Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
We swap to open safari vehicles today and make our way into the Hwange National Park. Situated in the far west of the country, Hwange lies in the incredible belt of Africa, spreading out into the neighbouring Botswana, permitting animals (elephants in particular) to wander freely between Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Aside from elephants, this reserve is home to more than 100 mammal species, including Africa’s Big 5 (made up of leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as plenty of giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok and the brown hyena.
The Park is also famous for its high concentration of Wild (painted) Dog. Sadly, the numbers of these creatures are decreasing, but recently conservation efforts have been made a higher priority. We will get to see the works of one of these projects the next day. We embark on a game drive in the morning and head back to camp later on in the day to enjoy a delicious lunch and to unwind beneath the shade to escape the sun’s harsh rays. In the later afternoon, we embark on yet another game drive in search of wildlife not previously spotted. We make our way back to camp in the evening, where we spend the night.
Trip Highlights: Hwange National Park, Morning and afternoon game drives
Accommodation: Chalets within the National Park, twin share
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 0kms
Approximate Driving Time: Morning and afternoon game drives