Chimanimani National Park is one of Zimbabwe’s premier hiking venues. The mountain floral is primarily sub-Alpine plants such as heather, lobelia, orchid, aloe. Big game is not here but there are klipspringer, chacma baboon, blue duiker, and leopard. The range is on the boarder with Mozambique to the east and has a maximum altitude of 2,440m at Mount Binga.
No fires are allowed though, and they have had serious wild fire problems here in the park. Bring a stove or just deal with a cold meal if you want to be compliant, but most people are not as you can see evidence of camp fires near the caves. Be very careful if you do have a fire and be smart about not lighting it until after sun set so you don’t freak out the rangers.
It can get cold up in the mountain so bring warm close and a sleeping bag. Bring plenty of food as there is none available on the mountain, however, there is plenty of water. Bring purification tablets if you don’t trust the water.
Be careful if you go into the Mozambique side as there are still mines here.
I personally never climbed up to the 2,440 m Mount Binga because my group was very tired. However, I have been told that the views into Mozambique are outstanding and on a clear day it is possible to see the Indian Ocean. We chose a more modest trail to the boarder at Skeleton Pass which is a little more north of Mount Binga. Be careful about walking into Mozambique as there unexploded mines there.