Hunyani River is one of the major rivers in Zimbabwe with its source in the northwest of Marondera and flowing westward past Harare to Kutama. The river then turns north past Chinhoyi and the Hunyani Range and cuts through the Rukowakuona Mountains. After a course of 418km it crosses the Mozambique border at Hunyani, and continues as the Panhame River, which joins the Zambezi River at the town of Panhame.
The Hunyani is dammed along its section by the Prince Edward and Hunyani Poort dams, Lake Manyame and Lake Chiwero. These are home to large aquatic species such as sea bream, tiger fish, parrot fish, and eels. Animals such as black antelopes, kudus, crescent cobes, duikers, ewes, bushpigs, warthogs, baboons, vervets, and porcupines are also found within the Hunyani Basin.
Numerous tourist activities include fishing, sailing and walking safaris and game drives are done along the river.
When travel resumes, we encourage all Zimbabweans to visit numerous attractions along the Hunyani River and other places of interest.
Let’s all be responsible travellers.