The Chimanimani National Park is probably Africa’s least-known nature reserve. An hour’s jeep-ride from the village, it includes the magnificent Chimanimani Mountains, a massive barrier of ancient and jagged crystalline rock forming the border with Mozambique.
The breathtaking beauty and pristine environment of these mountains have always drawn adventurous travellers. At present the park provides only basic facilities, catering for the self-sufficient explorer. Hiking, rock climbing, birding, camping in caves among the sparkling waterfalls and natural swimming pools … it’s a park for those who want nothing more than to revel in the heart-soothing loveliness of nature.
Chimanimani is a quiet and relaxing place to visit with most activities taking place outdoors; beautiful scenic walks or hikes, swimming in the crystal clear pools among natural waterfalls or bird watching in one of Zimbabwe’s most species rich areas.
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Add your business details to our local Chimanimani Business Directory. Or use the directory to find local suppliers and service providers. For visitors to Chimanimani you’ll find information on places to stay, local guides and more.
The Zimbabwe Mountain Guide Training Course. The course’s duration is two and a half years and covers theory and practical training. Trained guides play a central role in how tourists experience the mountain, our local culture and heritage.