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Antelope Park

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Address: Vungu Road, Gweru 0000, Zimbabwe
Phone Number: +263 54 251 913
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06:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Known as one of Southern Africa’s “most intriguing destination”, and...

Known as one of Southern Africa’s “most intriguing destination”, and awarded The Green Trophy for the Environmental Award, First Runner Up Best Safari Camp Tented and Second Runner up in The Best Self Catering category at the 2013 AZTA Awards ( Association Of Zimbabwe Travel Agents.) We were also nominated for “Zimbabwe’s Private Leading Game Reserve” in the World Travel Awards.Antelope Park is home to the world famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) lion rehabilitation programme, which is a multi-phase lion conservation initiative. It is Africa’s first genuine programme working to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild.The Park also welcomes guests and eco-tourists to its stunning campsite; a haven of tranquillity set in the African bush. Visitors can enjoy the relaxed environment as well as participate in the vast array of world-class activities offered at the Park, including lion walks, elephant rides and walks, game viewing, fishing, and many more. Antelope Park, home to Animal Planet’s popular wildlife series “Roaring with Pride”, with over 3 million viewers and airing in 33 different countries. Antelope Park have been the subject of a major UK TV wildlife documentary “LION COUNTRY” and the Park has also featured in a number of other wildlife shows including “Karina: Wild on Safari”. Our 14 part series called “Roaring with Pride” filmed at our park is still featuring on Animal Planet explaining in depth how our organisation is helping to save the future of the African Lion.

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Worth the stop !

One night stop over, 15mins out of Geeru. Thoroughly enjoyed, clean, great night sounds, friendly staff and a very enjoyable walk with Lions to start the day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Bruce M
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Victoriafalls
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we had a nice experience watching lions feed and interacting with the elephants.lunch was slow in being served ,but food was ok ,since we were passing by on our way to Bulawayo and didn't sleep there ,there isn't much i can say about the place except it was an interesting day trip .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

One night stop over, 15mins out of Geeru. Thoroughly enjoyed, clean, great night sounds, friendly staff and a very enjoyable walk with Lions to start the day.

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Bruce M Thank you so much for your time taken in writing a review of Antelope Park. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and experienced our exciting Lion Walk. I will be sure to let the staff know your kind commpliments. We do hope you will join us some other time in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Back in July (2016), I found myself with a career break. My only problem: where would I go and who would I go with? I decided on a volunteering programme and hit google. After reading up on hundreds of projects across the world, I stumbled across a hands-on Lion Conservation project at Antelope Park in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Call it a... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Backpacker59 Thank you so much for such an amazing review of Antelope Park. Your indepth knowledge on the program and projects is so refreshing and impressive. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here and walked away with so many new happy memories. The part you played as well in coming to volunteer with us... More 

Masvingo, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit to this place. Stayed in the river tents which were well appointed although they could do with electric blankets as the place is cold. Food is ok,would recommend that they put serviettes during meals. Most memorable were the activities elephant interaction,game drive,lion feeding and walking with the lions.The environment is serene a perfect getaway.Our guide Irikidzayi made... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Nyunyuto Thank you so much for your review of Antelope Park. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our activities as well. We will pass on your kind compliments to Irikidzai. We sincerely hope that you will be back again some time soon. Have a lovely day and thank you again.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A great experience, we staying in one of the river tents and what a treat us was, over looking the small river and park land, close to all the action but very quiet at night, aside the lion roars. Fantastic staff, very helpful, great amenities and good. Excellent activities with very knowledgeable and helpful guides.

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear AWildLife We appreciate your time taken in writing a review of Antelope Park. We are very happy to hear that you had such a great experience and got to stay in one of our River Tents. The sound of the Lion's roaring is such an amazing experience and we are glad you managed to hear that too. We appreciate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing little lodge tucked away in the back of Zimbabwe, where you can literally do practically anything. From horse rides to round up the elephants to walking with the lions. Was there for three days and it was amazing! The lion walk Is a must for anyone, as it is such an experience. Be warned however, the excursions can... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Robert H Thank you so much for your feedback on Antelope Park. It is really great to see that you enjoyed your stay and got the chance as well to experience the Lion Walk. It is truly an exciting experience to be remembered. We hope that you will be back again some other time soon to enjoy more of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

It was a slid start to our day because our tour guide was late and we had to wait for him. However the activities were amazing even though we didn't get to see the cubs. Staff was friendly and may I greatly say THANK YOU to the VERY kind lady who served me during lunch. It felt like my mother... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Karen C Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of us. Your feedback is very valuable and it gives us great pleasure knowing that you enjoyed your day. I have passed on your kind comments to the lady who works in the kitchen and she was ever so grateful for your kind words. We... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here for one night as a stop over en route back to South Africa. It is a wonderful set up and we stayed in one of the Island Lodges which was beautiful & very comfortable. The view over the dam is really lovely & we thoroughly enjoyed watching all the birdlife! Unfortunately we did not have time to... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear rozzie1Joburg Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor and for your time taken in writing it. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience in the Island lodges and enjoyed the views that the room offers. It is one of our popular accommodations. I have passed on your comments to the Food and Beverage Manager with regards... More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stayed here with family some in the River Tents and the rest in the Self Catering Lodge on the hill. We ate breakfast and one dinner in the restaurant which were excellent value and well prepared and two nights cooked ourselves one of which was on a BBQ which is situated within the fire pit area. The bins could be... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you so much for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, the activities and the meals too. We have addressed the issue to do with the rubbish bins outside the lodge and do appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We hope that you will be back again some... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Loved my walk with three gorgeous eight month old lion cubs. There were only three of us booked for the 4pm walk so plenty of opportunities to get up close with the lions, patting them, walking with them and posing for photos. The lions look well cared for, and while this is a touristy experience, it was amazing being so... More 

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Antelope_Park_Zim, Front Office Manager at Antelope Park, responded to this review

Dear Verena D Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of us. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to walk with the beautiful cubs. It's a special experience and we are happy to hear that you got to share this with us. We sincerely hope that... More 

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