Zimbabwe National Parks
Hwange National Park
Hwange is Zimbabwe's largest national park and has the biggest variety of animals from elephants, lions, buffalo, kudu, impala as well as plenty of bird life.
September and October are the best times of year to visit as the game come down to the waterholes where you can view them for the viewing platforms provided within the camp. The rainy season is not recommended (Nov – Mar) as the wildlife is much harder to find.
Chimanimani National Park
Chimanimani National Park is located on the eastern side of Zimbabwe and borders with Mozambique. This is a popular park for hiking, and the mountainous park has stunning views over Mozambique and is home to beautiful flowers such as orchids and heather aloes.
Chizarira National Park
This park is found at the top of the Zambezi Escarpment in the north west of Zimbabwe; it has stunning views of the Zambezi Valley and has plenty of wildlife including leopards, lions and elephants.
Gonarezhou National Park
Gonarezhou National Park is found in the south eastern part of the country, the Save and Runde Rivers run through the park and this is where the majority of the game can be found.
Matobo National Park
The Matobo National Park lies in the south western part of the country, just 40kms from Bulawayo. It is well known for being the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes. It has a wide variety of animals the majority of which can be found in the Whovi Game Park.
Mutusadona National Park
This Park is home to big herds of elephants and buffalo; it is found on the southern part of Lake Kariba. Places such as Spurwing Island offer game drives and walks in the Mutusadona Game Park.
Nyanga National Park
Nyanga National Park is located in the Eastern highlands. Tourists and locals are attracted here to catch trout in the many rivers or climb and Zimbabwe's highest mountain, Mt. Nyangani.
Mana Pools National Park
It is located in the Zambezi Valley and has a large population of different kinds of animals that roam freely around the park, as well as a huge variety of bird life. Watch out for the hyena and honey badgers at night that will try and steal any food that you have left out!!
Bvumba Botanical Gardens National Park
The Bvumba Botanical Gardens are beautiful with 30 hectares filled with different flowers such as hydrangeas and begonias. Located not far from the city centre of Mutare in the Eastern Highlands.