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  1. Right up there amongst the best lodges we have stayed in in twenty years or so of wildlife safari. Simply but elegantly designed a central open sided thatched lounge/dining area with four thatched very comfortable chalets ranged in a crescent on either side all facing a large (pumped) waterhole. Excellent food, great guiding and some fabulous wildlife. A great few days on safari.

  2. We stayed here for 4 nights last year. It literally was the best holiday we have ever had.
    Everyone looked after us, I’ve never felt safer.
    The food was amazing. We would have loved to have stayed up around the camp fire but we were so tired we had to go to bed.
    Every day was an amazing day.
    Thank you so much Julian Brookstein and Washington and Dean McGregor

  3. Our guide, Adam, was delightful and worked very hard to make sure we saw as much as possible. The camaraderie between the guides was great and we had a lot of fun listening to them bantering with each other at meal times. Lindsay is an excellent camp manager and her team can’t be faulted. We appreciated the charging points in the room and wifi. We were served excellent food throughout our stay and all staff were extremely kind and attentive. On our first drive we saw many birds and buffalo and later on a dramatic electrical storm during sun-downers. It was a great treat to see my first serval on the way back to camp. Next day, saw a large group of lions and more lovely birds – the neddicky being my favourite new bird! We also saw a cheetah which we tracked then followed until he went to sleep for the rest of the day! Our sun-downers at the tree hide were superb. Goodness knows how many elephants arrived to drink at the waterhole. We were surrounded! Thanks very much to everyone at Camp Hwange for a very enjoyable and memorable stay. PS Please tell James that we eventually saw the 3 banded courser at our next camp,The Hide, without the aid of an arrow in the sand. He’ll understand!!

  4. We stayed at Camp Hwange from 2nd Oct till 5th Oct 2017. The staff were very warm and friendly, our hostesses went to great lengths to ensure our stay perfect. The guides were professional and knowledgeable, a special thanks to James who took us on several walking safaris which we thoroughly enjoyed. The camp chef should be complimented as the food was varied and excellent even down to the afternoon cake. The remoteness of the camp was one of the reasons we chose this camp, despite it’s remoteness we could find little to criticise. The wildlife was abundant and many regularly visited the waterhole and on occasion our accommodation. Overall an amazing experience. Thanks once again for all your efforts.

  5. From the moment we were picked up at the main gate, we knew we’d love Camp Hwange. The drive to camp from the gate with Beth was informative, with varied terrain and several animals to enjoy. The greeting from the staff on arrival was warm and informative, they made sure they had my dietary restrictions (vegetarian, with a few little quirks) correct and showed us to our room to settle in before lunch.

    At lunch, we met our guide, Andy and enjoyed a variety of fresh, healthy foods. The game drives and walks we did over the coming days with Andy, Chunky and Washington were stellar. I knew we’d walk some, since we requested it, but I don’t think I realized exactly how much, how varied, how informative and how fascinating the walks would be. We saw a huge variety of mammals, birds and foliage every single day. Did foot approaches to elephants, lion, leopard and walked with buffalo. Felt safe, and awe inspired.

    We loved communal dinners chatting with the guides and staff and learning more about the camp, the concession, the park and the country. We did one full day drive/walk, which was amazing, we saw three leopard, countless elephants, giraffe, lions, birds, etc. – and the lunch they sent was unbelievable. In honor of my husband’s birthday, and another couple’s anniversary, they gave us a bush dinner on our last night. Again – amazing. From breakfast, to snacks, to tea time to dinner, every single meal was outstanding and the vegetarian options provided were great. My husband raved about the meat options, too.

    The chalets were clean, comfortable and offered an amazing view of the watering hole with quite the soundtrack (buffalo, lions, etc) at night. Felt safe as a kitten inside.

    I wish we had another day or two there, as my only complaint is more a compliment – the common areas and tent porch were so wonderful, I would’ve loved to have been there long enough to justify taking a drive “off” to enjoy the space and simply watch the light change over the water hole and see what showed up.

    Thanks for a great vacation!

  6. We had absolutely excellent game and bird viewing at Camp Hwange. Our guide, Washington, was one of the best we’ve had over several safari trips. A local man, he has come up through the ranks and is absolutely passionate about what he does. Ideally for us he was a mine of information about birds and keen on photography. Not yet ‘Zim Pro’ but he soon will be and we would always ask for him if we were to re-visit.

    We were very appreciative that they set up a table on the small ‘patio’ in front of our room each evening and served our dinner there. Those doing the serving were delightful.

    A few constructive comments – the ‘back of house’ was not as strong as the front. Our time of departure from the Victoria Falls Hotel was never confirmed and we spent too much of our all-too-short stay there running around during the evening and early morning trying to get the phone answered to find out. Comparing the housekeeping and laundry service with other equally remote camps, it left a lot to be desired. They have a known problem with dormice seeking food during the night. If we had been advised we could have avoided a luggage bag and a flight bag having holes eaten through them and the contents shredded. Ignoring the damage, I suppose it’s quite amusing that when surrounded by wild and dangerous animals our only problem was with mice!

  7. Had an amazing time at Camp Hwange. I stayed there for 5 days and if you are serious about going on Safari, this is the camp to visit. Morning drives typically go out from around 615AM – 11:30AM and the afternoon drives go from 4:30PM -7PM or even later. You can tell all the guides are very passionate and excited about being Safari Guides. They seem more excited to see animals than the guests. Our guide Julian has an incredible amount of knowledge about everything in the bush and he also has balls of steel. He got us to within 30 feet of bull elephants on walks and also to within 30 yards of lions feeding on a kill. We also did walks up to cape buffalo too. The Guides and the Staff at Camp Hwange really make for a truly special safari experience.

  8. We can’t say enough great things about our time at Camp Hwange – the experience of our wonderful guide (Andy), the delicious food, gracious staff , and of course the animals! A shoutout to Beth for literally letting me buy the fleece off her back. Only problem was staying only 3 nights – in retrospect we wished we had stayed longer

  9. It was an absolutely unforgettable experience despite the fact that we only stayed for 2 days. Our guides, Julian and Washington, were both warm and welcoming. Extremely knowledgeable about the terrain in Hwange. You could see that they had a lot of passion about being bush guides and it shows in the manner with which they convey themselves. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

    We got to see 3 lions at the watering hole situated approximately 100 yards from our chalet. It was so wonderful listening to the sounds of lion roars at night. Knowing that they were a few hundred meters away and doing what lions do best: asserting themselves as the kings of the bush. Nothing short of breathtaking!

    The game drives were otherworldly. We had one night drive where we perched ourselves behind some large branches and watched dozens of bull elephants make their way down to a watering hole while a lone hippo watched. We had another game drive where we saw the elusive leopard. Our last game drive involved an older male lion (12-13 years old) who was presumed dead for over a year until Julian discovered that this lion took over a pride of 9 lionesses. Absolutely stunning when we came across this group of animals. Even more amazing to learn about the backstory of this lion and to see the look of amazement and wonder on an experienced bush guide!

    The rest of the staff were equally amazing. We felt very welcomed there. The food was delicious. The service first rate. Our room and the camp grounds were absolutely stunning. Thank you for a memorable experience!

  10. Camp Hwange was the most beautiful camp we stayed at. The facilities are beatiful, clean and very romantic. Their attention to detail is very impressive. We ate VERY well. The kitchen was always pleasantly surprising us with amazing and creative dishes. Bravo to the entir staff!

    Our guide, Julian, was fabulous. He’s a wealth of knowledge and gave us a phenomenal experience. We saw multiple kills, approached elephants on foot and had many good laughs. Thank you!

    Highly recommend Camp Hwange.

  11. Gorgeous camp, great views from room & dining area. Good food and plenty of it. Guides are excellent and go out of their way to find out what animals are in the area and even call you before your scheduled game drive to go see something that’s close by. We followed a male cheetah calling for a mate. An impressive sighting.

  12. Our Camp Hwange holiday started with a drive from Victoria Falls and even before we’d reached the camp we were treated to a smorgasbord of game sightings.

    While the camp is remote, being located right in the centre of the Hwange National Park, it is that remoteness along with natural bush that stretches as far as the eye can see and a complete lack of other tourist traffic that helped to make our adventure so special.

    The camp itself is designed to extend that authentic African Safari experience with a large, thatched communal living space and fire pit perfect for gathering around along with well appointed thatch and canvas huts. The huts are far enough apart but close enough to the watering hole that we could feel alone while enjoying the hippo frolicking and playing just meters in front of us.

    The camp hostesses and their staff were extremely professional, constantly attending to our needs, providing quality meals, snacks and drinks at regular intervals.

    The guides were friendly and went to great lengths to ensure that we got to see all the types of game that we wanted to see.

    Our iconic Camp Hwange adventure will be remembered fondly along with the great friends we met on the trip.

