9. Lake Mutirikwi National Park
In the shadow of the sculpted Beza Range and the undulating hills of southern Zimbabwe, the Lake Mutirikwi National Park is one of the country’s more off-the-beaten-track areas for outdoors recreation.
Small and compact, it completely ensconces the reservoir of erstwhile Lake Kyle, which flooded the valleys here after the construction of a dam in 1960. As you flit between the empty banks and the smooth granite hills of the surrounding area, you’ll keep the company of ostriches and buffalo, not to mention local fishing folk searching for bass and bream beneath the waters.