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Nyangambe Community Wildlife Project, emerging tourism destination in the lowveld

Traversing the riverine landscape along Nyangambe River, and the thick indigenous forest largely dominated by mopane trees, which is also home to lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and diverse small game provides an amazingly rewarding experience to nature lovers who visit Nyangambe Community Wildlife Project (NCWP).

The community owned wildlife conservation project is the buffer of the Save Valley Conservancy, one of the largest private game reserves in Southern Africa which is located in the South Eastern lowveld of Zimbabwe. NCWP is situated a few kilometers from Chiredzi town, next to Hammond Range.

The conservancy is accessible through a dirt road which links Mashoko Mission in Bikita district and Mkwasine Estates in Chiredzi.
NCWP is ideal for recreational hunting, bush walks, animal tracking, bird watching, photographic safari and mountain climbing.

There is a nice panoramic view of the dense bush along Nyangambe River, from the possibly granitic domes namely Mavare and Chiparadombo located on the western edge of the conservancy.

Day tours into neighbouring wildlife conservancies can also be arranged. The safari areas include Hammond Range under Nyeredzi Safaris, Humani Range under Rodger Whittall Safaris as well as Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve.

Guests can also visit one of the biggest and longest canals in the country, the Manjirenji-Mkwasine canal which is less than 10km away. It is also possible to travel to Manjirenji Recreational Park where Manjirenji Dam is located and go back to Nyangambe the same day.

Plans are also afoot to transform Village 4 in Nyangambe Communal Area into a cultural village to compliment the activities offered at the conservancy.

The cultural village will showcase Shangani and Shona cultural practices, traditional foods; songs, dances and folklore, traditional hunting and farming tools as well as general livelihood activities such as woodwork and various other traditional crafts.

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