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Hwange is a large, sprawling expanse of semi-arid landscape that supports a huge diversity of wildlife, including massive herds of elephants
During the dry-season months between June and October, elephants converge on Hwange's pumped waterholes from far and wide, some coming from as great a distance as Chobe in neighbouring Botswana. The result is an impressive wildlife spectacle. Waterholes see a continuous procession of these large pachyderms along with a wide variety of general game species and their ever-attendant predators.
Safari enthusiasts need seldom travel further than these action-packed waterpoints to get their fill of exciting wildlife sightings.
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Discover the wild beauty of Zimbabwe with a luxury safari
Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools
Spot huge herds of elephants in the Hwange National Park; and enjoy kayak trip down the Zambezi through the Mana Pools National Park
Why not visit more than one exciting African destination? See the Great Migration, Victoria Falls and wildlife-rich Hwange National Park
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A Zimbabwe safari offers beautiful landscapes and fantastic encounters with wildlife in the famous Hwange National Park and Matusadona National Park
Hwange is well known for its large concentrations of thirsty elephants during the dry season, but fewer people realise that it is one of southern Africa's most productive wildlife safari destinations. Aside from its prolific pachyderms, I have also enjoyed incredible leopard and aardvark viewing in this rewarding reserve.
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Sadly, Hwange is currently beset by the same budget cuts and lack of resources as most of Zimbabwe's other national parks. A number of donors and other non-governmental organisations, such as the dedicated Friends of Hwange Trust, have stepped into the breech to try and plug the gap. While they are doing an admirable job, the park continues to bleed and elephant poaching is rife, with Hwange having lost an estimated 500 to 1,000 of these magnificent creatures in 2013 alone. However, this is no reason to avoid a Hwange safari. Quite the opposite – this magnificent wilderness area desperately needs visitors and the money they bring to enable its effective management.
A Hwange safari is an amazing experience. Whether you opt to stay in one of the park's long-standing rest camps – Robins, Sinamatella or Main Camp – as a self-drive visitor, or prefer to splash out a bit and enjoy one of the excellent safari camps or exclusive lodges, expect a top experience with excellent wildlife viewing.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hwange National Park
April up to October is the best time to visit Hwange National Park - Wildlife viewing in the dry season is better since the waterhole becomes a place where animals gather. go there.
Reviews on our Hwange National Park safaris
This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…
Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…
Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.
Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…
I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…
Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…