Situated between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo, Hwange - Zimbabweâ€™s oldest and biggest National Park - is one of Africaâ€™s finest havens for wildlife and birdlife. It is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and large concentrations of giraffe. It also hosts predators such as lion, leopard, brown hyena and a wild dog population thought to be one of the largest surviving groups in Africa. The park boasts varied landscape. One part runs alongside the north-eastern end of the Kalahari desert. The south is sandy with extensive forests and open grassland. To visit Hwange today is to see what much of the interior of Africa might have resembled more than 150 years ago.
Day 1: Victoria Falls - Hwange NP - lunch & dinner. Departing early we leave Victoria Falls behind us and travel through teak and mopane forests, local villages and Hwange town, made famous for its coal mining. We set up camp adjacent to Hwange National Park, this afternoon we visit the Hwange Wild Dog research project and hope to learn more about these misunderstood predators. Overnight - Hwange NP.
Day 2: Hwange NP - all meals. After an early start, we spend the day exploring Hwange to see what makes it Zimbabweâ€™s premier National Park. We go in search of some of Hwangeâ€™s diverse wildlife population, including the Big 5! We return to our camp on the boundary of the National Park for Sundown and a well earned rest. Overnight - Hwange NP.
Day 3: Hwange NP - Victoria Falls - breakfast. After breakfast we start on our return journey to Victoria Falls. Not far from our camp we call into visit one of the local Community Primary Schools Project, This visit give us the opportunity to interact with the local people and learn how they live, work and are educated in this remote area. From the School we make our way back to Victoria Falls. Our late afternoon arrival marks the end of the bolt-on.
Hwange - 3 Days is available on the following trips