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Lake Chivero Recreational Park

#6 of 38 things to do in Harare Features Animals
| Off A5, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 9 636 46
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Masses of potential but special all the while

Spent a couple of hours driving round the park looking at the Zebra, Ostrich, Baboons, Walt-hogs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Could be a special place

It is beautiful but the facilities could be much better and maintenance is not done. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Ash C
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| Off A5, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 9 636 46
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours driving round the park looking at the Zebra, Ostrich, Baboons, Walt-hogs and other animals. Could be such an amazing place if more money were available for the upkeep. But like everything else in Zimbabwe it has fallen into disrepair due...More

1  Thank Jonnyid
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

It is beautiful but the facilities could be much better and maintenance is not done. We enjoyed being out on the lake.

Thank Ash C
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had an owasome drive on a Sunday late afternoon. We had a chance to come close and see in real life animals such as the white rhino, giraffe, kudu , zebra etc. Afterwards we had a braii within the park. It was an experience...More

Thank Andrew Z
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Outlying only 32km from the capital, Lake Chivero is one of the best places in Zimbabwe to spot white rhinos in the wild. The park comprises high-veld woodland and is centred around the scenic lake and rocky outcrops reminiscent of Matobo National Park.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We actually visited the Game Park side of the lake. Accessible principally for 4x4s. Little game, but saw two rhinos with eartags and cut horns, in order to try and persuade poaching! We lunched in the Recreational Park side at Hunyani Lodge. An experience of...More

Thank zeebs2017
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Potentially this beauty spot could be a lot better.Needs money spending on it, Needs some proper infrastructure. No proper cafe/restaurant near beech (have for instance to go way back to hotels for a toilet). No proper seating or benches to sit anywhere. Shame really, it...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The lake is polluted by sewage efluent from Harare and Chitungwiza. Native bream and the Tiger Fish (a once favourate sport fish for anglers) have gone extinct. Cattle often seen garazing in the park. Path to bushman paintings needs repair.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

See Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Impala, Ostrich, Kudu, Eland - up close and personal - set in the beautiful African indigenous woodland. Only draw back is the ablutions which are in need of urgent attention.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The lake has different spots to choose. Other areas have privacy, on the other side people will be playing on the sand adjacent to the lake and have braai stands. Good for parties.

Thank highlyfavoured2016
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I always visit on sundays,just to read or have a quite place to have some good time with my partner..I Just visit on sundays and not during any holidays as it can get packed up with lots of people.if you are not a crowd person...More

Thank ChristyNhete
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Raihan S
16 July 2017|
Response from Ash C | Reviewed this property |
you can not hire a vehicle inside Chivero you would have to do that before you leave Harare
Peter N
28 November 2016|
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Response from Meggis C | Reviewed this property |
yes there are lodges around but dont know the prizes
Amy L
10 November 2016|
Response from Meggis C | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately i dont have their contact numbers. In Kariba the boats are plenty,