Hwange National Park
Described as one of Africa’s top national parks, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe’s northwest should be on any safari lover’s bucket list. Hwange is the largest wildlife area in Zimbabwe. On the border with Botswana, Hwange covers an area of just under 15,000 square kilometres and is home to a rich variety of different habitats, vegetation and wildlife.
Founded in 1928 as a game reserve, Hwange did not become a national park until 1930. The park is located on the main road between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, and is included in the 5 Nation Kavango – Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA)
Hwange’s claim to fame is one of the largest elephant populations in the world. There are between 20,000 to 70,000 elephants that congregate around the waterholes toward the end of the dry season. Predators, including all three of the big cats (Lion, Leopard and Cheetah), are regularly spotted. The park has an impressive variety of antelope, including some of the unusual species such as sable antelope and greater kudu. The park is an important breeding ground for wild dog