  13. An amazing place to spend a few days…..the camp staff were brilliant. Thank you Tracey and Francie (and everyone else too). We were served wonderful food at every meal time – and in between too! The attention to detail was fantastic, right down to table cloths for mid-morning tea breaks. The guides Dave, Julian, Adam and Mackenzie were very knowledgable and informative with great sense of humour too. Nothing was too much trouble – even helping me with my phone camera to make the most of photo opportunities. The wildlife was spectacular and we had the opportunity to do bush walks. The camp accommodation was very comfortable, immaculately kept and the hot water bottles were much appreciated! We are already planning a return trip. Thank you so much for a great stay

  14. Facilities are 5-star, meals are exquisite, guides are professional, game viewing is unequaled. Dave, Julian and Adam make one’s visit not-to-be-forgotten. We’ve visited three times with groups of up to 20 pax, and are returning next year in July with 20 more excited pax. Don’t miss Camp Hwange!

  15. From the 1st evening we arrived to the final morning, the guides (Julian and McKenzie) provided my family (3 adults and 11 year old boy) with an exceptional experience. The attention to detail and really listening to which animals we wanted to see most was evident each time we went out on safari. Julian can only be described as a pro’s pro. We had total confidence in him as we walked behind him on foot, even when tracking a lion. The food was surprisingly excellent; never really expected a great culinary experience in the middle of the savannah, but we totally enjoyed every meal. The chalets (tents really, but so well appointed) were right by a watering hole, no fences or other barrier from the animals; I wouldn’t have it any other way. Franzi (spelling?) was a superb hostess as was all her staff. If you usually stay in a nice hotel, consider Camp Hwange instead – we were so glad we did!

  16. For our first African safari we couldn’t have asked for more. Camp Hwange was exceptional. Right from the moment our transfer began from the airport, the game drive also began. It was exciting to learn about the vegetation and wildlife all along the route to the camp. Once we arrived at the camp, we were greeted by extremely friendly staff that eventually enhanced our experience during the stay.

    Our guide Adam was highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging with a great sense of humor. We chose Zimbabwe specifically for walking safari. We wanted to experience not just the big game but everything about the African wilderness. Adam made sure that we got more than what we expected. With the help of Changa, the tracker and Adam, we were able to see over 25 species of animals, 80 species of birds, learn about the vegetation of Hwange and truly appreciate the unique ecology of Africa.

    Some of the things we really enjoyed was having meals with the other guests at the camp and the staff, sharing our exciting experiences. The fellow travelers also made a big difference and the credit goes to the Camp Hwange staff for making it happen. Camp Hwange took note of our dietary requirements, in that we are vegetarians and served us the choicest of veg delights including freshly baked pastries and cookies.

    There is so much to do at Camp Hwange that we thought 3 days was too short a stay and we want to go back for more.

  17. We had such a wonderful 5 nights stay at Camp Hwange! Every day we could witness the staff’s dedication to make your journey unforgettable.

    It is a really nice place, the tents are very nice, thoughtfully arranged and very comfortable.
    The concession offers various landscapes and we were able to spot so many animals. Our guide was really professionnal, adapting to our experience and knowledge and always making sure that the instant was pleasant.
    The day is well organized and believe us when we say that you’ll never be hungry!
    The reception area is also a nice place for lunch and dinner, where you ‘ll be able to meet other guests and share the experiences and encounters of the day.
    This was our first Safari and it is clearly one of the best experiences we had so far.
    We definitely intend to go back one day!

  18. I stayed in Camp Hwange for 3 nights in March. I understood before booking that it was the green season and that sightings of game may be more difficult due to the lush vegetation. However the birdlife was prolific and we saw a good variety of game. The camp is very efficiently run and the 2 hostesses Tracey and Francie are always on hand to welcome you back after a game drive and help you in any way they can. My guide Adam was excellent, he exuded enthusiasm for all aspects of wildlife. I have done many safaris in various countries and I rate him as one of the best ever. He brought everything to life and his depth of knowledge was incredible. It was so interesting to learn about small creatures, plants as well as birds and animals.. I had decided before travelling to Zimbabwe that I would not do a walking safari so I was very surprised to find myself tracking a leopard, which we had just seen, through the bush. A very exhilarating experience! The camp is very well appointed and the rooms comfortable. Thank you to everyone for making my time at Camp Hwange so interesting and special

  19. recently went to Zimbabwe chasing an amazing experience l had at a game reserve in Sth Africa some four years ago. well thank god this place didn’t let me down. Hear are the positives. Only eight huts, guaranteeing a personalised experience you can’t beat that l promise you. Excellent staff, especially the girls who greet you everytime you come back from a drive and offer you a drink, you can go on walking safaris and the setting is beautiful. Finally the huts are great, heaps of room and open air for that African feel. A few negatives, water pressure in showers not good ( they need to attach pumps or raise the header tanks), walking safaris are part of morning drive would be better to design more walks and some from the camp.finally when walking take your own toilet paper, couldn’t believe when l had to go the guide didn’t have any on him( so embarrassing). Having said that this place earns a 5 star rating from me. I am a hard critic and to get this rating says alot. Finally the food. While simple it is excellent, and the grog is included and generous. The night fire ( which l love) says going until YOU go to bed, most places wont do this, another little but special reason l like it here. Well done

  20. Thank you to everyone at Camp Hwange for another stay. All things positive at this camp! We really enjoyed being here in the green season with with a greater diversity of life. The bird life is amazing. Keep up all the good work and see you again soon. Best guides, relaxed atmosphere and genuinely wild.

  21. We had a wonderful stay at Camp Hwange. David Carson and his team were outstanding. The rooms had a great view of the waterhole. The elephants, zebras, cape buffalos, hippos, etc. were plentiful and made for a wonderful experience day and night. The safari’s were so informative. David and his guides shared their knowledge about all the different animals and birds. The food was fantastic! The sundowners were a special treat. They thought of everything. Thank you David Carson and your wonderful team for an unforgettable experience ! Akkesler.

  22. Perched on 800′ ridge, the tents all have a magnificent view. The food excellent and the staff were wonderful, very curious, and knowledgeable. The return to the tents at night included armed guards for protection from animals. Reminding us we we not in Wisconsin.
    One morning after some rain, our guide spotted fresh lion tracks. He said, “We are all in or we don’t go. What do you think?” We said, “Yes.” The ground we covered was open and we had two armed guides at each end of the line. Exciting doesn’t describe the experience. We found the lion 70 yards ahead climbing a ridge.
    ED A.

  23. Normally rough and ready campers, we have just experienced an amazing few days in luxury at Camp Hwange with our family. Considering it was the end of November, the game was still fantastic with a very up and close encounter with a beautiful cheetah to round off the holiday. Thanks to Julian, Adam & Liberty our fantastic guides, Bridgette, Ash, & Francie for taking such good care of us and to all the little “elves” that we never saw but made sure everything was perfect – thank you. A special big shout to the chef who didn’t disappoint at meal times – a fantastic job! Definately a must visit destination. Denise M.
    Voyage en famille

  24. I was lucky enough to spend some time in the amazing Camp Hwange as part of a longer trip with my husband and my dad. We organised it through Safari Drive. It was unbearably hot (40 in the shade) and we had been wild camping for 3 nights on arrival at camp. What a little oasis we found!
    Bridget and all the team hosting at camp were charming and so helpful. Nothing was a problem. Bridget likes her tunes and had great chat and giggles.
    The tents were properly luxurious and had everything you could have needed.
    The guides were top notch, probably the best I’ve travelled with and I have done a fair few safaris. Adam blew us away with his knowledge of all creatures great and small and I am sure he’ll have passed his final guiding exam with flying colours (when they eventually bother to tell him the result is anyone’s guess but that’s Zimbabwe). Julian was another font of information, not many people could confidently and interestingly talk about termites for a length of time in the heat without losing the audience. His bushwalks were something else. Coming across lions on foot was pretty unforgettable. Thanks too to Spike and Francie who were also lovely and helpful.
    We were lucky enough to see lots of lions and hundreds of elephants as well as jackal pups. I would have liked to see some spotty cats too but I am being fussy and it’s not a bloody zoo.
    The safari vehicles were comfortable and fit for purpose.
    Food and drinks hit the spot.
    We were originally booked in for 2 nights but had a such a good time that we stayed for 2 more, that alone should speak for the quality.
    Hope to see you all another time. Ruth K.

  25. Hi all,
    I had a fab time with you November 2016. Staying with my husband and my dad as part of a Safari Drive trip. It was so good we stayed an extra 2 nights! That should tell you all you need to know about the quality here and I have done my fair share of safaris.
    Best wishes to all,
    Ruth

  26. This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The team at Camp Hwange were absolutely incredible. The knowledge and skills of each of the guides was fantastic and an amazing sight to witness. I felt in safe hands the entire time (even when tracking lion on foot!) and couldn’t recommend this camp highly enough. Everything was wonderful, so many highlights! Thanks to all the team at Camp Hwange. McGoodone.

