Wild Is Life
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
About
Wild is Life is a genuine wildlife orphanage and rehabilitation rescue centre. Guests are invited to visit the Sanctuary for truly memorable personal encounters with wildlife orphans. Bookings are essential. All proceeds from the guest visits are used for the running and maintenance of the Sanctuary.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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  • vikki c
    2 contributions
    One of my happy palces
    This was my third visit to this wonderful establishment. I have done a morning visit with grandchildren and afternoon visits with my husband never disappointed. So well looked after from the moment you enter the grounds. From stroking a wilder-beast to a close encounter with a pangolin interspersed with a superb high tea and sundowners you will have the best of times
    Dear Vikki Thank you for your consistent support to Wild is Life, Noodle loves getting scratches we look forward to hosting you in the Near future.
    Written 19 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2022
  • Tia N
    1 contribution
    100% worth the experience!!!
    This is my third time visiting and I absolutely loved the experience! The staff are well-informed and incredibly intentional. Not only do they treat you well, but you can also see how they take care of the grounds and the animals. The place is beautiful and it’s fascinating to witness how the various animals just coexist. With every visit, I learn more about their mission and I happily support them. Wild Is Life: your heart for the animals is so clear! Thank you for all that you do.
    Dear Tiasparkle Thank you for your Kind words and for your Consistent support we love hosting you and look forward to welcoming you back to Wild is Life in the Future.
    Written 19 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2023
  • SweetestOrange
    62 contributions
    A Must!!
    Visiting Wild is Life is a unique experience that should not be missed! It is a place where orphaned and injured animals are cared for. Wild is LIfe offesr a tour that brings people very close to the animals. It is quite the opportunity! As part of the tour, they provide a delightful tea in charming surroundings. If the price seems high to you, just remember that your dollars help to fund a remarkable organization that saves and protects animals.
    Dear Sweetestorange Thank you for your kind words and review of Wild is Life. we loved hosting you and look forward to welcoming you back to Wild is Life.
    Written 19 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 12 February 2023
  • Tom D
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom47 contributions
    Amazing experience
    Wild is life is an amazing experience of wildlife in a luxurious African setting. Wild is life gives visitors access to animals such as giraffes, elephants, pangolins, and lions up close, guided by a tour guide that provides interesting information about each. The tour is broken up with a fantastic high tea in a barn with a colonial African feel, and afterwards there is Prosecco and canapés as the sun sets, directly adjacent to grazing animals. I was particularly impressed by Angela, the General Manager, who took the time to learn and remember everyone’s name and also took the time to chat to each of her guests. This is a great experience. Highly recommended.
    Dear Tadodd Thank you for much for your great review of Wild is Life, we loved hosting you and introducing you to all of our Animal Family. Look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
    Written 19 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • joaniepalony
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom29 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    Wasn’t sure about visiting as don’t like seeing animals in cages. Was so surprised at the care and attention that they lavish on the animals they are looking after. They do a lot of conservation for the animals that they look after and if possible they are released. Seeing a Pangolin was amazing and they care so much for her. Well worth a visit
    Dear Joanie Thank you so much for taking to time to write us a review and for your kind words. Marimba loved meeting you and we look forward to hosting you in the future.
    Written 19 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Amanda P
    7 contributions
    Beautiful Experience
    What a fabulous morning at Wild is Life. So professional and all the animals are so carefully looked after. The vegan high tea was outstanding which made the day even better. In fact my selection of goodies looked better than everyone else’s. Thank you Wild is Life.
    Dear Amanda Thank you so much for your kind words. we loved hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
    Written 19 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Eric D
    1 contribution
    A WONDERFUL DAY OUT and GREAT WILDLIFE INITIATIVE.
    A truely wonderful experience - a birthday present from my wife who went last year at roughly the same time. We were very well hosted by Shaun and Catherine ( hope I have the spellings correct! ) who gave us excellent details and rundowns of the animals and situations. A miserable cold winters day was improved by the hot chocolate welcoming drink and thereafter high tea and cocktails plus snacks. Highly recommended to anyone - tourists or locals. A big hats off to the Dankwerts family and all the supporters and staff of this wonderful initiative! Best regards, Eric and Fiona Dawson.
    Dear Eric Thank you for your Kind words and glad you enjoyed sharing your special Birthday at wild is Life. we Look forward to hosting you again and sharing Memorable experiences with you and your family.
    Written 7 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Iago C
    2 contributions
    Amazing
    Amazing work with orphan and rescued wild animals. Staff is really friendly and knowledgeable, lots of information to learn from them. And of top of it the tea and canapes watching the sunset are incredible By the way, the pangolin "steals" the show :)
    Dear Iagoc Thank you for your Review, Marimba is defiantly a firm favourite and loves meeting everyone. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
    Written 7 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Anna D
    Sydney, Australia19 contributions
    Magical experience
    This was our first stop in Harare and we were blown away. It’s a beautiful location dedicated to rehabilitating wildlife. We got to see so many animals close up and learn new facts about them and the process of healing them and returning them to the wild where possible. The staff were wonderful and very informative plus the high tea and snacks were delicious. Thank you for such a memorable day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Ann L
    41 contributions
    Fabulous
    What a truly special place. We had a fabulous morning. Thank you all for what you are doing to care for the animals. Shaun and Catherine were so knowledgeable and were able to explain so much about the animals and their welfare. We particularly loved Noodle, she’s very special! Feeding the giraffe was a special treat too. As for the morning afternoon tea - simply perfect. The setting was perfect too, watching the animals from the veranda was just magical. Thank you all
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 September 2023
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Kimberly D
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
We opted for the afternoon visit so we could enjoy sundowners there. The tour was very informative and the staff were patient enough to answer ALL our questions. Very beautiful relaxed setting..we enjoyed the high tea with delicious treats. A child friendly environment I would recommend for a family outing..
Written 27 November 2023
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Nicolò P
Cardiff, UK7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
unforgettable wildlife encounters, beautiful setting, and exceptional service. A truly remarkable experience, I will definitely come back!
Written 26 November 2023
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Sarah H
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Fabulous experience. The staff were knowledgeable, the set up was excellent and the animals are clearly well cared for and rehabilitated to the wild whenever possible. Excellent light tea service served with admission. Engaging way to experience African wildlife.
Written 24 November 2023
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E R. Toronto
Toronto, Canada35 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
A beautiful place to visit. I was on my own but joined a group and we fed giraffes, met the young elephants, saw lions feeding, antelope of all kinds and the biggest hit, meeting a pangolin. We were served an excellent high tea and then at dusk, canapés and sparkling wine while the giraffes, antelope and baboons browsed on the other side of the fence. I made friends with Noodle, a friendly wildebeest, and scratched her behind the ears for a long time. They do wonderful work with baby elephants and other animals and it was a great way to end my visit to Zimbabwe.
Written 4 November 2023
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Kumbi M
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Fantastic afternoon . Scenic up close with animals the animals are looked after so well caring staff with great stories on the family of animals - beautiful siting area

