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One of the 10 Provinces in the eastern part of Zimbabwe bordering with the Republic of Mozambique. 

  • Has 7 administrative districts: Mutare, Mutasa, Nyanga, Makoni, Chimanimani, Buhera and Chipinge
  • Total area is 3 645 900 hectares (14 077 square miles)
  • Population of around 1,8 million people
  • Provincial capital is Mutare and province has two major towns namely: Rusape and Chipinge.
  • Endowed with all the five (5) agro-ecological regions I-V (Average rainfall patterns range from 1000mm to below 450 mm per annum respectively)
    three (3) border posts -Forbes , Cashel and Mount Selinda
  • Economy driven by: agriculture, mining, manufacturing, industry and commerce, tourism and construction.
  • English is the official language for business with local dialects like Ndau, Manyika, Maungwe, Jindwi, Barwe )
  • The people of Manicaland are hospitable with a deep sense of UBUNTU.

Why Visit Manicaland

  • Home to the highest mountain in Zimbabwe- Mt Nyangani (2593m) in Nyanga National Park
  • Houses the 2nd highest waterfall in Africa- Mtarazi (792m) with the only skywalk
  • Amazing landscapes and Beautiful scenery- e.g. Christmas Pass scenic views; Misty Mountains (Chimanimani and Vumba)
  • Favourable weather conditions – ideal
  • Renowned as a bird watching destination e.g. Blue swallow; Brownhooded Kingfisher; Greenbacked Woodpecker
  • Ideal hiking destination – mountain climbing
  • Offers the Finest Fly fishing in the country – sport for fishing trout
  • Health and wellness destinations- e.g. Hot springs
  • Rich cultural heritage- e.g. Ziwa ruins; Matendera Monuments; Diana’s Vow Rock Paintings
  • Offers accommodation from upmarket to budget

Trade Facilitation

  • Strategically positioned due to it’s proximity to the Beira Port (300km), key transit route
  • Proximity of Feruka petroleum storage facilities reduces procurement costs by significant margins
  • Leading plantations (Timber; Tea & Coffee; Macadamia; Bananas; Avocado; Pineapple )
  • Vast mineral resources-40 minerals (including Diamonds; Phosphates; Vermiculite; Tantalite)
  • Leading producer of fresh and processed milk (steri-) (at 49%)
  • Biggest Ethanol plant in the country – Green fuels
  • Producer of clean safe drinking water
  • Organic farming in Rusitu

Investment Promotion

Green Field Investment

  • Construction of international airport and support services (themed restaurants, curio shops, tour buses)
  • Agro-processing and value addition ventures
  • Special Economic Zones status (Diamond cutting and polishing)
  • Tourism infrastructure (5 star accommodation facilities, convention centres, amusement parks)
  • Construction of dams
  • Road and rail network development
  • Establishment of a national gallery
  • Clean energy generation (solar farms; wind, micro-hydropower)
  • Salt exploration/refining


  • Recapitalisation of closed industries e.g. Paper milling
  • Expansion of Dryport
  • Improved ICT infrastructure



  • Tax holidays
  • Tourism incentives (Tourism Designated Zone duty exemption; Rebates on capital goods and safari vehicles)
  • Relaxed land purchase terms
  • User friendly payment plans
  • Negotiable development period
  • Negotiable lease agreements

The Uniqueness of Manicaland

  • Only Province with all 5 agro-ecological regions
  • Proximity to Beira Port makes it Zimbabwe Gateway to the sea
  • Natural resource endowments: (Minerals, productive land; Flora and Fauna; Culture)
  • Diverse range of unique tourism products (beautiful scenery, amazing landscapes)
  • Skilled and diverse human capital.

Director Provincial Affairs, Tel: (020)62244; Cell: 0712866044
Provincial Administrator, Tel: 020-68176, Cell: 0772521903


HON NOKUTHULA MATSIKINYERE - Minister of State for Provincial Affairs 

Permanent Secretary

Provincial Affairs Director