Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens

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Botanical Garden Overview

Ewanrigg Botanical gardens is renowned for its classic collection of Aloes and Cicads in the world!!The garden occupies an area of about 286,4 hectares and is located 18km from Harare along the Shamva road from the Chisipite toll gate.

 

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Ewanrigg Botanical gardens is renowned for its classic collection of Aloes and Cicads in the world!!The garden occupies an area of about 286,4 hectares and is located 18km from Harare along the Shamva road from the Chisipite toll gate.  It has a fully operational nursery from which you can buy a range of garden and indoor plants. There, you also find a beautiful restaurant for your refreshments and snacks. The Aloe restaurant is an executive place where you are given first class services by Zimparks’ most professional waiters.

Accommodation

Camping The place is suitable for youth camping trips where the young can refresh and learn about various plant species particularly those in the specially protected category.

Park Fees

Day entry – $3 / person   Camping -$5/person/night

Amennities

How to get there

Drive out from Harare through Enterprise road towards Shamwa. Turn right just before the toll gate and follow the detailed signage to the Botanical garden.

Touring Activities

  • Walking trails
  • Bird watching
  • Exotic and indigenous succulents and cicads
  • Braais and picnics
  • Wedding
  • Bicycle riding

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Contact Details

Email: pasipanodyaa@yahoo.com   Telephone: Pasipanodya – Curator : +263 772 572 044   C.B Chiteka –  +263 772 378 925

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.