Mushandike Sanctuary is a conservation area whose purpose is to provide a multiplicity of activities that include game farming, game viewing and recreation. The Sanctuary also shares premises with the Mushandike Natural Resources College.
Occupying about 13 360 ha, the area is dominated by Brachystegia (miombo) woodland, open grassland and rocky outcrops. The Mushandike Dam occupies an area of 417 ha.
Mushandike Sanctuary boasts a wide array of predominantly plains game species. Animal species one can look forward to seeing include; kudu, common duiker, sable, waterbuck, klipspringer, steenbok, Sharpe's grysbok, tsessebe, blue wildebeest, impala and warthog. The area is also very rich in birdlife.
The Sanctuary operates throughout the year and has a camping and caravan site that can be used by visitors. Facilities are equipped with fireplaces and communal ablution facilities.
The nearest conveniences are located approximately 25 kilometres away in the city of Masvingo.
Attractions & Activities
• Walking safaris
How To Get To Mushandike Sanctuary
The Sanctuary lies about 25 kilometres from the city of Masvingo. From the city, one follows the Bulawayo Highway and turns left at the signpost to the Sanctuary. Please note that after the turn, the road becomes gravel to the Sanctuary.