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.
Our Most Popular Hwange Tours
11-day Best of Zimbabwe Safari (Fly-in)
Itinerary Type: Sample
Highlights: Hwange, Lake Kariba, Mana Pools, Victoria Falls, Harare
7-day Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park Safari (Fly-in)
Itinerary Type: Sample
Highlights: Hwange, Victoria Falls
Our Most Popular Hwange Accommodation
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.
Khulu Ivory Lodge
Khulu Ivory is the luxurious and exclusive sister camp to the (slightly) bigger Ivory Lodge in a private concession on the edge of Hwange National Park.
Khulu Bush Camp
Bomani Tented Lodge
Exceptional guides, heart-warming hospitality and an exclusive location combine to make Bomani Tented Lodge one of Hwange National Park's best safari experiences.
Pack your beige togs because Camp Hwange, deep in Zimbabwe's biggest and most diverse game reserve, is one of a few lodges in southern Africa where walking safaris are the main activity.
Hwange Safari Lodge
Ivory Safari Lodge is a small and intimate safari lodge in a private conservancy bordering the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe
Hwange Bush Camp
Miombo Safari Lodge
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