Hwange National Park


Hwange National Park is a huge slice of Zimbabwe which has been set aside purely for the purpose of conserving wildlife in its natural habitat. With a land area of more than 14,000 square kilometers, Hwange boasts over a hundred different species of animal and four hundred species of bird - a concentration which makes this National Park one of the finest in the world.

Hwange is also one of the few great elephant sanctuaries left in Africa. Herds of up to a hundred can be seen finding their way to the watering holes at dusk.

Accommodation in the park is provided by three camps, Main Camp, Sinamatella and Robins Camp, where the visitor can stay in lodges, chalets, tents or caravans. A 482 kilometer network of game viewing roads leads the visitor to some of the greatest concentrations of game in the world.

There can be few experiences on this earth so gratifying as to sit at one of Hwange's viewing platforms by a waterhole, watching an endless procession of game engaged in the timeless dance of survival. Safari operators at Hwange offer day and moonlight trips which, during the dry months from July to October, offer all the game one could ever hope to see.

Special thanks to the Zimbabwe Ministry of Enviornment and Tourism for providing this information.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Aug 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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