Travel Blogs from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Three countries, one day, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Three countries, one day

A travel blog entry by currin

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... (Zambia) where we crossed the border into Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).  Border control at all borders and then onto a bus to Hwange National Park. As we were nearing the dry river bed to cross, a herd of elephants crossed our paths.  Guess who had ...

A whole lot of everything....., Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

A whole lot of everything.....

A travel blog entry by currin

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Rinse and repeat - AM game drive, lunch, siesta, PM game drive with sunset drinks, dinner, bed! Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe and is close to the Kalahari desert, contributing to the sparse vegetation and limited ...

Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange

A travel blog entry by mdishley

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Hwange National ...

Hwange Park game drive, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange Park game drive

A travel blog entry by bat1chief.cj

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Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange

A travel blog entry by ccinafrica

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... at this waterhole and we got real close to them; several of them mock-charged us to chase us away. Hwange National Park has around 40.000 elephants, which is unfortunately twice as many as a park their size should have. Normally a ...

"These are elephants"

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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... have any luck. Fell asleep fairly quickly back on the truck. Next stop for two nights was Ivory Lodge, which adjoins Hwange National Park. We arrived before lunch so we had plenty of time to relax and watch some animals coming to the waterhole for a ...

Oct 02, 2011, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Oct 02, 2011

A travel blog entry by jamesinafrica

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Night Safari, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Night Safari

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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Today we left Victoria Falls for Hwange National Park after a few days of adrenaline pumping adventure.   We arrived at the game reserve for lunch and headed out for an afternoon game drive in safari jeeps.  Our driver was named Norman and he ...

No Giraffes For You, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

No Giraffes For You

A travel blog entry by matt_werner

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Up for a 8:00 game drive though I would've preferred an earlier start as that would’ve been better for seeing animals. I’d prefer a 6:00 start for 3 hours then come back for a sleep during the middle of the day, just like the animals do lol. ...

Check!  The Big Five have all been sighted now., Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Check! The Big Five have all been sighted now.

A travel blog entry by currin

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I haven't mentioned how cold it's been on these game drives.  Most mornings, we were dressed in layers with hats, ear muffs, gloves, a blanket and a hot water bottle inside our coats.  The temps inside the rooms were in the low 60's while ...

LPs versus MP3s, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

LPs versus MP3s

A travel blog entry by manic-trip

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... and pain, remembrance and loss? This was the time to find out and so the next morning the four of us set off Hwange National Park….we were not disappointed. We arrived at Main Camp in the afternoon and entered the reception area to book in for ...

Close encounters of the elephant kind, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Close encounters of the elephant kind

A travel blog entry by kerry_andrew

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... we’d been out in the jeeps for over five hours – a consequence of Andy’s infectious enthusiasm for Hwange National Park. Despite our relative lack of success sighting some of the big game, we all enjoyed our Hwange experience, thanks to ...

Finally! Some Decent Sightings, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Finally! Some Decent Sightings

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... hide. This camp site has an attendant and he is responsible for the facilities. Even though we were in the middle of a large national park in Zimbabwe, we still had a flushing toilet and hot water. There was a donkey boiler and the water heated up due to ...

Bush Cricket, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Bush Cricket

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... ; I really hope that the other animals are not skittish. We were spending the rest of our trip here in Hwange National Park. This park was established in 1928. We entered the park through the Robin's Camp entrance. My first impression of the park is ...

Game Count Over!, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Game Count Over!

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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This morning we continued counting, even though there was not much to see. We had to stay here until midday. At the end of the game count we saw a few each of the following; warthog, kudu, impala and elephant. For me game count was a great experience, I ...

Another Waterhole with Many Elephants, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Another Waterhole with Many Elephants

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... dry bush. Sightings were now sparse and far between. We came across a dead elephant and got out of our cars for a closer look. The park rangers had already taken the tusks. The skin was so dry and covered in bird crap. We guessed that it was either old ...

