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Mukuvisi Woodlands

Located 7km from the city centre of Harare along Hillside Road, The Mukuvisi Woodlands are one of Zimbabwe’s national treasures. It provides one of the few remaining large green spaces open to the public in Harare. Over 18 000 school children visit each year. The Mukuvisi Woodlands was first proposed as a protected green-belt area in 1910. An uphill battle against suburban development in the area continued until 1980. Finally, an official lease agreement was signed between Mukuvisi Woodlands Association, formed in 1979, and the Harare Municipality. The Association now enjoys a 99-year lease to 2090. The 263 hectares of indigenous Msasa and Miombo woodland are very conveniently located for an initial introduction to Zimbabwe’s game life, before you visit...

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Devil’s Pool-Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is Africa’s most awesome natural landmark. It is the world’s largest sheet of falling water. It is formed by the mile-wide Zambezi as it crashes into a 105m/345ft-deep precipice on the Zambia–Zimbabwe border. Flowing at up to 500,000 cubic metres/110 million gallons per minute, it kicks up a 500m/1,640ft-high rainbow-tinted spray alluded to in its local name Mosi-oa-Tunya (Smoke that Thunders). Victoria Falls is a stunning spectacle however you view it. Whether it’s from the bottom of the gorge, from spray-doused Knife Edge Bridge, or from the comfort of a plane or chopper. But when it comes to a breath-taking immersive experience, nothing is quite so full-on as a dip in Devil’s Pool. This oddly becalmed 3m/10ft-deep natural...

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Matusadona National Park

How to get here:  Matusadona is on the south eastern shore of Lake Kariba between the Ume River on the west and the Sanyati River, well-known for its spectacular gorge. By road take the A1 Harare to Chirundu national road, 115km reach Chinhoyi, 207km reach Karoi (the last town where supplies and fuel can be bought) as normally the Park is reached via Karoi, but it can also be accessed from Victoria Falls, via Binga. Distances are from Karoi, 8km north of Karoi on the Harare-Chirundu Road turn left through the Hurungwe communal land for Magunue which is 24km away, 115km from Karoi cross the Sanyati River and continue on the Binga Road, 177km turn right and 259km reach Tashinga, the...

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Chimanimani National park

Chimanimani National Park “In July 2019 Zimbabwe and a few other neighbouring countries faced one of the most devastating catastrophes known in Africa and this was Cyclone Idai. Chimanimani and neighbouring towns witnessed absolute tragedy and we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate this amazing and beautiful place in the Eastern Highlands whilst still honouring the lives and memories of those lost in the tragedy”. From Mutare take the A9 Chimanimani Road heading south at 66.5 KM turn left onto the A10 at 79.5km turn right and continue on the A10 then at 129.60 KM turn left for Chimanimani village then at 148.30km you reach Chimanimani village and then at 165.5km you reach the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management...

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Mana Pools

Travel Zimbabwe: Mana Pools Situated in the northern region of Zimbabwe, on the southern banks of the Zambezi River, Mana Pools National Park will leave you breathless with its beauty. A paradise for walking and canoeing safaris, Mana Pools is a wildlife-rich, biodiverse wonderland that will delight at every turn. You can expect to spot hippopotamus, crocodile, elephants and a wonderful array of aquatic birds within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there’s a good chance of seeing lioness’ hunting around waterholes, where prey are seemingly easy pickings. The landscapes are beautiful too, dotted with acacia trees, whose shade becomes vital to the parks’ more than 12,000-strong elephant population in the dry season, as well as a sprinkling of vibrant...

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