Hwange national park
Hwange national park is arguably Zimbabwe’s most scenic national park. Situated in south west of Zimbabwe between bulewayo and Victoria falls. The park spans and area of 14,600km2 an approximate of 1,460,00 hectares , Hwange national park is famous for having more wildlife and bird species than any other national park in the country there by explaining why it receives several visitors flocking in year in year out.
In terms of climates, Hwange national park winter month stretch from Mid-May, June, July and early August. Much as during the day there are clear skies and the days are worm, in the night temperature are low and sometimes get to freezing points.
And the summer or dry seasons stretch from September through to Early May characterised by hot sunny days and clod nights as a result of drops in temperature.
Best time to see wildlife
The months of August, September, October and early November are the top months for making an excursions into the park for an amazing game viewing adventure. This simply because in drier months, the waters become scarce as a result of no rains thereby several wildlife convene in noticeable water holes to have a drink of the water. This occasions of wildlife coming to the water holes makes it easier for them to be viewed.
During the rainy months/ wet seasons, Hwange national park takes a completely difference shape, filled green vegetation suitable for wildlife grazing , therefore wildlife game is usually difficult to spot during such times. It’s also during this season that the wildlife breed due to the abundance of food so in that in summer there is usually an increase in the wildlife number.
Wildlife of Hwange national park
Hwange national park is by no means a wildlife haven filled with lots of wildlife. This is attributed to large size, the park constitutes over 100 mammal species and over 400 bird species. Some of the most notable wildlife species national park include Rhinos, elephants, lion’s buffaloes, leopards (big five), sables, roans, giraffes, wildebeests, cheetahs, honey badges, civets, hyenas, wild dogs among others.
Birds species Hwange national park
Hwange national park is equally birding destination, filled with over 400 species of birds and they can be view all year round some of the most commons ones are migratory birds, forest birds, water birds etc and most common sighted and sough after species include African golden Ariole, Egyptian vulture, goliath heron, greater flamingo , lesser horhen, African swamphen, African skimmers ,allen’s gallinule, black winged prantincole, Bradfield hornbill, collared prentincole among others.