I spent a night at Mucheni Gorge, in Chizarira National Park.
The drive up the escarpment is fairly painless and affords several “photo opportunities.”
If I’d been a few weeks earlier, I’d have got some photos of Msasa!!!
Over millennia, the Mucheni river has cut into the sandstone, creating these amazing features. I loved the view of “Vast Africa” at Mucheni Gorge.
Perched right on the edge of the gorge, Mucheni is totally without the intrusion of humans! I didn’t hear a dog, a cockerel, or an aeroplane! Most of all, I didn’t see or hear a human! Now THAT is an experience worth paying for!
I wrote this story shortly after we stayed at Chizarira a few years ago: Embarrassed Please click on the link to read it.
There are no facilities at Mucheni Gorge camping site (in fact, I found the thatched shelter too developed for my taste.) Visitors must bring their own water, food, camping equipment etc, although there is a loo of sorts.
I woke up at three in the morning and tried to take some photos of the magnificent sky, but totally stuffed it up – and I wont post my feeble effort! It was worth the view though!
I left early in the morning on my way to Mana Pools but before I did, I took this photo:
I realise its ‘gimmicky’ but hey, its Africa, and I was on holiday!
Please click here, to find Mucheni Gorge Campsite on google maps