Overview – Zinave National Park

On the verge of becoming one of Africa's most commended wilderness destinations having been pronounced a protected region in 1972, just to then be ravaged by sixteen years of civil war from 1977-1992, the sun presently ascends over a different Zinave National Park in Mozambique. Peace Parks Foundation has begun to foster Zinave as a necessary part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. A huge movement exertion will see more than 6,000 creatures acquired by 2020. For the present, all creatures are being, delivered in a fenced-off sanctuary inside the park.

  • Wildlife6 Animals

  • High SeasonNever Busy

  • Best Time to GoJune to October

Pros & Cons

  • Off-the-beaten-track destination
  • Amazing birding experience
  • An opportunity to help an incredible conservation effort
  • Very limited wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Poaching is still a bigger issue
  • No accommodation facility at present
  • Remote and undeveloped

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Wildlife & Animals – Zinave National Park

Despite the fact that numbers are low, some wildlife endures a significant stretch of disregard and poaching. There are believed to be viable populations of greater kudu, sable antelope and impala. There may likewise be leopards and even lions. Hippos and crocodiles are occupants in the Save River. Following the introduction of seven elephants from South Africa, more wildlife was gotten from Gorongosa National Park in late 2016: around 200 waterbuck, 50 warthogs and 50 reedbuck.

Wildlife Highlights

More than 780 creatures, that included impala, reedbuck, waterbuck, buffalo and elephant, were moved into this safe haven from conservation regions in Mozambique.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The best time to capture wildlife viewing is in the Dry season from June to October when animals are concentrated near lakes and other permanent water sources. At this time the vegetation is also thinner making sightings easier.

Birds – Zinave National Park

The park is a fantastic birding destination and draws in many adventurous birders. Lowland forests and miombo woodlands of central and southern Mozambique offer some of the best sites globally for such species as Olive-headed Weaver, Green-headed Oriole, Blue-throated Sunbird, East Coast Akalat, Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike, White-chested Alethe, African Pitta and Locust Finch, and are the wintering grounds of the localised Mascarene Martin. 

Best Time for Bird Watching

Zinave is an excellent region for Bird watching which can be visited round the year. However, the best time to visit is in the wet season from November to April. During this time migratory birds are present. 

Best Time to Visit – Zinave National Park

The best time for wildlife viewing is to visit in dry seasons from July to October when the animals are easier to spot as they congregate near permanent water sources, rainfall is minimal, foliage is less dense and mosquito levels are reduced. At this time the vegetation is also thinner making sightings easier.

  • Best Time

    June to October

  • High Season

    Never Busy

  • Low Season

    Never Busy

  • Best Weather

    April to August

  • Worst Weather

    November to March

May to October (Dry Season)

  • Very Limited wildlife viewing opportunities
  • It is sunny, and there is little rain
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • Warm clothes are recommended for the morning & evening chill weather
  • The sky is hazy with a lot of dust in the air

May to October (Wet Season)

  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Very hot & Humid climate
  • Roads become bad and are sometimes impassable

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