, 8 and 10 km:
Available Every Day of the Week.
NOTE: Indemnity MUST be signed before you start.
Adult US$ 5/ ZWL 900 Adult US$ 5/ ZWL 900
Child 5 to 12 years US$ 4/ ZWL 720 Child 5 to 12 years US$ 4/ ZWL 720
Child 0 to 4 years FREE Dog: MUST be on a LEAD throughout! US$ 2 / ZWL 360
Church and Charity Groups Discounts: Fees for Functions and Events
10 Adults (20% discount) US$ 40/ ZWL 7 200 Boma Hire – Private Parties (< 50 people): All attendees must also pay standard entry fees as at top left.
US$ 80 / ZWL 14 400
10 Children (20% discount) US$ 25 / ZWL 4 500 Church Groups and Charities (< 50 people): All attendees also pay group entry fees as at left. US$100 / ZWL 18 000
Activity and Safari Fees: Must be booked in advance.
Times for Horse Safaris 7.30 am, 9 am and 3 pm.

Please arrive 15 minutes early and report to Reception.
Photographer attendance, special functions US$ 30 / ZWL 5 400
Fees for Educational visits - TBA
Horse safari – adult US$ 20 / ZWL 3600 Pre, Primary, Senior School Teachers, Lecturers TBA
Horse safari; child up to age 12 US$ 15 / ZWL 2 700 College and Senior School Student TBA
Pre and Primary School Pupil TBA
Pony ride US$ 2 / ZWL 360 Photographers TBA
Walking safari with guide US$ 20 / ZWL 3 600 Pony rides - for children under 8 years old TBA
Guided bird walk US$ 20 / ZWL 3 600 Pony rides for group of 10 children under 8 TBA
To enjoy GREAT discounts for frequent visitors to Mukuvisi:

Become a MEMBER of the Woodlands!

See Membership Page or enquire at Reception.

Email for ALL enquiries about anything to do with the Woodlands, including Membership:

We have a Swipe Machine and Ecocash: Ecocash Merchant Code: 111610.

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

Late last year we invested in a Coffee Machine!

Come and enjoy your favourite (Currently TAKEAWAY) Cappuccino or Espresso in our Mukuvisi Woodlands Coffee Shop ....

We use delicious, flavoursome, export quality Leopard Forest Coffee beans, direct from the Bvumba!


Come and browse in the Woodlands Shop!




Mukuvisi Woodlands - 1980 to 2021

Last year, we proudly celebrated 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 currently open from 8 am to 5 pm

in line with current Covid regulations.

Gate closes promptly at 5pm - Please ensure you respect this.

Our Coffee Shop is open for takeaways only - and sells:

Coffee, Teas, Hot Dogs, Steak Rolls, Bacon and Egg Rolls, Toasted Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Boerewors Rolls, Chips, Cold Drinks, Water, Ice-creams, Crisps and Sweet Treats, and more....

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Above and Left:

These lovely photos of a nesting paradise flycatcher were recently taken in the Woodlands by Pierre Neethling.

These pictures are copyright to Pierre Neethling.

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.
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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, dedicated children, who understand today's burning conservation challenges and issues.

Eco Schools activities

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.


Left: 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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riverside walk in the Mukuvisi woodlandsIt's time for a lovely walk or cycle, exploring our trails....and enjoying ... Mukuvisi-woodlands-trail
A Touch of the Wild

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in the Heart of the City

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

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