This morning you will be picked up after breakfast and head northwest by road about 4 hours to the Main Gate of Hwange National Park. There you will be met by your guide and step about the Elephant Express Rail Car for the 70 km journey to your final safari camp! You will enjoy a gourmet lunch on the train, which travels with a chef, and see wildlife as you travel through the edge of the park. At the end of the line you will met by your guide and game drive through the park to your lodge.
Hwange National Park at 14,651 sq km is the largest National Park in Zimbabwe and one of Africa’s great parks. It was granted Game reserve status in 1928 and proclaimed a National Park in 1961. Hwange has always been renowned for its incredible diversity of wildlife, and to this day it boasts more varieties of mammal and bird species than any other Zimbabwean National Park. There are over 100 species of mammals, including 19 large herbivores such as buffalo, eland, sable and wildebeest, and over 400 bird species. However, the area is particularly famous for its population of elephant, some 44,000 strong – based on the latest aerial survey – and combined with the elephants of northern Botswana this is the world’s largest contiguous elephant population and a flagship for the Kavango Zambezi Trans Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).