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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN

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Address: Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 77 994 9821
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Wild is Life is a genuine wildlife orphanage and rehabilitation rescue...

Wild is Life is a genuine wildlife orphanage and rehabilitation rescue centre.Guests are invited to visit the Sanctuary for trully memorable personal encounters with wildlife orphans. Bookings are essential and visits are limited to afternoons only. All proceeds from the guest visits are used for the running and maintenance of the Sanctuary.

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Beautiful facility with beautiful people

Such a beautiful sanctuary run by knowledgeable people (Alex has a degree in Zoology!) who care so deeply for the animals. Nice to see a sanctuary that truly is a sanctuary. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicole R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful sanctuary run by knowledgeable people (Alex has a degree in Zoology!) who care so deeply for the animals. Nice to see a sanctuary that truly is a sanctuary. They have these beautiful 5 elephants that they are preparing for a release into the wild, giraffes who think they are super models (lucky for us to get a... More 

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Thank Nicole R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are anywhere near Harare, visit Wild is Life. The experience of learning about endangered animals and species is wonderful. Lions, wildebeests, giraffes and the amazing Pangolin - a must. + the afternoon tea, drinks and tapas/nibbles are amazing - among the best food we had. + your money goes to an awesome cause + run by people with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was even better than I hoped! Everyone was so warm and professional, from the booking all the way through departure. The tour was amazing, and getting to feed the animals and learn about their background and progress was really inspiring. It's also such a beautiful space, and both the afternoon tea and the evening cocktail hour was spent in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous day out. Feeding giraffes, watching the elephants coming in From the bush. The lions are huge and all look very healthy. But meeting the Pangolin and his handler was a total highlight. These animals are protected and so they should be. Brilliant. At the end of the tour we had champagne and fresh pizza all made... More 

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Thank Steve T
Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very nice. It is more like Kenya safari but cheaper to compare to Kenya safari. Everyone should have a visit there at least once.

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Thank Mohd A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place for locals to spend time with their families. Its closest to the City of Harare makes it affordable to many locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For a price of $95 dollars it is amazing! Most safari type tours are almost double the price but are not nearly as intimate and personal as this one. We got to see a wide variety of animals and were treated to great appetizer type foods and high tea and cake. There were a few hands on activities such as... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit! As an animal lover it was wonderful to meet such nice people taking care of beautiful animals. Also a great welcoming to people offering a very good cheese cake and filtered coffee. Highly recommend you to visit this place.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience we had, being close to the wild, feeding... The life stories are touching, everyone there is doing a pretty good job. The tea... the champagne afterwards- splendid! Keep it up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Mrs Danckwerts has set up an amazing wonderful fantastic place. They deserve all the support they get. The fees support her work. What they are doing and trying to do is incredible. Worth every cent. Especially for people mostly in Harare.

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