The essence of a Safari game drive
Game drives in private concessions through the park are a veritable feast for the senses, encompassing unbelievable scenery, fresh breezes, natural dusky perfumes and an orchestra of African sounds. The open-sided 4x4s can accommodate six passengers in tiered seating, ensuring unobstructed views and key photographic opportunities. Game tours are led by experienced and trained guides who tailor excursions to suit the preferences of every guest, whether it’s to view a certain animal, learn about the mannerisms of different species and their habitats or simply to enjoy the vast expanse of the bush. Guides are always eager and willing to impart their vast knowledge and expertise to interested travellers.
Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s renowned wildlife areas and the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. It stretches over 1.4 million hectares (3.5 million acres) of pristine bush and forest. The park is home to myriad four-legged residents, with over 100 mammal species, including all the members of the famed Big Five, elegant giraffe, swift cheetah and striped zebra. At a time when Hwange experienced the worst of its dry era, lions adapted to the point of hunting majestic elephants. This rare phenomenon was unparalleled and simply astonishing at the time.
Today, Hwange is one of the few great elephant sanctuaries left in Africa. The famous battleground now teems with lush grazing land and is home to herds of wildlife, including the rare roan and sable antelope. As the winter months approach, marvel at increased sightings of the African wild dog, eager for the arrival of puppies. End the day tour or begin the evening one by indulging in decadent drinks enjoyed against the backdrop of the streaked African sky.