Hwange National Park was once the hunting ground of chiefs and is the largest and oldest game reserve in Zimbabwe, its size allowing for a range of vegetation resulting in a spectacular diversity of game. The park’s population of endangered wild dog is thought to be one of the largest surviving groups in Africa today. Hwange National Park’s landscape ranges from desert sand to woodland and grasslands, and it’s often been said that to travel through Hwange is to travel through ancient Africa. Besides iconic game drives, walking safaris are a popular activity for all who visit Hwange National Park. Experience Zimbabwe the way in which the first explorers did!
Hwange National Park was formerly occupied by the San Bushmen and then later became the royal hunting ground for Matabele King, Mzilikazi. The national park became a wildlife conservation area in 1928 and back then, wildlife was almost non-existent. From then until now, wildlife numbers have flourished and the distinction is profound – today, the game reserve is a premier wildlife destination and is home to huge populations of elephant, lion, buffalo as well as leopard and cheetah.