Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
At a Glance
From the privacy of your own room, you can watch the wildlife drinking from the water hole
Fantastic walking safaris through the Hwange National Park
Expert guides for both walking safaris and game drives
Gather around the camp fire with evening sundowners
View the game at close range from the log hideout at the water hole
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
This corner of South Africa has a wonderful temperate climate which can be visited all year round. The best game viewing is from May to the end September.
Summer (November to March) days can get quite warm (up to 28-32 degrees on average) but it is a dry heat. Summer rainfall, normally in the form of thunder storms are usually in the evening, however, the African climate is still always unpredictable. Autumn (April to May) days can still be warm but the evenings cool down. Average day time temperature 22-28 degrees. Evenings 10-15 degrees. Winter (June to August) days are warm (temperatures in the mid-twenties) evenings and early mornings very cold with average early morning temperatures 5-12 degrees. It very rarely rains at this time when the bush is golden and dry.
Spring (September, October) days start getting hotter, evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain.
To start planning your holiday to Camp Hwange
Camp Hwange is a luxury safari camp situated within the Hwange National Park, the largest National Park in Zimbabwe. With just 8 comfortable tented rooms, Camp Hwange provides guests with a very exclusive safari experience.
Each room enjoys views over a permanent water hole, situated next to the main lodge. Big game frequently heads to here for a drink, allowing for fantastic game viewing from the lodge. The main building has a comfortable lounge and dining area, and there's a lovely campfire where guests can gather for an early morning coffee or evening sundowners.
The guiding at Camp Hwange is of a very high standard. All guides here are experienced professionals in both game drives and walking safaris. Camp Hwange is well-known for the quality of guiding, a crucial factor for experienced and novice safarigoers. Track the bigger game in a safari vehicle and on foot. A usual safari day at Camp Hwange will involve a morning game drive to a designated area where you will set off on a safari walk to track game.
One of the highlights of Camp Hwange is the hideout by the Masuna water hole where you can spend a few hours viewing the animals at close range. Elephants, buffalo, Kudu, Giraffe and Zebra are frequent visitors to the water hole and further down the road is the Mandavu Dam which is home to a large number of crocodiles and families of hippo.
There are eight luxury tented rooms at Camp Hwange, the majority of the rooms are doubles but there are also twin room options. All of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and views over the water hole. Camp Hwange is eco-friendly and all of the hot water and electricity is solar powered.
Due to the proximity of the camp to the water hole and the walking safari activities, Camp Hwange does not accept children under the age of 8 years.
The main lodge is built of natural materials with a thatched rood to blend in with the surrounding bush. There is a large dining area and a comfortable lounge area. The camp fire just outside the main lodge, is perfect for sitting around in the evenings to discuss the day's events.
Camp Hangwe focuses mainly on a combination of game drives and walking safaris. All safaris on foot are led by expert guides who are have had extensive experience of walking safaris in Zimbabwe. Together, you will track big game such as elephants, buffalo and lion. Alternatively, game drives can be done daily from the camp as well so guests can pick and choose to do as many walking safaris as they wish. The hideout at the Masuna water hole can provide a fun morning or afternoon as you watch the wildlife come to drink from the waterhole, completely undisturbed and unaware to your presence.
Game Drives in Hwange National Park
Head out with your highly experienced professional safari guide in a converted 4x4 game-viewing vehicle. Game drives are a great way to cover lots of ground when out on safari, enjoy a very interactive experience and introduction to the area.
Zimbabwe is one of the best places in Africa to experience walking in the bush. The guides are of the highest quality, the game is fantastic and the different environments, throughout the country, are well suited for exploring on foot.
Location & directions
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Camp Hwange is situated in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe and only a 3 hour drive from Victoria Falls.
How to get there
It is an 11-hour 30-minute international flight to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg connecting to Victoria Falls. Camp Hwange is 180 kilometre drive (approximately a 3-hour drive) from Victoria Falls. Alternatively you can fly-in from Victoria Falls to the Sinamatella airstrip approximately a 30-minute flight followed by a 40 kilometre drive to Camp Hwange.
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