Situated on the border with Botswana, Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. Its 1.4 million hectares of sandy soils support widespread stands of broad-leafed woodland that during the summer months, despite the low rainfall, are an abundance of green. Saltpans, acacia scrub and grasslands complete this “savannah mosaic”. The Park has one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, in particular its herds of elephants and buffalo. The scarcity of water in Hwange means that, as spectacular and productive as the system is during the summer months, it is the concentration of game during the dry winter months for which the Park has become so renowned. Proclaimed over 70 years ago, the Park is a crucial component of southern Africa wildlife conservation; it is part of a massive patchwork of wildlife land that stretches over five countries, thus providing a core habitat and a refuge for many species.