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Protected Area Vumba Botanical Gardens

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Located in Zimbabwe :: Manicaland  :: Mutare
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

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Vumba Botanical Gardens is a birding paradise for birdwatching. You might find birds that you already have on you bird list or find more rare species of birds you never heard of or bird species you heard of and always wanted to see in person. It’s the best place in the southern African subregion to have many rare species, like the Swynnerton’s Robin and Stripe-cheeked Greenbul. The best spots in the Vumba for miombo birding are at roadside pull-off near the turn to Burma Valley and at Cecil Kop Nature Reserve in Mutare.

The main garden area is well kept and beautiful. Smaller paths around the garden are less maintained but still accessible. There are bathrooms that are old, though neat and clean. Reserve is open to the public, you have to pay an entry fee.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Mutare, Zimbabwe

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Towing Service :  Yes   Towing Service Telephone :  +263(0)78 057 9261 / +263(0)71 808 4297 / +263(0)73 652 3424 (DRIVE Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance)
Facilities :  Lodging, Camping

Facilities [ correction ]
Landing Strip Nearby

Activities [ correction ]
Hiking Trails, Golf
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

FEES:
The entry fees for the botanical garden is paid at the botanical garden entrance gate. All the lodges around the botanical garden, is actually in the Forest Reserve, where there is no entry fee - and no gate!
Adult: 1USD/3USD pp person depending if you are staying in the park or not.
Child: 0.50 SD/1.50USD pp person depending if you are staying in the park or not.
Vehicle: 3USD per vehicle

ROADS:
The roads were reported to be in good condition in January 2013. Roads are still in good condition.


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“The road is in a surprisingly good condition.” - Mietsie Visser, 2013/01/14

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