Gonarezhou Park

Located in the quiet remote corner of the Masvingo Province in the South Eastern part of Zimbabwe and covers an area ini excess of 5000 sq km. This reserve is for the adventure seeker.   Gonarezhou means “place of the elephants” in the local Shona language.   It is an extremely scenic Park full of rugged and beautiful landscapes.  Three major rivers – The Save, Runde and Mwenezi , make their way through the Park, forming pools and natural oases from which hundreds of species of birds, wildlife and fish gather to feed and drink. And this park in particular, having overcome some dark days in its history, has over 11 000 elephants roaming its terrain and is unbeatable for a unhindered wilderness  experience

Lion, leopard, cheetah (including the rare king cheetah), buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many species of large antelope are also present within the Park. In addition, hundreds of species of birds may be spotted in the Park. Unique species of aquatic wildlife such as the Zambezi Shark, Freshwater Goby, Black Bream and the unique turquoise killifish can be seen within the Park’s rivers and pools.

Chilojo Cliffs - One of the most prominent and enduring natural features of Gonarezhou National Park is the beautiful Chilojo Cliffs. These magnificent red sandstone cliffs have been formed through many years of erosion and overlook the scenic Runde River valley. Gonarezhou experiences mild, dry winters and warm, wet summers (temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celcius can occasionally be expected).  During the rainy season (November – April), access to certain parts of the Park is restricted.   It is a remote reserve, but guests are able to fly into the parks own airstrip, Buffalo Range. Being the 2nd biggest reserve in Zimbabwe (behind Hwange), it often voted as the most beautiful for its wild and scenic dramatic backgrounds.   There is a powerful sense that this is a region where animals, rather than people, prevail. 

Bordering the Gonareshou National Park is the private wilderness reserve, namely Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve – here you will find Singita Pamushana – perched on a hilltop.