  27. Stayed at camp Hwange as a paying guest for several weeks during a filming project this summer. I work as a wildlife cameraman for companies including the BBC, Nat Geo and Discovery. I saw from the front and back of the lodge how much care is taken over each guest by Ashley and her amazing team. Very impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the guides. In my experience it is quite exceptional. I would say that if you are a naturalist, interested in learning more about the African bush, this is absolutely the best camp for you. Paul S.

  28. Good well run camp with a very keen, professional guide Adam.
    Loads of ellie and lion with a few Roan and Sable.
    The camp timing wasn’t to our style – out at 6.00 back at 13.00 ( making it a long 7 hour morning) lunch and then tea at 15.30. We prefer back at 11.00ish for a brunch. Still, all in all a good camp and a nice friendly manager Bridget. Brewersfriend.

  29. C’est l’hôtel le plus magnifique safari camping ! Nous avons visité septembre 2016, l’observation de la nature est extraordinaire. Le personnel était génial, les repas étaient excellents. Nous nous sommes sentis tellement bien accueilli dès que l’on est venu nous chercher par Adam, puis, Washington est devenu notre guide qui était super aussi. Nous n’aurions pas pu rêver d’un meilleur… Sue F.

  30. First visited in 2012 and absolutely loved the experience offered by Camp Hwange so put this on our list for recent trip. Wow. Julian and Ashley have made some improvements to the camp that are subtle but work. Bar, shop, etc.

    The real magic about this Camp is the incredible expertise of the guides. Game, birds, the flora and fauna. Details and very interesting stories effortlessly are told by the guides. As many questions as you can ask…they have answers for. Game drives are opportunities to delve into intricate details of animal life and behavior and actually learn instead of just looking.

    However, our favorite is the walking. Find big cat tracks and off we go behind a tracker and the guide to locate the animals. Walk up on a herd of buffalo and spend some time in close contact with the herd. See and elephant feed on top of huge rock formation and climb the rocks to be within 5 meters of that elephant. Stunning experiences for us city-folk.

    The camp is very comfortable. Food is absolutely excellent (if you are gluten free then a treat awaits…Ashley cooks gluten free breads like no other!!)

    Visit this camp….do yourself a favor and experience Julian and team ! Guy L.

  31. Our 3rd visit and Camp Hwange gets better and better!
    The wildlife viewing has improved immeasurably as a result of the camps investment in the waterholes.
    The staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable, best pace in Hwange by miles ! Kensword

  32. The guides are absolutely outstanding founts of knowledge when it comes to wildlife from elephants and giraffes all the way to small insects and interesting plant life. We even got to see the first Egyptian vulture spotted in southern Africa since 1923! In camp, the chalets were beautifully appointed, very comfortable. The food was delicious and they were able to very capably deal with my wife’s food allergies. Everyone in the camp seemed trained to make terrific mixed drinks. The attention to guests’ every need by all of the staff would meet the standard of any great hotel! These are truly outstanding people who show a great love for nature and for Hwange and its wildlife. We were privileged to have them share it with us for a few days.
    Astuce pour la chambre : All 8 chalets are equally appealing with direct views of the watering hole and its cavalcade of wild…R A

  33. This African safari was our first and we are so delighted we came here. The camp staff are the best, the food delicious, and the guides are so knowledgeable and kind! It took us 20 hours of flying to get here and I’d do it again. When we first arrived we came across so many animals. The staff are knowledgeable and keep you very busy. You are not sitting in the truck all day and that was important to us since my husband and I are active. Highly recommend you go to this camp before it gets busy. Jannet_4

  34. apres 22 ans de tourisme dans cet hemisphere, ce lodge est pour moi celui qui cumule tous les plus : competence et gentillesse des guides et du personnel,cadre exceptionnel face à un point d’eau reellement vivant, environs permettent l’observation des animaux aussi bien à pied qu’en vehicule, varietes de paysages (forets,savanes,collines avec des accumulations de pierres gigantesques…). En un mot, PARFAIT. Allez-y car le rapport qualité/prix est lui aussi incomparable.
    Astuce pour la chambre : preferer la chambre la plus eloignée de la partie restauration/salons afin de mieux observer les ani… danielboutry

  35. We have been lucky enough to safari in Africa on a number of occasions and stayed at many camps. This was our first trip to Zimbabwe. We loved Hwange NP and Camp Hwange is simply one of the best camps we have ever visited. From the minute we met our guide Adam, his knowledge, passion and enthusiasm engaged and excited us and our first drive to the camp ended with a magnificent sighting of a roaring male lion. Camp Hwange is a true bush camp located in a beautiful open area of the park with views over a pan, which constantly attracts elephant, zebra, impala, sable, warthog etc. The rooms are extremely comfortable, spacious with wonderful views over the pan. An essential component of Camp Hwange are the fabulous staff and guides, Bridget, Semi, Adam, Dean, Changa, Washington and Mike looked after us so well, educated us and made us laugh. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was so delicious, capped by a fantastic bush dinner. We stayed for 4 nights and the combination of game drives and bush walking worked extremely well. We felt excited, entirely safe and saw all the game we had hoped to see including roan and sable, elephants everywhere, wonderful lion sightings, the painted dogs, beautiful birdlife and so much more. The camp was extremely flexible; the guides were very generous with their time and so thoughtful with respect to planning the activities to the guests needs. We could not recommend Camp Hwange more highly and will be back. Justin M

  36. We spent 3 nights at camp Hwange and were just blown away by everything!! Just when you think you have seen and done it all, there is something bigger and better for you. The food and hospitality was beyond amazing and the guides were very professional and the knowledge of them was just incredible, nothing went unanswered!! We spent some days tracking lion with Julian and to see the magnificent animal on foot is breathtaking! We walked up to elephants with julian and adam, had to keep my nervous together but again the professionalism was incredible and the experience was once in a life time!! The vast variety of animals and different experiences was amazing, just a beautiful place in Hwange National Park! Thanks to everyone for a great time and experience, will defiantly be back and is a must do for anyone looking for a perfect safari !! lanezimbo

  37. A breathtaking stay at a spectacular spot in the middle of the Zimbabwean bush. Our first time in Africa and we were not sure what to expect but from the moment of arrival to the moment of departure the surprises kept coming. We had three nights here and the food was superb and the staff even better, with Bridgett our hostess ensuring that each guest was thoroughly taken care of and all had a fantastic, memorable stay. We were very lucky with the different game we saw and our guides were like human versions of google, with in depth answers to every single question that was asked on the tips of their tongues. It was clear to see how passionate and caring all the guides and staff are about the animals and the environment they are surrounded by. Buffalo, elephant and lion all roamed through the camp itself, although we never felt in any danger due to the expertise of the guides on site. Game drives and tracking expeditions got the adrenaline pumping as we got up close to the animals themselves with Dean, Julyan and Dan all displaying their formidable skill sets. Incredible value for money and truly one of the most exciting things we’ve ever done. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough, this place is exceptional ! foxtalks

  38. Un ringraziamento a Julian e Ashely per l’accoglienza e per la gentilezza di tutto il loro staff. Soggiornare a Camp Hwange è stata una delle migliori esperienze in tanti anni di viaggi in Africa. Abbiamo apprezzato oltre che alla sistemazione e alla posizione del campo, la grandissima professionalità di Julian che con la sua competenza e amore per questa terra ci ha fatto vivere momenti indimenticabili, come l’incontro ravvicinato con gli elefanti ed i safari a piedi che in passato, in altri luoghi, ci avevano sempre lasciati abbastanza delusi. Un luogo in cui vorrei tornare in futuro. voyage en amoureux

  39. Dans le park national de Hwange, plus grand que la Belgique, il existe un camp au charme discret, pour les amateurs de nature et de vie sauvage. Quelques tentes simples et vastes mais avec tout le nécessaire, une très grande salle de bain avec douche chaude à l’italienne et avec un lit Kîg size extrêmement confortable que l’on regrette de quitter au petit matin… Mais les safaris attendent! Et la, vous ne serez pas déçu, car les guides sont des professionnels de haut niveau, prêts à tout pour trouver les animaux, les Big five et les autres! Pas d’horaire de retour imposé: “Bush decides!” Le plus extraordinaire, ce sont les safaris à pied. Plusieurs heures de marche, avec l’adrénaline en prime. Une expérience à nulle autre pareille. Être à pied, à proximité des éléphants, des lions ou des buffles, se sont des moments inoubliables. Merci Spike pour toutes ces émotions!
    La nourriture est savoureuse et les repas du soir autour de la table d’hôtes, en compagnie des guides, extrêmement chaleureux et sympathiques. La tente commune à beaucoup de charme et un parfum des safaris d’antan. Le point d’eau attire les éléphants dont les barrissements rythment les repas.
    Après les émotions d’une journée bien remplie, votre tente vous attend, avec les bruits de la nuit derrière les moustiquaires. Attention, pas de chauffage pour les nuits d’hiver, mais des bouillottes pour vous réchauffer avant de dormir et des couettes bien remplies.
    Le Zimbabwe n’est pas encore envahi par les touristes. Dans un camp comme celui de Hwange, vous pourrez être seul dans la nature et profiter de moments de plus en plus rares sur cette planète. Par ailleurs, les propriétaires du camp ont une action qui s’inscrit dans le temps en faveur d’un village voisin, aide très précieuse dans un pays si pauvre. Un Eco tourisme bien compris est aujourd’hui un des moyens de protéger ces endroits superbes et de contribuer au developpément des populations locales.
    Une adresse exceptionnelle et l’un des guides, Washington, parle français. Alors, si le Bush vous attire…Anne-Marie E.

