Location: Umfurudzi Game Park (Umfurudzi Safari Area)

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1731B2, 1631D4

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Miombo woodland, rocky hills and riverine vegetation.

Altitude range: 670 - 1100 m

Annual rainfall: 550 mm per annum

Location (short):

Location (detailed): The Park is bounded on its eastern side by the Mazowe River with the Umfurudzi River flowing through the southern portion of the Park. The Park includes Hippo Pools, our location 68.


The major sources for the information about this location are http://umfurudzipark.co.zw and https://zimfieldguide.com/mashonaland-central/umfurudzi-park/

The Park covers an area of 76,000 ha (760 square km) of incredible natural beauty and biodiversity.

The Park was formed in 1981 and was the first Park to be formed under the newly formed Zimbabwe. The Park was officially opened by His Excellency President RG Mugabe in 1981.

From 2000 to 2010 the Park took a severe negative battering and the wildlife was decimated. However, since then the efforts of National Parks and Pioneer Corporation Africa which formed a joint venture have transformed the situation.

Many species of animal have been translocated into the Park and lodges and campsites have been developed to encourage tourism.

Useful links

View a list of records for Umfurudzi Game Park (Umfurudzi Safari Area)

View a list of unique taxa (excluding cultivated plants) for Umfurudzi Game Park (Umfurudzi Safari Area)

View a list of unique taxa (all taxa whether cultivated or not) for Umfurudzi Game Park (Umfurudzi Safari Area)

View map showing records

View a list of recorders who have visited this location

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Location details: Umfurudzi Game Park (Umfurudzi Safari Area).
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=230, retrieved 28 February 2024

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