Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is famous for its elephants, with tens of thousands moving through the reserve each year. 23466 were recorded in 2018’s 24-hour game count, a fascinating long-term study that wouldn’t be possible without the enormous behind-the-scenes efforts of a range of conservation groups, plus a host of dedicated volunteers. Words and photos by Chris Davies
This week sees the launch of the brand-new Tracks4Africa Namibia and Botswana self-drive guide books. Our second editions feature detailed maps, suggested itineraries, and updated accommodation and camping information, all in a tough, new A4 format that makes route planning even easier.
Zimbabwe’s Chizarira National Park is renowned for its untouched wilderness and dramatic views, but for many years seemed sorely neglected. Now efforts are afoot to restore the park to its former glory. Words and photos by Johann Groenewald