Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe and lies in the west of the country. This 14650 km sq area park was the hunting grounds of the Ndebele King, Mzilikazi before being declared a National Park in 1930. It holds a incredible variety of both flora (over 400 species) and fauna (more than 100 different animals), some species not found anywhere else in the country. Its wide open plains encased in Zambezi teak forests hold herds of antelope, and offer amazing vistas for the keen photographer. The predators are plentiful but hard work and a bit of luck is still needed to see them.
For the birders amoungst you the specials in this area are the Bradfields Hornbill, Crimson-breasted Shrike (and a yellow morph has been seen), the Southern Pied Babbler, and the Violet-eared Waxbill.
The accommodation options are also varied with a good choice of both campsites and upmarket lodges, with choices in between to make your stay memorable.
The following activities are offered by most lodges, if you are camping you can self drive around the well signposted park or hire a walking guide from National Parks.
- Guided game drives seeking out the elusive creatures
- Guided bush walks with a qualified Professional Guide
- Sundowners around the watering hole while watching the various animals come down for their last drink of the day.
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