Bally Vaughan Animal and Bird Sanctuary - Zimbabwe
Picnic Sites are available along our lake, but are strictly only available by advance booking only please.
Directions to Bally Vaughan Animal and Bird Sanctuary
Due to the impact of man on his environment worldwide (and here in Zimbabwe), wild life suffer with every passing day. Bally Vaughan Animal and Bird Sanctuary was built by Robin and Kathy McIntosh in the early 90's as a Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre for all kinds of wild animals and birds that have been orphaned, abused or injured.
Our sanctuary has a huge variety of inhabitants ranging from guinea pigs, rabbits, hyena, klipspringer, blue duiker, parrots and Egyptian geese, to the big cats - leopard and lion! Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and to provide a safe haven for wild animals and birds in need. We also place a huge emphasis upon conservation education through our facility - how will people, and especially children, be motivated to care for wild creatures they may never see in the flesh? Bally Vaughan Sanctuary based only 40 km from the capital, Harare, provides them that opportunity!
This is a great place to visit in Harare - and serves as an excellent introduction to Zimbabwe's wildlife.
There is heaps to experience at Bally Vaughan Sanctuary, and no need to book in advance, just come on out. We're open from 9am to 5pm every day, including Monday, and we feed the predators every day at 4pm. You'll get an up close look at lion, leopard, and hyena.
Come and have lunch or cakes at our Gazebo, and watch the animals graze around you -or book for our regular Sunday Lunches held at the
Duck and Grouse Restaurant overlooking the Bally Vaughan Game Park and Sanctuary.
Conferences or Birthday parties, for kids and adults can be arranged at Bally Vaughan Sanctuary. Or you could book a safari for the day ( and accommodation overnight ), at our spectacular Mwanga Lodge, which is adjacent. We can arrange everything from hiring a jumping castle to making the birthday cake. Kids can visit the animals, feed the donkeys, play at our playground, run around on the lawns, and we guarantee they'll go home exhausted!
Weddings can be hosted on the lawns of our sanctuary amidst a vast array of animals and birds, or in our private function dining room, the Duck or Grouse.
Educational School Tours can be held for children's groups (schools, church, or sports teams). Children can bring their costumes on those hot days and take a dip in our rock pool.
The sanctuary is used to educate Zimbabwe's children and visitors about wildlife, and to try recover the cost of their rescue work
The entry fee for Bally Vaughan is extremely affordable, to encourage more people to visit and learn about the animals. Many of the more placid animals and birds are allowed to roam freely about the sanctuary, which evokes a Garden of Eden, natural feel. Sitting under a tree in the restaurant area can be especially atmospheric at 4pm when all the lions are roaring and the hyenas whooping for their supper!
For further information contact Lloyd at +263 783 137 147, or look for updates on our face book page Bally Vaughan Animal Sanctuary - Mwanga Lodge