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Zimbabwe - Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. It is located in the northwest corner of the country, with Botswana bordering the park to the West and the National Railways train line to the East. Trains pass through the park and guests staying at camps near the railway may hear trains tooting to clear the tracks of wildlife during the night. The park is about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded.

The Park's elephant population is one of the largest in the world; it is home to over 35,000 elephants who in the dry season dominate all the water points in the afternoons. Other animals that can be seen in the park are lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, baboon and warthog.

Due to the vast size of the park, the landscape varies from deep Kalahari sands in the south to rocky hilly country in the north. The open savanna woodland in the southeast gives way to the thick teak woodland, which in turn becomes mopane woodland. In so many habitats, there is an abundance of animals, birds and general flora. As the park is in a very arid region, the water points are pumped from deep wells underground. At some of these water points there are very comfortable hides to sit in and watch the animals and birds. This makes the park a great place to visit at any time of the year depending on your main interests.

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Just 3 hours by road from Victoria Falls, Camp Hwange is ideally situated in a private concession inside the Hwange National Park, in the Sinamatella area, which is known for its rocky, hilly country with thick teak woodland.
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Somalisa Camp is set in the heart of the Hwange National Park which is known as the land of the giants because of the big elephant herds that inhabit it. Somalisa is an authentic bush camp, a blend of old African charm and elegance, and offers an exc...
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Hwange, which is approximately 2 hours' drive south of Victoria Falls, boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and an abundance of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded in Hwange Na...
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The Lodge is located such that some of Hwange's most prolific wildlife species can be viewed from the comfort of the guest rooms and the main dining area. The most commonly viewed species from camp range from big cats to plains game to herds of buffa...
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Little Makalolo Camp is an intimate camp in the heart of Hwange National Park, offering a true bush experience yet with comfort and true Zimbabwean hospitality.
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Nestled in a 43,500 acre game-rich private concession in the northern part of Hwange National Park, Nehimba Lodge combines an ideal location, luxury living and African charm to create an exceptional safari experience.
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Built in 1992, The Hide Safari Camp has earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination, for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers.
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Bomani Tented Lodge is situated in a private concession on the magnificent Ngamo Plain on the edge of the remote and unspoilt southeastern corner of Hwange National Park.

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Hwange is included in

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Explorer Express Self-drive

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