What to See & Do

Chizariria National Park is the perfect destination for travellers seeking untouched African wilderness and solitude; there are few visitors, no tarred roads, only a small choice of accommodation, but it does have amazing views, good wildlife and incredible birdlife.

The 2,000 square kilometer (490,000 acre) park is home to almost 400 bird species including the Big Five birds: the African Broadbill, Livingstone’s Flycatcher, Yellow-spotted Nicator, Emerald Cuckoo and the rare and elusive Angola Pitta. Chizarira is also home to the Taita Falcon which makes its nests within the Park. A paradise for bird watchers!

Chizarira also contains a wide range of large mammals, such as elephant, lion, leopard, and buffalo. Other game includes cheetah, zebra and a range of antelope including sable, common waterbuck, kudu, bushbuck, klipspringer and steenbok. The lakeshore areas in Chizarira support some spectacular crocodile populations as well.

The game is widely distributed throughout Chizarira National Park and viewing can be difficult due to the tall grass. However the appeal of Chizarira lies instead in its total remoteness and the opportunity to experience Africa in its original form. The Park is known for its excellent game walking and the best way to enjoy the flora and fauna is to walk along the elephant tracks and mountain trails with a professional guide. Although the park is open year round, the rainy season renders some areas inaccessible, and the best time to visit is between April and November.

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