About Hwange

Zimbabwe's largest National Park is home to one of Africa's biggest elephant populations and covers 14,600 square kilometres of sandy Kalahari soil, grassland and woodland. Once the royal hunting grounds, today a network of manmade and natural waterholes sustain the large numbers of wildlife including Hwange's famous elephant herds and equally impressive buffalo herds many hundreds strong; in addition to predators such as lions and cheetahs and antelope including sable and roan.  

This is also one of the finest places in Africa to experience game viewing on foot. Zimbabwe's guides are renowned as being the best in Africa and guided walks open up a whole new perspective on the bush allowing you to examine plants and insects, follow tracks and exhilarate in approaching the big game on foot, one of the undoubted pleasures of visiting Hwange.

For more information, why not speak to one of our experts on +44 (0) 20 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk


  • One of Africa's great National Parks & Zimbabwe's oldest
  • Huge numbers of elephants throughout the park, as well as the rare Sable & Roan Antelope
  • Walking safaris allow a different wildlife viewing perspective
  • Book an Elephant Express transfer when staying in the south and enjoy a game watching train ride through the wilderness


  • Over 100 species of mammal are recorded in Hwange including elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wild dog, sable, roan, giraffe
  • There are over 420 bird species in Hwange making it an ideal destination for bird watching enthusiasts who can spend time in a hide overlooking a waterhole to watch as birds come down to drink, or on game drives through the woodland where many species nest.


  • April to November - dry season, peak game viewing time and high concentrations of elephants
  • December to March - rainy season with green landscapes, migrant birds and young animals


In The Know

    • Hwange has some of the best green season (December to March) game viewing in Southern Africa
    • If you are feeling adventurous a number of camps offer the chance to sleep out under the stars
    • There are some great family friendly lodge options in Hwange that allow you to share the safari experience with the whole family 

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