Big Elephant Encounters

Hwange National Park was once a royal hunting ground for King Mzilikazi, a Zulu warrior. Fortunately for the wildlife, the park was proclaimed in 1929. This stunning wilderness area now has amongst the highest diversity of mammals for any national park in the world with 108 species and over 400 types of birds including 50 raptors. With an estimated 30,000 elephants you're sure to come across a herd or two! Hwange National Park resembles what much of the interior of Africa was like more than 150 years ago—with plentiful game, unspoiled bush, and excellent private guides. A stunning wilderness haven, Hwange is Zimbabwe's flagship national park. The park has been set aside solely to conserve wildlife in its natural habitat.  Almost all of Zimbabwe's specially protected animals are to be found in Hwange. It’s the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena can be found in reasonable numbers. The population of wild dog found in Hwange is thought to be the largest surviving in Africa today.

There is quite a broad range of accommodation options from adventure camping to luxury villas.

Easily reached by road (2 hour drive to the gates from Victoria Falls) or light aircraft (it has its own small airport) it is a fantastic destination to include in your Zimbabwe safari holiday.

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