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.
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.
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.