Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe’s largest national park, the elephant stronghold of Hwange is a game-rich area roughly the size of the Bahamas that was once the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior king Mzilikazi.
It was proclaimed a national park in 1929. Here guests can explore a variety of landscapes, from desert sands and sparse woodland to grasslands and rocky outcrops. Vast herds of elephant and buffalo, gemsbok and packs of brown hyena can be found in this pristine slice of wilderness, which also boasts one of the largest surviving populations of wild dog.
- Zimbabwe's largest National Park
- One of a few great elephant sanctuaries left in Africa
- No permanent surface water - animals rely on a series of waterholes many of which dry up during drought years. The people of Hwange now maintain a number of these waterholes throughout the year thereby ensuring the livelihoods of thousands of animals
- Boasts over 100 different species of mammal and over 400 species of birds
- Offer the thrill of night drives
- Hundred-strong herds of elephant can be seen
Min 14°C/58°F Max 38°C/86°F
Min 5°C/41°F Max 20°C/68°F
- Best time to travelYear round
- WildlifeEncounter vast herds of elephant and buffalo; home to gemsbok, brown hyena, African wild dog, sable, roan antelope, lion, leopard, cheetah, kudu, zebra, impala, waterbuck, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, wildebeest, African wildcat, serval, honey badger, civet and spotted hyena.
- LanguagesThe official language of Zimbabwe is English. Other languages spoken include Ndebele and Shona.
- Flying to Hwange National ParkThere are daily flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and other destinations in Zimbabwe. Charter flights are operated on a private basis and are an efficient way of travelling between the major tourist areas of Victoria Falls, Hwange, Masvingo and Kariba.
- CurrencyUS Dollars and South African Rands are accepted however, notes dated before 2003 are no longer accepted.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Game drives
- Bush walks
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