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Wild Is Life Trust and ZEN
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Harare
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
“Great experience”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Me and my colleagues had a fantastic time with all the animals and the friendly hosts. We actually managed to entertain a lion cub on the wonderful porch. Being in the cage with the two cheetas was also a definite highlight! Highly recommended!

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A perfect afternoon”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

what a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. the grounds are amazing and the interaction with all these amazing animals is a one of a kind experience. I often wonder about these sort of places but Roxy does an amazing job and is doing a lot of good for many animals in need, she takes wonderful cars of each creature. You can really tell that it is a top class place. The staff are all very knowledgeable and helpful. who can't love sparkling wine at sunset with zebras and giraffes just a few steps away you may even have a few guys coming up and asking to share. My family was visiting from California, they are vets and enjoyed he experience thoroughly. This is a must do if you are spending any time in Harare or having visitors!

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“what an experience”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I am not a huge fan of large game up close - I am definately the one in the middle of a vlei with a pair of binos checking everything out from a great distance ... but on this occassion I had no idea what I was going and my first glimps of the lions - mmm .. well they are huge. By the end of the afternoon I had held a pangolin - who tried to climb down my top, had my cake taken off my plate by Sweet Pea the baby kudu, watched the lions, stroked a cheetah and given a wide berth to the Baboon in the tree.

In case you think this is sounding like a staged Zoo - its nothing of the kind. Roxy the owner has a complete balance with her animals and its pretty awe inspiring being around her. Her knowledge and understanding of these great animals makes the experience both educational and interactive. Coupled with all the trimmings - high tea in fine bone china cups, sipping champagne around a fire while the giraffe and zebra encroach onto the green lawns.

I totally recommend this for an afternoon activity. Gentle, charming and not very far from the centre of Harare

Visited March 2012
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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
“Wild is Life is a must to visit”
Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

What a great place
Get close and personal with wild animals
Highly highly recommended
Roxy is just so at home with her wild pets
Fantastic setting and so close to Harare

Thank Brian W
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new plymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. This is fantastic, close to the airport. Animals are well cared for, looked after. Cannot recommend it enough. Funds assist the running of the Trust. An attraction and education not to be missed

Thank chitake
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