Hwange National Park is named after a local Nhanzwa chief. In the nineteen century it was the royal hunting reserve of Mzilikazi and his successor Lobengula.
Located in south-western Zimbabwe, on the main road between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls, near to Dete, Hwange National Park is home to over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. The population of the Cape wild dogs found in Hwange is thought to be of one of the larger surviving groups in Africa today, and the elephants are world famous. The park is the largest in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. Its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game vary hugely, ranging from the semi desert scrub on the edge of the Kalahari in the south, to forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north.
Accommodation and Activities
Camelthorn Lodge Hwange
The Hide Classic Safari Camp
Nehimba Lodge – Living with the Elephants
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