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Conservation

The wilderness areas surrounding the Hwange National Park provide a rare safe haven for some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife species, including Zimbabwe’s unique herd of Presidential Elephants.  This is one of the few locations in the world where thousands of species still co-exists in their natural habitat, unrestrained by fences or the imposing threat of human activity.

However, unrestricted access to the area has created an increase in human activity with vehicles frequently driving directly in and out of important animal habitats and close to vital pans (waterholes).  The wildlife and bird species in the areas bordering Hwange National Park have also experienced the tragic effects of poaching, draught and water shortages. 

Gwango places particular emphasis on conservation management strategies for the areas bordering Hwange National Park. This includes safeguarding and increasing access to water sources for the wildlife and protecting the vast number of species that live here.