Travel Blogs from Hwange National Park
... the car. I didn't know what she did but there was no power. Great! I thought. We had no phone, we were in the middle of a petrol station and the next garage was ages away! Martha finally wandered off whilst I was topping up the water. Gogo Rosies car is awful, the water tank has a huge crack in it causing the water to overheat and spurt out. Previously super glued closed this burst open and now we had to re-seal it.
Sam and Zania arrived and it was a great way ...
... and awe ran into a herd of elephant on the road with one running down the road and the other much larger one blasting out at us. That really woke us up. When we arrived, Sara, the manager took me out to e pool area and a giant elephant was looking directly at me over the small pool. they are very big when up that close! NHimba is outstanding. the 7 luxurious huts are large and gracious and all overlook the waterhole and small ...
... game drive. Like in Brazil it would not be great for photos but we would be just outside the park and we could enjoy a beer during the drive. So I grabbed a Zambezi and bought Dale one since he won a bet about baby elephants holding their mothers tails. The wind was a bit cool but it was a nice drive. We barely missed seeing a genet on the way to the safari lodge. When we got there we checked a night watering hole that was illuminated and then ...
... so I do not add them to our trip count of individual lions. That count is now over 40. We have learned lions mate every 15-20 minutes for several days straight. Almost on cue, the love making begins. The video appears in this section.
We drag ourselves away from the lions for something really IMPORTANT. A Wilderness Camp vehicle spots a pack of wild dogs nearby killing a female kudu. Wild, or painted dogs, have not been seen in Hwange for ...
... have donned both my safari jacket and fleece.
Our first game drive of the day begins by traveling back to the scene of the lion pride and their elephant kill. This morning there are eleven lions, including three cubs. Victor feels better now that he sees the missing two cubs are fine. We are happy to see the bloodied cub is as spunky as he was yesterday.
During the night, the lions do a real job on the carcass. The thick skin from ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking