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
In an age where poaching and wildlife crimes are rife, rehabilitation centres across Africa are helping to protect vulnerable animals. For fascinating insights into our most threatened wildlife species, visit one of these sanctuaries on your next overland trip.