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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!

 

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Hwange National Park

  • Shongololo Southern Cross Special

    Experience, on a relaxing train journey, 4 different countries, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland while taking in Victoria Falls, enjoying several game drives in 3 different wildlife parks including Kruger, exploring canyons, old mining towns and visiting Pretoria, Johannesburg and Maputo, Mozambique’s capital.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,995
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Botswana Wildlife Breakaway

    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:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
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  • Kruger to Falls Adventure from Johannesburg

    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:
    AU$ 6,852
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide, Single Friendly
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  • Grand Zimbabwe

    Discover the magic of Zimbabwe on this small group tour as you venture into the country's most famous National Parks including Hwange and Matopos. Learn about Zimbabwe's fascinating history as you visit the 900 year old Great Zimbabwe ruins and take in the country's breathtaking natural beauty.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,870
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Safaris Worldwide, Small Group Touring
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  • Hwange National Park: Elephants Eye: Stay of Distinction

    Discover the best of African wildlife at this intimate, luxurious eco-lodge in Zimbabwe. At Elephant’s Eye in Hwange National Park, you’ll enjoy first-class accommodations as you head on a bespoke safari experience to see the park’s large population of lions, elephants, and other African animals.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,541
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Little Makalolo: Stay of Distinction

    Little Makalolo Camp is at the heart of Hwange National Park in one of its best game viewing areas with herds of buffalo and elephant as well as predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,112
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Dar Es Salaam to Cape Town (v.v)

    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$ 12,820
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rovos Rail: Pretoria to Victoria Falls (or v.v.)

    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$ 2,082
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Stimela Star - Victoria Falls to Hwange

    Stimela is the word used in Zimbabwe for a train.The Stimela Star is a private overnight sleeper train which is hooked up to the regular Victoria Falls to Bulawayo passenger train. The Star transports you in comfort and old fashioned style overnight from Vic Falls, ready for your adventure in Hwange National Park.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Zimbabwe Highlights

    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$ 3,465
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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