Established in 1975, Gonarezhou National Park is situated in the south eastern part of Zimbabwe and is the second-largest game reserve in Zimbabwe, after Hwange National Park. The park is roughly 5,000 km ² (1930 miles ² ) in size and means "place of many elephants." As the name suggests, one can find a large number of elephants in this park, but, after years of p... ...
Written on: Jul 16, 2014
| Visited: Sep 2004.
Was here years ago and was in awe of the sheer size of this park. There's a luxury lodge with its own private airstrip where the upper crust tend to frequent. Did not see as many big animals as I would have liked, but saw a great deal of bird life.
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Safari suitability: 8 / 10
Buffalo, elephant, leopard and lion are all present in Gonarezhou, with only the rhino absent. And, an impressive array of aquatic wildlife, which includes the Zambezi shark.