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Hwange National Park

Hwange lies on the eastern edge of the Kalahari desert giving the park a flat, arid, thornscrub character. Low hills, scattered rocky outcrops and water courses dominate the northern areas.

Dry Season

July to September is hot during the day but can drop to below freezing on particularly cold winter nights. During these dry months the animals are concentrated around the man-made waterholes, without which they would die.

Rainy Season

Big fluffy clouds release the summer rains and the vegetation bursts into life.
The area has a relatively low average rainfall of between 22½-25½ inches (570-650 mm) per annum. Temperatures can reach over 100°F (38°C), while on average they range from 65-83°F (18-28°C)


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Hwange - Wildilfe

Mammals that may be seen include Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, White & Black Rhino, Painted Hunting Dog, Cheetah, Hyena, Giraffe, Sable, Roan, Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Impala, Zebra, Baboon, Jackal, Bat-Eared Fox, Warthog and many other smaller species.

The elephant population is conservatively estimated at over 35 000 and during the dry season, June - November, it is not unusual to count over 1000 animals at some waterholes over a 24 hour period.

Hwange - Birdlife (over 420 species)

Hornbills (Bradfields - Yellow Billed) • Meyers Parrot • Cape Glossy Starling • Crimson Breasted Shrike • White crowned Shrike • Long tailed Shrike • Double Banded Sandgrouse • Southern Pied Babbler • Meve's Starling • Helmeted Shrike


Bateleur • Martial Eagle •Brown Snake Eagle • Cape & White Backed Vulture • Lappet Faced Vulture

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