Zimbabwe national parks
Zimbabwe national parks: It is said that for an African destination to thrive as an iconic travel destination, there has got to be wildlife national park filled with wild game. Zimbabwe equally qualifies to be an iconic travel destination due to presence of several national parks some of which include the following.
Hwange national park.
Hwange national park is Zimbabwe’s largest and most visited national park in the zimbabwe. The park measures an area of 14,651 km² and was gazetted in the year 1928. 5The Park is located in the west on the main road between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo close to dete. The park boasts of being one the best places for conducting walking safaris, game drives among others. Some of the wildlife that can be sighted in Hwange national park include large elephants, lions, buffaloes, sable antelope, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, impala among others.
Lake Kariba and motusadona national park.
Still situated in lake in the Zambezi river, lake kariba dis one of the world’s largest manmade lake. Together with matusadona national park form a great attraction and Zimbabwe safari destination. The national park consists of sevral wildlife species to mention lions, buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, impalas alongside 240 bird species. The park offers game viewing as an activity, fishing on lake kariba and birding. Thanks to the efforts of African parks anon profit organisation that has been involved in the restoration of the parks wildlife alongside reintroducing other more wildlife , therefore in time to come matusadona national park will a prime elephant and black rhino spotting hub.
Mana pools national park
This national park is yet another amazing destination to visit while on a Zimbabwe safari, situated in on the northern part of the country, on the lower part of the Zambezi river, where the flood plains turn out to be a broad expanse of the lakes when the rainy season kicks off. As the dry season come thorugh, the water levels go low therefore attracting a huge number of wild gem that flock the area to have a drink. Because of the wildlife flocking, this area turns out to one of the top wildlife haven in Zambia.
Matobo national park
this park also serves as re-know travel destination in Zimbabwe, its situated in the southern part of the country, greatly known for the matobo hills, where a several rocks balance of top each other resulting for the previous granite erosion. The park’s main attractions is the high concentration of the leopards, black and white rhinos also kudus, elands, sable antelopes are see in the national park, this is alongside the 400 birds species out 617 birds that are found in Zimbabwe.
Chizarira National Park
Chizarira National Park is apparently Zimbabwe’s most remote national park covering area of 2,000km², it also double as the country’s third largest national park. It derives its name from the Batonka word which chinjalila which means the great barrier referring to the great escarpments of the rift valley. The park consists of very rough and rugged terrain, several gorges and valleys. The parks in habitants include elephants, buffaloes, leopards, antelopes. Much as the park doesn’t have frequent visitors , non the less those that make their way to the park will surely experience the splendor of it contains.
Nyanga national park
Nyanga national park is situated in the eastern Highland of Zimbabwe and also holds a record of being Zimbabwe’s first national park to be gazated. The park is filled with lush green hills as wells littered with rivers thereby making an amazing sanctuary. The park also hosts Nyanga mountain Zimbabwes hightest point and mutarazi falls, zimbabwe’s highest water falls.
In terms of tourism, the park offers a wide range of activities to mention hiking, game drives, horse riding, fly fishing, swimming and boat cruise. The park is endowed with several wildlife which include leopards, kudus, antelopes, hyenas , lions, buffaloes, reedbucks, klipspringers, blue duikers , samango monkeys among others.
Other national parks
Gonarezhou National Park
Matusadona National Park