In the previous article, we looked at what Chipinge East offers in terms of domestic tourism, dubbed ZimBho.
Features included Chirinda Forest, Musirizwi falls, Mphungura Ancient Walls and Paiyapo Heritage and Arts Development Centre.
Post On Sunday gives detail to what tourists expect to see when visiting the western part of Chipinge in Manicaland Province.
Birchenough Bridge is a world renowned arch suspension bridge which was completed in 1935 and was designed by Ralph Freeman who designed Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
It is 329m long and the third longest single arch suspension bridge in the world by the 2000s. Birchenough Bridge was built on Save River at Mawunganidze Growth Point and is the pride of Chipinge West is and Birchenough Bridge Growth Point of Buhera on the other side.
The architectural design is about 58km from Chipinge town and approximately 123km from Mutare. It has been attracting tourists for years. A visitor to the infrastructure can acquire food, accommodation and fuel at the Buhera side.
There are seven Chibasane Falls along Changazi River about a kilometre from Derera Business Centre in Ngaone. Ngaone is about 70km from Chipinge town.
The smallest of the Chibasane Falls measures 40m high and the largest measuring 150m. There is a gorge which is decorated by beauty flora.
A visitor to Chibasane Falls should carry own fuel, water, food and arrange own accommodation if one decides to make an overnight stay.
Chipinge Safari Area
Chipinge Safari Area is a protected area found about 65km from Chipinge town along the Ngundu-Tanganda Highway. It is 29km from Tanganda Halt.
The area has various wild animals. Black rhinos and leopards are the only Big Five package found at the safari area. By chance, one can meet a lion although the cats are not resident in the park.
A visitor to the protected area can find food and fuel at Chipangayi but should make own accommodation arrangement if one needs overnight stay.
Rupise Hot Springs
Rupise Hot Spring is found at Middle Sabi outside Chipinge Safari Area about 72km from Chipinge town. It is 36km from Tanganda Halt along the Ngundu-Tanganda Highway.
The area is less publicises and has no infrastructure built at the hot spring but it’s worth seeing. A visitor to the protected area can find food and fuel at Chipangayi but should make own accommodation arrangement if one needs overnight stay.
Chipinge West is actually a tourist hub for domestic tourism. In the forthcoming article, we shall look at what Chipinge South has in store for tourists.
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