The Mukuvisi Woodlands are one of Zimbabwe’s national treasures.
It provides one of the few remaining large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit each year. Deforestation and loss of habitat is rampant country-wide. Zimbabwe’s amazing wildlife is more or less restricted to National Parks and other conservancies, and for some people, the Mukuvisi Woodlands provide the only opportunity they have to see our wild animals, and appreciate our country’s natural, stunningly beautiful, miombo woodlands.
First proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910, those championing the idea of these Woodlands fought an uphill battle against suburban development in the area right through to 1979, when the Mukuvisi Woodlands Association was created, and in 1980, an official lease agreement was signed between this Association and Harare Municipality. The lease runs until 2090.
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