Are you looking for a family-friendly destination that has something for everyone? Look no further than Harare – the vibrant and captivating capital of Zimbabwe. Home to spectacular attractions, lively markets, and beautiful parks, Harare is the perfect destination for families looking for a fun-filled vacation.
Centrally located, Willow Lodge in Harare is the perfect place to stay for families who want to explore the city and enjoy all that Harare has to offer. In this article, we discover the top family outing places in Harare. From outdoor activities to cultural experiences, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Zimbabwe Museum Of Human Sciences
The museum is an excellent place for families to learn about Zimbabwe’s history and culture. There are plenty of interactive exhibits to keep the kids entertained while they learn. For example, the famous seven-hundred-year-old Ngoma Lungundu artifact, housed in the museum, is thought by some to be a replica of the legendary Ark of the Covenant. It is the oldest wooden object ever discovered in sub-Saharan Africa and is highly revered by the Lemba people.
Top Tip: Visit the website for more information on the world heritage sites located in the area as well as about current exhibitions and projects.
Lion And Cheetah Park
This park is a great spot for families to observe some of Africa’s iconic wildlife in their natural habitat. The park welcomes day visitors without prior reservation to view the park’s animals from the comfort of their vehicles. You can take a guided walking tour of the animal enclosures in addition to going on a game drive through the park.
Common sightings include jackals, white lions, warthogs, tawny lions, wolves, monkeys, and bush pigs that have been rescued from poaching traps, snares, and the black market pet trade.
Top Tip: Entry fees are set at 10 USD per adult, and 5 USD includes free entry into Snake World.
Mukuvisi Woodlands, located on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe, is a wonderful family-friendly destination! This large game park, covering over 263 hectares, is the perfect place to spend a day with the family. With a variety of wildlife and activities, there is something for everyone.
The park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, such as antelope, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, and more. Visitors can opt for a guided tour of the park and learn about the different animals and their habitats. For those looking for a little more adventure, there is also fishing or bird watching available.
Top Tip: The park also has plenty of recreational activities for the whole family. There are safe, marked trails for hiking and biking, a swimming pool, basketball court, playgrounds, and picnic areas. You can also take a ride on the Mukuvisi Woodlands Railway, which is a popular attraction for children. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
Matobo National Park
A trip to Balancing Rocks in Harare is a fantastic family outing! Located just outside the city, the massive granite rocks are an impressive sight. Not only are they visually stunning, but they are also incredibly unique. The site features giant clusters of granite boulders, the most famous of which, Domboremari (Money Rock), features Zimbabwean bank notes, making them a significant part of the country’s cultural history.
Top Tip: Balancing Rocks is a great spot for some family photos. Make sure to pack your camera and take some fun shots with the rocks. The Matobo National Park also features game viewing, bicycle safaris, walking trails and fishing and boating.
Willow Lodge Harare: Your Home Away From Home In Harare
Welcome to Willow Lodge, one of the premium family outing places in Harare. Our boutique hotel offers a home away from home atmosphere, with personalised attention and a warm welcome from the moment you arrive. We offer competitively priced accommodation, coupled with thoughtful finishing touches like airport transfers and the ability to book a driver for the day, so you can explore the area in the comfort of your own transport.
Make your next family vacation one to remember by staying at Willow Lodge in Harare. For a luxurious, family-friendly holiday, book your stay at Willow Lodge today!