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  • A herd of African elephants while on a Hwange National Park safari.
  • Plains zebra drinking at Nyamandlovu pan in Hwange.
  • Crowned cranes
  • The Yellow-billed Hornbill is always a great photo subject on Zimbabwe vacations.
  • Three giraffe bulls standing along a dirt track

Covering a 14,650 square kilometre plateau in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe is Hwange National Park. The largest and most visited national park in the country, Hwange is home to all of Zimbabwe’s specially protected species.

Once home to the nomadic San (bushmen) who profited from the migrating game found in the area, Hwange served as the royal hunting ground for Mzilikazi, a Ndebele warrior-king early in the 19th century. The area was designated as a national park in 1929 and was named after a local Nhanzwa chief.

Today, the park enjoys one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa, hosting over 100 mammals and 400 bird species. It is known as one of the few great elephant sanctuaries left on the continent, providing a habitat for some 30,000 elephants. There are great herds of Cape buffalo as well as zebra, giraffes, antelope, rhinos and hippopotamus. Predators like lions, leopards and cheetah are also present in Hwange but prove to be more elusive than other game. Along with Kruger National Park and the Selous Game Reserve, Hwange supports some of the larger surviving populations of the threatened African wild dog.o travel to Zimbabwe.

It has been said that a visit to Hwange National Park provides a glimpse of an older Africa, one that existed more than 150 years ago.

 


 

Zimbabwe Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Zimbabwe travel.

Learn about the history and culture of Zimbabwe, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Zimbabwe's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Zimbabwe for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Zimbabwe tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Africa tours, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours oEgypt tours en route from Zimbabwe or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

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Hwange National Park

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    MODERATE | SMALL-GROUP: There’s Africa, and then there’s Botswana. This very special trip explores two of the country's best loved wildlife areas, and takes you on to see much more.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,085
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
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  • Zimbabwe Highlights: Matobo Hills, Hwange & Victoria Falls

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Cross world wonders off your bucket list on this journey through Zimbabwe. Heading to Matobo Hills and Hwange National Park, you’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations and head on safari game drives to see elephants and rhinos. You’ll also gaze upon the majesty of Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,428
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Romance on the Rails: Cape Town, Kruger National Park & Victoria Falls

    DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the splendour and romance of Southern Africa on this 14-day luxury journey. Starting in Cape Town, you’ll then venture to Kruger National Park before your elegant train journey with Rovos Rail. A stay in Victoria Falls rounds out a truly unforgettable vacation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,366
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  • Hwange and Victoria Falls In Depth

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the wonder of Hwange and Victoria Falls. Split your time between two game lodges in Hwange National Park and its surrounds and head on daily game drives. Then connect to an island lodge on the Zambezi River to explore the riverbanks and visit nearby Victoria Falls.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,467
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide
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  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    DELUXE | RAIL: This journey takes guests from Pretoria westward to Botswana before crossing the border into Zimbabwe and on to the mighty Victoria Falls. This tour also operates in reverse.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,214
    Trip Type:
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  • Kruger to Falls Adventure: Kruger, Matopos, Hwange & More

    MODERATE | SMALL GROUP: Spend two weeks immersed in nature at its grandest on this Africa safari. Experience three of the continent’s most dynamic countries, including a South Africa safari, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,897
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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  • Rovos Rail: Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam

    DELUXE | RAIL: This journey is one of the most famous rail experiences in the world. Travel through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania combining the luxury of pre-war travel with modern touches.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 13,200
    Trip Type:
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  • Essential Victoria Falls & Hwange

    FIRST CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Witness one of the greatest natural attractions in Africa, and one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Experience Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife reserve with a stay in an award-winning intimate tented camp located in the heart of all the action.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,184
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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