WHO ARE WE
Mbizi Game Reserve & Lodges is a privately owned establishment spanning over 1 000 acres. A place that has been termed as a “…haven of peace and tranquility…” Mbizi was built by the hard working couple of Mervyn & Barbara Senior in 1991. The couple managed to turn a one-time old farm into a marvelous lodging house surrounded by pure wilderness. The name “Mbizi” is the shona translation for Zebra in English. The name Mbizi brings about a sense of ethnic beauty and grace to the Park. The buildings have a grass thatch on the roof and have been furnished with original railway sleeper on the inside. The exquisite furnishings are made with local teak of particular interest is the five meter long dining table in the guest’s dining room of the main lodge. Mbizi also has bush cottages that are self catering, and are away from the main lodge area. Mbizi has a wide range of activities on offer . These include boat cruises, fishing, and of particular interest is the new “KENGE” Team Building Course.
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting activities under the African sun. There is simply nothing better than spending the day in the bush and in touch with nature’s best. Mbizi provides the best wildlife sanctuary within reach of the city but still natural and untouched as it has always been for centuries. The game park boasts of zebra, giraffe, impala, eland, and kudu. One can explore the game reserve either by 4×4, or simply take a stroll on foot. All tours, however, are to be taken in the presence of a trained guide.
If you enjoy a lazy day of fishing, the Manyame and Ruwa Rivers which surround the game park are said to have the best reputation for the best bass fishing in the country. The rivers have large amounts of bass, carp, bream and babel fish. There is nothing like a good traditional Zimbabwean Braai (barbeque) to make the perfect fishing trip. That is why the fishing areas have been graced with picnic spots complete with braai areas.
Mbizi’s latest development, the “KENGE” Team Building Course has taken off with a bang, with professional organizations, groups, and schools taking advantage of our most exciting and effective outdoor team building course. Some of the obstacles we have are:Mbizi’s latest development, the “KENGE” Team Building Course has taken off with a bang, with professional organizations, groups, and schools taking advantage of our most exciting and effective outdoor team building course.
CANOEING & BOAT CRUISE
Canoeing is fun for the whole family. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on our River Ranger Cruiser where we take you up or down the Manyame and Ruwa Rivers. Where you can sometimes spot a crocodile or two. During python mating season you will be able to see a ball of pythons on the rocks. Pythons are an endangered species and we at Mbizi endeavor to protect them. Life Jackets are to be worn by all partaking in these activities.
If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy a walk at Mbizi. You will be able to view our abundance of birdlife. The untouched beauty of our aloe forest and balancing rocks. Caveman / bushman rock paintings dating back over 1000 years are a must see. Our latest discovery of ancient ruins / historical village over 1500 years old.