Sunungukai was established in 1993 under the CAMPFIRE scheme. A community managed wilderness / wildlife area. More recently it has been leased by Iain Jarvis, an environmentalist who has invested and upgraded, and raised the public profile. It is on the east bank of the Mazowe River, at Nyagande, and is 120 km north east of Harare.

Location and contact details

Out of Harare, NE on the Malawi Highway. Turn north at Mrewa (85 km), onto the Mutawatawa Road, 57 kms, to Kavenge. A small place of four or five shops, look out for powerlines crossing the road. The road is now gravel for 6 km to Nyagande. Signs indicate a gate on the right, and 700 m beyond that is Sunungukai.

Bookings, Iain Jarvis, 20 Le Roux Drive,

Manager, Leon van de Merwe - 0783 168381, 0736 122722

Camp Manager, Tavinga – 0777 779269

Gate keeper, Norman Murovatsanga – 0776 503329


  • Four self catering chalets.
  • Camping
  • Solar fridges and freezers.
  • Fenced camp


  • Wilderness accommodation
  • Guided walking
  • Fishing
  • Birding
  • Rafting

Further reading Sunungukai FaceBook page; retreived, 14 June 2019

The Standard Article: Rosie Mitchell, 9 Feb 2014, retrieved, 14 June 2019