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Located in Zimbabwe :: Zimbabwe :: Mount Selinda
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Mount Selinda lies at the southern end of a mountain range which separates Zimbabwe from neighbouring Mozambique. This range, hundreds of kilometres long, runs in a north-south direction, with the Nyanga mountains lying at the northern extremity. Mount Selinda itself consists of two large, densely forested hills which rise up from the mountain plateau, with the two hills possessing a gentle but distinct saddle between them. No other high ground stands between Mount Selinda and the Indian Ocean some 400 kilometres away – a major factor influencing Mount Selinda's wet climate. To the north east of Chirinda Forest lies the Ngungunyana Forest and eucalyptus plantation. To the east of Mount Selinda the land descends gradually down into Mozambique, but to the west of Mount Selinda the geography changes suddenly and dramatically. After 30 km the mountain range plunges down to the flat, arid lowlands of the Sabi River Valley where, in searing summer temperatures of 40° C and higher, heat-tolerant baobab and mopane trees abound. (Updated July-2016)

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