Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park
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  • Yvonne D
    3 contributions
    still a great place to go
    Stayed at Kapula South Camp, which was amazing! saw a male lion there. also stayed at Main Camp, lovely lodges, great service. saw a huge variety of birds, animals of course, and being the beginning of the rainy season we saw lots of pretty flowers blooming.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 13 December 2022
  • Jen J
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina225 contributions
    Hard to get to but worth the visit
    Hard to get to and the roads are not in the best shape. You can visit the Painted Dog Conservation site and certainly a special place once you get there. Lots of endangered birds. Quite a bit of driving is involved. Glad we went.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Jacklyn T
    Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
    Worth the dodgy roads there
    Considering how close this is to Victoria Falls, I thought there would be a lot more people in Hwange. I am guessing the roads between the two put a lot of people off. But if you do brave the dodgy roads, you get to see so much! We were so lucky to see a pride of lions resting under a tree (including some cubs). We also saw heaps of elephants, giraffes, impalas, water buks, zebras and many birds. Even just outside of the park on a night drive I saw many bush babies which I hadn't managed to see anywhere else!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Go694210
    2 contributions
    Nature at its best with Hwange Wildlife Safaris
    We had an amazing 1.5 day trip through Hwange Nationalpark with Hwange wildlife Safaris. Our Guide Bothwell knows the park amazingly well and showed us around. We saw a pack of lions including 3 cubs as well as many Giraffes, Zebras, Antilopes, Elephants with tiny babies, birds, hyenas and lots more. We had an amazing time. Thank you so much
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 November 2023
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Go694210
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
We had an amazing 1.5 day trip through Hwange Nationalpark with Hwange wildlife Safaris. Our Guide Bothwell knows the park amazingly well and showed us around. We saw a pack of lions including 3 cubs as well as many Giraffes, Zebras, Antilopes, Elephants with tiny babies, birds, hyenas and lots more. We had an amazing time. Thank you so much
Written 5 November 2023
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Mike_G6308
Cape Town, South Africa424 contributions
Apr 2023 • Business
The Hwange National Park is great park to visit if go it staying at Africa Bush Camps five star lodges or normal self-drive campsites you will have great time. See Cecil's old pride of lions or see cheetah feeding on a kudu.
Written 23 August 2023
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Jacklyn T
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Aug 2023
Considering how close this is to Victoria Falls, I thought there would be a lot more people in Hwange. I am guessing the roads between the two put a lot of people off. But if you do brave the dodgy roads, you get to see so much! We were so lucky to see a pride of lions resting under a tree (including some cubs). We also saw heaps of elephants, giraffes, impalas, water buks, zebras and many birds. Even just outside of the park on a night drive I saw many bush babies which I hadn't managed to see anywhere else!
Written 20 August 2023
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Jen J
Chapel Hill, NC225 contributions
Apr 2023
Hard to get to and the roads are not in the best shape. You can visit the Painted Dog Conservation site and certainly a special place once you get there. Lots of endangered birds. Quite a bit of driving is involved. Glad we went.
Written 1 May 2023
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2 231 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Wow one of the best Safari Reserves we have visited. We arrived on Rovos Rail and the train stopped in the park, we just disembarked and climbed aboard our safari jeeps. Within minutes we were viewing Zebras, Giraffes, Lions and Elephants, no long ride to get to the park!

The guides were knowledgeable and kept the jeeps at a distance from each other so that it seemed like a personal experience. That said we could have done without the fake charge from an over excited elephant, but all part of the experience!

The three hour trip culminated with a buffet breakfast in the bush, before returning to our train.

Excellent can recommend both the train and trips provided whilst on it.
Written 22 April 2023
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Yvonne D
3 contributions
Nov 2022
Stayed at Kapula South Camp, which was amazing! saw a male lion there. also stayed at Main Camp, lovely lodges, great service. saw a huge variety of birds, animals of course, and being the beginning of the rainy season we saw lots of pretty flowers blooming.
Written 13 December 2022
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Glynis Cocks
Coolum Beach, Australia3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Self drove through Hwange for 10 days. Stayed at Zimpark accommodation. Dated but spotless.
It was fantastic very special Game Park.
Fabulous sightings and great staff.
Glynis Cocks
Written 12 November 2022
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paulineclifton
Kidderminster, UK335 contributions
Sep 2022
Took a while to get fully in the park and was beginning to think there were not any animals.Once it got to midday the animals started to appear.There were elephants galore and we had an amazing experience by a waterhole watching lots of elephants rolling around in the water and the many babies squealing with delight.Afterwards they enjoyed throwing dust over themselves,just wonderful.There were many internal paths that allowed us to follow the animals.Saw many different species but no lions.
Written 2 October 2022
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Sharon H
Houston, TX451 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Walking safari with guide (John) to see Rhino.
Loved my stay at Hwange Lodge over looking the park too.
Written 17 September 2022
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Beverly J
Laramie, WY56 contributions
Aug 2022
You won't be disappointed with the wildlife offerings in Hwange! We saw massive lions, cubs, leopards, cheetah, Hippo, giraffe, cap buffalo and lots of wonderful birds!
Written 20 August 2022
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