The oldest Tortoise In Zimbabwe & maybe the World

He hatched before the lightbulb was invented!


Madam boss with Tommy

Our very own, Madam Boss visited the Lion and Cheetah Park situated in Harare where she met with a lot of animals and among them one of the oldest Tortoise ‘Tommy’ in Zimbabwe if not Africa. Lion and Cheetah Park is a game park in Harare Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe. The park has a number of wild animals which include, impala, giraffe, wildebeest, eland, nyala, tortoise, blesbok, and zebra.


Lion park is a sanctuary for lions situated thirty minutes drive outside Harare. It is 23 km from Harare along Bulawayo road. Its the perfect place to take a family for a fun day’s outing.You will also be able to see many other game species such as eland, nyala, and duiker. Tommy , a Galapagos tortoise who is over 250 years old and weighs around half tonne and is usually a great reason why people visit the park.


Madam Boss shared pictures on her social media showing her beautiful experience at the Lion and Cheetah park among them a picture with a camel. See the post below:


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Day well spent 🐫

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Her other experience was with one of the oldest tortoise which is believed to be over 250 years old. We believe this could be the oldest tortoise in the world after the famously known Jonathan an 187-year-old giant tortoise who lives in St Helena.


Checkout the post below:


Visitors Guide

When to visit: All year round Monday to Sunday 8 am to 6 pm
Fee: An entrance fee is chargeable
Adress:m24km Peg, Bulawayo Road, Lake Chivero Harare, Zimbabwe
Distances are from the junction of Samora Machel Avenue and Bishop Gaul Avenue. Continue on Samora Machel Avenue, which becomes the Bulawayo Road (A5) out of Harare. 21.32 KM turn left, 21.6 Km cross over the railway line and pass Somerby Store on the left, 22.1 KM reach entrance gate.