  40. Camps confortable sans être luxueux très bien situé au cœur d’une plaine, à proximité d’un trou d’eau où les éléphants se retrouvent en fin de soirée . Une excellente équipe de guides passionnée, dirigée par Julian. Grande diversité d’animaux (éléphants, guépards, wild dogs, zèbres, antilopes et oiseaux …). Anne C.

  41. “The best guides and great food!”

    I was lucky enough to spend 2 nights at Camp Hwange at the start of August and it far exceeded all my expectations! Only 3 hours road transfer from Victoria Falls, it is a must for any person wanting an all rounded, amazing bush experience. I had heard good things about Camp Hwange, but seeing and experiencing it was like a dream come true. If it is professional, experienced guides who are the best in the industry, food that is fresh, healthy and sometimes a little naughty or just the urge to be in the bush and be at one with nature, then this is the place for you. I was lucky enough to experience a walk with Spike Williamson, and it was an experience of a lifetime – 4 hours, 12 kms, tracking animals on foot. I always felt safe and was well informed and learnt so much – Walking as it should be! The focus here is on optimizing your time in the bush, so we wake up a little earlier than other camps and come home a little later…..being on a private concession means you have more freedom to spend all the time you need in the bush whether it be on a walk, game drive or sitting in the “hide” out the front of the camp watching the elephants having their “sun-downers”. All the staff and guides are in tune with your needs and nothing is too much to ensure that your stay here is a truly memorable one. Thank you Ashley, Julian, Liberty, Washington and Spike – I will be back! Linda-delta

  42. Camp de brousse simple mais confortable. Un seul regret le sol en pierre des chambres est très désagréable en août au vu des températures très froides la nuit. Excellents guides pour les safaris à pied. Le point d’eau autour duquel est bâti le camp offre un très beau spectacle. Un bon choix pour voir de près les éléphants. topaze1973

  43. Camp Hwange is ideal for everyone looking for a true wildlife experience in understated luxury. The Camp and its beautiful thatched roofed tents/rooms is situated by a waterhole which attracts wildlife day round. We spent the day observing a lion family resting not far from the camp, we watched elephants as they came to drink and play and saw giraffes, sable antelope and a serval all at close range.
    The food at camp Hwange is sublime and the staff are both extremely professional and committed and hard working and really fun to be with. I highly recommend this place ! JetvN.

  44. My wife and I spent 4 nights at Camp Hwange in July 2016 as part of our first trip to Zimbabwe. We had heard about the expertise of the guides there but no-one could have done justice to the experiences that we had on a daily basis. Whenever we saw recent interesting tracks we left the vehicle and walked into the bush led by Julian and we had beautiful and intimate close sightings of all types of game, from Buffalo and Elephants to Kudu and Sable. On one occasion, we followed lion tracks and got warned off coming any closer by five lionesses that roared and snarled at us until we slowly backed away to the distance that they deemed acceptable. What a feeling. Anyone that loves wildlife and wants to see it properly, up close and personal, Camp Hwange is a must.
    Astuce pour la chambre : All the guest lodges are modern yet classic African safari style and are very comfortable. BigSteve1948.

  45. Das Camp liegt etwa 85 km vom Main Camp entfernt im Nord-Osten des Hwange NP. Die Anfahrt dorthin auf teilweise sehr schlechten Straßen ist etwas beschwerlich (ca. 2 ½ Stunden). Das Camp ist sehr schön, die einzelnen Zelte sauber und schön ausgestattet, die Verpflegung wirklich hervorragend. Im Vergleich zu anderen Camps im Hwange NP und im Gonarezhou NP haben wir leider in dieser Ecke sehr wenig Tiere gesehen, was aber auch daran gelegen sein könnte, dass wir eine sehr jungen und unerfahrenen Guide hatten. Heinrich G.

  46. endroit magnifique au milieu de nulle part des lodges très soignés un service impeccable des rangers exceptionnels un grand merci spécial à Washington les soirées autour du feu sont magnifiques…mais courtes car on se lève tôt donc on se couche tôt excellente cuisine accueil charmant de Ruth. Dominique

  47. My family and I spent 3 nights at Camp Hwange it is a very special place. The staff
    are all extremely kind and very knowledgeable. I was extremely grateful to Spike who quickly realised I was suffering from side effects of malaria tablets. Our wonderful guide Washington made all our drives memorable so many highlights – I think for my family it was bring woken at 5 and taken to see a male adult lion not far from camp. Ashley, Julian and Ruth run a good camp with delicious food and great hospitality, nothing was too much trouble
    and we all enjoyed Liberty’s stargazing talk sitting around the fire pit, we hope to return one day. Deborah W.

  48. Camp Hwange specialises in walking safaris. With their fabulous guides – we had Julian and Adam – we did not feel the slightest bit nervous as we stalked to within 25 metres of a huge bull elephant. The main lodge in the camp is lovely, intentionally simple but very comfortable and the 8 sleeping units well designed. The staff, managed by Ashley and Ruth, could not have been more friendly or attentive. For us, the fact that the camp did not have wifi gave us a much needed 48 hours respite from the constant bombardment of the internet, but others may find the inability to stay in touch an irritation. We will definitely be back. Graeme D

  49. We had the pleasure of visiting Camp Hwange with some international guests in April 2016. We had the most enjoyable, fascinating and incredible bush experience in a truly beautiful and unspoilt setting. The lodge was exceptional for its simple comfort and environment- friendliness,excellent meals and very friendly and efficient staff . Although we are seasoned bush travellers ourselves, the knowledge and passion of our guides, Julian and Spike, never ceased to amaze us and we were drawn into the complex ecosystems of nature as we studied the flora, insects, birds, snakes as well as elephant, hippo, leopard, hyena and lion. We all left feeling immensely priviledged to have had this personal experience of the unspoilt beauty and wildness of Hwange National Park and cannot recommend Camp Hwange highly enough. Basil and Lyn Vrettos, Cape Town. lynvrettos

  50. This is my third safari – love to have a vacation with a safari included – the camp and staff exceeded my expectations – great setting – enjoy the view of the veld while showering- and enjoy the tranquility and animals around the waterhole while watching the sunrise or sunset or just enjoying some quiet time alone sitting outside my tent between drives. The hospitality was amazing and the safari walks and drives were exciting – Adam went out of his way to maximize our viewing of all wildlife and plant life – amazing knowledge – our wonderful stay ended with the staff putting on a birthday bush dinner for my eldest daughter – in the middle of nowhere – candlelight etc – will definitely want to return with my friend who wants to enjoy the Camp Hwange Zimbabwe experience. The room was very comfortable and service exceptional with personal touches and plenty of top quality food and great snacks in between. Thank you all for making this another memorable safari. simjank.

  51. I really recommend staying here. The food was delicious, the tents were set out really nicely and everyone there was really helpful and made us feel very welcome. Even though we only stayed for 2 nights we saw a huge amount of game. I learnt a lot from staying here and my family and i would love to come back here in the future. stamfordteen.

  52. We loved Adam and Spike. Adam was an amazing host, and Spike our most knowledgable guide so far! The food was very good and the tents very comfortable. I would go back in a heartbeat! The break at Camp Hwang made our 2 week self drive camping trip perfect. VagabondSingapore.

  53. Un superbe souvenir : l’Afrique comme je l’imaginais ! Des animaux, hors sentiers battus, des couchers de soleil magiques. 7 jours entre le parc Hwange, les chutes Victoria et le parc Chobe au Botswana. Merci Denis de Samsara pour les conseils et l’organisation ! Delph D.

