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 the added benefits of a private concession from day and night game drives and off-road driving to walking safaris with an experienced ranger.
- Set on a rise overlooking a year-round, well-frequented waterhole
- Owned and run by one of Zimbabwe's top safari guides
- Understated luxury with an emphasis on superb safari guiding
- Eight airy thatched chalets with canvas and meshwork sides
- An open-air campfire at the heart of camp where friends are made and stories are shared
- Varied surroundings, from teak forests to grassy plains, offer a wide range of game-viewing opportunities
- Day and night game drives
- Guided bush walks
- Off-the-grid, solar-powered, authentic bush escape
Committed to keeping its carbon footprint to a minimum, Camp Hwange is an off-the-grid, solar-powered classic safari camp located on a private concession in the north of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
Camp Hwange has eight spacious, waterhole-facing, luxury chalets. Each thatched chalet has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, hand basin and flush toilet. Seven chalets can accommodate two guests each in twin or kingsize beds, depending on preference, and one chalet can accommodate a family or small group of four. Children younger than 14 years of age can be accommodated in their parents' chalet on a sleeper couch. Each chalet has a private viewing deck of the perennial waterhole.
Excellent safari guiding
Owned and run by David Carson, a highly qualified, pro-Zim guide with years of experience, your game drives at Camp Hwange will provide intimate insights into the African bush and its many inhabitants. As it's on a private concession in the northern reach of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, Camp Hwange is able to offer day and night game drives and bush walks with superb, professional safari guides. With only six guests per safari vehicle permitted, your game-viewing experience is guaranteed to be intimate and personal.
Its unusual surroundings, which range from teak and mopane forests to wide-open grasslands, are home to a fascinating variety of game and birds. Wildlife sightings of plains predators like African wild dogs and cheetahs, massive herds of elephants and buffalo, large plains game like sable and roan and the shy, nocturnal species like serval and black-backed jackal are not uncommon.
Camp Hwange has a spacious, comfortable lounge and dining area overlooking the waterhole but much of camp life revolves around the open-air campfire. Guests meet there at dawn for early-morning coffee and then gather again at dusk to mull over the day's activities and sightings. It's also where guests go to enjoy the quiet and occasional noises of wild animals drinking at the nearby waterhole during the day and to stargaze at night. Delicious meals at Camp Hwange are freshly prepared and vary from bush breakfasts to packed lunches to alfresco dinners under millions of stars at night.
Camp Hwange is approximately 180 km from Victoria Falls by road. There's also a fly-in option from Victoria Falls to Sinamatella Airstrip which is 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 km away. Please ask us about transfers.
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 they are passionate about sharing their wealth of experience and knowledge with their guests. If you prefer authentic and informal classic safari camp accommodation over simple luxury then Camp Hwange is definitely for you!
- Full board
- All drinks
- All game-viewing activities (day and night game drives and walking safaris)
- Flying doctor
- All transfers to and from Camp Hwange
- Conservation park fees
- National Parks Fees
- Air charters
- Premium imported brands and champagne
- Gratuities and items of a personal nature
- Medical insurance
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