Home to large herds of elephants and buffalo, Hwange National Park lies on the border of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Located close to Victoria Falls it is Zimbabwe's largest game reserve at over 14,000 km². Expect varied habitats and vegetation types hundreds of mammal species and nearly 400 bird species.
The park is predominately Kalahari sandveld supporting teak and mopane woodlands, dry Acacia scrub and is interspersed with saltpans and grasslands that support enormous species diversity and provide a true wilderness experience.
Located on the border with Botswana, Hwange has, since it was proclaimed 75 years ago, been home to some of southern Africa's last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. On a Hwange National Park safari discover some of the highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world. White rhino are another special sight to see here as these critically endangered animals have recently been trans-located into Hwange's protected area.
The park is also home to a varied bird community. Typical drier Kalahari birds include Kori Bustard, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Kalahari Scrub-Robin, Scaly-feathered Finch, Cut-throat Finch, Red-eyed Bulbul, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Black-cheeked Waxbill and Southern Pied Babbler. In the summer months the bird list is greatly increased by migratory species like Southern Carmine Bee-eaters, Black Kites, Broad-billed Rollers, various cuckoo species, Abdims Storks and European Bee-eater.
Holidays including the Hwange National Park are a fantastic way to discover the iconic Zimbabwe landscape. It is the perfect destination for family safaris in Zimbabwe, with almost guaranteed sightings of some favourite safari animals. Equally it is a wonderful destination for a unique Zimbabwe honeymoon and will guarantee an unforgettable experience.
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