Hwange National Park, formerly Wankie Game Reserve, is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve at 14, 650 sq km. It is located in the western part of the country, on the main road between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. The park was founded in 1928 as a Game Reserve, by Ted Davison and was established as a national park in 1961.
It is home to over 100 mammals and 400 bird species. Several protected animals can be found in the park. It is also believed to house the largest elephant population in the world. Make sure to take amazing photos of the elephants of Hwange.
The national park is also home to over 100 mammal species, which include lions, leopard, zebras, rhinos, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, African wild dogs and many more. This game park is very accessible and all the safari camps here offer day and night game drives . Other activities to engage in the park include nature walks, hiking and sightseeing.
The highest numbers of animals are spotted in the dry season from May to October when the wild animals congregate around the shrunken water holes. .
If driving, May to October is the best time as the 480km road network are more accessible and guests can easily access the various camps. Alternatively, it is possible to fly with private aircraft to Hwange National Park Airport