Hwange

Hwange

Zimbabwe's largest National Park is home to one of Africa's biggest elephant populations and covers 14,600 square kilometres of sandy Kalahari soil, grassland and woodland. Once the royal hunting grounds, today a network of manmade and natural waterholes sustain the large numbers of wildlife including Hwange's famous elephant herds and equally impressive buffalo herds many hundreds strong; in addition to predators such as lions and cheetahs and antelope including sable and roan.  

This is also one of the finest places in Africa to experience game viewing on foot.  Zimbabwe's guides are renowned as being the best in Africa and guided walks open up a whole new perspective on the bush allowing you to examine plants and insects, follow tracks and exhilarate in approaching big game on foot, one of the undoubted pleasures of visiting Hwange. 

Wildlife

Over 100 species of mammal are recorded in Hwange including elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wild dog, sable, roan, giraffe. There are over 420 bird species in Hwange making it an ideal destination for bird watching enthusiasts who can spend time in a hide overlooking a waterhole to watch as birds come down to drink; or on game drives through the woodland where many species nest. 

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Highlights

  • One of Africa's great National Parks & Zimbabwe's oldest
  • Huge numbers of elephants throughout the park, as well as the rare Sable & Roan Antelope
  • Walking safaris allow a different wildlife viewing perspective
  • Book an Elephant Express transfer when staying in the south and enjoy a game watching train ride through the wilderness

Seasons

April to November - dry season, peak game viewing time and high concentrations of elephants
December to March - rainy season with green landscapes, migrant birds and young animals

  • Hwange has some of the best green season (December to March) game viewing in Southern Africa. 
  • If you are feeling adventurous a number of camps offer the chance to sleep out under the stars. 
  • There are some great family friendly lodge options in Hwange that allow you to share the safari experience with the whole family 
Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge

Commanding a wonderful location in a 5,000 acre private concession of the Ngamo Forest, Bomani Tented Lodge is perfect for visitors looking for a laid back safari experience.The emphasis here is on flexibility, with guests being offered the chance to tailor their safaris and activities around what they want to do. Whether this means a full day out ...
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Camelthorn Lodge

Camelthorn Lodge

Imvelo Camelthorn is the most luxurious lodge of their portfolio and certainly the most unique of the 3 offerings. Set in unspoilt woodlands of the Hwange National Park, this is a paradise for birders and those who are looking for a less traditional safari experience.The lodge is set 1km from the nearest waterhole, so animals cannot be seen directl...
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Davison’s Camp

Davison’s Camp

Nestled under a grove of ancient false mopane trees, Davison’s Camp is situated in a remote north-eastern corner of Hwange National Park.  Estimated 30,000 elephants within close proximity
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Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge

Situated on a private concession just outside Hwange National Park, Ivory Lodge overlooks an active waterhole that attracts a lot of animals.  The tree house style rooms are raised up on wooden platforms and have a simple, rustic and natural feel with thatched roofs and wooden furniture as well as a verandah on which to sit and watch the passi...
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Khulu Ivory

Khulu Ivory

Set within a private concession adjacent to Hwange National Park, Khulu Ivory is the smaller, smarter sister of Ivory Lodge. Perfect for couples, this intimate lodge has just six rooms and the waterhole and ancient riverbed in front of camp allow close up views of a steady procession of game including the herds of elephant that Hwange is so famous ...
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Linkwasha Camp

Linkwasha Camp

Found in Hwange's south-eastern corner, Linkwasha Camp is making waves as arguably the most luxurious safari camp in Zimbabwe following its complete renovation. The camp’s new contemporary style is a breath of fresh air, and in its position overlooking a pan it is also in a prime viewing location for game all year round.Zimbabwe is widely...
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Little Makalolo Camp

Little Makalolo Camp

Little Makalolo occupies a privileged position as one of the few private camps situated within Hwange National Park. The camp enjoys exclusive use of an enormous concession area in the heart of Zimbabwe's premier game reserve
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Nehimba Lodge

