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.
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
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
The land is a place of great contrasts between wet and dry.
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)
the ultimate game viewing experience24 hours counting animals at a waterhole during a full moon done every October
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