Hwange National Park is the biggest and some say best wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe, and one of Africa's premier conservation areas. The park is brimming with wildlife and remains in good condition, with an airport and well-maintained road network. It is home to the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo - as well as over 400 species of birds, abundant plains game and an array of mammals.
It is an exceptionally diverse park with landscapes ranging from savannah to Kalahari sands, acacia scrub to saltpans where animals congregate heavily during the dry season. Hwange is also home to a number of luxury lodges which promise high standards of luxury and comfort as well as an enthralling wildlife experience. We have visited the lodges below so contact us to plan your tailor-made trip!
Raised on wooden decks and with 10 tented suites, Makalolo Plains has spectacular views of the Hwange Park and overlooks the Somavundla Pan which attracts herds of elephant and plains game, with numerous predators following suit!
The Hide Safari Camp
Built in 1992 by the Preston family, who remain deeply involved to this day, The Hide Safari Camp has earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination, for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers.
Known as the 'Place of Elephants', Ivory Safari Lodge occupies a 6000 acre conservancy adjacent to Hwange National Park. A maximum of 12 guests can stay in 6 luxury suites nestled among giant teak trees with views over a floodlit waterhole.
Little Makalolo Camp
An exclusive tented camp nestled in a private concession, Little Makalolo offers some of the best game viewing within Hwange National Park. Six luxury canvas tents, a swimming pool and a cosy lounge and dining area are only some of the facilities on offer.
Davison’s Camp brings its visitors to one of the most prolific wildlife areas in Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife reserve. Varied game viewing and birding are on offer while the camp offers a relaxed environment and comfortable facilities such as a swimming pool in the sight of a popular waterhole.
Elephant’s Eye Lodge
Elephant's Eye, Hwange is a luxurious tented camp situated on a private concession, 13 km from entrance to the Hwange National Park and within close proximity to Victoria Falls.
Seasoned safari-goers and adventure-seekers alike will be enraptured by Imvelo’s Jozibanini Camp. Found in a remote wilderness in Hwange National Park, this is the perfect location for travellers to get in touch with Africa and enjoy a true safari in an unspoiled location.
Not only is Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife haven home to an abundance of the continent’s best-loved inhabitants, but it also houses Somalisa Camp. Oozing old-world safari charm, the camp rests on a seasonal floodplain. This is an easy add-on to an itinerary taking guests between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.
Linkwasha Camp lies in a private concession in the wildlife-rich south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park and overlooks a magnificent plain.
Guests will be tempted not to leave the comfort of their private, raised teak deck overlooking the elephant-dotted waterhole at Nehimba Lodge. However, there is much to be seen in this part of Hwange National Park. Guests can visit centuries-old ruins, watch wildlife from viewing hides, or venture into the bush on a walking safari.
Somalisa Acacia Camp
Neighbouring the famous Somalisa Camp—home of the elephants—Somalisa Acacia Camp offers an exclusive safari experience thanks to its maximum capacity totalling 8 guests. The camp’s convenient location makes it an easy add-on to an itinerary that runs between Bulawayo and the iconic Victoria Falls.
Vast expanses of Kalahari sand are hidden by seasonal floodplains or baked by the sun as the seasons change in Hwange National Park. Camelthorn Lodge rests beneath camelthorns and acacias—providing sanctuary, comfort, and an authentic safari experience in Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest park.
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