Hwange National Park is an easy add-on to any Victoria Falls visit. A short flight or a 90-minute drive from the Falls, the park offers an incredible array of wildlife including cheetah, lion, leopard, wild dog and approximately 45,000 elephants, whose numbers are larger than visitor numbers, making any time spent in the park a very exclusive experience! Myriad activities are available to visitors including traditional game drives and walks, horseback riding, train safaris, watching wildlife from underground blinds, mountain biking and more! Here’s what some recent AAC travelers had to say about their visit to Hwange.
For a truly unique experience in the remote African wilderness, look no further than one of the most biodiverse places in Southern Africa. Singita Pamushana is carefully tucked away in the pristine and wild landscape of the Malilangwe Trust bordering Gonarezhou National Park. Malilangwe, meaning ‘call of the leopard’ in the local Shangaan language, is a bio-refuge that is home to myriad wildlife including the Big Five, the ‘small six’ (a collection of small antelope), and more than 500 species of birds, including 14 different species of eagle. Rare species such as wild dog, black rhino and brown hyena are also found in Malilangwe.
Zimbabwe has been a neglected destination over the last decade due to negative press about its political situation. While much of the news was true, some was overblown, and it impacted perceptions greatly, causing a sharp decline in tourism numbers. Things are stable now and new leadership is in place. Both foreign and local companies are reinvesting in tourism and other industries, with the result that camps have been refurbished, and new facilities are coming online. This is great news for Zimbabwe’s parks and wildlife, and travelers are once again discovering all that Zimbabwe has to offer.
The biggest problem that today’s tourists to Zimbabwe will face is trying to choose how to spend their precious holiday time – there is so much to see. Now is the time to go! Be an early adopter – before the rest of the world arrives on its doorstep.