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  • At the Enterprise Road toll gate, take a left turn on to the Shamva Road
  • Continue on the Shamva Road for 107km ‐ the last 700m is dirt road
  • Turn right into Madziwa Business Centre ‐ Madziwa Mine Secondary School is on your left and you will see a sign for “Umfurudzi Park”
  • Follow the road and turn right – signposted “Umfurudzi Park”
  • Turn left before the double gates – signposted “Umfurudzi Park”
  • At the T‐junction turn left ‐ signposted “Umfurudzi Park”
  • Follow the signs to the Umfurudzi Park gate entrance
  • Continue for 6km down this road where you will see a sign “Hippo Pools 12.5km,” bear left
  • After 4km bear right where the road forks – signposted “Hippo Pools 8.5km”
  • Along this road you will encounter two gates, please close the gates after passing through. This is the boundary of Umfurudzi Park Buffalo paddock. Signposted “Hippo Pools 6km”
  • Continue for 6km until you reach our car park and reception office. Please report to reception on arrival

A high clearance vehicle is advisable

Information for Guests

Information for Guests


  • In order to secure your reservation full payment is required.
  • Once a quotation has been sent to you we will enter your dates into our calendar as a provisional reservation. A provisional reservation will be held for 7 days at which time full payment will be required in order to secure your reservation. If we do not receive payment in full your reservation will be cancelled.
  • If you are making a reservation and the date of your arrival is less than 21 days away full payment is required at the time of making your booking.
  • Payments can be made in cash or swipe at our Harare offices, by Bank Transfer or Ecocash.

If you cancel your reservation and you have:

  • 3 weeks or less before your arrival date – no refund will be issued
  • Between 3 weeks and 3 months before your arrival date – 50% refund will be issued (less bank charges)
  • 3 months or more before your arrival date – 100% refund (less a 5% handling fee)

You will be in a wilderness area; please note the following:

  • This is a malaria area, and we recommend prophylactics and mosquito repellant.
  • At night you may be lucky enough to hear our hippos grazing in front of your chalet and you may also find a bush baby in your kitchen. These are wild animals, please take care.
  • Borehole drinking water is provided, we do not recommend drinking the tap water.
  • Our monkeys are very cheeky; please do not feed them or leave food unattended.
  • We hope you will appreciate the beautiful sounds of the bush – hippos, bush babies, owls, hyena – and music is not allowed so as to not disturb them.
  • We have a night guard who patrols the camp every night from 6pm to 6am.
  • The National Parks gate closes at 6pm

National Parks fees apply and do change from time to time. A swipe machine is available at Umfurudzi Park Office. Current fees are:
Adults per day: USD5  International: USD15
Vehicles per day: Car: USD5  Buses: USD20
Fishing permit: USD3 per person per day
Fees are paid directly to Umfurudzi Park

National Parks gate closes at 6pm