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Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Harare, Zimbabwe
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Harare
Type: Parks
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Six of us (two children) spent the weekend at Fish Eagle Lodge - a rather basic but clean self catering lodge in a lovely setting. True to its name, we were surrounded by fish eagles - but even better, each game drive revealed an astounding number of interesting animals and birds. A female rhino literally lay down and fell asleep... More

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A hidden gem but needs, as all 'parks' in Zimbabwe, constant monitoring & upkeep by National Parks-clear & witnessed evidence of poaching activities. We saw a great variety of wild life including rhino which was amazing. The lodges that are available for hire are definately worth a look at - very secluded and look to be tired but in good... More

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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My uncle owns a lodge here and we have spent many happy weekends enjoying the lake and the wildlife. great if you have a speedboat and awesome for fishing. there is lots to do as well as there are many clubs along the bank such as ski clubs, sailing, and fishing.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Can be a fantastic outing for the family. Kids can ski, tube, play volleyball etc. Can be ruined by loud music and drunk youth. Must visit the nearby Snake Park, Lion & Cheetah park, and Kuimba Shiri bird park

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We went on May Day and had to find a place to picnic with some difficulty since no sign-age etc. gives you any clear indications. No place is available for people who may not like to pay for parking their vehicle. Every part of the lake is with some private owner and you have to pay for at least parking... More

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Harare and London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Only an hour's drive from Harare, Lake Chivero offers a peaceful getaway for half a day, a weekend or a few nights of rest and relaxation. It has cave paintings, a good selection of game (although no lions or cheetahs - but it does have elusive leopards) including rhino, who are often found grazing by the river in the late... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Well, it's called a lion and cheetah park - but there aren't any cheetahs anymore, unfortunately. BUT, you can pay an extra $10 (entry is $7) to get into an enclosure with lion cubs. I did - it was amazing. Safe as they are still young and don't have that hunting instinct yet. Also they had been fed just before... More

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The service was excellent; and the monkeys pilfering our food it was hilarious on our xmas party. The view and he lwans and the boat cruise, it was just good. I recommend this venue for recreation, weddings, converences and even as a retreat venue because this place is far away from the city's hallubaloo and near enough to minimise travel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I used to go here a lot when I lived here (left in '91) and cannot say I was holding out too much hope when invited by a friend to visit with my wife and 2 young kids. I was very pleasantly surprised, a nice day out for the kids and nice to see an old Harare institution hanging in... More

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

perfect place for outdoor activities, a lot of braai stands you can just braai, play sports like volleyball, and can also go rowing

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