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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and one of the larger parks in Africa’s Eden.

It was initially founded in 1928 and later established as a national park in 1949. The park has many wilderness lodges and camp options, allowing you to experience the abundant wildlife (including the Big 5) and access numerous archaeological and cultural sites. A truly unique feature is the feeling of having the park to yourself as crowds are not typical.

Accommodation

Linkwasha Lodge – Wilderness

Linkwasha Camp lies in a private concession near the Ngamo Plains in Hwange National Park. Hwange is known for its prolific summer or green season game viewing, and Linkwasha adds an extra dimension during the dry season, when wildlife streams to drink from the pan immediately in front of the camp.

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Accommodation

Nantwich Lodge – Hideaways Africa

A unique, small and intimate Hwange safari lodge, reclaimed from a bygone era with a history closely tied to that of the park, as described here by acclaimed author Tony Park. Nantwich Lodge attracts true safari lovers who want to get off the beaten track and discover the pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife of Northern Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

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Plan Your Trip

Hwange National Park covers an area of 14,651 sq. km, which is approximately the same size as Northern Ireland in the UK, or slightly smaller than Kuwait. The varied landscape in Hwange National Park includes teak forest, thornveld, mopane woodland and Kalahari scrubland.

Hwange National Park has the following plentiful wildlife, despite pressure from poaching over recent years:

  • The Big Five and 100 other mammal species, including the largest population of elephants in the country. Large predator sightings are common and include lion, cheetah, African Wild Dog and the elusive leopard.
  • Over 400 species of birds, including a wide variety of raptors and a large number of migratory species from November to April.


As there is little to no natural water flow in the park, animals gather around artificial watering holes to drink in the morning and evening, especially during the dry season.