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Up close with elephants in Hwange National Park

Views: 46 Visited: Oct 2019 Reviewed: Nov 07, 2019

Around half the size of Belgium, Hwange National Park is the largest National Park in Zimbabwe. Easily accessed from Victoria Falls by light aircraft, or 2-4 hours by road, this relatively unknown safari gem provides a hugely rewarding wildlife viewing experience.

The park is a mix of open grasslands and mopane woodland - though towards the end of the dry season, the landscape becomes grey and stark, as all signs of plant and tree life die ... read more

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Always Something To See!

Views: 222 Visited: Oct 2017 Reviewed: Nov 05, 2018

Hwange National Park itself is a beautiful area - so beautiful that you can get lost in the scenery and not realize you have been bouncing about in the back of a game view for hours in search of various game and birds.

There is ALWAYS something to see in HNP, from the massive herds of buffalo & elephant gathered around the waterholes in the late afternoon, to the prides of lion with their cubs playing on the roads in the early morning, to t... read more

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Ele-phantastic!!!

Views: 171 Visited: Aug 2017 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2018

The term Place of Elephants comes to mind when I think of Hwange National Park
I have been to Hwange numerous times, during different times of the year, and elephants are always a guarantee, especially in the month of August.

The highlight of each afternoon game drive is sitting at the Nyamndlovu Watering Hole at sunset sipping on an ice cold G&T waiting in anticipation for the elephants to come drink; out of nowhere hundreds and hundred... read more

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Hwange - home to the giants

Views: 242 Visited: Apr 2018 Reviewed: Jun 20, 2018

We chose Hwange because it's renowned for its great population of elephants. My husband is a great fan of them and we were not disappointed. We were greeted by one just minutes after landing. We spent three nights at the splendid Somalisa Camp in the middle of the bush where elephants come to drink from what was originally intended to be a pool for the guests but the elephants took it over. It was a privilege to watch them drinking just a few... read more

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Excellent guiding and exciting game viewing

Views: 737 Visited: May 2016 Reviewed: Jan 31, 2017

I didn't know what to expect when I visited Hwange National Park for the first time. Before I visited, I heard stories of big elephant herds, high quality guiding and exciting walking safaris. Nothing I heard or read before could have prepared me for the adventure and fond memories.

We started with a flight from Victoria Falls into the south of the park, when we landed we were met with friendly smiles, a vast openness that filled us with a... read more

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The thrill and multitude of wildlife

Views: 761 Visited: May 2014 Reviewed: Feb 10, 2015

Hwange is particularly renowned for its great elephant herds. Extended family groups of close to a hundred elephant can be found. An excellent chance to observe interaction between the generations and peers. This is the place to see Elephant, and hundreds of them!! Enormous herds flow to the different water holes created in the area. read more

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Worth a visit

Views: 559 Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2014

Visited Hwange on the heels of my visit to Victoria Falls. I was pleasantly surprised with this park and really loved the lodging there. It wasn't high season for me, so they weren't over-crowded. I did a self-drive safari and found it fairly easy. I would recommend going with a group. I went with three other friends and felt safe. read more

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Birds of a feather in Hwange National Park

Views: 715 Visited: Oct 2011 Reviewed: Feb 08, 2014

Driving into Hwange National Park for the first time, I didn't really know what to make of it. The park was virtually devoid of any and all tourists, and this was made more apparent when my small party pulled into Sukumi Tree Lodge and we ended up being the only guests at the resort for three days. The apparent desolation aside, we headed into the park at the crack of dawn each day and found impressively large herds of elephant, zebra, impala,... read more

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Intergenerational Birdwatching

Views: 724 Visited: Dec 2013 Reviewed: Jan 24, 2014

One of the nice things about going on safaris is that it appeals to all ages. Young children, teenagers, parents and grandparents can all have fun doing something together.

Last December, my extended family and I spent two nights at Hwange National Park. The age range of our group was from 7 to 72, and we all had a wonderful time. We stayed at Main Camp. The chalets were clean, but basic. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, and we apprec... read more

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Ideal for those short on time: Vic Falls & Elephants in one swift drive!

Views: 806 Visited: Mar 2010 Reviewed: May 17, 2013

Hwange’s a brilliant park located not too far from Victoria Falls making it the ideal game park should you wish to get the best of Africa in one short visit. This was the first ever game park I visited, before returning to Africa to work for three years.

We’d originally planned to do a day trip here but were advised against it because the roads from Vic Falls were not very good at the time. Totally happy that we managed to squeeze in a 3-d... read more

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