Wildlife & Animals – Chizarira NP
There is a good variety of wildlife in the park, but animals tend to be skittish and densities are low. You can expect to see elephant and buffalo, but black rhino has become locally extinct. Zebra, greater kudu, waterbuck, bushbuck and impala are all quite common. Lion and spotted hyena are around but are more often heard than seen.
The rocky terrain is excellent for animals that thrive in that kind of environment, such as klipspringer – often found standing like statues on balancing rocks. Rock hyrax are very common and usually spotted scurrying away as a Verreaux’s eagle passes overhead. Leopard also love this habitat and sightings of these elusive predators are remarkably frequent.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
The middle and end of the Dry season (from July to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing in the park. Wildlife is easier to spot because vegetation is thinner and animals gather around predictable water sources. Roads might become impassable in the Wet Season (November to March).