  54. Camp Hwange est mon endroit préféré au Zimbabwe. J’y suis allé trois fois et c’est le même haut niveau chaque fois. La game drives sont très bien avec beaucoup d’éléphants et autres animaux. Le camp offre également très beaux safaris à pied. Mais, ce qui rend le camp le meilleur est le personnel. Le fournissent une atmosphère familière combinée avec beaucoup d’amour pour la nature et les animaux. ThomasAnderssonSwe

  55. Wonderful location and incredibly comfortable rooms. Our guide Spike was extremely knowledgeable and generous in sharing his knowledge and experience. Very good food. The only thing missing was a pool to cool off in during the very hot middle of the day! Aglondon2016.
    Séjour du janvier 2016 – voyage en amoureux

  56. Camp Hwange est mon endroit préféré au Zimbabwe. J’y suis allé trois fois et c’est le même haut niveau chaque fois. La game drives sont très bien avec beaucoup d’éléphants et autres animaux. Le camp offre également très beaux safaris à pied. Mais, ce qui rend le camp le meilleur est le personnel. Le fournissent une atmosphère familière combinée avec beaucoup d’amour pour la nature et les animaux. Tomasandersson.

  57. Toutes les installations étaient parfaites. La chambre était confortable et discret avec une vue spectaculaire sur le pan. La nourriture et les équipements étaient de première classe tandis que l’attention que nous avons reçus de la part de nos hôtes était de premier ordre. Le guide et sa connaissance de la brousse africaine et sa faune et flore était aussi bon que j’aie jamais vu. La direction et le personnel sont un crédit à l’industrie touristique Zimbabwéen. Mike R.

  58. “Wonderful Family Vacation at Camp Hwange”
    Very accomodating to all age groups. We are a family of eleven ranging from ages 8 to 75. All of us enjoyed the safari experience and our stay at Camp Hwange. Excellent service and food. Ruth and Julian were wonderful. They went out of their way to arrange a wonderful new years eve party for us. Memorable camp fires, sunsets and dinners. Our Safari guides Spike and Adam were very attentive and enthusiastic following trails and trying to show us as much as possible in the 3 short days we were there. So far one of the best family trips we ever had. Anapuma S.

  59. The Hwange National Park is a great wild life area, the park is not overrun by people but Camp Hwange is the best experience ever. The surroundings are perfect, the setting and layout of the camp is unsurpassed, the accommodation is heavenly and last but really what made the difference – absolutely welcoming, open, knowledgable and warm camp crew. You really feel welcomed, food and service explicit and guides with skills that gives you the perfect experience. Would go back there again anytime.
    Astuce pour la chambre : All rooms laid out to have same view – all fantastic and kept apart. PLENGEO 107

  60. Because of some issues with our suitcase being lost in transit coming to Harare we ended up driving from Harere straight to Hwange, instead of taking the planned overnight stop in Bulawayo, but it all worked in our favour! Arriving at the Main Camp we set off down the main road of the national park towards Camp Hwange, of course seeing wildlife on the way. 80 km or so into the park we spot a safari truck with the Camp Hwange logo on, waiting to greet us, and right infront of it a waterhole, with a male Lion walking by. We parked the car at a nearby picnic site and jumped straight into the safari truck and followed this lion, all of us thinking what a fantastic way to start our safari adventure! A different safari truck comes and picks us up, and we follow the lion for a bit, also spotting an elefant, great! Now it is time to head back to the camp. Christian J

    The camp instantly floored me! A beautiful main area with a camp fire out front and a massive dining table where everyone staying at the camp would eat together discussing what everyone had seen during the day, great way to meet the other guests and to get to know the guides! The sitting area was comfortable and with cold drinks at hand, this was shaping up to be a great 3 nights!

    The rooms were along the same idea as the rest of the camp, simple, comfortable and with GREAT views! The beds were very comfortable, the shower had more hot water than i knew what to do with, and during the shower you can watch the waterhole through the mosquito net. Each room also had a personal veranda overlooking the waterhole where wildlife could be seen. All rooms were fully netted on the outside to keep insects out, and if some got in a net would be lowered around the beds while out on your afternoon safari.

    The guides were friendly, accommodating, knowledgable and very helpful! We had the same guide for all our safaris and he was a pleasure to be out and about with, he was very knowledgable about the wildlife and also the biology behind it. In fact the other guides teased him by calling him “Bush Google” which is the best description as far as I am concerned.

    And of course the wildlife was amazing, and not too many safari trucks running around, it really felt like it was in the bush!

    So all in all, a highly recommended camp and park!
    Astuce pour la chambre : All rooms seemed to be identicle, and all offered the same great view of the waterhole.

  61. We spent several days with the folks at Camp Hwange and with Dave at Kazuma Trails. Both camps were excellent. The food and service is second to none. If you are looking for the perfect African Safari experience this is it. You will have all the luxury you could hope for without sacrificing feeling “in touch” with being in the wild. You will also have the most experienced and professional guides in the industry. They will impart on you not only their knowledge but their love and respect for the animals as well as the environment. Hiding in the woodpile in front of camp watching the elephants enjoy the watering hole is one of my favorite memories!
    I have to send an extra special thank you to Dave!! He helped my fiance plan the most incredible engagement proposal in the bush. One elephant skull….one ring…good friends and plenty of laughs. It is a time I will cherish forever.
    I highly recommend Camp Hwange to anyone looking for a wonderful safari experience in Zimbabwe.
    Astuce pour la chambre : Each one is perfect with the same amazing view. Dana Y.

  62. Camp Hwange is not twee! It’s a real-life African experience. No fancy gimmicks. Simple yet perfectly functional accommodation; superb food served by lovely staff; and great guiding. We witnessed two lions darted – one to remove a snare; the other to replace a worn radio collar. Both experiences were mind-blowing. We saw leopard; notched up our 300th species of bird during our Zimbabwe trip; and met some fascinating people, including the lion project researcher. Our guide Julian was superb – and always followed the rhythm of the animals. We watched behaviour and learned so much in such a short space of time. The camp doesn’t have the glitz of some African bush camps – but for us, this is how a bush camp should be. Clean, simple, functional putting the wildlife viewing ahead of the posh gimmicks. Don’t get me wrong, everything we needed was to hand including hot water for the wonderful room shower; fan to keep cool; camp fire for breakfast and pre-supper drinks; and a waterhole infront which yielded an interesting mix of wildlife including that elusive leopard. The passion of the guides and the staff was infectious. If you are going to Hwange National Park – you MUST visit Camp Hwange. Simply unforgettable. Media1994

    Séjour du novembre 2015 – voyage en amoureux

  63. Having been on safari a number of times, we most definitely had certain expectations! Camp Hwange exceeded our expectations in every way!! There are really no words to describe how amazing this camp is!!! The staff managers Julian and Ashley, Spike, Adam(a learner guide) and Dave Carson(owner and our guide) and the entire staff were all just wonderful…the level of expertise, the vast amount of knowledge and the passion for the wildlife and environment were unlike anything we experienced to date. We loved the simplicity of the camp, beautiful tented rooms that all faced the watering hole which allowed for viewing of many different animals! The main area is lovely and the long communal table for all meals gives everyone including the guides the opportunity to get to know each other and share experiences…very special and so much fun. We have to give kudos to the chef and kitchen staff, the food at every meal was just delicious. Game drives with Dave were so exciting and for us(educational as well)…we spent time observing prides of lions with cubs, breeding herds of elephants with little ones, etc etc. Most special was the chance to do walking safari and have complete confidence in our guides, what an experience!! We have been home less than a week and are already planning our return visit, Happy Times!!! Micki and Sam
    Séjour du novembre 2015

  64. I stayed at Camp Hwange on 3rd Nov for 3 days and 3 nights. The experience and memories I have taken from here will stay with me a lifetime. The safari itself was amazing with being out at dawn and having siestas by the watering hole. The hospitality at Camp Hwange was that of a 5 star hotel. The staff knew everyone’s name always greeting when they saw us, the food was so good. Freshly cooked on a daily basis. I still can’t to this date find a fault with my stay here. Dinner times were so much fun, everyone sitting together not only catching up on their days but also talking about life back home. The rooms and the view from the rooms were incredible and the beds were the most comfortable I slept on in my whole stay In Zimbabwe. The stay was worth every penny and I will deffo come back and stay here again and I have already been recommending to my friends that this is one place they have to visit. Thank Camp Hwange for making us feel so welcomed and making every moment of our stay memorable. We were extremely gutted to leave! Taran B.

  65. If you go to Hwange N’tl Park this is a must to stay. The mangers, Ashley & Julian, along with the entire staff make you feel welcome and at home. The most gracious of hosts and the food is not to be believed. The guides are outstanding and you will not miss anything, including the end of day with sundowners. DO NOT MISS THIS FACILITY !! Marty L

  66. “The Experience of a lifetime!”

