Zimbabwe’s oldest national park

Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest national park, with an area of more than 14,600 square kilometres, was founded in 1928. A haven for over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, the park protects all of Zimbabwe’s endangered species. With vast herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra, it also has a very large concentration of giraffe and is home to leopard, cheetah and hyena. Large prides of lion are frequently seen here, together with wild dog, thought to be of one of the largest surviving groups in Africa today. The landscape ranges from desert to woodland, open grasslands and granite outcrops. Due to the lack of water, waterholes have been introduced to sustain the animals throughout the dry season, and therefore a bonus for game viewing with the concentration of animals collecting in these areas. Walking, driving and horseback safaris are available and the easy accessibility either by road or light aircraft from Victoria Falls makes this destination a popular choice for wildlife enthusiasts.