Camp Hwange Tented Camp
Perfectly positioned on a rise overlooking a perennial waterhole, Camp Hwange is professionally run by one of Zimbabwe's leading safari guides and offers an excellent safari experience filled with fascinating bush lore and a wealth of safari stories. Informal, yet with all the creature comforts, Camp Hwange offers all the benefits of a private concession: day and night game drives, off-road driving and bush walks with an experienced ranger.
* Camp Hwange Highlights
- ∞Set on a rise overlooking a year-round waterhole
- ∞Owned & run by one of Zimbabwe's top safari guides
- ∞Understated luxury with the emphasis on superb safari guiding
- ∞Only 8 airy, tented chalets
- ∞Open-air camp fire is its heart, where friends are made and stories are shared
- ∞Varied surrounds, from teak forests to grassy plains, offering wide variety of game
- ∞Day/night game drives
- ∞Guided bush walks
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Camp Hwange has only eight spacious, luxury tented chalets, each one is en-suite with its own viewing deck over the perennial waterhole. The whole camp is solar-powered and fully off-grid, committed to keeping its carbon footprint to a minimum.
Excellent Safari Guiding
Owned & run by David Carson, a proZim guide with years of experience, your safari stay at Camp Hwange will be one of intimate insights into the African bush and its intricate inhabitants. As it's on a private concession, Camp Hwange is able to offer day and night game drives and bush walks with superb guides. It also has interesting surrounds, from teak and mopane forests to wide open grasslands, which makes for a fascinating variety of game and birds - from plains predators like wild dog and cheetah to massive herds of elephants and buffalo, to large plains animals like sable and roan and the shy, nocturnal species like serval and black-backed jackal.
There's a spacious, comfortable lounge and dining area overlooking the waterhole, but much of the camp life at Camp Hwange revolves around the open-air camp fire. Guests meet here at dawn for early-morning coffee and then gather again at dusk to mull over the day's activities and sightings; to enjoy the quiet and occasional noises of the wildlife; and simply to be awed by the trillion bright lights of the overhead stars. The meals are delicious, freshly-prepared and very adaptable - from packed lunches to alfresco bush dinners and breakfasts.
Camp Hwange is approximately 180 km from Victoria Falls. There's also a fly-in option from Victoria Falls to Sinamatella airstrip, about a 40 km drive away from Camp Hwange. From the south, it's also possible to drive up from Hwange National Park's main camp, some 80 kms away.
Our Take on Camp Hwange
The staff and owners of Camp Hwange really seem to go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your stay - and share their wealth of experience and knowledge with you. If you prefer an authentic, informed safari over simple luxury, then Camp Hwange is definitely for you.
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