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Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Lake Chivero Recreational Park boasts of a serene & nice lake akongwith wild life safari... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Smit R
Mumbai, India
Good Driving

Great place to go and see some game and if it is the rainy season, get stuck in mud. Very fun... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
Acid B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit with the family or friends. There are lots of game and some wonderful bird life. Take a picnic but would suggest you avoid the actual picnic sites and find a shady tree to park under

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CookRE
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Lake Chivero Recreational Park boasts of a serene & nice lake akongwith wild life safari adventures. You can get a guided tour in your own vehicle for around $10 per person. Wild Animals that are most common to find are the deer, kudu, and rhino.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Smit R
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Not far from Harare. It is possible to find there crocodiles, girafes, rhinocers and autriches. You will need 4x4 wheals drive car. It is for 10 $ for foreigners. There is just one stand with drinks and snacks. Not always open. You could pay just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pavel N
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A really beautiful place to go. Fun for the whole family. One of my favourite places in the country. So much to see. Such a beautiful environment and really close to town. What a way to spend quality family time.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Keep looking for the animals and you will be rewarded. After a long morning looking for the Rhino, we were rewarded by finding 2 sleeping on the road. Definitely worth waiting! Even if you miss them, the other flora and fauna are worth the drive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank goundar-morton
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Pros - Visited Lake Chivero during the summer. The views and the surrounding forest habitat is stunning. A great place for a picnic with family and friends. Cons - The picnic area on the dam overflow area is not well maintained. The water passage on...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Leo_Purn
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Lake Chivero Game Park is a hidden gem! We hired a car from Harare and drove through the park ourselves in an ordinary car. Some of the roads are poor and only just passable in an ordinary car, and some I wouldn't attempt; however it...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CNA1
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Yo should absolutely go to Late Chivero not only for the wildlife but also for a day out and enjoy your Braai :)

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Yudyud123
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Great place to go and see some game and if it is the rainy season, get stuck in mud. Very fun driving and if you are lucky you'll see the rhinos.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Acid B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were taken here by my partner's family.There were baboons,monkeys keen to share our braii,fish eagle,river monitor,wildebeestes,ostriches,zebras,impala,duikers and other creatures.There are areas for braiiswhich was enjoyable.The weeds are encroaching the lakeshore which is a shame.The dirt roads in the park have even more ruts and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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31 December 2017|
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Response from Acid B | Reviewed this property |
I believe Jonnyid is correct, around $5/person. Well worth it. Having a braii is totally possible but bring your own chairs/tables as there are not any developed spots, but you will find nice places along the lake to set... More
16 July 2017|
Response from 326ashc | Reviewed this property |
you can not hire a vehicle inside Chivero you would have to do that before you leave Harare
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Response from Meggis C | Reviewed this property |
yes there are lodges around but dont know the prizes