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Drive out on the Enterprise Road, through Toll Gate ($2 per vehcile)
Proceed 150M at Y Stay Left towards Shamva
From Toll Gate proceed 115km to Umfurudzi Park seeing below on the way...
15.4km: Ewanrigg turnoff on the right
21.5km: Bally Vaughn entrance on the left at
44.5km: Lion’s Head / Mumurgwe Hill / Rock art on left & Dam on Umwindsi River on right
70.0km: Bindura road on the left, carry straight on through Shamva town
The road now becomes a mixture of narrow & double tar with steep drop-offs, beware some minibus's do not get off the narrow tar
74.0km: Cross the Mazowe River
96.0km: Cross the Umfurudzi River
100.0km: Go Straight onto dirt road (left takes you to Bindura)
100.7km: 700m, Turn Right into Madziwa Business Centre - Madziwa Mine Secondary School is on your left, FOLLOW the ‘Umfurudzi Park’ signs as tricky going through the BC
Proceed through shopping centre
100.9km: 170m, Turn to Right then Left after Flea market (see Madziwa Clubhouse in front of you)
101.6km: 750m, Reach tar road, Turn Left (on right see the old Madziwa Mine processing plant)
108.6km: 7.3km, Potholed tar to Umfurudzi Park Gate Park Office - Formalities with National Parks $3 per person per day - $5 per vehicle
113.6km: 5.0km, At Y Stay Right (Sign - Park Headquarters)
115.1km: 1.5km, Umfurudzi Reception - Report in & PAY Park entry fees - Retain receipt, required to be produced at Main gate on exit
116.1km: 1.5km, At Y stay Right to Hippo Pools
123.3km: 6.7km, Proceed through Buffalo Gates - PLEASE CLOSE GATES
129.0km: 5.7km, Ariive at Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp - Follow signs to Reception
Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.
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