Want to experience true 'big game country' where elephants roam free and lions rule – but without the crowds? Hwange National Park, one of Africa’s prime safari locations, is a lesser known gem that offers all of this and more...
Discover Hwange with Zambezi EcoTours, the ethical alternative. We aim to bring you the best Hwange National Park has to offer, from luxury safari lodges to bushcamp walking safaris, all without the environmental price tag.
Zambezi EcoTours aims to operate with a neutral environmental footprint - minimising the impacts of our activities and offsetting those that remain through supporting grass-roots community and conservation projects. We're proud to be the first Victoria Falls based agent to operate on this basis, but will be even prouder when everyone else joins us!
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.
The Park is part of an largely unfenced and unbounded region extending north to the Victoria Falls and west into neighbouring Botswana, and forming one of the largest and most important transfrontier conservation areas in the world. This extensive wilderness is home to Africa's largest population of elephants, and supports significant numbers of lion, wild dog, cheetah and many other species of conservation concern.
Our aim is to promote wildlife tourism to Hwange National Park and to support conservation and community projects on the ground - visit our Good Causes page for more information.
We specialise in tailor-made itineraries, combining the best that Hwange has to offer in safari lodges and specialised walking safaris. Based in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, we're ideally placed to arrange those local logistics.
Interested in exploring Hwange National Park? Contact us for more information.