Nehimba Lodge

In the remote northern region of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park and deep inside a private concession, Nehimba Lodge combines the comforts of a luxury safari lodge and exciting game viewing activities.The seven thatched rooms are raised on teak decking and, like the lounges, dining area, bar and swimming pool at the main lodge, overlook Nehimba...
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Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa has just seven tents and has upgraded the standard of the accommodation while still maintaining the high level of guiding and hosting that it has become renowned for.  Hwange may be famous for its large numbers of elephants but there are many other species here including buffaloes, sable antelope and lions and the camp’s expert ...
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The Hide Safari Camp

The Hide Safari Camp

The Hide epitomises what it is to be a family-run safari camp, and has more than earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination, for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers. Situated in Hwange National Park, which was once the royal hunting ground of Ndebele kings, there is abundant and diverse wildlife - in...
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Under The Skin Of Zimbabwe

Under The Skin Of Zimbabwe

Days: 10 | From: £4,199 per person based on two sharing
This is the perfect luxury holiday to get you under the skin of Zimbabwe. Combining the best of both worlds, you can enjoy spectacular game viewing at Hwange National Park and witness the beauty of Lake Kariba, all to be topped off by the mighty Victoria Falls. So make sure the camera is c...
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Classic Zimbabwe

Classic Zimbabwe

Days: 12 | From: £3,820 per person based on two sharing
An extraordinary trip highlighting Zimbabwe’s must see destinations – visit the mighty Victoria Falls, go on safari in Hwange National Park and witness a magnificent sunset at the iconic Lake Kariba. Brief Overview: 3 nights Victoria Falls Hotel 3 nights Somalisa Camp 3 ni...
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Victoria Falls and Hwange Explored

Victoria Falls and Hwange Explored

Days: 12 | From: £3,695 per person based on sharing
This exciting itinerary takes you from the banks of the Zambezi River to the far corner of the Hwange National Park, exploring the largest game reserve in the country. Brief Overview: 3 nights Zambezi Sands River Camp 3 nights Nehimba Lodge 3 nights Camelthorn Lodge 2 overnight flights 
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Matopo Hills, Hwange and The Falls

Matopo Hills, Hwange and The Falls

Days: 12 | From: £3,695 per person based on sharing
For those looking to explore different areas of Zimbabwe, this is the itinerary for you. Camp Amalinda is an African inspired refuge, where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty, for which the Matobo Hills is so celebrated. Khulu Ivory, &ld...
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Zimbabwe and Botswana Adventure

Zimbabwe and Botswana Adventure

Days: 11 | From: £3,270 per person based on two sharing
This exciting itinerary takes you to two of Africa’s biggest safari destinations, Zimbabwe and Botswana. After an incredible safari in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, you enjoy a visit to one of the seven natural wonders of the world – The Victoria Falls. Your stay here can be as ...
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Icons of Zimbabwe

Icons of Zimbabwe

Days: 11 | From: £4,380 per person based on two people sharing
Zimbabwe is a superb but often underrated destination and this itinerary showcases its highlights.  Marvel at Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most impressive waterfalls and then head off on safari to Hwange National Park, famed for its elephants and walking safaris, and finally to the ...
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Ultimate Tour of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Ultimate Tour of Zambia and Zimbabwe

Days: 13 | From: £7,995 per person based on two people sharing
See the best of Zambia and Zimbabwe whilst on this exclusive 12-day luxury safari. Along the way, you will get to stay at some truly exceptional properties, enjoy incredible game viewing and witness the majesty and power of the Victoria Falls. A truly once in a lifetime holiday.Brief ...
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Bomani Tented Lodge See this iconic lodge from a birds eye view
Camelthorn Lodge Hwange National Park's Ngamo Plains
Khulu Ivory Lodge Explore the magnificent Hwange National Park
Linkwasha Camp Sunset over the waterhole
Little Makalolo Camp Watch the elephants at the camp waterhole
Nehimba Lodge A dream safari destination
Hwange - Big Game Safari Head to one of the greatest safari havens - Hwange
Somalisa Camp Hwange's Somalisa Camp
The Hide Safari Camp Spectacular wildlife viewing in luxurious surroundings
Hwange Hwange
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