To find the most exotic, romantic picnic places you could not have chosen a better place in the world – welcome to the passionate city of Harare! Escape the pressures of daily life and indulge your senses in beautiful surroundings, tranquillity and one-on-one time with that special person in your life. Here are our current top choices.
A Forest, A Sculptural River & Rolling Lawns
Sound idyllic? That’s what you can expect at the manicured, exclusive Raintree venue – an easy 15 mins drive from Willow Lodge B&B. This well-maintained venue offers picnic spots next to a pristine river that bubbles over striking granite formations sculpted by nature. Listen to the hushed tones of the breeze as it plays out its message to you through the trees. Enjoy your favourite meals and the company of your favourite person in dappled shade while the birdlife serenades you. Take an after-meal stroll and soak up the peace and serenity.
Picnicking times: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm. Bring your own food and drinks. No pets, music or caterers.
A Lake, A Horse Ride & A Peacock
Discover these three things and so much more at Kingfisher Park. The lake, with its rustling reeds, is surrounded by a neat and trim lawn. Spend a lazy day picnicking or go for a romantic horse ride for two before settling in front of the water with a glass of bubbly and tantalising treats. The peacocks might be obliging and put on a full display. Doze in the sun’s warmth or visit the wide range of animals that live there – guaranteed to make you smile.
Need a coffee or an extra treat? Visit their lovely coffee shop on-site. Kingfisher Park is also only a short drive from Willow Lodge B&B.
Picnicking times: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm. No pets.
Out Of Africa
If it’s a full safari feel with the exotic buzz of an open African savannah you’re after, then Haka Game Park is the location for you. A quick twenty-minute drive from Willow Lodge B&B will bring you to the well-run game reserve. Spoil yourself with a retreat into ‘wildest’ Africa whilst never leaving the city. Enjoy the Hollywood quality panoramas of roaming wildlife and unique birdlife that will bring you closer to nature than ever before.
You can listen to the symphony of animal murmurs and calls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.