Hwange National Park Safaris

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Situated a mere 100km from Victoria Falls, Hwange, at 14 651 kmĀ², is Zimbabwe's largest game reserve. It has it all when it comes to attractions; expect varied habitats and vegetation types, 100 species of mammals, nearly 400 bird species and multiple accommodation offerings in and around the park.

Lucky visitor - Photo courtesy of The Hide Incredible sunrise over The Hide's pans Cute baby elephant seen on a Hwange National Park safari - Photo by The Hide

The park is predominately Kalahari sandveld supporting teak and mopane woodlands, dry Acacia scrub and is interspersed with saltpans and grasslands that support enormous species diversity and provide a true wilderness experience.

Located on the border with Botswana, Hwange has, since it was proclaimed 75 years ago, been home to some of southern Africa's last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. On a Hwange National Park safari discover some of the highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world. White rhino is another special sight to see here; these animals have recently been trans-located into this protected park.

The park is also home to a varied bird community. Typical drier Kalahari birds include Kori Bustard, Crimson-breasted Shrike, Kalahari Scrub-Robin, Scaly-feathered Finch, Cut-throat Finch, Red-eyed Bulbul, Swallow-tailed Bee-eater, Black-cheeked Waxbill and Southern Pied Babbler. In the summer months the bird list is greatly increased by migratory species like Southern Carmine Bee-eaters, Black Kites, Broad-billed Rollers, various cuckoo species, Abdims Storks and European Bee-eater.

Hwange National Park Highlights

  • The highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world
  • Huge elephant and buffalo herds
  • Rare white rhino sightings
  • The largest national park in Zimbabwe
  • Incredible game viewing during the dry season

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Selected Hwange National Park Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Hwange National Park

All Zimbabwe Itineraries
Little Makololo Camp

Wilderness Victoria Falls and Hwange early bird special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $5,380 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Locations
Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park
Canoe

Victoria Falls, Hwange Safari and Mauritius

Days
15
Cost Per Person
From $5,530 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Mauritius
Zimbabwe
Locations
Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park
Game walk in Hwange- Photo by Mike Myers

Best of Zimbabwe Safari Holiday

Days
12
Cost Per Person
From $6,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Zimbabwe
Locations
Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Matobo Hills National Park
sunset

Victoria Falls, Hwange and Seychelles Honeymoon

Days
15
Cost Per Person
From $6,050 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Zimbabwe
Locations
Johannesburg, Mahe, Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park Accommmodation

All Zimbabwe accommodations
  • Little Makololo Camp
    Tent interior

    Little Makololo is one of Hwange National Park's best properties. Intimate and exclusive there are only 6 canvas and timber rooms and game viewing is exceptional, with strong elephant sightings and a hide from which to view a nearby waterhole.

  • Davison's Camp
    Front view at night

    Delivering a traditional tented safari, Davison's Camp is found in a private concession in the game rich Hwange National Park. Watch animals come to the waterhole - very popular with elephant in the winter - and enjoy exciting game drives and walks.

  • Linkwasha Camp
    Camp exterior artists impression

    A fantastic camp sporting contemporary safari chic and nearby the game rich Ngamo Plains. Stay in comfortable luxury tents and look out over the waterhole.

  • Somalisa Acacia
    Standard tent exterior

    A small intimate camp with its own waterhole, Somalisa Acacia is found in a private concession and is the perfect base for exploring Hwange. Stay in one of 4 comfortable tents to take in superb elephant and buffalo sightings.

  • Somalisa Camp
    Double tent

    A simple camp with few modern amenities, this is a true back to nature experience with no running water or electricity after dark. If you want the ultimate escape to the wilderness this is for you. The camp pool is often frequented by elephants.

  • Hwange Safari Lodge
    Dining

    Set on the border of the Hwange National Park, this safari lodge is a large property overlooking a waterhole, the swimming pool and the savannah. Enjoy delicious bush dinners and spectacular game viewing.

  • The Hide Safari Camp
    Deluxe tent

    Having been voted 'Best Tented Safari Camp' in Zimbabwe on 13 occasions, The Hide offers an exceptional safari experience. Delivering warm hospitality and superb game viewing, with a waterhole alongside camp, take in sightings of elephant, zebra and lion too.