Mount Nyangani
Mount Nyangani
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Chi
Harare, Zimbabwe12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We arrived at the offices just before 12pm but were advised to come the next day as it was too late to climb. We had assumed the 12pm deadline meant that we had to be at the park offices by 12pm.

Anyway we went back the next morning as advised. The drive to the mountain was a bit long but the road wasn't bad. Big cars are however recommended. Every group is given a tour guide, which is very helpful. The tour guide gave us a summary of 'rules to follow' before the ascent.

The climb was difficult and others gave up along the way. The guide was patient, which is commendable. There were also arrows to guide our path. The views are beautiful and I recommend this activity to anyone willing to try it out!

Light clothing & comfortable shoes (with a good grip) are recommended given the task one will be undertaking.
Written January 11, 2020
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Terence R
Macheke, Zimbabwe47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The way up the mountain is a rough path over stony ground. You are not allowed to climb without a guide (US$25). I was fortunate to have Tendai as guide - he was full of encouragement. It was a slog to reach the summit, but there is a great sense of achievement at reaching the top, and great views all round. Well worth the effort!
Written February 9, 2022
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I always talk about this place so much in Nyanga because it is a place I love dearly. I lived near here as a child and spent many happy weekends picnicking in these mountains, swimming in freezing waterfalls. About 100 kms north of Mutare, the Nyanga Mountains form part of the Eastern Highlands that form Zimbabwe’s border with Mozambique. The land is high, rising from 1,800m to a peak of 2,593m at Mount Nyangani, the highest point in Zimbabwe. Much is made of the fact that this is the home of the African clawless otter, but you’d have to look hard to see one and there is truthfully little in the way of wildlife – the odd blue duiker or kudu, samango and vervet monkeys.
Written August 1, 2020
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Becca A
Suva, Fiji76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It is a steep climb but totally worth it! The views and rock formations are awesome. It is beautiful. Be sure to take water and sun protection since it is a 3+ hour round trip. It is nice to have the required guide to choose the best route and make sure you don't get lost.
Written January 4, 2024
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regulartraveller01
Aylesbury, UK802 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
This is a national park and there is an individual and car charge and you pay for a guide. You drive to the base - get you boots on etc. Tips:- 1. make sure you have your phone, water and a snack - it's about a 3.5/4 hour normal paced hike. 2. Stay on the marked route - do not detract. The scenery is nice - looks similar to moorland in the North of England - craggy rocks, hills and grassland interspersed with some dangerous little crevices. The temperature is cooler here and the weather prone to unpredictable quick change - hence the don't wander off the track. Some very interesting stories and accounts of people who set off and never come back - hmmm just what you want to hear! Once you know that - it seems a little creepy. I actually found it quite hard going and had breathing difficulties as this is the highest point in Zim. Fit healthy people will probably be fine. I was shattered at the top - the views are panoramic on a clear day but I was worried about the rain and thunder clouds in the distance heading our way. Yes we were caught in it an hour into the walk down - what a joy that was - but only in poor conditions can you see how you could run into trouble. I was watching where I was walking and had veered about 15 feet out from the others - I had to scramble across water filled boggy culverts to get to them! I can laugh now but was not a happy bunny. To be honest it was nice to say you've been to the top but it wasn't that fantastic. I really wouldn't put it high up the list unless you are someone who just likes hiking and don't mind the views not being there after the effort. Nice but not outstanding.
Written September 1, 2014
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Fanuel D
Windhoek, Namibia67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I enjoyed the misty gazes! You can be lost in the mist. This is a place of discoveries. Unparalleled mountain walking and trekking experiences. Health walks, healing walks, leisure walks, discovery walks and mysteries unlimited. Its all here!
Written February 1, 2020
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RamsaySh
Cape Town, South Africa137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
great place to see Zimbabwean wildlife in its natural habitat with amazing and equally breathtaking views
Written September 13, 2017
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dnjerere
Masvingo, Zimbabwe8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
I and my colleagues, on an academic trip, conquered the tallest mountain in Zimbabwe by hiking the Mount Nyangani to its peak (2 593 metres) on the 21st of May 2016. The mountain is said to be sacred. No commenting, laughing and pointing at anything in the mountain is allowed. Going against these rules would cause the offender to disappear, we were told. It was highlighted that numerous adventurers who broke these rules disappeared in the mountain and that efforts to find them by Governments and families were fruitless.
There are no tall trees in the mountain due to cold weather and too high altitudes. Hiking the steep Nyangani mountain calls for undoubted physical fitness. From the top of the mountain one would enjoy viewing Zimbabwe in aerial bird's eye view. Game viewing is also an essential thrilling recreational activity at this attraction. There are very beautiful campsites and lodges for accommodation in Nyanga National Park where the mountain is located. The roads leading to the mountain are feudal tracks which are steep and curved. Cautious driving is recommended.
Written December 5, 2016
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ChrisW311
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
It's great that National Parks now allocate a game scout to accompany hikers on this mountain as there have been accidents in the past. The mist can cover the mountain at almost instant notice
Written October 23, 2014
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John R
Telford, UK413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Family
It as an air of mystery about it and easy footpath to climb on tourists must keep to the footpath as people have gone up there and never come back
Written February 19, 2014
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