Hwange National Park

One of the most famous safari parks in Africa

Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe is perfect for a safari. The immense nature reserve is home to the Big Five and much more animals.

This famous nature reserve is well known for its elephants, but you’ve also got a good chance to spot the rare African wild dogs, for example. Hwange National Park is also relatively close to the Victoria Falls.

It’s a good idea to visit both on your trip to this area: one day to visit the falls and a few days to go on safari. You can spend the mornings and late afternoons spotting the many animals that live in this park.

An elephant mother and her very young calf. ©Corno van den Berg

Stay overnight in Hwange

Make sure you spend the night in Hwange National Park, for example at the campsite or in one of the lodges, so you can hear those amazing night-time sounds that only Africa can offer. It’s an experience in itself.

The entrance of Hwange National Park. ©Corno van den Berg

This has another advantage. If you go on safari, the tour actually starts when you board the vehicle. You will be surprised how many animals live near your tent or room.

Elephants having a splash in Hwange National Park. ©Corno van den Berg

Animals of Hwange National Park

Hwange is known for its many types of animals. With predators such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. But you probably also see elephant, buffalo, white rhino or black rhino. Although the last two are really special. In addition, you will automatically encounter many prey animals, such as various types of antelopes, zebras and warthogs.

Zebras in Hwange National Park.

Visiting Hwange National Park

The main entrance to Hwange National Park is 100 kilometers away from Victoria Falls. Partly because of this, you can combine both well on your tour through Zimbabwe. Hwange is more than worth it.

An elephant enjoying a mud bath. ©Corno van den Berg

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