An astonishing 80 percent of Madagascar’s wildlife can be found only on what’s known as the mysterious “island of the moon.” The reserve is home to a large variety of lemurs, birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
The highlight here are the elephants, as the park is home to one of the largest populations on the planet with around 40,000. Hwange also has one of the biggest populations of wild dogs left in Africa.
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Birdlife varies from huge eagles and raptors to scavenging marabou storks to colorful hornbills, parrots and songbirds. It’s also one of the best maintained parks in Africa, making it ideal for a more affordable, easily accessible self-drive safari.
There are approximately 120,000 elephants here, along with herds of zebra, buffalo, giraffe and wildebeest who can frequently be seen congregating around the Savuti Marsh during the dry, cooler winter months between April and October.