Location: Lake Chivero, nr Harare

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Photo: Google Earth
Map Lake Chivero

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Lake Chivero from Marydale Point.

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Marydale Point, Lake Chivero

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1730D4

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Aquatic, lake shore, mixed deciduous woodland, miombo woodland, wooded grassland, rocky areas and disturbed ground.

Altitude range: 1370 - 1400 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short): A lake area with recreational and protected wildlife areas created by a dam, c. 35 km Southwest of Harare.

Location (detailed): Lake Chivero, formerly called Lake McIlwaine, lies about 35 km Southwest of Harare along the main road to Bulawayo. The lake was created by a dam in the Manyame River and serves as one of the main sources of water for the capital Harare. Areas on the southern shores were proclaimed a National Park in 1952 and are since 1975 known as a Recreational Park. It contains a fenced-in protected wildlife area of c. 6100 ha. The northern shores are set aside for recreation and sport fishing with a Yacht Club, camping ground and Lodge accommodation.
For more information on the Recreational Park see National Parks Zimbabwe or Wikipedia.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Location details: Lake Chivero, nr Harare.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=11, retrieved 25 October 2021

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