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Hwange National Park Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences

  • 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.



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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

  • 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.
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,220
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Zimbabwe See Trip Details
  • 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.
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 15,655
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Tanzania See Trip Details
  • 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.
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,756
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    South Africa See Trip Details
  • Victoria Falls & Hwange

    Spend some time in Victoria Falls with a guided tour then embark on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Next, head to Hwange National Park and enjoy excellent opportunities to view game.
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,316
    Trip Type:
    Safaris Worldwide, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Zimbabwe See Trip Details
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