Hwange National Park

Hwange is the largest national park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approximately 14,600 square kilometers (5,657 square miles). The park is located in the northwest part of the country, near the border with Botswana, and is ""Home"" to a diverse array of wildlife and plant species.

Zimbabwe Map6

(map from Canva)

Hwange National Park is particularly known for its large elephant population, which is one of the largest in Africa. The park is also ""Home"" to many other species of wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and a variety of antelope species. In addition, the park is ""Home"" to over 400 species of birds, making it an important destination for birdwatchers.

Painting by Barry Lungu - Shona artist from Harare Zimbabwe

The park is of great importance to Zimbabwe and the region as a whole, both in terms of its wildlife conservation and its role in promoting tourism. Hwange National Park is a major source of revenue for Zimbabwe, providing employment and economic opportunities to local communities.

The park also plays an important role in promoting wildlife conservation and preserving the natural heritage of the region.

However, like many protected areas in Africa, Hwange National Park faces a number of challenges, including poaching, human-wildlife conflict, and habitat loss. Efforts are underway to address these challenges and ensure the long-term sustainability of the park, including increased conservation efforts, community engagement, and tourism development.