Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, is Africa at its finest. As a family holiday destination, it is one of the top must-sees in the country. Wildlife abounds within a few miles of the city, offering never to be forgotten adventures for young and old. Explore some of the top family activities available while staying at one of our affordable and cheap accommodations in and around Harare, like the luxurious and economical Willow Lodge.
Around the world, family-friendly destinations mean something different, but here in Zimbabwe, we consider it the ultimate holiday that caters to all ages. So before you draw up your itinerary, this guide can help you decide on family outing places in Harare that are must-sees and if they are right for you.
What Makes It A Family Holiday
Local culture can make for a memorable trip. When your entire family immerses itself in the culture and history of the land, you are likely to all leave more enriched. It allows children to explore the world, learn about different people and understand history just that bit more. It also lets you see a destination from a new perspective beyond the tourist highlights. Think local food, music and cultural sites to get you started. Willow Lodge employees are more than happy to help you find the right fit.
Not every holiday spot is the same around the globe; in some cultures, young children are seen as more of a hindrance and are rarely catered for. But not here in Zimbabwe. We welcome your entire family and look forward to your children’s bright smiles as they explore our beautiful land. Our people are happy to share our history, language, and diversity with your family. Harare has plenty of child-friendly and suitable activities and attractions to keep your little ones entertained, making for a more enjoyable experience all around.
Besides affordability, your family must enjoy themselves throughout your trip. Dealing with upset, tired or bored children puts a damper on your plans. Preparing ahead will ensure you can all have a fun-filled holiday that meets all your expectations.
Now that we have that out of the way, you may be ready to make a note of all the wonderful attractions and family outing places to keep in mind on your next trip to Harare.
Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary
Situated on the shores of Lake Chivero, the Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary offers visitors the opportunity to view birdlife from all around the world. It began as a sanctuary where falconer Gary Stafford trained birds for programs such as the BBC’s “Life of Birds” with David Attenborough. Today the sanctuary displays a multitude of bird species and offers free-flying bird shows to delight all ages.
If you want to see green in its natural habitat, and from the back of a horse, this is the place to go. One of the few remaining open green areas in the heart of the city, Mukuvisi Woodlands offers tours to families and children all year round. You can see a variety of wildlife, including eland, zebra, giraffe, crocodiles, and wildebeest. Guided walks are available, as are guided horse rides. Before you head back home from the guest lodge of your choice, bring your mountain bikes and ride through the amazing forest, and see how many animals you can spot on the way.
Benjis Fun Factory
Benji’s Fun Factory is a party venue and theme park for kids. There are several different water activities and slides, as well as a vast playground full of toys and other exciting gadgets. This is an activity recommended for younger kids, although slightly older ones should find the slides and water activities entertaining. Parents can sit and relax at the restaurant, knowing their little ones are busy having fun and taken care of.
Best Guest Lodges In Harare
Of course, the best place to stay when in Harare with your family is the Willow Lodge. We are known for our luxury and attention to detail and excellent customer service. Our affordable rates will have you questioning whether this is real. We offer luxury experiences to all our guests without breaking your bank.
Willow Lodge: Accommodation With A Difference
More than that, you need suitable accommodation, and at Willow Lodge, you will find just that: Simple yet contemporary rooms, convenient amenities and plenty of space for your children to explore. A comfortable stay to keep all the adults and children in your family happy and satisfied throughout your holiday is just one booking away.
From eateries to delight, culture to explore and family outing places in Harare to visit, Zimbabwe is a top-tier destination for all. It promises a one-of-a-kind holiday, creating memories along the way that will last a lifetime. Book your entire family in for a holiday with us and let your every need be taken care of. A guest lodge in Harare is by far the best way to experience and explore the surrounding area. We’re ready to host you. Give us a call.