Chizarira National Park

How to get there
There are three main routes into Chizarira National Park. From Victoria Falls take the Bulawayo road and turn left toward Kamativi at Cross Dete. From Kamativi follow the Binga road and turn right along the Siabuwa road at the 133km peg. Follow this dirt roadand turn right at the 47km peg where there is a sign indicating Chizarira National Park. This undulating road leads you up the escarpment for 20km to the park headquarters. From the Harare/Bulawayo road turn toward Gokwe at Kwekwe. At Gokwe centre, take the Binga tarred road for 120km until you reach a T junction with a sign poost indicating Binga to the left. Take this dirt road towards Binga via Siabuwa Business Centre until you see a sign indicating Chizarira National Park at the 47km peg. Turn left and proceed for 20km to the park headquarters. From Bulawayo along the Victoria Falls road, turn off at Gwayi river on the Lubumbi road at the 246km peg . Follow the road for 96km towards Lusulu and turn left at the sign post Chizarira National Park. The park headquarters is 70km beyond this sign. Visitors may also charter light aircraft and land at the air strip near the park headquarters. Prior arrangements must be made , and further information on this can be obtained from our reservations offices. Fuel and provisions are not available within the park but may be found at Binga, 90km from the park headquarters.

What to see
Most of the plains game are present in Chizarira National Park, along with bigger species such as elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. There are also many species of smaller game, including the klipspringer, famous for its ability to inhabit rocky outcrops.

Chizarira offers an abundance of unique bird life and several hundreds of species have been sighted within the park. The big five birds of the area include : the African Broadbill, Livingstones Flycatcher, Yellowspotted Nicator, Emerald Cuckoo and the rare and elusive Angola Pitta. Chizarira is also home to the Taita Falcon which make its nests within the park.

Activities
Chizarira National Park also offers the visitor a truly unique wilderness experience. From the rugged 4 by 4 tracking through the African bush, to the magnificent wilderness hiking trails along the Zambezi escarpment, big game viewing, camping at the very edge of gorges , and the thrill of searching for rare and exotic species of birds, Chizarira is waiting for you .

Source:http://www.zimbabwetourism.co.zw/

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