Gonarezhou National Park

Gonarezhou National Park

Why Visit Gonarezhou National Park….

Gonarezhou National Park is situated in the Southeastern Lowveld of Zimbabwe and covers an area in excess of 5000 square kilometres. “Gonarezhou” place of many elephants is an extremely scenic park full of rugged and beautiful landscapes.

Gonarezhou National Park is part of the Great Limpopo Trans Frontier Park (GLTP),massive Pan -African park that includes South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park and Mozambique’s Gaza National Park.

Attractions and Activities

-GameViewing.

-Chilojo Cliffs

-Walking Safaris

-BushCamps

-ChipindaPools

Facilities

-Tented Lodges

-Lodges

-Campsites

Nearest Towns

Chiredzi 55km

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For bookings contact: +263 777 537 730 or email:reservations@gonarezhou.org

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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.