This morning depart the Matobo Hills heading northwest to Hwange National Park (7 hrs). The journey through magnificent teak forests is populated by a variety of game including buffalo, zebra, giraffe and elephant. A delicious picnic lunch en route offers an opportunity to stretch your legs before continuing to Davison’s Camp in the Linkwasha Concession of the Park.
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s premier wildlife destination and it's most important conservation area. Located on the border with Botswana, Hwange is a haven for one of the most dense concentrations of wildlife in Africa. In particular, its great herds of cape buffalo and elephant are a sight to see. With over 100 mammal species, Hwange has some of the highest mammal diversity of any national park in the world.
Davison's Camp has exceptional game viewing year-round. Wildlife frequently encountered includes healthy prides of lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, white rhino, spotted hyena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, common waterbuck and reedbuck. There are a vast areas of open grassland plains which account for excellent game viewing; in summer (Jan-Mar) wildebeest, zebra and eland are found in abundance here, while in winter dry season (Jun-Aug) the waterholes are magnets where elephants concentrate to bathe and drink in enormous numbers. Birdlife is prolific and varied with species frequenting the teak woodlands as well as those typical of the drier Kalahari being present. In addition to game drives, morning walking safaris and evening drives with spotlights are a highlight, as well as watching the procession of wildlife at the waterhole from your veranda. Overnights at Davison’s Camp.