Tips & Tricks
National Botanic Gardens (Fifth Street, Alexandra Park, Harare) – located in the northern part of Harare, this 58-hectare site is rich in floral specimens indigenous not only to Zimbabwe, but the entire southern African region. Established in 1962, these gardens also house the National Herbarium of Zimbabwe (which has about 500,000 plant specimens).
Royal Harare Golf Club (Alexandra Park, Harare) — the prestigious old parkland course at Royal Harare Golf Club – originally founded as Salisbury Golf Club in 1898 – occupies a sizeable property in downtown Harare, next to the Sports Club cricket ground and the Presidential Palace. This 18-hole course has also been the site of […]
Mukuvisi Woodlands (Hillside Road, Harare) — One of the few places within the city that you can see game like kudu, rhino, giraffe and elephants as well as a wide variety of birds and indigenous flora. Not the same as going to a national park or game ranch – but this reserve offers a pleasant […]
Lion and Cheetah Park and Snake World (Lake Chivero via Route A5) — located near Lake Chivero, a half an hour’s drive outside Harare, the Lion & Cheetah Park is a sanctuary for lions, cheetahs, the oldest and largest galapagos tortoise in Zimbabwe and a wide variety of other animals. Admission: US$15 per adult. Hours: […]
Pamuzinda Lodge (Selous River) – located 65 km. from Harare (via Bulawayo Road), the star attractions of Pamuzinda Lodge are the lions. This is one of the few places in Zimbabwe where you can walk with lions on the game reserve (with a trained guide to chaperone!). The lodge sits on the Selous River, just […]
Mana Pools National Park (Hurungwe) – located 374 km. northwest of Harare, this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is synonymous with the Zambezi River, elephants, lions, remoteness and wilderness. This unique park is Zimbabwe’s second World Heritage Site, based on its wildness and beauty, together with the wide range of large mammals, bursting with a […]