Travel Blogs from Hwange National Park
We have arrived in Cape Town and are now enjoying some perks of being out of the bush (shower time longer than one bucket). I wanted to post some pictures from our final safari destination in Zim, so that is the purpose of this post. We have taken in excess of 1200 pictures so obviously we have some sorting to do when we get home.
... attack, probably from eating a toxic plant) next to a waterhole and waiting for the weather to cool down before he started eating; a bunch of giraffes skittishly wanting to drink from the same waterhole but being scared off by the lion; and another water hole where we saw literally hundreds of elephants drinking, bathing and swimming. We went back to the water ...
... The order of eating: Lion, hyena, vultures, jackal.
Marabou stork also close by hoping someone drops a bit of food. When the lion finally leaves we watch the hyena dive in and keep driving away the vultures. We meet the other rovers and stop for tea and coffee at a Park picnic and camping area. It is nice to see and know that there is a semi enclosed place for campers to set up a tent and have some facilities.
... bok and are told they dig a hole and bury and poop or pee to help hide their scent from predators.
Then amazingly we watch 3 lions position themselves and go after a zebra. Pretty exciting and we were cheering for the zebra ....and the zebra won! We also saw a female ostrich who is brown (the male is black). There is a lot of green on the plants and the water bok are grazing. We see that tree bark has been peeled back by ...
... We go to Victoria airport and board planes to go to Hwange. John and I fly in a 4 passenger small plane with Karen and Nick. It take the pilot 3 tries to get the plane motor going....but it works all the way to Hwange - yeah!
The guides (Elias, Douglas and Brian) meet us at Hwange airstrip with 3 Rovers (6 seaters) to go to Macalolo Plains camp. We see other OAT travelers who are leaving on the planes ...
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Free parking