Hwange National Park 365

A national park roughly the size of Wales and the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe, Hwange does everything on a grand scale. With its teak and mopane forests home to the second largest population of elephant in Africa, enormous herds of buffalo, and the biggest population of African wild dog in the world (worth noting as this beautiful creature is critically endangered), it offers spectacle and variety. It also serves as an important breeding ground for less common species like black rhino and the majestic roan and sable antelopes.

Big cats too, are plentiful (lion, leopard, cheetah), and at night, if you’re lucky, you’ll be treated to shyer nocturnal predators like the elusive serval, the pointed muzzled civet and bat-eared foxes. 

Close proximity to Victoria Falls makes it an excellent choice of safari destination to combine with a trip to this natural wonder. For an even greater all-encompassing experience, we’ll include Botswana in an itinerary – for a safari that spans wide open bush and African wetlands, and abundant photographic opportunities