Hwange is a town in Zimbabwe, located in Hwange District, in Matabeleland North Province, in northwestern Zimbabwe, close to the international borders with Botswana and Zambia. It lies approximately 100 kilometres, by road, southeast of Victoria Falls, the nearest large city.
It has one of the biggest national parks in the country, named after a local Nhanzwa chief, Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls.
It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19 th Century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The Park has three distinctive Camps and administrative offices at Robins, Sinamatella and the largest one at Main Camp.
Ngweshla Pan – the loop road is a pleasant day-drive
Nyamandhlovu Platform – prime game viewing area at a pumped water hole
Dom waterhole – an exceptional view of the African Sunset
Mandavu Dam – provides a beautiful viewing hide to watch animals coming to drink, 27 kilometres from Sinamatella
Masuma Dam – excellent hide for game viewing about 15 kilometres from Sinamatella
Detema Dam – exceptional game viewing hide
Big Toms & Little Toms – these are viewing hides which provide excellent game viewing opportunities and are named for the farms of Harold Robins who bequeathed his land to the Park in 1939.
Escorted daytime walks – available from all camps for a charge to groups of up to 6 persons
Moonlight game viewing – available from Main Camp around the full-moon period subject to weather conditions
Wilderness trails – available in the Sinamatella and Robins Camp areas
Source: Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority