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Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park is one of Africa’s finest havens for wildlife and with visitor numbers low it is a good time to visit. The park is home to vast herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gemsbok and some rhinos also remain. All the larger predators are found in the park including the endangered wild dog.

Hwange also contains large numbers of Hyena including a healthy population of the rare brown hyena. The larger antelope are also fairly common with sable, roan, kudu and eland all quite numerous.

Hwange National Park is situated on the main road between Bulawayo and the world famous Victoria Falls, access is therefore easy by road or air. A Hwange Safari combines very well with a few days at the magnificent Victoria Falls.

The landscape includes desert sand to sparse woodland as well as grasslands and granite outcrops.

Due to the lack of permanent water, man-made waterholes were introduced to ...

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WHY VISIT Hwange National Park

  • Excellent year round game viewing
  • “Big five” game viewing plus wild dog and cheetah.
  • Forty thousand elephants make their home here
  • Affordable top safari destination
  • High quality game viewing and guiding
  • Excellent walking destination with the best walking guides in Africa
  • Easy access from Victoria Falls town
  • Excellent game lodges widely spaced around this huge park
  • Low visitor density for exclusive game viewing
  • Great self-drive destination

ACCOMMODATION IN Hwange National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Elephant Trails

Zimbabwe

10 days from £2955

Hwange to Mana Pools Flyer

Zimbabwe

9 days from £4432 to £5668

Iconic Africa

Kenya, Zambia & Zimbabwe

10 days from £3750

Land of the Giants

Zimbabwe

7 days from £2291

The Black Eagle Safari

Zimbabwe

7 days from £1950 per person sharing

Victoria Falls to Kariba

Zimbabwe

9 or 12 days from £3030

Zambezi Explorer

Zimbabwe

12 days from £3956 to £5114


PHOTO GALLERIES

Safari Club Photos - Victoria Falls in spate

Zimbabwe Familiarisation Trip 2017

Safari Club Photos - elephant at the mud-wallow Hwange

Zimbabwe Hwange 2015

All Photo Galleries

PLACES TO GO IN Hwange National Park

Hwange is worthwhile as a two center destination, we suggest vising both the north and south to experience the full range of wildlife and diversity of habitat. We recommend staying in a private concession area either within or adjacent to the park.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Ultimately this can depend on many factors unique to you, your budget, interests and expectations which, varies for each individual. Call and we’ll happily discuss some ideas with you. The park can be visited all year round, although the dry months from April to October provide the best game viewing with clear skies, warm days and cool nights.

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DRY SEASON

May to August has clear sunny days with fantastic game viewing. Nights turn cool so you’ll need an extra layer or two.

September becomes hot and the land is now very dry, outstanding game viewing as the animals congregate to water sources.

Spectacular Victoria Falls can be viewed best from June through to September when the water levels are low resulting in less spray to inhibit your view.

green SEASON

The rains fall from November through to March transforming the land which is now lush, green and dense, animals are more dispersed and guides work harder.

The wet season brings promise of new life everywhere and animals are giving birth.

Migrating birds have arrived and many birds are in their breeding plumage, this is a spectacular time for bird watchers.

SHOULDER SEASON

By April most of the rain should cease. The days are warmer and the land begins to dry out. Temperatures drop at night.

October sees a rise in temperature where the days become very hot and the land parched. Excellent time for game viewing.

November can be unpredictable, with either very hot dry spells or the beginning of the rainy season.



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