Samalema Gorge, Gonarezhou National Park
Masasani Mananga, Gonarezhou National Park
Gorwe Pan, Gonarezhou National Park
5 Reasons to Visit Gonarezhou National Park
The Place of Elephants
- The Gonarezhou – known as “the place of elephants” plays host to over 11,500 of these gentle giants, at one of the highest densities in any conservation area in Africa
- More than 920 plant species, 450 bird species, 90 mammal species (including the big-5), and some of the most ruggedly spectacular landscapes in Southern Africa are found in the Park
- One of the key focuses of Gonarezhou is to ensure the local community benefits from being a neighbour to the Park. Thus, 75%+ of our staff come from the immediate vicinity of the Park – your visit directly supports us and our communities!
A Conservation Partnership
- Gonarezhou National Park is managed under an innovative conservation partnership established between the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Frankfurt Zoological Society. The aim is to be a model for sustainable conservation in Africa.
- The park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, a mosaic of national parks, private conservation areas and community lands, forming a sub-regional network of protected wild lands – OUR LIVING LANDSCAPE
Exploring Gonarezhou – Where to stay?
Gonarezhou National Park is one of Zimbabwe’s finest wilderness areas – a wild space of rugged natural beauty. Visiting Gonarezhou is an adventure, from the exclusive privilege of a private guided safari to the thrill of remote bush camping – Gonarezhou is “the place of elephants”, a vast wilderness waiting to be explored.
Whether its the tranquility of staring up at the unhindered skies full of stars, the vastness of the immense landscape or the thrill of the big-5 encounter –
Gonarezhou is about wilderness – about tourism for conservation – about preserving this space for the future.
Chilojo Exclusive Campsite – Gonarezhou National Park
Gonarezhou, meaning “the place of elephants”, is Zimbabwe’s second largest National Park, stretching over 5,053 square kilometers (1.25 million acres). As its name suggests, the Park is home to over 11,500 elephant, hosting one of the highest densities of elephant anywhere in Africa. It is a park of dramatic landscapes, well known for its wilderness character.
Where we are
Gonarezhou National Park is in the remote, south-east corner of Zimbabwe, sharing a border on its east with Mozambique and southwards with South Africa via the Sengwe-Tshipise Corridor. The Park borders the Jamanda Community Conservancy in the north and the Malipati Safari Area and Bosmans Community Camp in the south.
Gonarezhou National Park is accessible via road travel through six main access gates – three in the north and three in the south. With pre-authorisation, flights can access three registered airstrips in the Park and customs and immigration procedures are available for international charters at Buffalo Range Airport in Chiredzi.