Tugwi Mukosi Dam

Tugwi Mukosi dam, the largest inland water body in Zimbabwe is located in the semi-arid district of Chivi, Masvingo province in Zimbabwe.

It is also the second largest artificial lake, after Kariba Dam.

Tugwi-Mukosi lies about 72km south of Masvingo town.
The dam was built on the confluence of two rivers namely, Tugwi and Mukosi, hence being named Tugwi-Mukosi Dam.

Tugwi Mukosi Dam is not only a functional project but also a scenic destination that attracts tourists and nature lovers. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the water, the hills, and the wildlife. You can also indulge in various recreational activities, such as fishing, boating, birdwatching, and camping.

You can also visit the nearby attractions, such as the Great Zimbabwe Monument, the Gonarezhou National Park, and the Chiredzi River.

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What Led to The Construction of Tugwi Mukosi Dam?

Tugwi Mukosi Dam was constructed to provide water for irrigation, domestic use, power generation, and other purposes. It also serves as a source of livelihood and development for the local communities. The dam has a capacity of 1.8 billion cubic meters and covers an area of 9,800 hectares.

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If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience, you should visit Tugwi Mukosi Dam. You will be amazed by the beauty and diversity of this place. You will also learn more about the history, construction, and benefits of this amazing dam.

Book your trip today and discover the wonders of Tugwi Mukosi Dam.

Tugwi-Mukosi Dam, the second largest inland man-made dam in Zimbabwe after Kariba Dam, is about 115 kilometres from Masvingo city. The concrete face-filled dam wall, built at the confluence of the Tugwi and Mukosi rivers, is a wonder to visitors.

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Great Zimbabwe ruins

Great Zimbabwe Ruins

The Great Zimbabwe ruins are Africa's most extensive collection of ruins south of the Sahara. It is situated in Zimbabwe's south-eastern hills, close to Lake Mutirikwi and the town of Masvingo. The stone city covers 7.22 km² (2.79 sq mi) and could have housed up to 18,000 people at its peak, giving it a population density of about 2,500 people per km².

The central area of the ruins covers approximately 200 acres (80 hectares), making Great Zimbabwe the largest of more than 150 major stone ruins spread across Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

UNESCO has designated it as a World Heritage Site.

The Great Zimbabwe ruins is located approx. 143 km (1hr 50 min) from Tugwi Mukosi dam.

Lake Mutirikwi

Lake Mutirikwi, formerly Lake Kyle, is located in southern Zimbabwe, south-east of Masvingo. Lake Kyle is thought to have been named after the Kyle farm, which occupied the majority of the land required for the lake and was named after the Kyle district in Scotland, from which the pioneer of the Lowveld, Tom Murray MacDougall, originally came.

It was formed in 1960 with the construction of the Kyle Dam on the Mutirikwi River and covers approximately 90 km²(35 sq mi).
The dam was built to provide water to farming estates on the lowveld to the southwest, around Triangle, where sugar cane has been the main crop.

Lake Mutirikwi is located approx. 155 km (2hr 30 min) north of Tugwi Mukosi dam.​

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