Investment Opportunities

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PARKS ESTATE

  1. Chivero Recreational Park
Name of Park Type of Project Project Description Size of Area Estimated Capital Investment
Lake Chivero Recreational Park- South Bank. Increase and Upgrade accommodation and visitor activities. 24 Units to 50 units 84 beds to 160 Beds -Game Fencing

-Restocking to include part of big five in enclosures such as Lion

– Upgrade existing accommodation facilities x 24 units to 3 star standard.

-Additional of accommodation facilities

-Introduce a conference facility for maximum of 200 people.

-Amusement Park

3468ha US$4 million
Brief-Lake Chivero –The recreational Park is 25kilometers away from the Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe which has a population of 3 million people. Lake Chivero Recreational Park South Bank is 3,468 hectares in extent with a 16km shoreline of the water body. The entire lake is approximately 26sq km (2 632 ha).At its widest point the lake stretches for 8 km. The dam wall is 400 metres long and the lake measures approximately 27m deep at full supply level at the dam wall.

 

The animals that are easily sighted in the park are white rhino, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, kudu, waterbuck, tsessebe, ostrich, eland, sable among others. There is a great variety of birdlife and for the birdwatcher,. Included amongst the several bird species are: african open bill stork, barbets, bee-eaters, buzzards coots, cormorants, doves, hamerkops, jacanas, kingfisher, grey heron, darter, goliath heron, fish eagle, glossy starling and lilac-breasted roller.

 

Lake Chivero is a habitat for several common fish species.Typical of high veld vegetation, the park is dominated by brachystegia and miombo woodland. Brachystegia and Julbernada globiflora with associated trees such as terminalia saricea, parinari curatellifolia and monotes glaber create a variety of food for the browsers.

 

2.    Tshabalala Sanctuary and Criterion Farm

Name of Park Type of Project Project Description Size of Area Estimated Capital Investment
Criterion Farm & Tshabalala Sanctuary – Bulawayo 4 Star hotel ,Theme (Amusement) Park and Game Park -Develop a 4 star hotel with an amusement and Game Park at Tshabalala Sanctuary.

-Restocking at Tshabalala to improve attractiveness of the area.

Criterion Farm-24ha

Tshabalala-1100ha

$3,5 million
Brief- Both Tshabalala Sanctuary and Criterion Farm are just 5 kilometres away from Bulawayo city which is the 2nd largest city in Zimbabwe after Harare . The town is referred to as the city of Kings with a population of 653,337. It is located in Matabeleland, 439 km southwest of Harare. It is the nearest large city to Hwange National ParkMatobo National Park and Victoria Falls.

The proximity of these two areas to Bulawayo makes them areas very strategic for investment in terms of tourism infrastructure. 35 Kilometres further is Matopos National Park which is home to the black rhino.

Tshabalala is currently a day visit centre for the Bulawayo residents and educational tours .It is a wildlife sanctuary of thorny bushveld and hosts a variety of birdlife and wildlife. Some of them include guinea fowl, francolins, giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala, tsessebe and other smaller antelope, and many species of wild birds and waterfowl.

 

3.    Hwange National Parks

 

Name of Park Type of Project Project Description Size of Area  
Hwange National Park Luxury   Upmarket Lodge

 

-Introduction of a luxury upmarket lodge in Hwange

24 Beds ,12 units

5km2
Brief-Hwange National Park is the biggest park in Southern Sahara which covers vast area of 14650 square kilometres and it is part of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area( KAZATFCA) It is located in the North West Corner of the country. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species. The elephant population in Hwange is one of the largest in the world which is estimated at 84,000. The park has three distinctive camps at Robins, Sinamatella and Main Camp. Hwange has no surface water and therefore investment is mostly on solar and diesel boreholes.

 

 

4.    Zambezi National Park- Victoria Falls

 

Name of Park Type of Project Project Description Size of Area  
Zambezi National Park-Chamabondo Luxury   upmarket lodge, conference facility, visitor activities -Introduction of a   luxury upmarket lodge at Chamabondo

24 Beds ,12 Units

1km2
Brief-Zambezi National Park together with the Rainforest covers 56,000 hectares. The northern border of the Park is formed by the great Zambezi River which also forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Zambezi has the big five in addition to herds of sable antelope, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, and waterbuck among other plain game. Victoria Falls has an established market making it the most sought out area for investment. The Falls, known by the local Kololo tribe as Mosi oa Tunya- The Smoke that thunders, is one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and one of the largest and most spectacular waterfalls on earth.

 

 

 

 

 

5.    Harare Botanical Gardens

Name of Park Type of Project Project Description Size of Area  
Harare National Botanical Gardens Theme Park -Restaurant, Aviary, Aquarium and Animal Enclosures, Play centre for Adults and Children 67ha
Brief-Harare National Botanical Gardens is 4 kilometres away from the city centre and has natural vegetation .The garden currently has the Parks and Wildlife Head Office complex.

 

 

 

 

6.    Vumba and Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens

Name of Park Type of Project Project Description Size of Area  
 

Theme Park – Vumba and Ewanrigg

 

Amusement facilities

 

-Play centre for Adults and children.

 

Vumba Botanical Garden-200ha

Ewanrigg Botanical Garden-286ha

Ewanrigg Aloe Propagation -Production of Aloe ferox and Aloe vera for cosmetic and medicinal purposes
Brief- Vumba Botanical Gardens is located in the Eastern Highlands- 17 kilometres from Mutare. The well-wooded Park includes 159 hectares of landscaped gardens built around perennial streams which form a small lake. Sheltered walks between indigenous fern trees lead to displays of banked hydrangeas, proteas and azaleas, begonias, lilies, aloes, fuchsias, cycads and many other species.
A superb collection of both the winter/spring and summer flowering varieties has been assembled for the visitors’ enjoyment throughout the year. To complement the annuals, an herb garden, some roses, proteas, fuchsias, cycads, tea bushes, aloes, camellia, and palm sections have been set up.
The birdlife around the Garden and in the Reserve attracts a number of visitors. Several species of birds can be recorded whilst strolling along the many footpaths. Also found in large numbers is the Samango monkey which is endemic to the Eastern Highlands.Ewanrigg is 30 kilometres out of Harare City Centre and is noted for its wide collection of indigenous and exotic plants.

