User Reviews – Hwange NP

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arnorab   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2010 Reviewed: Sep 23, 2011

65+ years of age

The scale is right, the place is delightful, the staff are great, the animals are abundant.
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Everything about the Hide in Hwange works well. The rooms are comfortable without being unnecessarily opulent and are right for the location. The travel arrangements ( you are picked up from the Park Entrance) work really well, there is abundant game and a wide choice of excursions and drives. The staff, with whom you eat the exceptionally good food, are extremely knowledgeable and hard working. Its a rare destination and not to be missed.

Joaquín Rivero   –  
Spain ES
Visited: August 2018 Reviewed: Dec 9, 2018

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

A little-known pearl in the heart of Africa
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Perhaps Zimbabwe is one of those places in Africa where mass tourism has passed by in recent years due to socio-political reasons. May be it is also that same reason that turns a safari into this wonderful national park into a unique experience. Tranquility, little influx of visitors and an enormous diversity of fauna make this place an essential scene to enjoy any nature trip.

Located in an enclave punished by the history of the last two centuries, this park summarizes, in its entirety, the best of a safari in Africa: diverse landscapes, a high density of wild fauna and the recovery of endangered species - the African Wild Dog or Lycaon- make Hwange one of the best national parks in Africa.

With a bit of luck, especially at dawn, it is not difficult to find a herd of lycaons in full activity. A true experience to discover the group behavior of these fantastic animals: synchronized movements, strategic deployment, restless tracking to the search for food, and constant and jumping nerve. I had not had the luck to meet them in other African parks before and their picture was wonderful.

The great guides of "Ivory Lodge", located right on the edge of the park, gave us the possibility of going out to meet other equally interesting species. Also early in the morning, a herd of 18 lions on the side of a pond, delighted us with a good selection of playgrounds.

Among all the scenes of wildlife, I will highlight one of the most impressive I have lived in Africa. The displacement, at dusk, of a herd of hundreds of buffaloes through the dry basin of a river. Slowness accompanied by strength, serenity, sliding across the earth like a giant raft in the middle of a calm ocean.

A little-known pearl in the heart of Africa.

Conny Jorneklint and Laila Kirpu   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: September 2018 Reviewed: Sep 30, 2018

Email Conny Jorneklint and Laila Kirpu  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

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We saw all the animals we could expect to see including wild dogs on a hunt, lions, cheeta, leopard, lots of elephants, giraffs, kudus, stein bok, duikers, hippos, crocodiles and many more.

Olaf Korbanek   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2018

Email Olaf Korbanek  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Hwange NP is very interesting and offers different landscapes. The wildlife was, due to the wheather, reduced (in comparison with Chobe NP e.g.), but we saw, that a lot of animals live there!

The camp site was terrific, near the lake, during the night we heard the hippos walking around, really beautiful!

David from Kalamazoo   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2018 Reviewed: Aug 2, 2018

Email David from Kalamazoo  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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[see my main review]

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

Email Carole Barnes  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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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

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.

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.

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