The Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, set on 130,000 acres of pristine wilderness in south-eastern Zimbabwe, bordering the Gonarezhou National Park, offers a wide variety of plant and animal species. Here one can find all the big predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, and wild dog. Giraffe, zebra, impala, and wildebeest abound on the Banyini Plains, while Sable antelope and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest are found in the mopane woodlands in the east and south. The Malilangwe dam is home to several fish species, including Tiger Fish, as well as hosting healthy populations of hippo, crocodile, and water birds. During the summer months, it’s not uncommon to see elephant breeding herds enjoying a leisurely swim at the top end of the dam. The basalt flats in the south offer nutritious grazing, and it is not uncommon to see herds of 500 buffalo present in the dry season.