Haka Game Park is about 12 kilometers from Harare city centre. You can either use the Cleveland Dam entrance along Mutare road or when you’re along Mutare Road turn left into Harare Drive at the roundabout. Haka Game Park entrance will be to your right after about 1.5 kilometers.
It’s the perfect place to go on a solo trip or with friends. I needed a solo trip to breathe some fresh air and take in some exquisite views. I asked a friend who had been there before what I needed to take with me. He advised me to pack a picnic basket filled with all my favourite things and a bottle of wine. Thankfully I’d eaten so I settled for my bottle of water, crisps, and bar of chocolate. Just incase…
10 Things I Loved About Haka Game Park
- The cool breeze and crisp clean air.
- Silence. A welcome change from all the hustle and bustle of Harare CBD.
- Viewing zebras and buffalo so close up. You have the option to take a walk with them if you like but I haven’t reached that level of bravery just yet.
- There are braai areas and a lot of sitting space.
- A lot of available sitting areas are available. Most are tree stumps. A very clever idea if you ask me.
- There are a variety of activities you can take part in. Horse riding, canoeing, volleyball, and soccer.
- Bins are available. Please make sure you tidy up and bin your litter before you leave.
- You can bring your food, alcohol, and snacks.
- Any car can use the route to Haka Game Park. I’m not sure if the same applies when the rainy season hits hard.
- It’s close to Harare CBD, you won’t have to travel far and wide to experience a taste of the wild.
When I went the entrance fee was 120ZWL or USD6. They also take Ecocash so that’s a bonus!
Have you been to Haka Game Park before? What was your experience like?