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Let's talk Hwange National Park. (Zimbabwe)

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A question for those that have visited Hwange.. I've been reading the various Hwange threads and Trip Reports, and I was wondering, does the noise from the diesel pumps so prevalent in Hwange detract from the game-viewing? They are essential of course - the wildlife there would not survive without them!

 

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@@Christopher Moran

in some places the noise from the pumps is noticeable, especially if the lodge you are staying at has a pump running ot keep a waterhole going beside the lodge, but it is not intrusive.

Many people find the noise re-assuring as it means the water supply is being maintained.

Having been to Hwange a few times I think i would be more worried if I could not hear the pumps.

 

and.. they only run 24/7 during the dry months. The rest of the year they are only used occasionally.

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Many pumps in the SE of the Park have been replaced with solar pumps. there is an ongoing programme to change as many as possible.

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