Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe, with a huge variety of wildlife including vast concentrations of elephant and buffalo, all the main predators - lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog - and more than 400 bird species. The park is ecologically diverse, ensuring great numbers of animals year-round.
The lodges and camps recommended by World Discovery are located in private concessions in the most productive area of the park. Activities centre on game drives in open 4x4 vehicles and guided morning walks. The area’s large number of waterholes attract game in both quantity and variety, especially in winter when water sources become scarce. Night drives are also offered, when you can see species such as lesser bushbaby, spotted hyaena, leopard, lion, Selous mongoose, pangolin, caracal, porcupine, scrub hare, springhare and even honey badger.
An authentic village experience can also be arranged to include a tour of a school, meeting the headman or headwoman and enjoying cultural exchanges with the villagers.
Below: Bush walk at Little Makalolo. Picture credit: Mike Myers.