About an hour's drive from Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe's most famous game reserve and with good reason.
Hwange National Park forms a large portion of the Botswana border in north-west Zimbabwe. The Kalahari biome reaches from central Botswana into the south and west regions of the park characterised by level plains and sparse scrubland.
Hwange has many waterholes to ensure varied and reliable game viewing; it is home to great herds of elephant and buffalo; the largest population of the extremely rare African dog thrives here; and the birdlife is prolific.
As you travel north and east into Hwange, the land breaks up into small hills and valleys turning the bush to denser grasslands, and mopane and teak woodland habitats.
At 14,600sq km, Hwange is a large, pristine and scenic game reserve - mid-way in size between Chobe National Park and Kruger National Park and vying with the greats for "Best Game Reserve in Africa" status.
With its great size and varying topography, Hwange has a diversity of habitats and is known for its high wildlife and bird populations. With 420 bird species and 105 mammals recorded (including 19 large herbivores and 8 large carnivores) this is one of the most diverse game reserves in Africa.
Wildlife highlights in Hwange National Park include: elephant, wild dog, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, spotted hyena, brown hyena, jackal, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, gemsbok, eland, roan, sable, kudu and many smaller antelope and nocturnal mammals.
Itinerary Type: Sample
Highlights: Hwange, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Victoria Falls, Harare
Itinerary Type: Sample
Highlights: Hwange, Victoria Falls
Bomani Tented Lodge gives you comfort and warm hospitality in the Hwange National Park with views of the watering hole and animals on your doorstep.
Robin's camp offers en suite chalets and camping in Hwange National park, the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe. The camp is under new management and easy to get to from both Victoria Falls and the Chobe region of Botswana.
Famous for sightings of large mammals, Camp Hwange is one of the biggest and most diverse game reserves in Zimbabwe. A walking safari is a definite must or laze around overlooking the water hole.
On a private conservancy bordering Hwange National Park, the intimate Ivory Lodge offers elevated accommodation overlooking a floodlit waterhole and a Zimbabwean safari of great sightings.
Camelthorn Lodge is a fine offering where the luxury indoors is as good as the safari experience out in the bush of this private concession bordering on Hwange National Park.
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