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Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Address: | Off A5, Harare, Zimbabwe
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+263 9 636 46
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Fantastic Game Viewing

See Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Impala, Ostrich, Kudu, Eland - up close and personal - set in the beautiful African indigenous woodland. Only draw back is the ablutions which are in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Jonathan S
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Potentially this beauty spot could be a lot better.Needs money spending on it, Needs some proper infrastructure. No proper cafe/restaurant near beech (have for instance to go way back to hotels for a toilet). No proper seating or benches to sit anywhere. Shame really, it could be a very nice & peaceful spot

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HARARE
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The lake is polluted by sewage efluent from Harare and Chitungwiza. Native bream and the Tiger Fish (a once favourate sport fish for anglers) have gone extinct. Cattle often seen garazing in the park. Path to bushman paintings needs repair.

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Thank CHRISTOPHER M
Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

See Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Impala, Ostrich, Kudu, Eland - up close and personal - set in the beautiful African indigenous woodland. Only draw back is the ablutions which are in need of urgent attention.

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Thank Jonathan S
Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The lake has different spots to choose. Other areas have privacy, on the other side people will be playing on the sand adjacent to the lake and have braai stands. Good for parties.

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Thank highlyfavoured2016
Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I always visit on sundays,just to read or have a quite place to have some good time with my partner..I Just visit on sundays and not during any holidays as it can get packed up with lots of people.if you are not a crowd person like me...The Lake is divided into different recreational places..Make sure you pick the perfect one!!

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Thank ChristyNhete
Chinhoyi
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

though the water has receded, the view is so good. People really enjoyed the cool breeze whilst braaing and dancing in open air. It was such a good day people lost track of time and were reminded by darkness creeping in. There were a lot of people coming for different events showing how good the place is for merry making.

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Thank Meggis C
Harare
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For all your recreational needs, lake Chivero is simply the best. There is an array of interesting activities to do. It is worth visiting as couple, friends or family for the sake of having fun.

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Thank wisebornm
Harare, Zimbabwe
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice buty noisy especially during holidays. All people fock to the place. Nice getaway with the family and friends

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Thank Emmaculate
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a very lovely place. So peaceful and with lovely views and things to do. Very nice family day out. Lovely birds at the Kuimbashiri bird sanctuary

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Thank Anthony G
London
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 4-5 hours driving to and around the park. Great to see the park is well kept, roads are graded and signposted etc. We were lucky seeing giraffe in two locations, ostrich, zebra, impala, monkeys, a duiker, white rhino, many stork and fish eagle, etc....so great experience for 15 and 11 year old new to Africa. We picniced under the... More 

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