Return to SA Birding Main Site

Mount Tsetserra

Modified: 2008/11/12 16:00 by guygibbon - Categorized as: Mozambique
Mount Tsetserra is a mountain peak in the Chimanimani Mountains, overlooking the Chicamba Dam and close to the Zimbabwe border. The mountain and its forests are in pristine condition and comprise a site of staggering beauty. As one ascends the mountain, one passes through a complete succession of forest types, from miombo woodlands at the base to afromontane forest. Most of the specials can be seen in a day visit, but the awesome beauty of the place compels one to linger.

Edit

Specials

Chirinda Apalis, Roberts's Warbler, Orange Ground-Thrush, Red-faced Crimsonwing, Lemon Dove, White-starred Robin, Olive Bush-Shrike, Spotted Creeper, Rufous-bellied Tit.

Edit

Habitats

miombo woodland, montane forest, grassland and cliffs.

Edit

Facilities

There is a rudimentary campsite at the summit, run by the department of wildlife. Accommodation is available in the area.

Edit

General

On the main road from Mutare to Beira, take the right turn to Chicamba (about 15 km after passing the sign to Casa Msika). Cross the bridge below the dam wall and continue for about 60 km. The road ends at the mountain top. The road is in good condition, but four wheel drive is recommended for the ascent, because of steep gradients and loose gravel. The site is earmarked for future ecotourism development. More information can be obtained from the reserve ecologist .

Stefaan Dondeyne 2007
Vincent Parker 2001



Copyright © 2008 SA Birding cc