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The Midlands

Zimbabwe’s third largest city is Gweru, the capital of the Midlands Province. Although not usually associated with tourism there are some notable places of interest including The Military Museum and the Serima Mission, as well as some impressive archaeological sites called `Dzimbabwes’ which are ancient stone ruins that dot this area.

Antelope Park

Situated 8 km from Gweru in the Zimbabwe Midlands, Antelope Park is an ideal stopover for unique experiences in the African bush. Activities include lion walks, elephant swimming and lion night encounters.

Antelope Park is home to the African Lion Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) and the world’s first lion rehabilitation and release into the wild program, meaning your stay will have a positive impact on the future of the African Lion. Various forms of accommodation are on offer, from thatched lodges to A-frame chalets, East African style en-suite tents and even campsites, meaning there is definitely something to suit your needs.

95 rooms | dining area | pool | curio/gift shop | 165 km from airport

Save Valley Conservancy

Historically, the Save Valley Conservancy was an area used predominately for cattle ranching. The environment began to deteriorate and there was a dramatic reduction in the fauna and flora. Fortunately a drought served as a catalyst to change the land use from cattle farming to conservation and in 1991 the Save Valley Conservancy was born. Along with the endangered black rhino, big game was re-introduced and the conservancy has become one of the largest private wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. Income is generated through high quality, low density tourism and any economic benefits received, are shared by the local communities.

Chishakwe Camp

Chishakwe Camp is situated in the vast Save Valley Conservancy in the south east lowveld of Zimbabwe.

The area is rugged and beautiful and this secluded camp is located on the banks of the Msaize River. Each of the thatched chalets has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony overlooking the river. Canoeing, fishing, game drives and tracking animals on foot or horseback are some of the exciting activities available. Visitors are able to get involved in conservation including aspects such as game counts, rhino monitoring, wild dog research and an environmental education project depending on their interests.

5 rooms | fans | safe | pool | dining area | bar | curio/gift shop 430 km from airport


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