Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park occupies 14 650 square kilometers, which makes it the largest national park in Zimbabwe. It is home to a wide selection of wildlife with more than 400 species of birds and 100 species of mammals.
Hwange National Park Wildlife, Attractions & Activities
Hwange is world famous for its elephant population. You can also see bat eared fox, lion, porcupine, spotted hyena, hippo, black backed jackal, baboon, leopard, African wildcat and Burchell’s zebra. The birdlife is amazing in this National Park. It is the habitat of red billed spur fowl, southern pied babbler, red eyed bulbul, Kalahari scrub robin and crimson breasted shrike. Martial eagle, larks and pipits can also be found here.
The park boasts of teak and mopane woodlands, scrub areas and grasslands, which offer a real wilderness experience and plenty of game viewing opportunities. On the northern edge of the park, you can see the Bumbusi National Monument, which consists of rock carvings and ruins. Some camps allow you to enjoy game drives, night drives, bush walks and game viewing from hides.
Hwange National Park Camping
Hwange Park features three large camps and four small permanent camps. Main camp has several pans and pumped waterholes, which make the area ideal for game viewing. You can find an array of facilities like restaurant, bar, self catering lodges, chalets, cottages, petrol station, grocery shop and curio shop. Sinamatella is another major camp that offers facilities like bar, restaurant and shop. In addition, there are numerous privately operated tented camps in the park. Exclusive camp for a single party at a time is also available, which is great for family or friends get-togethers. Camping safaris at Hwange Park offer a memorable vacation experience.
How to get to Hwange National Park
The park is situated just an hour drive from the popular Victoria Falls. The main camp is home to an unlicensed airstrip, so you can reach the park by air. From May to October you can reach the park by road. In wet seasons, you need to get the guidance of the locals to find the best routes.