Lion & Cheetah Park
Lion & Cheetah Park Harare Reviews
Get up close with the Lions Mar 08, 2008
The Lion and Cheetah Park is a must see stop if visiting Harare. It’s only a 15 min drive from the city centre and gives you the opportunity to see some great wildlife up close and not all behind fences and cages. Though when I visited, there were no cheetah apparently they had died and they decided not to reintroduce any more for the time being.
There is 3 parts to park.
1.) A Lion enclosure which you can drive through, it's not so big so you are almost guaranteed to be just metres from the lions.
2.)The main zoo style are, which has lots of animal enclosures including lions, hyenas, baboons, crocodiles, turtles, emus, wild pigs and more.
3.)A large game drive in the open, where you can see wildebeast, springboks lots of birds and more though we ran out of time so that was all I got to see there.
Entry is $10UD for non-residents or about $1US for locals, if you go with locals you can normally get in for local rates.
The highlight is paying a little extra to the guides to take you into one of the lion enclosures where some of the younger lions are kept giving you the chance to really get up close to them and pet them while you get some great photos. The guides are very knowledgeable and have lots of interesting facts as you are shown round the various enclosures.
Driving through the bigger park gives you the chance to see more animals in their more natural habitat, lots of interesting rock formations, flora and fauna.
Beside the lion park there is also Snake World, but we didn't make it there in time cause I spent so much time playing with the lion cubs.
Part of the Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog
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