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Gonarezhou Zimbabwe (Bucket-list time)

Introduction – Join us on this rugged, self-sufficient camping adventure to the second largest national park in Zimbabwe, located in the remote corner of the Masvingo province.

There are few truly wild places in Africa that remain unspoiled by mass tourism and for the time being, Gonarezhou is one of them. Far from the heavily tramped northern circuit, it is an absolute jewel of a wilderness area.

Description – Meeting at Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park, we spend the night camping. (This gives you the opportunity to explore the KNP beforehand if you so wish). We will enter Mozambique at Pafuri and cross the mighty Limpopo River to journey into Gonarezhou for the first night.

Included – Park fees, camping fees, guide, two-way radio

Excluded – Meals, border fees, fuel

Tour dates – 9 – 15 July 2024

Cost – R 9 500 per person

Itinerary

Day 1, – Meet at Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park, for an evening meal at the restaurant, a good night’s camping and refuel for the next day’s travel.

Day 2,- Enter Mozambique via Pafuri Border Post and enter Zimbabwe at Chiqualaquala Border Post into Gonarezhou, to camp at Mabalauta for the first night.

Day 3, –  Day of leisure and game drives in the lower Gonarezhou area. Camp at Mabalauta for the second night.

Day 4 – Depart for upper region (115km/half-day) and set up camp after re-entering the park.

Day 5, 6 & 7 – Enjoy the sights of Gonarezhou as we take in the vistas from the Chilojo Cliffs plateau, enjoy sunset drinks at the foot of the cliffs, and experience Africa’s wildlife in all its untouched splendour.

Day 8 – Make our way home via the Beit Bridge Border Post

  • This adventure tour is trailer and off-road caravan friendly. 
  • The possibility of entering Zimbabwe may differ from above (enter via Pafuri, directly into Zimbabwe).
  • Return journey may require you to add another stop-over if you feel it is too far.
  • Game and birdlife are abundant, and the scenery is simply amazing.
  • This is a self-drive, self-sufficient camping experience.
  • Ablutions, with hot water at the campsites.

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