They also offer three day riding safaris to Sebakwe Dam, where, you'll find boating and fishing in usually splendid isolation. National Parks maintain the lodges and camping sites which must be pre-booked in Harare. Likewise at Ngezi Recreational Park, fishing is the primary pursuit.
Remote and usually only frequented by die-hard local fishermen, there are four basic National Park chalets here with great sunset views, should the fish be off the bite. They must be booked in advance through National Parks in Harare.
For most travellers, Gweru is a town to pass through or to use as a base for exploring the ancient walled ruins of Nalatale, Danangombe, Bila and Zinjanja, out in the backwoods around Gweru.
Nalatale is smaller than Great Zimbabwe but as it doesn't feature on tour itineraries, you're likely to have the place to yourself although there is a live-in guide on the premises. It's herringbone and chevron wall decorations are well-preserved and the remote granite hilltop setting is atmospheric.
Danangombe is larger although not as scenic. The others are of limited interest and little is known about their history. There are no facilities and access is by private vehicle.
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