Northern Hwange is distinctly different from the south, drained by the Lukosi and Deka Sand Rivers, dominated by Mopane woodlands, and even hills and kopjes. A fascinating feature of the north west are the natural seeps such as Nehimba and Shakwanki where Elephant and other animals still dig for water as did the San people that inhabited the Park historically. The grasslands of the Shumba area add further diversity and the dams such as Masumo and Mandavu make for wonderful day trips. Also found in the northern area of Hwange National Park, are ancient archaeological sites such as Bumbuzi and the Mtoa Ruins, important to the history of Chief Hwange and the Nambya people resident north of the Park.
Hwange’s waterholes are famous and during the dry season months from June to November all of our wildlife including our magnificent elephant flock to them in a daily cycle that runs from morning until well into the night.
Northern and southern Hwange can be linked by a game drive across the Park that can easily turn into an all day Zimbabwe safari adventure or enjoyed via rail car – The Elephant Express. Running along the north eastern boundary of Hwange and crossing the bridge at Victoria Falls, the railway line was built just after the turn of the last century . Whichever part of Hwange National Park you decide to include in your African safari, the wildlife, archaeology and provide an authentic and exciting adventure off the beaten path.