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Harare Attractions

1. The Lion and Cheetah Park - a MUST see! It is just a short drive from Harare city centre. Lions and other wild animals including cheetah, giraffe, antelope can be seen and photographed in their natural surroundings. The park is open daily including weekends and most public holidays.

2. The Mukuvisi Woodlands - 277 hectares of remarkably preserved natural woodland that straddles the banks of the small Mukuvisi stream. It is 7km east of the city centre, is natural msasa parkland, ideal for picnics, walking and bird-watching. A variety of wild animal species such as giraffe, zebra, impala, wildebeest, bushbuck, steenbuck, reed buck and eland can be viewed.

3. Lake Chivero Recreational Park - The animals that are easily sighted in the park are white rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, kudu, waterbuck, tsessebe, ostrich, eland, sable, baboon, monkey, duiker, warthog, bush pig, rock hyrax, scrub hare, spring hare, bush squirrel. The park also has a variety of nocturnals that include civet, genet, black backed jackal, porcupine, slender white tailed mongoose, caracal, pangolin, ant bear, serval, bush baby, night ape and several other species. There is a great variety of birdlife and for the birdwatcher, the Park is a paradise, Included amongst the several bird species are: African Open Bills, Barbets, Bee-eaters, Buzzards, Coots, Cormorants, Doves, Hamerkops, Jacanas, Kingfisher, Grey Heron, Darter, Goliath Heron, fish Eagle, Gloossy Starling and Lilac-breasted roller. The main and most sought out activity at the park is fishing. It is conducted all year round. There are 5 fishing and picnic sites in the park. Recreational boating is permitted on the lake and there are many private boat hire companies.

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