​Expert Reviews – Hwange NP

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Ariadne van Zandbergen   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: Multiple times

Ariadne is a renowned African wildlife photographer whose work is featured in many well-known guidebooks and magazines.

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Hwange National Park, an oasis for elephants
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Depending on budget and taste, Hwange National Park can be experienced in different ways. The nice thing of a park like Hwange is that is so affordable and accessible to almost everybody. There is nothing elitist about it. Park and camping fees are very reasonable and the roads can be driven in an ordinary saloon car. Main Camp, with comfortable but simple accommodation, is an unpretentious affair. Several waterholes are in close-proximity. If you like to do your own thing, without a guide, this is a great place to go. If you prefer some luxury and you like the style of safaris offered by private camps, there are several private concessions in the park that offer just that. Being the largest park in Zimbabwe, this park encloses a full eco-system that supports a big variety of animals. Hwange has a very big elephant population attracted by the many waterholes, but which disperses in the wet season. Birdlife is prolific throughout the year, but at its best in summer.

Average Expert Rating

  • 4.2/5
  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding

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