- Victoria Falls
- Rhodes and the Railway
- Victoria Falls Bridge
- Victoria Falls Hotel
- Travel and Tourism
- A Tour of the Falls
Situated in the north-western corner of Zimbabwe, about 200 kilometres south of Victoria Falls (250 kilometres north-west of Bulawayo), and covering an area of more than 14,500 square kilometres - often compared, but not quite, the size of Wales - Hwange National Park is the country’s largest National Park and a haven for wildlife. The area supports over 100 larger mammal species, including the 'big five,' and more than 400 bird species.
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe's premier safari destination, and is certainly worthy of comparison with South Africa's Kruger and Botswana's Chobe National Parks. The park is dominated by Kalahari sand formations, with mixed bush and woodland interspersed with shallow drainage lines and vlei grassland valleys. This mixed mosaic of habitats supports a wealth of wildlife and offers amazing game viewing options, including the 'Big Five' (although rhino sightings are increasingly rare), zebra, giraffe and a variety of antelope species. The park is famed for its elephant population, which it shares with neighbouring Botswana, and also its lions, who have become dry season specialist elephant hunters.
For those with more time to stop and enjoy the wonders of Hwange's wildlife we recommend at least a couple of nights in one of the superb safari lodges in the area - see our sister site Discover Hwange for more information.
Book your Hwange wildlife safari tour options through us and we'll get the best deal possible for your chosen accommodation and tours, plus we'll donate five percent of your booking total to local community and conservation good causes.