Of the Hwange National Park extends over an area of 14,650 km² and runs about 1 hour south of the Victoria Falls on the border to Botswana. Formerly the royal hunting ground of the Matabele king Mzilikazis, it was declared a national park in 1928. A project that involves drilling wells dug deep into the Kalahari sands to bring water to an area previously marked by water scarcity.
One of the most notable facts about Hwange, Zimbabwe's greatest National park, is that this would be an uninhabited, sandy mopane forest if there weren't any pumped water holes. At the tender age of 22, Ted Davison became Hwange's first park ranger. From the early 1930s, he began drilling boreholes deep into the Kalahari sands, bringing water to an area previously marked by its absence.