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Help Hwange National Park

Different ways you can help Hwange national park from the present economic crisis and to preserve the animals


Thousands of elephants • Over 100 different types of animals and 400 species of birds
• Strategically placed viewing hides • Night drives - from the private lodges

Hwange National Park was started in 1929 and is Zimbabwe's largest National Park. It has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and many different species of animals wanders over the 14 650 square kilometres of Park. Visitors can expect to see elephant, monkey, baboon, impala, lion, giraffe and zebra and the 482 km network of game viewing road will provide ample opportunity to do so.


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The park covers an area of 5,656miles² (14,651km²) with an average altitude 3,300 ft (1,000m) above sea level.It is situated on the main Bulawayo to Victoria Falls road in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe and borders Botswana.

Hwange has 300miles (480km) of roads, many of which are all weather but some get boggy during the rainy season and are closed. There is no off-road or night driving in the National Park.

Hwange needs water - it needs money and equipment to maintain the boreholes. It needs volunteers for the many programs underway in the park. You can help and one way is to visit this world famous park. Hwange has never been more affordable or satisfying - wildlife is plentiful and visitors few. Unlike the other parks of Africa, at present their are no "Jeep Jams" and you can view the game with the minimum of disturbances from fellow tourists

Friends of Hwange Trust

Hwange Park has little natural water and most of the water is pumped through boreholes into the pans and troughs. Monetary donations or equipment donations are required to maintain existing boreholes as well as setting up new waterholes

Hwange Park

The land is a place of great contrasts between wet and dry.
The best time to visit is in the dry season (September and October). During this time, the animals congregate round the waterhole's (many of them man made and are filled by diesel powered pumps). This and the limited vegetation sustain them until the rains bring the grass and trees to life again which makes the spotting of wildlife more of a challenge.

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 570-650 mm per annum. Temperatures can reach over 38°C, while on average they range from 18-28°C. Birdlife is most spectacular at this time

This is a malarial area but low risk in winter and spring ( May to October)

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