Travel Blogs from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Hwange, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hwange

A travel blog entry by mdishley

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Hwange National ...

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. ...

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 ...

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

And Game Count Begins......

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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

Finally! Some Decent Sightings

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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

Game Count Over!

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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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 ...

Bush Cricket, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Bush Cricket

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...

Back on the Road, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Back on the Road

A travel blog entry by carolineandnick

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... and less washing up. Leaving Victoria Falls we turn South East towards Bulawayo. We travel about an hour down the road to Hwange National Park. First we stop at the Painted Dog Conservation project – a Painted Dog is a wild dog-like animal which is ...

Elephants in the pool, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Elephants in the pool

A travel blog entry by connieandjimmer

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We arrived at Nhimba after cleaning customs in 3 countries and buying our 2nd  Zimbabwe visa allowing us to re enter the country. after a brief stopover in Vic Falls it was about 2 hours drive to Hwange main gate and another nearly 2 hours to Nhimba. ...

Linkwasha Lions Kill Large Elephant, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Linkwasha Lions Kill Large Elephant

A travel blog entry by leomcyr

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... . So, we drive on through the heavily wooded area until we reach an open plain several miles down the trail. Hwange National Park, and most of Zimbabwe, is ordinarily a semi-arid area with few rivers that hold water year around. In recent years, the area ...

Out on the town, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Out on the town

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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I've now been in Zimbabwe for a week and a half, and my days have been deliciously diverse  After helping Inger with the footprint project on Tuesday, Anne-aymone and I spent Wednesday with Mr. Zulu visiting the community development and education ...

Camping, Hooray, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Camping, Hooray

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... matter after you’ve been drinking.” Intriguing!   They spoke (in English, thankfully) about the difficulties that Zimbabwe has faced in recent years.  In 2007 and 2008, the Zim dollar became worthless, but the government still ...

Safari - part 1, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Safari - part 1

A travel blog entry by catcher0607

Monday - part 1 30 March 2014 It is 12:30am and I’m awake because the bug bites I have on my heels/feet are so incredible itchy, I can’t sleep.  It’s agonizing.  Erick and Luke are sleeping soundly.  I can hear the sound ...

Safari - part 2, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Safari - part 2

A travel blog entry by catcher0607

... ponchos over us!  I’m so grateful for all the layers I have!  I am not cold! This morning, we are going into Hwange National Park.  We have to pay an extra $20 for Erick and I and $10 for Luke to do this, but we are praying this will ...

So Rhinos can't climb trees?, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

So Rhinos can't climb trees?

A travel blog entry by tedchaplin

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... me of a baddie’s lair from North by Northwest or a Bond film. My final chapter of Zimbabwe took place in the staggering Hwange National Park.  I say staggering on account of the sheer volume of wildlife present.  I could probably write ...

Traveling 4x4 routes by Chevrolet Spark, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Traveling 4x4 routes by Chevrolet Spark

A travel blog entry by glaro

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How many cows am I worth??, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

How many cows am I worth??

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... forward to sharing that commitment with our friends and family.  It’s also a nice stage to be in here in Zimbabwe, because everyone can relate to a wedding.  Everyone is full of congratulations and excitement, and not one person has asked ...

Warning Graphic Animal Content and Photos, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Warning Graphic Animal Content and Photos

A travel blog entry by jodeebodee

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... etc. They were somewhat interesting to see, weird fox like dogs with big ears. From the conservation centre we headed to hwange national park. After lunch it was time for a game drive. Our guides today were young and I got into Jordan's jeep. Somehow ...

Elephant rumble, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe travel blog

Elephant rumble

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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... slowing down to watch them.  We also saw a few ostriches and hyena.  The one thing you really can't miss in this park, at least in the dry season, is elephants.  They are so beautiful, lumbering through the grass, nearly silent. ...

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