Hwange

CategoryDestinations
LocationHwange
Status Open now

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.

 

Attractions

 

  • Hwange National Park
  • Painted Dog Visitor Centre
  • Nyamandlovhu Viewing Platform
  • Bumbusi Ruins
  • Ngwethla Picnic Site
  • Natural Water Pans

Activities

 

  • Walking Safari
  • Ngweshla Picnic Site
  • Horse back safaris
  • Sun downer at a watering hole
  • Fishing
  • Wilderness Trails