Overview – Chizarira National Park

Situated in the northwestern space of Zimbabwe, Chizarira National Park is one of the most isolated national parks in Zimbabwe, It gets not many visitors to its wild, rugged scenes and is a spot to see the value in the serenity of the African shrub. Chizarira has four of the Big Five except for a rhino, yet animal densities aren't simply tremendous. The landscape is amazing for leopards, and there is a decent assortment of herbivores. The principal fascination is its gigantic wild allure. Walking safaris are a major piece of the experience.

  • Wildlife13 Animals

  • High SeasonJuly to October

  • Best Time to GoJune to August

Pros & Cons

  • Four of the big five are found here. Only the rhino is absent
  • Amazing walking safaris and hiking
  • Few visitors, and it never gets busy
  • Stunning views from escarpment over Zambezi River
  • No option for accommodation inside or near the park, Only Camping
  • Poaching is a bigger concern here
  • Both access roads and game drive-tracks are difficult year-round

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Wildlife & Animals – Chizarira National Park

Chizarira National Park is home to four of the large five: buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion can still be spotted here. Tragically, the Black rhino was pursued to approach annihilation and the remaining creatures were migrated to ideally ensure their decreasing numbers. Other enormous animals can be viewed here, including the accompanying: cheetahs, hippos, warthogs, zebra and a few types of antelope. Game viewing can be troublesome on occasion, because of the tall grass in the valleys.

Wildlife Highlights

Lion and spotted hyenas are near however are more regularly heard than seen. The rock hyrax is exceptionally normal and typically spotted rushing away as a Verreaux's eagle passes overhead. Leopards additionally love this territory and sightings of these slippery hunters are strikingly continuous.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The best time to visit the Chizarira National park is in the Dry season from July to October when water is inadequate and animals gather to drink around water sources. At this time the vegetation is also thinner making sightings easier. Roads might become impassable in the Wet Season from November to March.

Birds – Chizarira National Park

Chizarira has a large variety of bird life and hundreds of species have been sighted within the Park. Sought-after birds recorded include the African broadbill, Livingstone's flycatcher, western nicator, African emerald cuckoo and the rare and elusive African pitta. Chizarira is also home to the Taita falcon which breeds within the Park.

Best Time for Bird Watching

The Chizarira offers a great birding experience throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is during the wet season from November to April. It is also the time when migratory birds from Europe and northern Africa are available and a lot of birds can be seen in breeding plumage. The Dry season is best for wildlife viewing and occurs from June to October.

Best Time to Visit – Chizarira National Park

The best time to visit Chizarira National Park is during the Dry season from July to October when animals are easier to spot because the dry weather thins the bush and wildlife concentrates around water sources. During the Wet season from November to April, access to certain parts of the park is restricted.

  • Best Time

    July to October

  • High Season

    June to August

  • Low Season

    January to May

  • Best Weather

    April to September

  • Worst Weather

    November to March

April to October (Dry Season)

  • Easier to spot wildlife as animals come to drink at the rivers and waterholes
  • It is sunny, and there is little rain
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • The sky is hazy with a lot of dust in the air
  • Warm clothes are recommended for the early morning & night chill weather

April to October (Wet Season)

  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Extreme Hot and Humid climate
  • Roads become impassable and difficult to drive after heavy rainfalls
  • The Dry season is better for wildlife viewing

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