    An absolutely unforgettable safari experience! Everything exceeded our expectations -from lovely rooms with all the amenities you would need, to a great communal area to relax in and views to die for.
    The majority of the time was spent on the game drives. The guides were very knowledgable and made sure we saw as much of the wildlife as possible. We even had the opportunity to do a walking safari as part of the drives which meant we could get even closer to the animals!
    All the staff at the camp were lovely and accommodating. Meal times were very homely with the guests and guides all eating together. Hats off to the chef! – the best food we had all holiday. Absolutely delicious! Gangotri D

  67. I spent 6 nights as a solo traveler and I travel all around Africa since 10 years.
    I had a really great experience at every moment of my stay.
    The camp has a beautiful location just in front of a busy waterhole, where you can see elephants, buffalos, roanne, sable and more at every time but I witness also lionness while having breakfast and wild dogs at sunset!!
    The tents are very confortable and all of them are in front of the waterhole. As they have open views, you are totally immerged in the bush.
    Nights are busy: elephants come into the camp and were grazing 1 meter from my tent, buffalos slept in my deck, lions were roaring at the waterhole. Delphine
    Food is delicious and staff is friendly.
    But, most important: game drive and walking safari: extensive game drives from 6 to 12 am and from 4 to 7h30 pm (night game drive for one hour), walking safari during 2 hours in the morning.
    I had lions sightings with a whole pride including 6 weeks old cubs twice a day every day and also cheetah, wild dogs and leopard sightings.
    Walking safari are quite an experience, we tracked elephants and seated 3 meters from his huge head and also tracked lions on foot.
    Guiding is excellent and you feel safe at every time. Guides also fit with your interest with is not easy as every guests have different type of interest. They can managed it very well.
    Just one thing to know: at this time of the year meaning end of the dry season, weather is very hot (40 degres) et there is no vegetation but you can have excellent game sightings.
    Thank you for this very pleasant stay! Delphine

  68. Un groupe de 11 d’entre nous ont visité le camp Hwange et ne peut pas arrêter d’en parler ! Nous n’avons rien trouvé à redire une chose, c’était parfait à tous les égards:) le safari tours, la nourriture, le personnel et les chambres étaient tous incroyable. Les horaires du dîner étaient toujours un bon rire avec les guides intense. On avait l’impression d’être une grande famille et nous étions tous très tristes de partir. Les guides intense sont incroyablement bien informé et vous apprendre beaucoup pendant les balades. Nous avons vu des lions, des éléphants, des girafes, des zèbres et plein de des impalas ! Le personnel se mettent en quatre pour rendre votre séjour confortable. Aussi, je dois aussi mentionner la nourriture. Le chef est incroyable et préparé des repas extraordinaires pour le petit déjeuner, le déjeuner et le dîner !!! Le voyage vaut largement son prix et nous reviendrons sans aucun doute ! Merci Camp Hwange pour faire une expérience mémorable pour nous !!!!!! Monjhand

  69. Camp Hwange is a very professionally run camp but has a family atmosphere to it as well. Julian is very passionate about his camp, the wildlife, and making sure you get the best experience. This was our 4th Safari camp of our holiday and by far the best. They really focus on the safari experience, spending more time out on safari than most other camps. We had some of the most amazing experiences here, one where we came across two 4day old lion cubs and were watching them from about 5metres away. I have to say out of all the Guides on our previous safari’s, Julian was the most professional and knowledgeable.
    The accommodation and food were good with all the staff being very attentive.
    Julian, probably wont see you in the World Cup grand final but you did well to make the semis! Go the Wallabies!! Tony, Kirsty, Kevin, Julie

  70. C’était la meilleure partie de notre safari récente. Le camp est exceptionnel. La nourriture était fantastique. Le personnel est de première classe, mais le meilleur – les guides. Les guides ici sont des professionnels sérieux, qui savent ce qu’ils font. Si vous êtes à la recherche pour le nec plus ultra en Zimbabwe veuillez contacter ces gens agréables.
    Roberto j.

  71. Mon mari et moi avons passé 4 jours au Camp Hwange au début du mois de septembre. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour là-bas. Le personnel est très sympa, la nourriture est bonne et, plus important encore, nous avons apprécié notre guide Spike, connaissances et une explication de la faune.
    WordlyExperience.

  72. Je rentre d’un séjour de 5 nuits à Camp Hwange.
    Depuis déjà 10 ans je voyage à travers l’Afrique Australe et je dois dire que j’ai découvert un endroit exceptionnel.
    Idéalement situé, à seulement 3 heures de route des Chutes Victoria, Camp Hwange est composé de tentes TOUTES situées face à un point d’eau fréquenté en permanence par une faune abondante.
    Dernier né des camps du Parc National, Camp Hwange est décoré avec goût mais sans luxe ostentatoire. La literie très confortable est appréciable après des journées riches en émotions (Safaris le matin, le soir, Safaris de nuit et Safaris à pied). Une cuisine copieuse et raffinée ainsi qu’un service attentionné. Une équipe accueillante, des guides très professionnels avec une très bonne connaissance du milieu et qui aiment partager leur savoir. Paradis des éléphants mais aussi de nombreux Kudus, impalas, antilopes rouannes, hippotragus noirs, zèbres, girafes, buffles etc… sans oublier les prédateurs; lions, lionnes, hyènes et pour ma part une grande première, l’observation d’espèces nocturnes telles que; le chat sauvage, la civette et le majestueux serval entre autres.
    Bref! Une expérience inoubliable dans un lieu magique où l’on se sent chez soi.
    jlm95000
    voyage individuel

  73. My family & I have traveled extensively throughout Zimbabwe on safari and this camp has been by far our best experience. Our family group ranged from seniors to a child and the team at Camp Hwange was attentive to all. The professional guiding staff and unpretentious convivial atmosphere makes for a truly special experience. The camp and it’s tents were meticulously appointed and the food and service were excellent. Our guides were Dave, an experienced professional guide and Adam, a learner guide operating under Dave’s tutelage. Before arriving at Camp Hwange we spent three incredible nights with Dave, Adam and Dave’s mobile camp team, in the Robbins area of Hwange National Park. The mobile tented camp exceeded our expectations on food, accommodations and wildlife experiences. Dave and Adams love of wildlife and the African wilderness was evident throughout our trip. Their constant efforts to provide us with a first rate outdoors adventure was thoroughly appreciated. It should be noted that Camp Hwange like other photo safari operators in the area plays a major financial role in maintaining the infrastructure of Hwange National Park and in protecting it’s wildlife. Camp Hwange is unlike other safari camps, whose schedules often revolve around the kitchen. Camp Hwange does serve delicious snacks and drinks around the campfire after every evening drive. It’s first priority however, is to enable guests to view wildlife and for them to experience the sights, sounds and feel of the African bush. Camp Hwange with it’s emphasis on walking, provides it’s visitors with the flexibility not always available at other camps.
    Camp Hwange is superior to other camps for it’s passion about exploring the African bush and for the quality of it’s accommodations and service.
    Jbolandsiskind.

  74. We arrived at Camp Hwange at a very difficult time- the day after Quinns tragic accident.
    We can not thank the staff- led by Ashley and Julian – enough for the bravery and profesionalism they showed to us at this time ensuring that we had the best possible time in the camp. Thankyou so much it must have been so difficult to sit with us at dinner and carry on as “normal”.
    All the staff are warm and friendly and go out of their way to make sure everyone has a great time. The game drives were exciting and we watched loins kill and eat an impala and a painted dog kill in front of the camp. The guides are very knowledgeableand always concerned for our safety. At no time did we not feel protected. This is a very special camp and one of our favourite stays in our six week African Adventure!
    Feggy
    Astuce pour la chambre : All tents are in a good position and very roomy.
    Août 2015 – voyage en amoureux

  75. We began a one month safari and Camp Hwange and enjoyed our time. Julian and staff were very accommodating and we thoroughly enjoyed Washington our guide. Vusi the lion with cubs, lions impala kill, many elephants and painted dog kill in front of the camp were highlights. The food was delicious and the room adequate.
    Certainly a good option in Hwange ! Michael N.
    Voyage en amoureux

  76. Chambre spacieuse, décoration de très bon gout, excellente literie (king size bed), le plaisir de se reposer au milieu de la savane: unique !
    Le cuisinier est un chef et les tables toujours dressées avec goût.
    Le personnel est au petit soin (un reste de culture british ?).
    Quant aux safaris: les guides sont exceptionnels de compétence et gentillesse et font découvrir une vraie nature sauvage tout en se sentant en confiance et sécurité (même et surtout durant les game-walks! Safaris à pieds ne pas manquer: INOUBLIABLE).
    Une seule envie pour toute la famille depuis notre retour : y retourner au plus vite…*
    Thuerry C.
    Astuce pour la chambre : Seulement huit chambres et bien éloignées pour se sentir seul au milieu de la savane
    Voyage en famille

  77. A big thank you to all the staff who made us live our dreams
    To Julian, who made us live extraordinary moments.
    And of course Quinn who will remain forever in our memories, his kindness, his smile. Which sadness when we learned his death…
    All our condolences to Quinn’s family, to his friends and to the staff of Camp Hwange.
    A special thought to his sister, his brother in law and his niece who are present during

    Camp Hwange, a small paradise, where we lived in july, magic and unforgettable moments.
    an intimate camp, a warm welcome, we felt at home

    which emotions to be awaked as a middle of the night once by an elephant which walks to 2 meters of our tent, and another time by a buffalo which seems to look us through the mosquito net, and in the morning by the roar of a lion.
    And this magic moment, a sundowner, standing in front of our vehicle, facing the water point, where are gathered, elephants buffaloes, hippo, crocodile….
    Which feeling to see passing to a few meters of us these imposing pachyderms, who stopped to watch us.