We had a nice night tea also vegan friendly and the canope after with proshetto very nice and lovely sunset fairy lit area with animals in the background
Written 27 October 2023
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Joanna M
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
It was definitely an experience of a lifetime as we got to interact so closely with the animals - Giraffes, Zebra, Elephants, Lions, Pangolin, Hyenas, Kudus, Wildebeests and Impalas. From our reception with Sean and Christine all throughout the tour, everything just flowed smoothly for us as a group of 10. They graciously accommodated my elderly aunt who required the use of their electric scooter to get around. The food, beverages and hospitality team were excellent both at the High Tea and at the end of the day.

Sean and Christine are true gems, they were so patient and kind and really took cake of our group, they facilitated my Dad’s birthday cake and the few late arrivals. We truly appreciate their hard work and professionalism.
Angela facilitated our booking so seamlessly and swiftly responded to emails, even past working hours when we had a sudden increase in numbers.

We will definitely be back and recommend Wild is Life to friends and family!

10/10
Written 11 October 2023
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banzini
Nice, France2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
It’s just very different from other wildlife visits. I especially love the interaction with the giraffes! I would definitely go again.
Written 10 October 2023
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Ann L
Alnwick41 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
What a truly special place. We had a fabulous morning.
Thank you all for what you are doing to care for the animals.
Shaun and Catherine were so knowledgeable and were able to explain so much about the animals and their welfare.
We particularly loved Noodle, she’s very special! Feeding the giraffe was a special treat too.
As for the morning afternoon tea - simply perfect. The setting was perfect too, watching the animals from the veranda was just magical. Thank you all
Written 24 September 2023
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Anna D
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
This was our first stop in Harare and we were blown away. It’s a beautiful location dedicated to rehabilitating wildlife. We got to see so many animals close up and learn new facts about them and the process of healing them and returning them to the wild where possible. The staff were wonderful and very informative plus the high tea and snacks were delicious. Thank you for such a memorable day.
Written 17 September 2023
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Lisa S
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
What amazing work Wild is Life does to rehabilitate and care for the animals brought to their sanctuary. No better way to spend an afternoon 😊 and well worth the price of admission.
Written 16 September 2023
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  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 12:00
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