Lions in Hwange National Park

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 clans of brown hyena can be found in this pristine slice of wilderness, which also boasts one of the largest surviving populations of African wild dog.