Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe and the third largest in Africa. With an area of 14,600km², its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game vary hugely, ranging from the semi-desert scrub on the edge of the Kalahari in the south to forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north.
It is home to the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – as well as over 400 species of birds, abundant plains game and an array of mammals. As you can see from the photos below, there is an abundance of elephant in the park – around 44,000 – which makes it one of the largest elephant populations in the world.
Hwange is one of the few places in Zimbabwe to see giraffe. All the unusual antelope are resident and spotted quite easily, including greater kudu, gemsbok, sable and roan antelope. The population of wild dogs is one of the largest in Africa.
And the camps themselves are world-class… Discover them below.