Chizarira National Park Zimbabwe
a true wilderness experience - access by 4 x4 vehicle - remote and rugged hidden gorges - unique bird life
Chizarira National Park
is situated on top of the great Zambezi Escarpment in the north western part of Zimbabwe - overlooking the mighty Zambezi Valley and the upper waters of Lake Kariba.
This large remote area of 192 000 hectares of wild, untouched flora and fauna is endowed with magnificent gorges, plateaus and flood plains, which make this pristine park a spectacular destination for any visitor. Because of its wild and remote nature, the tranquility and rugged beauty of Chizarira National Pak is indeed unequalled.
Chizarira takes its name from the word "sijalila" meaning "great barrier" in the local Tonga dialect. The magnificent range of mountains which are part of the Zambezi Escarpment form the Park's western border and offer challenging hiking and spectacular views of the valley below. The Park is renowned for its walking trails which offer the visitor an unparalleled opportunity to getup-close to nature. Due to the presence of large game and predators, visitors are only allowed to walk under the supervision and protection of an experienced guide.
Chizarira is the place for 4 x 4 enthusiasts with its broken terrain of untamed gorges and hills. There are many challenging roads and tracks which lead to hidden gorges, spectacular viewpoints and richly vegetated natural springs
Entry to the north is via the Binga road, and from the south by turning off the main Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road at Gwayi - a four wheel drive vehicle is required. It isadviseable to use a good map and seek accurate directions and up to date information on road conditions. If you are staying at one of the private lodges, it is likely you will be flown in (each camp has an airstrip nearby) by light aircraft. The park is open throughout the year, although some roads may be closed in the rainy season.