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Hwange National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

A huge tract of wildlife-rich wilderness

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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Stephen Michael Cunliffe says

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

When is the best time to visit 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.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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Reviews on our Hwange National Park safaris

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.


from United States of America

Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…


from South Africa

Two male lions tried to take on an older female lion. The alpha male recently died and they were trying to take over his pride. The female lion was having none of it and while the males tried to tag team her; she swatted her massive paw at…

Kay Oczkowski

from United States of America

Waking up at 5:00 am to a bumpy ride all the way to a hidden hyena den, was something I’ll never forget. But the absolute best part was when the 1 month old cub peeked his head out to say hello. It was heartbreakingly cute.

Alana Krutoyarsky

from United States of America

I wish to say thanks to Megan for all your assistance in ensuring that me and my wife enjoy a wonderful holiday, a nice stay at the hotel with just minor issues, and the Hluhluwe Imfolozi park tour. We just wish to pass our gratitude for all…

Mokatse Itumeleng

from South Africa

It was great to work with Discover Africa and thanks so much for your help.

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