We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Lake Chivero, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone Number:
+263 73 122 6635

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 141 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
  • 4
  • 1

I came with my three kids on holiday from UK to see family and this was one of the places we went to. Absolutely stunning views, fabulous bird show and the birds themselves are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pix-e T
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 134: English reviews
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came with my three kids on holiday from UK to see family and this was one of the places we went to. Absolutely stunning views, fabulous bird show and the birds themselves are well kept...but beware of the one parokeet, hes cheeky and very smart. The food was exceptional and staff very friendly. There was horse rides led by... More 

Thank Pix-e T
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bird sanctuary located approx 30km outside of Harare along good roads. Lots of things to do and very reasonably priced. Restaurant has a good selection and the food was tasty and generously portioned. The dining area is green and spacious with lots of space for kids to run around. There is a pool and the birds are well worth... More 

Thank zimnic81
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend a ŕelaxing spot to enjoy with family and friends. GOOD COMPANY all round. Thank you

Thank denise20162016
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our day out at Kuimba Shiri. We arrived at 11am with the intention of looking around the bird park, having lunch and departing, and we ended up staying until after the daily Birds of Prey display at 4pm which was an exhilarating experience! There are also pony rides and train rides for the small children, as well... More 

Thank Carleigh C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nestled along the shores of Lake Chivero is one of the most remarkable family-friendly places in Zimbabwe. Zebras, horses, bunnies and a variety of local and migratory birds roam around the park like grounds. The large lake reflects stunning sunrises and sunsets. Cottages are available for overnight stays. The on-site restaurant offers meals, snacks, afternoon teas along with a full... More 

Thank whatsleft2do
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Kuimba shiri: here is a place of peace and happiness and beauty: the blue waters of the lake meets the blue of the sky in the horizon and all you hear is birdsong. At 4pm a unique phenomenon happens: a display of birds of prey: Indigenous to Zimbabwe and trained by local men who practice the ancient art of falconry.... More 

1 Thank tennyson2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Loved my trip to Kuimba Shiri! Gary, Elcine and Josh were fantastic hosts, as were all of the staff there. The bird park is simply exquisite and I'm super excited about the new Waterfront restaurant about to open! Great value and a perfect day-trip or weekend getaway from Harare.

Thank vaki_mawema
Harlow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

As a regular visitor to Harare it would not be the same without visiting this tranquil spot. Always something new to see and further knowledge to gain from the genial owners. Bird show as good as ever, look out for the zebras on the way in. Could be combined with a visit to the lion park which is nearby.

Thank stephen h
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

An awesome tranquil place to relax and enjoy a meal. Food is great and cocktails are excellent. The bird show is a must see! Hosts are attentive and friendly. highly recommended

Thank Hughie S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Its wonderfull everytime we visit we normally take our boat out and also the bird show on sunday afternoon its a must see lovly weekend thing in wild

Thank anisbhola

Travellers who viewed Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary also viewed

Harare, Harare Province
Harare, Harare Province

Been to Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?