Gonarezhou National Park

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About Gonarezhou National Park

This huge park borders Mozambique's Limpopo National Park and South Africa's Kruger National Park to make up a vast wilderness area: The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The park has a diverse mammal checklist, but densities are low.

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5,000km²/1,930mi²
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160-573m/525-1,880ft
Pros and Cons
  • Huge, untamed wilderness area
  • Great wildlife diversity
  • Excellent birding destination
  • Few visitors, and it never gets busy
  • Walking safaris are available
  • Wildlife densities are low
  • Limited accommodation options

Wildlife

All of the Big Five are present, but animals tend to be skittish, and densities are low. The park offers a chance to see some large herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as a good variety of antelope – including the less common nyala, roan and sable antelope. Wild dog are sometimes spotted, as well.
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Scenery

Gonarezhou is Zimbabwe's second largest national park after Hwange. Parts of the park are endless tracts of combretum and mopane woodland, protecting beautiful spreads of mahoganies, ironwoods and tall acacia albida trees.

Weather & Climate

The weather at Gonarezhou is sunny and bright throughout the Dry season (April to October), though you need to slip on plenty of layers to deal with the chill of early-morning game drives. The Wet season (November to March) sees the temperature rise and storm clouds spread across the sky most afternoons.
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Best Time to Visit

You can visit Gonarezhou in the humid Wet season (November to March), but you’ll find that the thriving plant life provides great hiding places for tourist-shy animals. A lot of the local lodges also shut their doors for most of the damp months. It’s better to visit when the rains have ended and the vegetation has thinned out in the Dry season (April to October). Despite the arid conditions, the wildlife watching will be a lot more rewarding.
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By Owen from KenyaKE

I recently stayed for a week in Gonuarezhou National Park. I stayed for one week at Gonarezhou Bush Camp where I was guided by Ant Kaschuala who is without a doubt one of the finest guides in Africa. I thought that the bush vibe,and scenery were just... Full review


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