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The house to 400 birdlife and around 100 species of wildlife, the Hwange National Park is one of the largest known wildlife reserve park in Zimbabwe. The geographical zones and the short distance from the famous Vitoria Falls make Hwange National Park a famous attraction to the visitors. The area stretching up to 14,600 square kilometres, Hwange National reserve area is subdivided into two ecological zones. The semi-desert brush is lying towards the edge of the Kalahari in the south and the forests with the mopane valley, granite hills and woodlands towards the north region of Hwange National Park. The national park holds the abundance of flora and fauna with the mopane dominating the vegetation found in the region. With the lush wilderness, Hwange national park is considered best for game drives and special safari tours. The lion, leopard, rhino and the large population of elephants are the major attraction adding in the tourism of the Hwange National Park. With a short and accessible distance, there are large numbers of accommodation service provided for the visitors. From the luxury to the budget hotels, fully equipped Hwange safari lodges and the rest camps, the game reserve boasts a great option of accommodation at Hwange National Park.

Places To visit In Hwange National Park

Davison's Camp

The Davison’s Camp offers a luxury accommodation at Hwange National Park with fully equipped rooms and an amazing safari experience. The campsite is perfect for spotting the population of white rhino, the herd of elephants and the birdlife.

Ngwethla Picnic Site

Ngwethla offers a great site for the picnic at the game reserve that attracts the major tourist to the Hwange National Park. The loop is known for the diverse variety of wildlife to spot during the game drive throughout the year.

Leadwood Pans

The Leadwood Pans attract the wildlife and the tourist at Hwange for its lush green terrains, the waterholes and the shattered population of wildlife gathered there. The Leadwood lying there is the oldest and the majestic tree adding more to the beauty.

Bumbusi Ruins

The remote and unspoiled area of the Hwange, the Bumbusi Ruins are lying towards the perimeter of the national park. The ruins are neglected and not visited by major visitors making it an offbeat attraction at Hwange that one can explore for a unique experience.

Nyamandhlovu Viewing Platform

The Nyamandhlovu platform is known to be the best viewing point at the Hwange national park from where one can explore the entire waterhole with the wildlife gathered around. The pans lying at the edge of the high platform overlooks the incredible view.

Painted Dog Visitor Centre

The Dog Visitor Centre is an NGO lying on the way to Hwange National Park, making it an ideal place to en-route. The NGO is dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of African Wild Dogs.

Mandavu dam

The vast area of the Mandavu dam supports a large number of birdlife and hyenas. What makes Mandavu and attraction near Hwange is the picnic site and the quiet and calm ambience with the callings of animals.

Best Time To Visit Hwange National Park

Situated in the South West of Zimbabwe between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park has more animals and a greater variety of species than any other park in the country, and more than 400 species of birds. The best time to visit the national park is from July to October, which is the dry season and a prime time for wildlife viewing. Many waterholes inside the park become a gathering point for many animals while the thinning vegetation makes them easier to spot. Bird lovers can however might enjoy the summer months from November to April when migratory birds are present.

Things To Do In Hwange National Park

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Game Drive at Hwange National Park

The tour to Hwange is incomplete without the Game drives at Hwange National Park. The safari at Hwange is best to encounter the lions, and rest of the big five, the 100 of mammal species and the herd of elephants.

Local village tour

The local villages lying near the Hwange National park offers an attraction to the tourist for a cultural tour. The traditional houses, the art and crafts with the local market make it a popular tour to experience.

Bird Watching

More than 400 species of birdlife at Hwange National Park is best for bird watchers. The diverse birdlife population with the Yellow-billed Oxpecker, Secretarybirds and Woolly-necked are found at the region.

A night at Sleep out Deck

Spend a night amidst the stars and wake up with the sun with a night at the sleep-out deck that is surely the best thing to do at Hwange. Overlooking the waterholes, the deck is perfect to experience the wildlife and spot the herd of elephants.

Walking Safari Tours

The walking tour at Hwange is not just a walk amidst the jungle but a unique bush walk safari tour and tracking the footprints of the animal. The bush walk is best to experience the entire habitat of Hwange and with the endemic flour and fauna.

The dusk at the watering hole

Enclosed with the beauty of setting sun, the vegetation and the waterholes, enjoy the sundowner tour at Hwange National Park. With the sunset, enjoy your refreshment and drinks while watching the animals near the waterholes.

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How to Reach Hwange National Park

The Hwange National Park with a close distance from Victoria Falls can be accessed via air and the land route connecting to the borders of Botswana.

Via flight- The cities of Johannesburg, Zambia and Zimbabwe are the major cities connecting the airway to Botswana Chobe National Park. The Victoria Falls connects Hwange with the rest of Africa via connecting flights.

Via land- The land transfers from the airport is the only way to reach the Hwange National Park via car rentals drive. The weekly buses also commute to Botswana with a stop at the border of Hwange.

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