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Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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| Off A5, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 9 636 46
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Good Driving

Great place to go and see some game and if it is the rainy season, get stuck in mud. Very fun... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Pesky but lovable monkeys

We were taken here by my partner's family.There were baboons,monkeys keen to share our braii,fish... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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“white rhino” (4 reviews)
“half day trip” (2 reviews)
| Off A5, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 9 636 46
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Great place to go and see some game and if it is the rainy season, get stuck in mud. Very fun driving and if you are lucky you'll see the rhinos.

Thank ACIDBraden
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were taken here by my partner's family.There were baboons,monkeys keen to share our braii,fish eagle,river monitor,wildebeestes,ostriches,zebras,impala,duikers and other creatures.There are areas for braiiswhich was enjoyable.The weeds are encroaching the lakeshore which is a shame.The dirt roads in the park have even more ruts and...More

Thank southcoastexpress
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I went here with a group, we booked a walking sarafi in advance and arrived at about 7am. Our guide took us for a 1.5 hour walking safari where we saw Rhino, giraffe, wilderbest, zebra among others. It was a fantastic experience, there were no...More

Thank suzanne82017
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Lake Chivero impresses me every time I visit. I was first here in 2006 and have been coming back ever since. The wildlife and nature here can be enjoyed for hours!

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Could not believe that there is such a beautiful mini Kariba only about 20min driving from Harare. Spent a day braaing with friends here. Really chilled lakeside vibes. Would definitely return as it is a big area. Would love to take a lake cruise. Just...More

Thank Loxa1a1
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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

1  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
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Rogers M
31 December 2017|
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Response from ACIDBraden | Reviewed this property |
I believe Jonnyid is correct, around $5/person. Well worth it. Having a braii is totally possible but bring your own chairs/tables as there are not any developed spots, but you will find nice places along the lake to set... More
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
27 November 2016|
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Response from Meggis C | Reviewed this property |
yes there are lodges around but dont know the prizes