Zimbabwe National Parks

Hwange National Park

According to bridgat, it is located in western Zimbabwe, 500 southwest of Harare, 200 km northwest of Bulawayo and sharing a 200 km border with Botswana. The Park is part of an immense protected area of 18,525 km² made up of the Park itself, Deka Safari Area, Matetsi Safari Area (2,920 km²), Kazumu National Park (313 Km²) and the National Parks, contiguous to Matetsi, Zambezi (563 Km²) and Victoria Falls (79 km²).

It is one of the most internationally known ecotourism destinations. It has inside bungalows and camping areas, as well as the surrounding hotels. It is accessed by road, train and plane. It has a large network of tracks and platforms to observe the fauna.

Chimanimani National Park

Chimanimani National Park is located in eastern Zimbabwe, 300 km southeast of Harare, sharing a 50 km border with Mozambique. It was established in 1950. It has an area of 171 km². It consists of mountainous terrain and includes the Bridalveil Falls, many spectacular gorges, and mountains that rise up to 2,436 meters.

It has lodging facilities and camping areas. Near the entrance is the village of Chikukwa. Some of the attractions of the Park are the Muhohwa waterfalls and Mukurupiri waterfalls, the natural pools of the Muhohwa river where bathing is allowed, contemplate rare trees such as the barrosus palm and the unique rock formation of Mount Mawenje or walk through the Nyakwaha Botanical Reserves and Haroni.

Chizarira National Park

Chizarira National Park is located in the northwest of Zimbabwe, 330 km west of Harare and 200 km northeast of the great Hwange National Park. It was established in 1975. It has an area of 1,910 km².

It is difficult to access. There is an airstrip in Manzituba. Authorization from the provincial authorities is required to visit the Park.

Gonarezhou National Park

The Gonarezhou National Park is located in the extreme southeast of Zimbabwe, adjacent to Mozambique, in the Chiredzi district of the Masvingo Province, forming part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park together with the Kruger (South Africa) and Limpopo (Mozambique) National Parks. It was established in 1968 as a Nature Reserve and declared a National Park in 1975. It has an area of 5,053 km². The Park is open during the dry season, from May to October. It is well conditioned with camping areas and a hotel establishment in Chinguli.

Kazuma National Park

Kazuma National Park is located in the extreme west of Zimbabwe, bordering Botswana to the west. It was established in 1949. It has an area of 313 km² and is located at an altitude of between 900 and 1,200 meters above sea level. The Park is part of an immense protected area of ​​18,525 km² made up of the Park itself, Hwange National Park (14,651 km²), Deka Safari Area, Matetsi Safari Area (2,920 Km²) and the National Parks, contiguous to Matetsi, Zambezi (563 Km²) and Victoria Falls (79 km²). It is formed by flat plains of grasslands on basalt clay soils and with large depressions in the southwest that flood during the rainy season.

Matusadona National Park

Matusadona National Park is located on the southern shore of Lake Kariba, 280 km northwest of Harare, 120 km southwest of Mana Pools National Park and 50 km northeast of Cizarira National Park.

Most of the park is inaccessible by road and only a third of the park is open to the public. There are accommodations in Muwu and on the Ume River and an airstrip in Tashinga. Tours can be made on foot, by boat and by boat.

Mosi Oa Tunya National Park

In 1989 the Mosi Oa Tunya National Parks in Zambia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe were recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

It is one of the parks in Africa most visited by nationals and foreign tourists. It has very extensive tourist infrastructures, more in Zimbabwe than in Zambia. In Livingstone, 11 km from the falls there are agencies for all kinds of excursions and sports and a museum where a number of artifacts found in archaeological excavations are exhibited.

Mana Pools National Park

It is one of the most beautiful national parks in Zimbabwe and occupies 2,196 square km of forest along the banks of the Zambezi River. The animal population includes the hippo, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and many types of antelope. It also has the incentive of being allowed to visit on foot. The birds along the river and among the trees are particularly prolific. It is possible to fish for tiger fish, bream and giant voodoo.

Nyanga National Park

Located in the mountain range that covers the eastern part of Zimbabwe. It is an area of tall meadows, evergreen forests, waterfalls, cliffs and chalets.

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Zimbabwe National Parks