The largest game reserve in Zimbabwe with palm-tree studded grassland and thick acacia forest, Hwange National Park, once home to Cecil the lion, is legendary among safari aficionados. For the most part, there are no rivers, but a network of pans filled with pumped water. These clever man-made life sources draw hordes of extraordinary wildlife including elegant cheetah, regal sable antelope and of course plenty of handsome lion.
While on safari here you can enjoy the startling sight of elephants in jaw dropping numbers, a given on any game drive, cooling off by the watering hole and pounding the undergrowth with their heavy feet. Look up and you may spot leopard draped in the treetops or a family of steely-eyed cheetahs scouring the plains atop towering termite mounds. Not to mention smaller creatures like the southern ground hornbill, a red-throated carnivorous bird that you can see hunting on the ground and the jolly colours of the racket-tailed roller perched in the mopane woodland.
Make the most of off-road safaris, walking explorations and night-time game drives in one of Hwange’s private concessions with the help of a safari expert.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Andy, who's travelled extensively in Zimbabwe. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember – the ranger who can show you the best game viewing and fishing spots on the Zambezi, the guide who’ll introduce you to ‘moonbows’ at Victoria Falls and the locals who’ll invite you in for dinner.
Freephone an expert 01306230348