Gonarezhou National Park, Chiredzi

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Explore the pristine landscapes of bushveld, sandstone cliffs, and wide trunked baobabs at Gonarezhou National Park, the country's second-largest game reserve. The site also serves as the historical habitat of the Cape wild dog, although the last time this endangered species has been spotted in this area was in 2010. The park is also home to the largest tusked elephants. One local story tells that witchdoctors used tusks to store their medicinal herbs, hence the name--"gona," meaning elephant tusk. The park's rugged terrain places it off the beaten tourist path, while its natural oases formed by three rivers draw hundreds of bird species and diverse wildlife to its watering holes. For Gonarezhou National Park and beyond, use our Chiredzi trip planner to get the most from your Chiredzi vacation.
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  • A most impressive national park! On my drive to Chilojo Cliffs I saw elephants, warthogs, zebras, and at least four sorts of deer. And at the cliffs saw hippos, more elephants and more deer. Highly... 
    A most impressive national park! On my drive to Chilojo Cliffs I saw elephants, warthogs, zebras, and at least four sorts of deer. And at the cliffs saw hippos, more elephants and more deer. Highly...  more »
  • I finally ticked my box, and what a day it was. There are lots of animals that one can see. I saw the usual suspects, impalas and also saw wild dogs, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, eland, kudu, nyala.....  more
    I finally ticked my box, and what a day it was. There are lots of animals that one can see. I saw the usual suspects, impalas and also saw wild dogs, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, eland, kudu, nyala.....  more »
  • Benji weir platform at fullmoon needs to be booked well in advance, but it is a wonderful experience. The tents at Chipinda pools are clean and have an excellent view on the river ( especially after.....  more
    Benji weir platform at fullmoon needs to be booked well in advance, but it is a wonderful experience. The tents at Chipinda pools are clean and have an excellent view on the river ( especially after.....  more »

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