Hwange National Park

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Polentswa
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Re: Hwange National Park

Post by Polentswa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:57 pm

pooky wrote:OOH lucky Amoli ^Q^ ^Q^ Enjoy.

We were there middle April/beginning of May and there was still
a lot of water around so game was scarce in Mana and Gonarezhou,
so maybe August would be a better bet for you - better sightings.

Vic Falls was also so full it was difficult to see all of it, but nevertheless
it was awesome \O

Zim seems to be having floods at the moment, certainly in the
Karoi/ Chinhoyi area and also Bulawayo. Looks like there is a
lot of road damage, but maybe that wont affect Hwange area.

Are you going through Plumtree? No meat is allowed through the
border, although the Bots side didn't seem to mind chicken.
We phoned the border post direct to find out what we could bring in.

Looking forward to this TT Amoli O/\ O/\
Bulawayo is Hwange area
Mabuasehube and Caprivi are calling

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Amoli
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Re: Hwange National Park

Post by Amoli » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:02 pm

Sadly I have had to cancel all but one of my travels this year due to illness in the family.

.... but there's always next year.. O/\ O/\
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Re: Hwange National Park

Post by Flutterby » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:52 am

Sorry to hear that Amoli! :-(

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Re: Hwange National Park

Post by pooky » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:44 pm

Sorry to hear that Amoli.

Hope all is well and that you can reschedule 0/0
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Re: Hwange National Park

Post by Richprins » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:13 am

HARARE - At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency said Monday, as the country faces one of the worst droughts in its history.

More than five million rural Zimbabweans - nearly a third of the population - are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020, the United Nations has warned.

The shortages have been caused by the combined effects of an economic downturn and a drought blamed on the El Nino weather cycle.

"Since September, we have lost at least 55 elephants in Hwange National Park due to starvation and lack of water,” Zimbabwe National Parks spokesman Tinashe Farawo told AFP.

Farawo said the park was overpopulated and that food and water was scarce "due to drought".

"Hwange was meant for 15,000 elephants but at the moment we are talking of more than 50,000," Farawo said.

"The situation is dire. We are desperately waiting for the rains."


An adult elephant drinks 680 litres of water per day on average and consumes 450kg of food.

Hungry elephants have been breaking out of Zimbabwe's game reserves and raiding human settlements in search for food, posing a threat to surrounding communities.

https://www.enca.com/news/dozens-elepha ... we-drought
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