Conservation

Protecting the park's flora and fauna

 

Conservation

Protecting the park's flora and fauna

Something for everyone

Tourism is focused on the Runde and Mwenezi rivers with exclusive campsites located along both of these rivers. There are three public campsites with shelters and ablutions areas, two being located in the HQ areas of Chipinda Pools and Mabalauta with the third at the exit of the Runde Gorge (Chinguli).

Nine self-catering lodges have been built at Swimuwini, a few kilometres from the Mabalauta HQ station. These have recently been connected to the ZESA grid. Two more lodges are under construction at Chipinda Pools.

In total there are 383 “beds” available in Gonarezhou National Park.

Camping visitors are not be permitted to collect firewood at will. Firewood will be issued by the ZPWMA. Visitors are entitled to a free initial load, after which they need to pay for wood. Wood will be for sale at Chipinda Pools, Chinguli, Save Runde Base Camp, Mabalauta.

Accommodation options

Type No Description
Wilderness Bushcamp 5 No facilities. User to bring and remove everything, including all litter.
Max 10 people.
Max stay 10 days.
Exclusive Campsite 17 Long-drop toilet and braai site comprising of a metal stand with fire place.
All litter to be removed and bags provided from reception.
Wood to be purchased at collection points.
Max 10 people. Min charge covers 5 people.
Transit Campsite 2 Similar to above but less exclusive.
Max stay 2 nights.
Developed Campsite 4 Ablutions, water, shade, attendant.
Currently at Chinguli, Chipinda andMabalauta.
Max 6 people per site.
Permanent tented camp 1 Chipinda Pools
Lodges
ZPWMA Lodges