A rare treat as Bush Cafe’ launches at Lake Chivero

There is a new exciting, one of it kind event in Harare. The captivating Bush Café by Lake Chivero launches this coming Saturday with a unique celebration of art across many forms. The festive launch  will see extravagant cultural spectacles, participatory experiences, music, art, dance and site-specific installations, all set within the incredible backdrop of the magical lake location.


The Bush Café is organised by Manake Retreat -A place where the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experience.

Expect a feast of visual and cultural delights that will explore human connection, prompt meaningful reflection and spark the imagination.

The Bush Café will bring a rare mix of entertainment filled with music, marimba, mbira, dance, crafts, storytelling, drumming, a detox-bush spa and adrenalin filled quad bikes adventure.

The vision is to transform the country with creativity and culture, and following the pandemic we think that ambition is even more critical now.

We support communities around the country to recover from the pandemic, rebuild their economic prosperity, and strengthen their members’ long-term health, wellbeing and happiness

Professor Shumba the Bush Café and Manake Retreat Founder.

Everyone can develop and express creativity throughout their life. Everyone can be creative, and each of us has the potential to develop our creativity further. Taking part in creative acts such as singing, photography or writing delights and fulfils us, and helps us to think, experiment, and better understand the world. 

We are committed to excellence in everything we do because we believe that it is outstanding performances, exhibitions and events that inspire audiences and because the public deserve the best in return for their time and investment. 


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