Location: Western Zimbabwe
Climate: Oct-Apr hot and sunny, possibly afternoon thunderstorms but rare, Jun-Aug is cooler but still warm and dry, rain occurs mostly in Nov and March
Typical Landscape: Thriving thick bushveld
Hwange National Park is the largest National Park in Zimbabwe and lies on the main road between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. It was founded in around 1928 by 22 yr old game ranger Ted Davison. The park covers 14,600 sq km, and is close to the edge of the Kalahari desert. It is the only protected area in Zimbabwe where brown hyena occur in high numbers. Elephant numbers in Hwange are also good, and it is fantastic to see these wild giants thriving in Zimbabwe.