|There’s more to Ngezi than just platinum|
|Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00|
Isdore Guvamombe Tourism Matrix
the acacias, shaggy waterbuck wonders on the marshy dam banks, while baboons and monkeys obviously used to human visitors, lackadaisically move on, as if nothing is happening.
Contrasting with the intimacy of the grassy savanna forest and its expansive view eastward is a seething dam, whose wall has a fantastic waterfall during the rainy season.
But prepare for intermittent sing-along from hippos who seem to be gifted more in discord than in melody, all night long.
Rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of Ngezi Dam, each one coloured green or brown, the epitome of the passer-by Great Dyke Range, Zimbabwe’s ceremonial nerve centre of minerals and subsequent mining activities.
In between the rock outcrops are flat patches of savanna land along the dam and they define 12 campsites for Ngezi Recreational Park.
One can simply choose camping along the dam or occupying the self-catering lodges.
In short, any vehicle can get to Ngezi, all year round. At the entrance, well-groomed rangers welcome the visitor and the directions to the lodge are well marked.
At sunrise, it is marvel to watch a rainbow insult the rising waters from the ephemeral plunge pool and fish eagles taking characteristic plunges into the water to catch fish for breakfast.
The mid-morning is characterised by a cool and soothing landward breeze that makes one to continue wander along the dam’s shore.
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