And Game Count Begins......, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

And Game Count Begins......

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... 10:30am in search of our game count spot. On the way we saw giraffe, a buffalo skull, warthogs, impalas, kudu and baboons. This park is so, so dry. I don't know how the animals survive here, especially since we have not seen much water at all. On the ...

Herd After Herd, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Herd After Herd

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... and lots of noise as they trumpeted at each other! Tonight was our last night here; tomorrow we were travelling on through the park. For a different experience, the four of us are sleeping in the hide tonight. The hide is about 20 metres long and there ...

Wow - What a Sight!, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Wow - What a Sight!

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... the last few days had booked this site and said that we were more than welcome to also stay here. We were told by regulars to Hwange that this place is a much better spot to camp than the palce we had booked. We parked the car, took the cameras, a drink ...

Hwange Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange Park

A travel blog entry by mikeandmary

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Drove past the original house and estate of Cecil Rhodes as we were leaving the park to drive to Hwange National Park. It was a six hour drive but as soon as we got here we saw impala, buffalo,warthogs,and Mr and Mrs Kudu. We then drove to the Wild Dog ...

Hwange Main Camp, Hwange National Park main camp, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange Main Camp

A travel blog entry by mike.christine

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We spent two nights in Hwange Park.  Main Camp was a bit disappointing, big rock in the bath someone had used as a plug and so on, no lights, shower not working - such a shame. We moved on unsurprisingly the next morning to Sinamatella Camp.  ...

Our Last Night in Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Our Last Night in Hwange

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... between the elephants splashing water about, a pair of Wooly Necked Storks came to the waterhole. We had a wonderful last sunset in Hwange as the waterhole quietened down. The sky was a lovely light pink colour. It was now time to leave the waterhole and ...

Another Day in the Wilderness, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Another Day in the Wilderness

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... in such warm weather, we really appreciated the swimming pool. At about half past three we left the lodge, drove back to Hwange National Park and went on an afternoon game drive. We didn’t do a lot of driving. We directly drove to Guvalala Pan and ...

Hwange was a good camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange was a good camp

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

This is posted to include my trip to Zimbabwe during my 2002 South Africa ...

Somalisa Safari Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Somalisa Safari Camp

A travel blog entry by rosietravels

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... Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe via Johannesberg, and then a 2 1/2 hour drive by minivan to the main entrance of the Hwange National Park. Somalisa is situated deep inside the park, so at the park entrance we transferred from the minivan onto a safari vehicle ...

Hwange main Camp to Masuma Dam, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange main Camp to Masuma Dam

A travel blog entry by terrykelly

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... piston!  But the funnel was NOT performing to stringent tests.   A bit of general knowledge of Hwange - For those interested, This National Park was founded on "Toms", a farm of H G Robins, who after several unsuccessful years trying to raise ...

Ngweshla - Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Ngweshla - Hwange

A travel blog entry by terrykelly

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... had virtually every tree reduced to stunted bushes.  One has to ask the question "are there too many elephants in Hwange National Park?" Mopane trees should grow to 20m - not too many of this height still exist and the degradation of vegetation is ...

Elephants for Africa, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Elephants for Africa

A travel blog entry by toni.horsman

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... heard of before, and which looks a lot like a dog, but actually is not related to it at all. Next stop was the Hwange NP where the highlights were a lion guarding his dinner (an elephant which died of a heart attack, probably from eating a toxic plant) ...

Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange National Park

A travel blog entry by sciencefun

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... .  Something was expiring on their truck and we had the appropriate paperwork for them. It was almost 3 hours to Hwange National Park. I slept until after 9:00 when Victor called for a bathroom break.  Miles was working a crossword and I was ...

Sleeping in the woods, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Sleeping in the woods

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... of the area.  I took my ecology requirement just last semester, so it was cool to see how the concepts play out in Hwange.  It's much more interesting than some of the studies I read for class! (e.g. "Shell Dimorphism in a Barnacle." Ummm, how ...

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