The garden has a comprehensive collection of aloes, cycads, herbs and many species of small succulent plants was acquired. The area is known for bird watching and nature walks. There is a herbal garden restaurant.

 

 

 

 

7.    Nyamaneche and Mushandike-Game Breeding

 

 

Name of Park

 

Type of Project

 

Project Description

 

Size of Area

 

Name of Park

Nyamaneche Sanctuary Game Breeding -Intensive game breeding of species such as Sable, Roan, FMD free buffalo, Ostrich.

-Double game fence 26 kms

2480ha
Mushandike Game Breeding -FMD free buffalo.

-Double game fence.

3000ha
Brief- Nyamaneche

Mushandike

Mushandike Sanctuary is located in the Masvingo Province which is ——- kilometres from Harare. It is a conservation area whose purpose is to provide a multiplicity of activities that include game farming, game viewing and recreation. The Sanctuary also shares premises with the Mushandike Natural Resources College.
Occupying about 13 360 ha, the area is dominated by Brachystegia (miombo) woodland, open grassland and rocky outcrops. The Mushandike Dam occupies an area of 417 ha.

Mushandike Sanctuary boasts a wide array of predominantly plains game species. Animal species one can look forward to seeing include; kudu, common duiker, sable, waterbuck, klipspringer, steenbok, Sharpe’s grysbok, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, impala and warthog. The area is also very rich in birdlife.

 

 

 

8.    Kariba and Darwendale

 

Name of Park

 

Type of Project

 

Project Description

 

Size of Area

Darwendale Fish Farming Bream   breeding in Ponds
Kariba Dam Fish Farming Bream Breeding in Cages
Kariba-Mlibizi Houseboat -Introduce a houseboat   in Kariba with carrying capacity of 100 people.
Brief-Kariba is 360 kilometres from Harare.Lake Kariba is among the 4 largest man-made lakes in the world and the second largest in Africa. The shoreline is over 2 000 kilometres long. Kariba is home to numerous species of flora and fauna and is an exciting and unique safari destination.

The Matusadonha National Park is located on the shores of Lake Kariba and several fine lodges and resorts are located here.

Kariba Recreational Park is based around the Zambezi River, which was initially dammed so as to build a hydroelectricity generation utility for the benefit of both Zimbabwe and Zambia. The dam wall with 6 flood gates was built between 1955 and 1959 and is 128 metres high and 617 metres wide. The lake is 282 kilometres long at full level and 32 kilometres across at it’s widest point, 116 metres deep and covers an area of 5 180 square kilometres o. The weight of the water totals 177 million tons and were all 6 flood gates opened, over 91 500 cubic metres (300 000 cubic feet) of water would surge into the river below each second! 86 men perished during construction of the dam and a church has since been constructed as a memorial to them. The dam wall was designed by Andre Coyne, a Frenchman, and built by a constructor called Impresit from Italy.

 

9.    Nyanga National Park

 

 

Name of Park

 

Type of Project

 

Project Description

 

Size of Area

 

 

Nyanga Charcoal Project -Processing of charcoal as a source of energy for the market 4ha
 

Nyanga National Park is situated in one of the most scenic areas of Zimbabwe’s Eastern Highlands. Rolling green hills and perennial rivers transverse the 47 000 hectare Park. Altitudes between 1 800 and 2 593 meters provide cool weather and fresh mountain air, perfect for rest and relaxation. With its stunning mountainous views, numerous waterfalls, varied activities and unique flora and fauna, Nyanga National Park can provide the visitor with an unforgettable holiday experience. The park is located about 268 km from Harare along a well tarred highway.

Fauna
The mountainous terrain is home to a variety of animals including the mysterious waterbuck, wildebeest, kudu, zebra, impala, sables, eland to mention but a few .The sparkling fresh water rivers are an envelope of fresh water fish such as the Nyanga trout which is a delicacy to many visitors.

Seasons
Cool temperatures are usual in Nyanga with summer temperature around 26 degrees celcius and winter cold temperatures of -3 degrees celcius .These are complimented by a wet summer.

 

 

  • Upgrading Accommodation Facilities in the Parks Estate to 3 Star Standard.

Table showing accommodation facilities within the Parks Estate

Area Number of Units Number of Beds What needs to be done
Hwange Main Camp 50 118 Upgrade accommodation facilities to 3 star standard
Hwange Sinamatella 19 64
Hwange Robins 20 50 Demolish all existing structures and construct facilities which are in line with market trends
Manapools 5 28 -Upgrading
Kyle 10 32 -Upgrading and introduction of a restaurant facility
Nyanyana –Kariba 2 12 -Upgrade the 2 lodges , increase capacity by developing additional structures to maximum capacity of 80
Vumba 2 8 -Increase accommodation capacity to 40 beds
Osborne 2 8 -Increase accommodation facilities to 80 beds, game fencing, restocking, team building facilities to attract educational and team building groups.
Sebakwe 4 10 -Introduction of electricity and increase accommodation capacity to 60
Ngezi 8 36 -Upgrade existing facilities to 3 star
Boulton-Harare 8 26 -Landscaping, team building, construction of a conference facility, Aviary, animal enclosures, increase accommodation capacity to 80 beds.

 

 

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.