Supporting and protecting the wildlife and community
About the Park
Hwange National Park is situated in the north-west of Zimbabwe, not far from the world-famous Victoria Falls. It became a protected area in 1928 and has remained one ever since, now covering an area of some 14,500 square kilometres, an area which is home to over 100 species of mammals (some of them highly endangered such as the black and white rhinos and African wild dog) and over 400 species of birds. Famous for its huge elephant herds, it is truly a wildlife lover’s paradise.
Situated in the southern part of Africa and with little in the way of perennial water, Hwange’s wildlife is dependent for much of the year on artificial waterholes where water is pumped up from the underground water table to the surface to provide water for the wildlife. These waterholes are a natural draw for the wildlife and provide ideal photographic opportunities for visitors to the Park.
Situated within the Park are three small rest camps providing accommodation and basic facilities for visitors and staff alike. There are also some small picnic sites in the Park and viewing platforms at some of the waterholes.