General Information About Save Valley Conservancy
The Save Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe’s southern lowveld area forms part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which straddles the borders of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. The Save River forms the conservancy’s eastern boundary and varying altitudes in the valley and terrain have created distinct habitats for flora and fauna. The Save Valley landscape was once dominated by a large livestock operation that pushed out native wildlife and degraded much of the land. For the past several decades, however, cattle fences and livestock have been removed, wildlife and wild habitat have returned, and the area is slowly recovering its natural value. The conservancy is home to lions, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and other game, including black rhinos and white rhinos. Zimbabwe’s current population of rhinos is an estimated 430 black rhinos and 290 white rhinos.