Hwange and Mana Pools
Zimbabwe is one of Africa's best safari destinations. With travel confidence restored, it remains untouched, unspoilt and has some of the most charming and hosts on the continent. It is also home to two of Africa's greatest national parks, Hwange and Mana Pools.
Combining a trip to Victoria Falls with time in Hwange and Mana Polls is the ultimate itinerary, but if time allows, Zambezi National Park and Lake Kariba are worthy additions too.
Hwange National Park
Located in the northwest corner of the country, covering more than 14,600 square kilometers or 1,460,000 hectares, it is known for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife.
Wildlife: The park is home to a wide variety of animals, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species. Hwange is renowned for its large elephant population, making it a prime destination for elephant sightings.
Vegetation: The park also features diverse landscapes, including grasslands, woodlands, and savannas.
Conservation Efforts: The park has been actively involved in conservation efforts, including anti-poaching initiatives and community engagement programs. Conservation organizations work collaboratively to protect the park's wildlife and ecosystems.
Cultural Heritage: In addition to its natural wonders, Hwange has cultural significance. The area has historical sites with ancient rock art, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Accessibility: Hwange is easily accessible by road from major cities in Zimbabwe. The nearest airport is Hwange National Park Airport, which allows for air travel to the area.
Visitors to Hwange National Park can enjoy game drives, guided walks, and bird watching, experiencing the rich biodiversity of this African wilderness.