Over the past few years many people have been deterred from visiting Lochinvar by the poor state of the road from Monze and lack of accommodation in the Park. Now, thanks to government investment in the road and imaginative refurbishment of the Lodge by DNPW, journey time from Monze has been cut to 35 minutes and the Lodge is once again open for self-catering visitors. Accommodation includes 9 bedrooms with en-suite facilities, a lounge, dining room, bar and kitchen.
Arrangements to enable on-line booking are being made but in the meantime visitors can book rooms on arrival in the Park.
Don’t expect to see much game, but there are many other attractions in the Park including a huge variety of birds, hot springs at Gwisho and Bwanda, the Drum Rocks and hollow baobab tree, and the Chunga lagoon. The Lodge, originally built in 1908 by the British South Africa Company as a farmhouse is now a National Monument but human occupation of the area goes back thousands of years: Gwisho, a Stone Age settlement and Sebanzi Hill, an Iron Age site, are also National Monuments.