Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe’s largest national park with dramatic landscapes
Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and is known for its large concentrations of both herbivores and carnivores.
Hwange National Park is located between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo on the border of Botswana in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe. The covers a plateau of over 14,500 km2 with an average altitude of 1000 m.
Named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe and is mostly Acacia woodland on Kalahari sands blown from the Kalahari Desert. Extremely arid there are 63 man-made water holes in the park, these pump calcium rich waters to the waterholes on the surface.
Hwange National Park has 480 km of game viewing roads network connecting these waterholes and supports outstanding animal concentrations with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded, including nineteen large herbivore and eight large carnivore species. Hwange’s elephants are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. Hwange is the only protected area in Zimbabwe where gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers.
Major predators within the park include lion, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah and African wild dog. The wild dog population is notable as one of the larger concentrations in Africa today.
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and is known for its large concentrations of both herbivores and carnivores. Within this remarkable National Park, Linkwasha Camp is close to the famed Ngamo Plains, in the Linkwasha Concession.