05.03.2009 - 05.03.2009 20 °C
150km south of Vic Falls is beautiful Hwange National Park, 14650 square kilometres and once well known for it’s abundant wildlife and large numbers of Elephants. It has been rated in the top 4 with Kenya’s Masai Mara, South Africa’s Kruger and Botswana’s Chobe. Our expectations were relatively low as animals are more scarce during the wet season, preferring to spread out instead of hang around the pump fed watering holes. Maybe we were unlucky but it seems the wildlife is as scarce as the tourists, with what we did see disappearing quickly into the thick vegetation. Usually un-phased by a passing vehicle, the Elephants became agitated at our approach and often mock charges us with a lot of noise from the younger bulls. Staying at Ivory Lodge where a floodlit water hold could be viewed from our camp we saw just 2 Kudu during the day and a party of Dung Beetles at night.