Nyanga | Eastern Highlands consists of 300km (186mile) mountain range defining Zimbabwe’s eastern border with Mozambique. This region encompasses three main mountain ranges – the Chimanimani in the south, Bvumba near Mutare and the Nyanga National Park in the north.
We call it our “little Scotland”, a destination filled spectacular natural beauty: rolling hills, green forests, rugged peaks, misty valleys, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, and sparkling rivers and lakes.
Nyanga | Eastern Highlands is well known for Zimbabwe’s highest mountain, Mount Nyangani, and its highest waterfall, 762-metre Mutarazi Falls. With a fair bit of wildlife the Eastern Highlands are a birders paradise. Lots of birds, wonderful hiking trails and excellent trout fishing. For the golf fanatics, Nyanga caters for every traveller. Stay a few nights at Leopard Rock Hotel and play at one of the world’s best championship golf courses, while the beautiful Vumba Botanical Gardens are worth exploring for wonderful exotic and indigenous plant life.
Go on a multi-day hiking safari which offers you the best way to explore the rugged park. Camping is open throughout the reserve or if you are up for a real adventure and thrillingly different, sleep in one of the caves scattered throughout the park. The most popular and best scenic hike in Zimbabwe is the five-night Turaco Trail, which traverses magnificent mountain and forest landscapes through Mutarazi Falls and Nyanga National Parks to the summit of Chikorokoto, passing waterfalls, rivers, valleys and grasslands on the way.
Just inside the Southern boundary of Nyanga National Park lies the Pungwe Gorge. Another popular viewpoint. Rafting and kayaking trips are offered between December and April on the Pungwe River.