Chimanimani National Park
With its pristine wilderness, Chimanimani National Park is a hiker's paradise. The northern end of the park, Corner, is still very wild and unspoiled, but the road there is not good. The park shares a border with Mozambique. For hiking in Chimanimani National Park, 19km from Chimanimani village, you must sign in and pay park fees at Mutekeswane Base Camp.
Nyanga National Park
The 47,000-hectare Nyanga National Park is a geographically and scenically distinct enclave in the Eastern Highlands. Nyanga is famous not for its wildlife (though it does have antelopes and zebras) but rather for its verdant, mountainous scenery, crystal-clear streams, and Zim's highest mountain and waterfall. It's also reknowned for trout fly-fishing.
Just 28km southeast of Mutare, the Bvumba (pronounced Vumba) Mountains are characterised by cool, forested highlands and deep, misty valleys. In the language of the Manyika Shona people, Bvumba means ‘drizzle’ and you’ll probably see why. With its meadows, apple orchards, country gardens and teahouses, the area seems akin to the British countryside.