Hwange National Park Travel Guide
It is all about the view
Except for the vultures we did not see many birds in Hwange. I had to search the web to find the name of this one. It has alarge yellow spot on the beak, which is not visible on this picture.
This is the most dangerous thing a giraffe can do, lucky for him that the lions were full! And lucky for him to have another (the mother?) standing guard (pic 2)
Seems like this zebra was as curious about us as we were about it. Not shy at all. Maybe they have gotten too used to people, which is not good for them when it comes to poachers!
Not only big animals
Look at this cute little guy in my sons hand :-) We were waiting for him to change color, but it seems like he did not find it necessary.
Waiting for their turn
This is the reason why our guide could lead us to the buffalo killing site: He had spotted these vultures from far away, how they were sitting, waiting for their turn.
Watching the prey
A good guide always finds something interesting to see! We did not see the kill, the lionesses had already finished their first meal. Three of them where resting in a shadow, one was inspecting us and the fifth one was watching the prey. And with a good reason, jackals were...
Man made watering holes
Hwange does not get much rain even in the wet season, which is why people have helped the animals by making water holes for them. Look how protecting the grown elephants are to the little one!
Hippos at Manduva Damn
If you like hippos, check out Manduva Damn. There are plenty here. There is a lunching spot near the damned water where you can get out and stretch your legs and watch the hippos and other things they may come along if your lucky. We spotted roan antelope, and saddle billed...
Guide And Weapon!
Our Boss Craig Van Zyl, great guide. A lotof fun also. He stepped out so we could grab some pics. Those BUFFALOS are near by.If you want to contact Craig, e-mail me.10/1999
Herds Passing By Your Front Yard!
Elephant trail next to our camp. Great site to see almost 100 pass by! The tiny almost new-born right under MOM! They are going to the water-hole.
DUNG-PILE CAFE: "WASH YOUR MITS"
Baboons love those seeds! The little guy,
having a good time! The Baboons didn't care we were near by. Plenty of DUNG ALL OVER!
With about 50,000 ELPHANTS in this park.
It's all over the place!
Favorite Dish: THE SEEDS, FOR THE BABOON!
Written Jan 8, 2003
DARK AND LONELY ROAD!: "NO FEAR!"
We had the BILLONS OF STARS. We had
ELEPHANTS at a water hole. We had this
LIONESS pass right in front of us! Who would have thought we would see this. We're
having trouble finding the LIONS in the day
Written Jan 8, 2003
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Get a local guide
As always Drifters had hired a local guide to pick us up and drive us around. All our guides / drivers were very knowledgeable and very concerned about safety. When this lioness passed just a few meters behind our jeep to inspect us, we were told to sit tight and not make a...
OPEN ALL THE WAY!
HWANGE PARK is all sand!! Not one rock here! We drove most in full time 4-wheel drive. On our last day here. We took a full day out to somewhere! Take a rest, take a walk, have lunch ect. A bit hot out here! But worth it!10/1999
MOM & CALF!
The watchful mom, like all moms! BUFFALOS are a little nasty anyway. Even more so with a calf tagging along and it's
getting hot and the ground is dry. So, she must be a bit hungry and a little testy!
Watch out and listen to your giude!
Written Jun 22, 2003
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Photo Equipment: Most bring at least 5 rolls of film a day. Also,
add in the flying days. You should be all set!
The way I was going I wasn't going to have enough for 2wks. I slowed down. NOT-GOOD!
Written Feb 25, 2003
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The Golden grass of the dry season. Nicecontrast for the BLACK BUFFALO! You candrive OFF-ROAD in ZIMBABWE. But you don't want to get too close to BUFFALO!They have very little food. It's HOT!HWANGE PARK, 10/1999
Time To Get Close To Elephant!!
After some instrucitons by CRAIG. It was time for our first stalking!! It was chilly in the morn and very windy. Just follow your leader. Listen to him. Very exciting!! Will have to be part of the MOCK-CHARGE T-L!HWANGE PARK, 10/1999PS, notice the BARE FEET on CRAIG! 100% of...
Upside Down Hippo
One of the strangest things I saw in Africa was this hippo in the water hole at Masuma Dam. When I approached the water hole I thought this hippo was dead and bloated in the middle of the pool. But no, every ten minutes or so the hippo would flip itself upright for a while...
The Dry Zebra!
The best time to go to ZIMBABWE is SEPT/OCT. Height of the dry season. Easy to see the wildlife. With the help of the ELEPHANTS and the DRY SEASON. This iswhat you get. It is a beautiful place here!HWANGE PARK, 10/1999
Craig asking us to be quiet!!
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