The Chimanimani Mountains rugged natural beauty Heavenly waterfalls Crystal clear streams Its Another World

The Chimanimani National Park is probably Africa’s least-known nature reserve. An hour’s jeep-ride from the village, it includes the magnificent Chimanimani Mountains, a massive barrier of ancient and jagged crystalline rock forming the border with Mozambique.

The breathtaking beauty and pristine environment of these mountains have always drawn adventurous travellers. At present the park provides only basic facilities, catering for the self-sufficient explorer. Hiking, rock climbing, birding, camping in caves among the sparkling waterfalls and natural swimming pools … it’s a park for those who want nothing more than to revel in the heart-soothing loveliness of nature.

About Chimanimani

Chimanimani is a quiet and relaxing place to visit with most activities taking place outdoors; beautiful scenic walks or hikes, swimming in the crystal clear pools among natural waterfalls or bird watching in one of Zimbabwe’s most species rich areas.

Our Community

Join the Chimanimani community online and share your thoughts and ideas on how to make our wonderful village even better. Setup an account, create groups and invite friends to join in the conversations taking place.

Business Directory

Add your business details to our local Chimanimani Business Directory. Or use the directory to find local suppliers and service providers. For visitors to Chimanimani you’ll find information on places to stay, local guides and more.

Local Attractions

Close to the village Bridal Veil Falls is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic or braai. Golfers can enjoy a round of golf at the 9 hole Golf Course. For the more adventurous a hike up the Mountain or drive to Corner Camp is an adventure.

Nearby Attractions

When planning your trip to Chimanimani consider a visit to some of our nearby attractions such as The Vumba (161km), the Chirinda Forest Botanical Reserve (96km), Hot Springs (94km), Gonarezhou (264km) or Great Zimbabwe (301km).


The Zimbabwe Mountain Guide Training Course. The course’s duration is two and a half years and covers theory and practical training. Trained guides play a central role in how tourists experience the mountain, our local culture and heritage.

The HUSQVARNA RunChimanimani TT

Nestled within the breathtaking landscape of the Chimanimani Transfrontier Conservation Area, an extraordinary event awaits trail running enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Set to take place over three days from April 26th to 28th, the HUSQVARNA RunChimanimani TT (Transfrontier Traverse) promises an unforgettable ultra-marathon experience, showcasing the unparalleled beauty and rugged terrain of this majestic region. The HUSQVARNA RunChimanimani TT is […]

Chimanimani Designated the Second Biosphere Reserve in Zimbabwe

In 2022 Chimanimani was designated as the second UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Zimbabwe. This achievement came after a long and involved application process which was initiated by the Chimanimani community and ultimately granted. So what is a Biosphere Reserve? UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are places where people and environment coexist peacefully and have been chosen for their distinctive and diversified ecosystems. […]

Time Magazine – World’s Greatest Places of 2021

The Chimanimani Mountain range has been included in Time’s list of the world’s 100 Greatest Places of 2021. In their explanation for the final choice of locations they explain: “The challenges of the past year and a half have transformed our world, and few industries have been as affected as travel, tourism and hospitality. In many ways, our third annual […]

Nutty O and Gemma climb the Mbira Trail

A film by Zetu, directed by Marc Neilson, featuring – Gemma, Nutty O, Chiedza Chinhara, Zash Chinhara The Mbira Trail is a part of the Big Five Trails, a group of incredible hiking trails in Nyanga, Vumba and Chimanimani, as well as from the lowest point of Zimbabwe to the highest and back. The Mbira Trail is named so, because […]


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