On the Western side of Zimbabwe at the edge of the Kalahari desert bordering Botswana, within a short flight or reasonable drive of Victoria Falls is Hwange National Park - Zimbabwe’s largest and most popular national park, offering some of the best game viewing in Africa.
Hwange National Park is vast covering some 1.4 million hectares (3.46 million acres), including a mix of habitats and a huge amount of wildlife. This diverse area is shared between desert- adapted and woodland species, ensuring large numbers of animals all year round – a phenomenal number of elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and even gemsbok.
Most of Hwange is unfenced – allowing animals to roam freely within the neighbouring regions. The large number of pumped watering holes meaning the animals are supported and found in this huge region year-round.
Not only is Hwange vast, but too, exceptionally wild. It has various gates along the north and east and consists of both the national park and private reserves but we generally offer camps within the private areas. These are best reached via a short flight from Victoria Falls or Kariba.
Camps, such as Somalisa or Linkwasha, are comfortably luxurious but will certainly appeal to those safari purists or those wishing to experience nature and enjoy some ‘glamping’. Each is in its own area, and the vast park is not busy, meaning you will experience a relatively private, even exclusive, experience.
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