Hwange National Park

- Animals & Wildlife Hwange Safaris
Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
Elephant
Abundant
Giraffe
Common
Hippo
Common
Buffalo
Common
Zebra
Common
Lion
Occasional
Cheetah
Occasional
Hyena
Common
Wild Dog
Occasional

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Animals & Wildlife in Hwange National Park

The elephant population in Hwange is one of the largest in the world. The number of elephants congregating around the waterholes at the end of the Dry season is a sight to behold. All of the Big Five are present and easily spotted, with the exception of the black rhino, which is shy and tends to stick to the bushes. Packs of wild dog are resident.
Wildlife highlights
Hwange is one of the few places in Zimbabwe to see giraffe. All the unusual antelope are resident and spotted quite easily, including greater kudu, sable and roan antelope.
Best time for wildlife viewing
The Dry season (from July to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing in the park. Wildlife is easier to spot because vegetation is thinner and animals gather around predictable water sources.
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