    The walkings with Julian, in the forests of mopane, to follow the tracks of the lions, the incredible chance to see two porcupines, and the silent and alarming approach as close as possible from an elephant herd. And of course the game drives where we could see (except leopard, cheetah and wild dogs) all the wild animals.
    Camp Hwange, does not change, we will return.
    MassyMarseille.

    Voyage en famille

  78. We were a party of 7 who spent 4 days at Camp Hwange beginning of August. My Dutch friends rated Camp Hwange 10 out of 10, and the best out of the 5 camps we visited on our 16 day safari! The managers Julian and Ashley were away on leave and Ruth was a fantastic hostess. The guiding was top notch, as was the food and service. Thanks to all for a fantastic stay, we will be back.
    Astuce pour la chambre : All rooms face the waterhole.
    Chris W311.
    Séjour du août 2015 – voyage avec des amis

  79. Wow! What a camp. The game drive from the gate was terrific. The terrain seemed to change every few kilometres and the views were spectacular. You really knew you were out in the wilderness.
    Once at camp it just felt so comfortable and welcoming. The managers and guides were warm, friendly and extremely genuine. Their passion for their jobs was very evident and never waivered. The food was excellent and the general staff were always smiling. The rooms were great and all had lovely views of the waterhole.
    The game drives and walks were brilliant. Quinn’s extensive knowledge of the wildlife and environment was amazing and he was so personable. We never did play the game ” match those droppings to its animal”. On one of the mornings my daughter decided that she was not up for another walking safari but instead of having to wait at camp for our return Quinn organised for her to have her own personal game drive with another guide, Washie. She was so thrilled. All the staff were just so accommodating, nothing was a problem.
    I must confess I was a little worried that this trip to Zimbabwe and Camp Hwange would not live up to the fantastic time we had in Kenya two years ago. Well how wrong can you be? From the moment my daughter and I were collected at the gate by our guide Quinn to when we were dropped back there 4 days later by Adam we were given wonderful memories that we will cherish for a lifetime.
    Thank you to all the fantastic staff at Camp Hwange.
    Virginia D.
    Séjour du juin 2015 – voyage en famille

  80. We had an amazing time and could not fault the Camp or its wonderful staff in any way at all. My family of 6 went as part of a larger family party of 12, making a group aged from 14 up to 81, and we all loved it. Two of the 12 had been on lots of other safaris elsewhere but within minutes of entering the Park said that they had already been shown and told new stuff. We had an incredible 4 days and were all sad to leave. Certainly we 6 were touched in many ways by the experience, not least by the guides for whom we developed huge respect, admiration and trust. It was my husband’s and mine 28th wedding anniversary whilst we were there and we were really touched to find a printed message and bottle of wine in our room when we went to bed that night. The food was delicious at every meal, and kept our, always starving ,4 children replete – a huge achievement! Rides and walks were great, and wild life bountiful. Loved it and will treasure the memories forever. Thank you, Camp Hwange, hope we’ll be back one day.
    Melzania.

    Séjour du août 2015 – voyage en famille

  81. I loved Camp Hwange. The open air lounge and dining area was superb, as was the accommodation and not forgetting the wonderful staff. The camp is in a fairly remote area of Hwange and is a wonderful inclusion when visiting the park. Wildlife is less adjusted to human presence it seems, making for life on the wild side.
    Memorable experience with Nxaha the naughty lion on the loose, terrorizing the safari vehicles as occurred whilst I was there.
    For an unforgettable experience you can’t go past Camp Hwange.
    Gina W.

  82. La ubicacion dentro del Parque Nacional es espectacular! Las habitaciones son hermosas con vistas increíbles. La comida y el servicio 10 puntos. Soy celiaca y tenía comida deliciosa y especial para mi. Los safaris con Quinn son un must, saben muchísimo y están muy atentos a que todo sea una buena experiencia para el huésped. De noche baja mucho la temperatura así que hay que llevar abrigo. Sin dudas lo recomiendo para ir con amigos y en familia! Mi experiencia fue buenísima ! Ingrid V.

  83. Ce camp est préfet 10/10, nous n’avons rien à reprocher quoi que ce soit. Le personnel est exceptionnel, les chambres sont impeccables, des safaris sont de première classe, les repas sont à tomber par terre. satisfaire tous vos besoins et l’attention portée aux détails est remarquable. Nous reviendrons. Lynn O.

  84. We recently had the pleasure of visiting Camp Hwange, as we look to diversify our products and include the Amazing Zimbabwe and especially Hwange in our future plans! The only regret was it being too short…Camp Hwange has a stunning location, great team and amazing luxury tented camp accommodation! Quinn, was a fantastic guide, incredibly knowledgable and very personable. We even tracked Elephant on foot… Exciting times!!
    The food was top quality, and the team were friendly and professional. The place is class. So glad to see Hwange is still such a gem, and can’t wait to go back!! MalawianStyle.

    Séjour du juillet 2015

  85. L’avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt à CAMP HWANGE…Dès 6h30 après une bonne nuit dans un lit confortable dans une tente pourvue de toutes les commodités et un solide petit déjeuner, nous partons au lever du soleil, dans une voiture ouverte et moderne en Game Drive découvrir les animaux dont nous avons pu quelquefois entendre les cris pendant la nuit.

    Quel émerveillement de rencontrer , après avoir croisé un éléphant bien réveillé traversant la piste, une lionne et ses deux lionceaux joueurs au détour d’un bosquet. Quel frisson de voir ces petits fauves s’approcher à moins d’un mètre de la voiture sous la surveillance vigilante de leur mère, si près que quasiment d’un bond “elle” pourrait fondre sur nous. Mais les rangers veillent à notre sécurité.

    Ils sont drôlement compétents ces rangers qui connaissent sur le bout des doigts aussi bien la faune et la flore et nous font partager leur savoir encyclopédique sur la nature avec pédagogie et en plus avec le sourire et beaucoup de gentillesse.

    L’émerveillement continue avec encore des éléphants, des girafes, des impalas, des phacochères etc… avant d’arriver à un point d’eau où nous nous arrêtons pour observer les hippopotames et les crocodiles…et encore les éléphants venus se désaltérer et faire patauger leurs petits.

    Mais toutes ces observations creusent et nous rentrons à CAMP HWANGE pour y déguster un excellent déjeuner…Etonnant que l’on puisse aussi bien manger au milieu de nulle part !
    Après une heure ou deux, à consacrer à la digestion et au repos sur la terrasse de la tente…et toujours entourés des oiseaux et des papillons,

    C’est l’heure de repartir non sans avoir consommé avant un petit gouter.
    La voiture démarre et jusqu’au coucher du soleil c’est encore le plaisir sans retenue de l’observation de tous les animaux…On ne s’en lasse pas.
    Puis le soleil se couche et nous nous arrêtons pour l’apéritif moment magique !

    Nous remontons dans le véhicule pour finir notre Game Drive de nuit avec un puissant projecteur. Au milieu du faisceau c’est la découverte d’un porc épic qui prend ses pattes à son cou et fait tinter ses épines… d’un chat sauvage, puis d’un lion mâle pas du tout impressionné mais qui nous fait forte impression.

    Pour aujourd’hui c’est fini, nous rentrons à CAMP HWANGE pour nous installer autour du feu un nouveau verre en mains et raconter nos aventures en admirant le ciel étoilé de l’hémisphère sud.
    Nous avons faim et nous allons nous régaler d’une cuisine raffinée autour d’une table d’hôte magnifiquement dressée et conviviale en continuant à parler de la nature avant d’aller nous prélasser dans un bon grand lit douillet.

    Le lendemain, approche à pied des éléphants….UN MOMENT INOUBLIABLE QUI FAIT MONTER L’ADRENALINE.

