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Protected Area Hwange National Park

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Located in Zimbabwe :: Matabeleland
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area


Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe stretching over 14 000 square kilometres. The park has a large concentration of different wildlife. These includes lions, cheetahs, zebra, elephant, giraffes, antelopes, buffalo, hyenas, jackals and wild dog.

Accommodation is also available in the reserve with lodges and campsites. The lodges are fully equipped with en suite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen for self catering, there are chalets with cooking available on wood or charcoal braais (barbeques), the ablution blocks are communal but there are electric refrigerators. Cottages also have communal cooking facilities, with an electric stove, the dining area is communal but there are no cutlery and crockery.

Camping is also allowed where the visitors can pitch their tent or bring a caravan. Clean communal ablution blocks and tents are available and also clean tap water.

Other facilities available includes conference facilities, museum, restaurant, shop, fuel station but the visitors need to be self sufficient as this is not always reliable.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority does the bookings for all Zimbabwe's beautiful National Parks. They are very friendly and efficient and communicating effectively via email.

Address :  Zimbabwe
Postal :  P. Bag DT5776, Dete, Zimbabwe.
Contact :  ZIMPARKS Central Reservations
Contact 2 :  Park Office
Tel :  +263(0)242 706 077
Tel2 :  +263(0)242 706 078
Cell :  +263(0)77 239 8947
Cell2 :  +263(0)77 163 9929
Email :  Click Here
Website :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Rates and Payment
Fee/s :  Day Visitors: USD5 (Locals); USD15 (SADC Citizens); USD20 (Internationals). (Updated Oct-2023).

Destination Information
Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Intermittent Diesel Supply General Dealer Lodging Camping Restaurant Airstrip Towing Service
Towing Service Telephone :  +263(0)78 057 9261 / +263(0)71 808 4297 / +263(0)73 652 3424 (DRIVE Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance)
Intermittent Diesel Supply

Conference Facilities Motorbikes Not Welcome

Game Viewing Game Drives Guided Walks Fishing Bird Watching Photography
Game to View :  Lion. Buffalo. Hyena. Giraffe. Antelope. Elephants. Baboon. Jackals. Wild dog and zebras amongst others.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  2X4WD

Reportedly this park has improved greatly over the last 3 years. All facilities are being renovated, and there were new concessions everywhere. Part of the parks income now goes directly to the maintenance and infrastructure of the park.

There is a clinic at the Main camp in the park.

Alternative tow-in contact numbers: +263(0)78 057 9261 / +263(0)71 808 4297 / +263(0)73 652 3424 (DRIVE Zimbabwe Roadside Assistance). (Oct-2023).

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