Aug 01



For the last 10years Friends of Hwange Trust has worked tirelessly in the Park, mainly focusing on water projects but also assisting in other areas including maintenance, firebreaks, animal rescue and deployment of anti-poaching units.

For some time we have requested authority to build a small basic bush camp at Ngweshla Pan as this is certainly one of the most popular areas in the Park and boasts some of the best game viewing the Park has to offer. There is an existing campsite at the pan which is always booked up so there is definitely room for a second camp.

We are very happy to announce that this authority has just been granted and we hope to have the construction completed in the next few months.cecil camp Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 31

Hwange National Park – Art supporting wildlife conservation

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Thank you to all the people and organizations that have supported Hwange National Park over the years. It is very saddening when we loose some of our animals, for whatever reason, but we have to move forward and focus our efforts on maintaining the animals we still have and supporting the Park as a whole so it is there for not only our children, and their children, but also for future generations of animals. Our wildlife deserves and has the right to live free and safe in the African bush. Hopefully one day soon sanity will prevail and us humans will manage the planet without greed and corruption!

The Trustees of FOH are proud to inform all donors that 100% of donated money is used in the Park for the good of the animals. The Trust does not incur any running expenses outside of the Park and all work done by the Trustees is done so on a voluntary basis.

This year especially, and indeed most years, we are desperate to raise money to keep the Park going and to help make sure that the hundreds of thousands of animals living in the Park have enough water and are as secure as possible.

Our work in the Park is multifaceted and includes water supply, pan & road maintenance, fireguards, repairing erosion, animal rescue and deployment of anti-poaching units. We do all of these things and still find time to help people who have vehicle problems or just want advice on where best to find the elusive cats and dogs (elephant are not that hard to find in the dry season!)

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Feb 04

Sponsors and Donors 2014

A big thank you to the following people and organizations for supporting FOH in 2014. We hope we haven’t missed anybody out but if we have we apologize sincerely and please bring it to our attention so we can add your name to the list.

A Menezes
Bakers Inn
Bookey Peek
Canon SA
D Ottman
D Rickards
D Russell
D St Quintin
David Whitehead
G Adams
H Mollet
L Potts
L Taberer
M Goetsch
M Magni
M Pringlewood
Michael Fischer
NMB Bank
P Shinhiwa
Quality Paints
S Pitt
Simply Africa
Strachans Photo Pharmacy
The Cheeseman
Wild Geese Lodge
Mac’s Auto Centre
A Macpherson
C Burn
C Louw
D Bain
Davis Granite
Extraordinary Journeys Inc
Hwange Conservation Society (UK)
J de Wet
J Freer
J Kenny
K Spenser
M Gaisford
MICA Telford Road
P Kennan
P Quinn
P Timms
Peter Dell
Peter Simon
R Cocksedge
Romeo Kitchens
S Burn
S Hammond
Save Foundation Australia
Shreiber and Zindel Treuhand-Anstalt
WEZ Matabeleland

Jan 22

Donation from Carr Hill High School in UK



Year 7 students from Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre have raised £1,000 for the Friends of Hwange Trust after their teacher was inspired to help the charity following a voluntary expedition in Zimbabwe. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Rain in Hwange National Park

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Some rain at last……..

Jul 03

Bookey’s Fund Raising Run

wildlife zimbabwe hwange conservationWell known Zimbabwe author and in her own words… ‘old age pensioner’ Bookey Peek -ran the Half Marathon at Victoria Falls, on the 29th of June 2014, as a personal challenge AND she is raising funds for our vital work. If you would like to support Bookey and us, she is asking for $10 donations to The Friends of Hwange Trust – just write “For Bookey Peek run” in the comment field when you make your donation.  Thank you Bookey and best of luck with your recovery from the run. You can follow her on her facebook site HERE.