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Known as one of Southern Africa’s Most Intriguing Destinations, and winners of the "Environmental Award" at the 2013 AZTA Awards ceremony, Antelope Park is home to the world famous African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) lion rehabilitation programme which is a multi-phase lion conservation initiative as featured in hit UK TV documentary "LION COUNTRY".

It is Africa’s first genuine programme working to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild. Set in over 3000 acres of open savannah grassland, Antelope Park is a unique game reserve and a haven of tranquillity set in the African bush, welcoming guests and volunteer eco-tourists alike to the charming and remarkable camp site. Walk with lions, ride through the wilderness on elephant or horseback, view the abundance of wildlife in the Park or canoe on the scenic lake. During the evening, our exclusive Night Encounters offer a truly amazing, close up experience of lions hunting in their natural environment.

By Air: Fly in to Bulawayo from Johannesburg. Here you have the option of staying overnight in Bulawayo before heading to Gweru, which takes around 2 hours.
Fly in to Harare, you may wish to stay overnight here before embarking upon the 4 hour journey to Gweru.

By Road: From Bulawayo, take the 2-hour journey to Gweru on the main Bulawayo-Harare Road. You will eventually see the Antelope Park sign on your left
From Harare, take the 4-hour journey via the main Bulawayo road to Gweru. Pass through Gweru on the main road and approximately 6K from Gweru town, you will see the Antelope Park sign on your right.

    Major activities at Antelope Park include the following: Lion Walks, Lion Cub Viewing, Lion Feeding, Elephant Rides and Training, Night Encounter, Explore the Bush, Fishing, Canoeing, Boating and Sundowner Cruises, Horse Rides and Lessons