The government has declared Mavuradonha Wilderness in Mashonaland Central province a national heritage site.

Covering more than 600 square kilometres of the eastern part of the Zambezi escarpment, Mavuradonha Wilderness   stretches from Guruve district right through to Muzarabani in the province.

The Mavuradona Wilderness is endowed with a plethora of natural and cultural heritage.

It is this richness that has seen government declaring the area a national heritage site, according to the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe archeologist, Dr Happiness Marufu.

Stakeholders in Mashonaland Central have welcomed the national heritage site declaration accorded to Mavuradonha Wilderness saying it will go a long way in boosting tourism in the province.

Mavuradonha Wilderness had become endangered owing to developmental activities such as land prospecting, opening of roads, mining and deforestation hence the declaration of national heritage status is expected to go a long way in protecting the area.