Overview of Camp Hwange

Surrounded by vast plains of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest national park, Camp Hwange offers an authentic safari experience that will leave you inspired by nature’s untamed beauty. As a small and intimate camp, it promises a true wilderness adventure with personalised service. With miles and miles to explore on game drives and walking safaris, this wildlife-rich park promises rewarding game viewing, with particularly prolific elephant herds. Look forward to vast open spaces where the calls of jackal, songs of cicadas and rumbles of elephant echo through the air.

Nestled alongside an indigenous teak forest, overlooking a permanent waterhole and open plains beyond that, Camp Hwange is primely positioned for an excellent armchair safari. Witness not just large herds of elephant heading to the water after grazing in the wood, but also the natural flow of different species arriving for a drink as the sun ascends. Kudu arrive silently, carefully and in single file, a lone steenbok minces its way hesitantly to the water’s edge, and a flock of doves circle and risk a moment on perilous land for a quick drink, before flapping off again. But no animal rules the waterhole like Africa’s largest mammal, the elephant. Watch the daily saga slowly unfold, sometimes spectacularly, but most times peacefully and almost orderly, from the comfort of your spacious thatched chalet.

Camp Hwange would appeal to anyone hoping to explore untouched wilderness and witness Africa’s magnificent wildlife up close. The camp’s knowledgeable and passionate guides will ensure you encounter a diverse array of wildlife, birds, and flora. A safari in Hwange pairs beautifully with a visit to Victoria Falls, located just a few hours’ drive away or a quick 20-minute light aircraft flight. Combine Africa’s adventure capital with the tranquillity and raw beauty of Hwange National Park for an unforgettable journey through Zimbabwe’s landscapes.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Excellent game viewing & guides
  • Set within Zimbabwe’s largest national park
  • Large elephant populations, with many around camp
  • Log hide for close-up observation of animals at a waterhole
  • Private concession for night driving and off-road sightings
  • Wildlife-filled waterhole views from camp

Game drives

Guided walks

General Facilities

The heart of safari life at Camp Hwange is the campfire. Out under the stars, with a 180-degree view of the surrounding bushveld, it’s where stories are shared, connections are made, and the allure of the safari lifestyle comes alive. Sip on hot coffee from the campfire kettle, joining fellow adventurous souls ready for an early morning game drive. Gather around again after your evening drive for captivating tales and camaraderie.

Camp Hwange offers a unique wildlife hide built from a log pile, allowing you to observe wildlife up close as they visit the waterhole. With Zimbabwean guides known for their expertise, you’ll be in capable hands at the hide, and on all your activities as you explore the wonders of Hwange National Park. To unwind, the lodge provides a spacious lounge area with plenty of room to relax in between game drives and walks.

Air conditioning

Child friendly


Wi-Fi available


Dining at Camp Hwange is a special experience that brings guests together in a communal setting. Dinner is enjoyed at the dining table where you can connect and enjoy a hearty meal. For those celebrating a special occasion or seeking privacy, a private dinner can be arranged upon request. Picture yourself indulging in a romantic dinner under the starlit sky, illuminated by lanterns and serenaded by the enchanting nocturnal sounds of the bushveld.

Breakfasts are a delightful affair, with a selection of fresh fruits, delectable pastries, and hot breakfast options to fuel your day’s adventures. The afternoon brings a charming high tea, a selection of sweet and savoury eats, enjoyed at around 3 pm before embarking on the exciting afternoon game drive. Snacks and refreshments are also provided during stops on both morning and evening activities, ensuring you stay energized and fuelled throughout the day.

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