Hwange National Park is in west Zimbabwe. Its grasslands and mopane woods are home to large elephant herds, lions and African wild dogs. In the northwest, animals gather at Mandavu and Masuma dams, where there are concealed lookouts. Bumbusi National Monument includes 18th-century ruins and pre-colonial rock carvings. In the southeast, waterholes include the Nyamandhlovu Pan, with its elevated viewing platform.
Depart your hotel in Victoria Falls and head for the Hwange National park.This is a 195km drive and takes about two and half hour of safe driving. The roads to the park are all tarred. We will be at the Main Camp (National Parks HQ and the safari starting point) at around 08H30and after a few minutes of check-in formalities the safari starts. We will do the full day drive with lunch at any one of the many viewing platforms. Mineral water and refreshments are all provided. Hwange is endowed with many solar powered waterholes and there are no permanent rivers in the park, so most animals can be seen on their way to and from the water holes.
The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The park is home to over 65 000 elephants who in the dry season dominate all the water points in the afternoons. Other animals that can be seen in the park are lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, baboon, warthog and a lot more. This park provides a safari experience to rival the great parks of East Africa – the Serengeti and Masai Mara – but without the crowds.
We will leave for the Park at 16H30 and expect to be back at your hotel at around 19H30.
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