​User Reviews – Hwange NP

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Bob Jones   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2005 Reviewed: Apr 5, 2018

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nice yo

Carole Barnes   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2017 Reviewed: Oct 27, 2017

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Abundant wildlife, professional guides. Fantastic camps.

Gini   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 10, 2017

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So much wild life and wonderful birds

BrianIron   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Apr 26, 2017

Email BrianIron  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

A real wildlife experience
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Hwange is a superb destination to experience a real wildlife adventure. The guiding is of an exceptional standard, the best I have experienced on a number of trips to Africa including Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania. The use of concessions allows for walking safaris which add another very enjoyable element to the experience.
I visited during November which is a season of change in Hwange, we only had one day when it rained in the 8 nights we spent in the park. 2016 was the second year of drought in southern Africa and the landscape and scenery were affected by it and clearly animals had suffered. However we saw excellent wildlife and were lucky enough to see a Leopard at the waterhole at one camp one evening.
The camps are all of a good standard with good food and service. None of the camps we stayed in were fenced so perhaps not for the nervous or first time safari.
Roads are rough so be prepared to be bounced about a bit.
Overall an unmissable destination if wildlife is your thing.

Andyb423834   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Feb 13, 2017

Email Andyb423834  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Couldn't have been more amazing
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Spent two nights at Elephants Eye lodge and had an amazing full day game drive through Hwange National Park. We saw so many animals and had such a great day. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Kamal Krishna Laha   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2002 Reviewed: Jan 12, 2017

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HNP is one of the best compare with others in Zambia and Zimbabwe
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I did electrification of Hwange NP as Chief Electrical Engineer visited many times with wife & twin sons from May 93 to Jul 89

Owen   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: September 2016 Reviewed: Nov 16, 2016

Email Owen  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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I feel that Hwange National park is outstanding destination. I saw so much wildlife,and felt that there was an outstanding bush vibe.I will return.

CharlesGangas Photography   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2016 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2016

Email CharlesGangas Photography  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Thrilling Odyssey
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Hwange National Park offered wonderful opportunities to view and photograph amazing wildlife. We found eight large mammal, three of the Big Five, in just our first morning game drive. As an avian photographer on my first trip to Zimbabwe I was thrilled at the species I saw and recorded, which included Bateleur, African Fish, Wahlberg's, and Tawny Eagles. We found several species of Hornbill, and of course numerous Lilac-breasted Rollers and Southern Carmine Bee Eaters. We saw elephants, hippos, zebras, antelope, lions, and a cheetah.

Our stay at The Hide was comfortably luxurious, with excellent food and service and great views of visiting wildlife to the watering holes. The game drives were thrilling each morning and afternoon, and I was delighted with the knowledge and expertise of our safari guide, Daffy. We're planning of a return visit in the very near future.

Rich   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: Jan 24, 2016

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Great times with great guides
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We saw a variety of wildlife, had incredible weather and phenomenal food at The Hide. Our guides were very knowledgeable and found some of the best wildlife during our safari. We saw lions, wild dogs, a cheetah hunt, impala, zebra and so many other animals. I cannot wait to go back.

deasibeau   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2015 Reviewed: Dec 11, 2015

Email deasibeau  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Hwange is definitely a good place to visit. Thouroughly enjoyed our stay.
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We stayed at Little Makalolo camp. Our guide, Mike was excellent and the staff at Little Mak were terrific. We had a great time there. The camp is near a waterhole where there is a hide and we had some wonderful experiences viewing elephant and buffalo very close. What great photo opportunities that was. The food was good, accommodation excellent. One of the highlights was viewing lions being chased by elephant. We also saw a herd of Sable - not always easy to find. Definitely recommend Little Makalolo and Hwange National Park.

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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