Proudly Zimbabwean III – Hwange National Park

March 15, 2019

Hwange National Park is named after a local Nhanzwa chief. In the nineteen century it was the royal hunting reserve of Mzilikazi and his successor Lobengula.

Located in south-western Zimbabwe, on the main road between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls, near to Dete, Hwange National Park is home to over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. The population of the Cape wild dogs found in Hwange is thought to be of one of the larger surviving groups in Africa today, and the elephants are world famous. The park is the largest in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometers. Its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game vary hugely, ranging from the semi desert scrub on the edge of the Kalahari in the south, to forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north.

Accommodation and Activities

Camelthorn Lodge Hwange

  • underground photo blind – called ‘The Look up’, it is a great way to have a very safe close up experience with the wildlife
  • communal boma area
  • dining area and bar
  • solar power
  • waterhole
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Bird watching
  • Night game drives

The Hide Classic Safari Camp

  • dining room / lounge / viewing area
  • plunge pool
  • wine cellar
  • early morning walks
  • waterhole
  • game drives
  • sundowners and night drive
  • birding (over 400 species recorded)
    bush wedding
  • game viewing hides

Nehimba Lodge – Living with the Elephants

  • swimming pool
  • game drives and night drives
  • game walks
  • the Nehimba Hide
  • the Nehimba seep
  • visit to Mandavu dam
  • visit to Mtota ruins


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]

Tell: 0317763757


Based on Research

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