Hwange National park
Hwange National Park is located in the Western part of Zimbabwe,not far from Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Botswana.
Fly into Victoria Falls airport and then a roughly 90 minute road transfer or a 30 minute bush flight gets you to Hwange.
Game Drives,Bush Walks,Birding,Cultural visit.
Best time to visit:
May to Nov is best ie during the dry Winter season,however the wet season ie December to April’ish offers outstanding birding as the migrants from the Northern hemisphere head in large numbers to Hwange.
About Hwange National Park
Hwange National park has large herds of elephants,many Lions and wild dogs roam the park.Its approximately 14,650 square kilometers in size,over a million hectares,comprising mainly Mopane bushland and grasslands.
There are many really nice newer boutique safari camps dotted all over the park,and Zimbabwean safari guides are well known for their guiding quality.
Sample Hwange National Park Safari camp’s:
Somalisa Camp is set in the heart Hwange National Park.Somalisa Camp occupies a small part of an acacia island,which is part of a old seasonal flood plain.
From the camp one has amazing views of the open savannah plains.Here you will experience the awe of an African Bush Safari,in a remote and wildlife rich environment.
Elephant’s Eye Hwange is a short 20-minute flight from Victoria Falls or a 2 1/2 -hour transfer.
It has eight raised tented chalets constructed with sustainable and reclaimed materials,all having private outdoor showers and views over the waterhole.
Activities are game drives,safari walks, horse-back safaris,and community cultural experiences,as well as a sleep out deck close to a watering hole.
Hwange/Victoria Falls Zimbabwe/Chobe Botswana safari.
A sample multi country land/water combination safari with a Victoria falls stopover.
Days 1 to 3 Nights
Fly into Victoria Falls head for a safari to Hwange National Park.
Land element ie game drives/bush walks
Days 4 and 5 Victoria Falls
Return back to Victoria Falls,you will only reach the falls by midday or later,spend 1 or 2 Nights in Victoria falls ie tour the falls,sun-downer on the Zambezi river,arts/crafts, river rafting,flights over the fall.
Days 6 to 9 Chobe National Park Botswana
Transfer to Chobe National Park Botswana 2 or 3 Nights for game drives and river safaris….can stay in a houseboat on the Chobe river,or tent safari or lodges in the area.
Water element river safaris/houseboat
Fly back to Johannesburg from the Chobe area.
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