    Eric et Juliette S.
    MAISONS LAFFITTE (France)
    Astuce pour la chambre : Pas de conseil particulier, les 8 tentes étant toutes merveilleusement orientées

  86. As someone who grew up in Zimbabwe, and having had various safari trips in the past, my expectations in visiting Camp Hwange were high. My wife and I were travelling with our 20 year old daughter, who was on her first trip to Africa, so we were also keen for her to experience the “true” African bush and wildlife, rather than the fenced and highly managed game parks typical in South Africa and elsewhere. After the 4 hour transfer from Victoria Falls, we arrived in Camp Hwange and immediately knew our next 5 days were going to be a special experience. The camp is located in a remote but beautiful part of Hwange, and offers very comfortable & spacious accommodation for a bush camp, with each room having a view towards the waterhole. The food served in the large communal dining/lounge area was superb, and in copious amounts! Most importantly, the professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication of the guiding team, led by Julian, was brilliant. Their passion for observing and protecting Hwange’s abundant wildlife in all its forms is obvious. We were not simply there to see the “big five”, but rather to experience all of the unique bio-diversity that unspoilt African bush can offer, and in this respect Julian went to great lengths to ensure that we encountered everything possible, from lions & elephant to chameleons, tortoises and even dung beetles! Coming back to the camp after a long morning of game drives and walks was a pleasure, to be met by Ruth and the rest of the staff who did such a good job of looking after us. We visited Camp Hwange in late March, which is not optimum due to long grass and availability of water, but this did not detract at all from our game viewing, due to the persistence of Julian and Steven to ensure we encountered everything possible. It was a wonderful 5 days, which we shall remember for a long time. Zimbonick

  87. Wir waren Ende März 2015 auf unserer Selbstfahrerreise in diesem Camp. Es war einfacher als andere Camps, in denen wir übernachtet haben. Atmosphäre, Freundlichkeit, Game-Drives, Qualität des Essens, Sauberkeit … waren jedoch nicht zu übertreffen. Das Zeltcamp mit seinen acht Luxuszelten vermittelt Safarigefühl pur. Die Game-Drives mit Steven haben wir sehr genossen. In diesem Teil des NP kann man vor allem Löwen und Elefanten beobachten.
    Die Zelte stehen relativ weit auseinander an einem Wasserloch. Sie bieten jeden Luxus und sind sehr sauber. Das Inklusivpaket bietet alles, was man sich wünschen kann.
    Besonders hervorheben möchten wir das Essen – wirklich wie in einem 5-Sterne-Restaurant – Vielfalt, Geschmack, Deko … Sogar am Ankunftstag bekamen wir einen verspäteten Lunch, mit dem wir nicht mehr gerechnet hatten.
    Absolutes Highlight war das sehr aufwendige und perfekte Buschdinner am letzten Abend!
    Bei einem Aufenthalt im Hwange NP sollte dieses Camp auf keinen Fall fehlen.
    Astuce pour la chambre : Wir hatten das letzte Zelt im Camp.
    Autres astuces sur les chambres

    Séjour du mars 2015 – voyage en amoureux

  88. Absolutely perfect, the highlight of a month trip through Africa for so many reasons. Fantastic accommodation, great food, scenery and people. We stayed over Christmas and were the only guests besides the owners, was like spending Christmas with an extended family including bonbons, silly jokes and hats and a Christmas feast. The knowledge of the whole team, the passion with which they shared stories and their general enthusiasm left us wanting more.

    Location is perfect, secluded enough that we saw only one other vehicle over 4 days, with an abundance of animals and bird life. Camp is a few hours drive from Victoria Falls, though close enough. Guides have a wealth of experience and will allow walking tours including approaches on foot to some animals.
    Would recommend this to anyone and will be back ourselves without a shadow of a doubt. machonsam

  89. Run by passionate and friendly people. This lodge is set in front of a fantastic open area with a water hole and hide for viewing wildlife. The food was incredibly tasty and i really enjoyed the welcome drink served on arrival by the waiter. The rooms are widely spaced out and let you experience nature completely with large windows. Tammy S
    Séjour du février 2015 – voyage d’affaires

  90. We visited Zimbabwe, specifically Victoria Falls in 2011 and stayed at Imbabal and Elephant Camp. We returned in November 2014 and while we definitely wanted to stay again at those places, we wanted to add somewhere else and were recommended Camp Hwange.
    It is a bit of a drive from Victoria Falls, and once you hit Hwange National Park you still have a long drive to go to get to the camp, but boy is it worth it. As with everywhere we have stayed in ZImbabwe, we were greeted very warmly and shown our accommodation, which I have to say was the most bug free we have been in !! Food and drinks are included, as is Laundry (minus underwear FYI) There is no WIFI but who needs it when you have what you have !!!
    After our game drive on day 1 (of 3) Our guide, Spike asked if there was anything different we wanted to do, we simply asked him to take us somewhere he hadn’t been in forever and boy did he live up to expectations. We went on an all day safari, which involved Cooking dinner in the bush, going on a walking Safari or 2, one of which we thought was a kill due to the number of birds of prey around, let me tell you the adrenalin was flowing. We also walked up to within 100 yards of 2 massive bull elephants drinking in a waterhole (we were undetectable as we had the right wind direction) we took so long walking and watching animals that it got dark before we got back, but we had no fears as Spike was able to find the tiniest of trails with a basic GPS and got us back safe and sound … after a 15 Hour safari !! Without a doubt the best game drive ever… then the next morning Spike woke us up at 5 am, there were 2 large mail lion walking through. We followed them and even got mock charged but got some amazing pictures.
    I can promise you that if you want to go somewhere different, a bit out of the way (we saw VERY few other vehicles from different camps) and you want the most knowledgeable guides (who are all qualified to do walking tours) then Camp Hwange is the place for you.
    Astuce pour la chambre : They are all good !! kidtango

  91. WOW, everything about these 3 days was brilliant
    Mangers: friendly, welcoming, fun people. Made sure we were always happy and looked after. Really nice vibe amongst the staff which was evident.
    Guides: brilliant, friendly, very knowledgeable and made such an effort with us. Got to experience wildlife up close and personal. Very surreal experience.
    Rooms: fantastic, could not have asked for more or anything different.
    Food: ate so well and food reminded me of home cooked meals.
    Staff: friendly, interacted really well and made the effort with us. Good people all around.
    Activities: game drives and walking safari, which we loved. Tracked lion and elephant. Surreal experiences
    Overall: highly recommend this lodge. Everything was just awesome from start to finish. Frequent1978

  92. Really comfortable “tents” that overlooked the camp’s own waterhole which was huge, but alas no animal activity around it at all. Had some great drives around the NP and the camp’s own concession. The resident denning Jackal with cubs was a real treat.
    Evening sun downers were spent around some of the local pans watching elephants come and go. I don’t think we will ever forget the 100+ elephants that gathered around Masuma dam on our final evening.

    Food was excellent, especially evening meals around the long table, where lively conversations ensued.

    The guiding was first class. Our guide, George, was really enthusiastic and took us on a walk to take a look at a leopard kill that had been taken over by very noisy hyenas. We watched the hyenas from beyond some rocks until a lioness boldly came barging into the scene and it was time to retreat back to the vehicle. A very up close and personal encounter which was very exciting.

    Night drives were extremely productive with serval and honey badger sightings on more than one occasion.
    There was a lovely atmosphere to this camp, everyone was very friendly and helpful, i.e. we experienced a problem with a couple who were birders, we mentioned it to our guide and the problem was rectified immediately and without any bad feelings.
    We really enjoyed our stay here. MrHooFangDung

  93. Spent two months touring around Africa and Camp Hwange was the most luxurious camp we stayed at in almost every aspect. Great accommodations, service, food, safaris, guides and fellowship. We stayed at a few more luxury looking camps, but none compared to the total package that was offered to us at Camp Hwange. Too bad we stayed at this camp in the first week of our travels, because after each new camp, we kept on saying, not as good as Camp Hwange. Thanks Chris at Zambezi Safaris and Travel for suggesting this camp and booking it for us. Thanks Julian, Ashley and Ruth for the wonderful stay and memories. Just have to mention that, you also served us the best beef. Astuce pour la chambre : If getting very close to elephants and other wildlife on foot is not in your comfort level. Make su… Travelling_oscar.

  94. An excellent luxury tented camp. Great staff, excellent food and a really good choice for ‘veggies’. Ruth (hostess) acting as camp Manager did a great job. Nothing was too much trouble. Very comfortable accommodation overlooking the waterhole. Wildlife eluded us. 2 weeks previous it was a safari par excellence but animals had drifted away despite plenty to eat and drink. A drive to Manduvu and Manama Dams is worthwhile. We had 2 guides, Steve and Spike. Steve was very good but Spike was excellent, 27 years experience of guiding. Great guide for birders. Make sure that you visit the Teak Forest for birds. Absolutely no complaints here.Astuce pour la chambre : All rooms are the same, facing the waterhole. MikeGrahamHermanus

  95. I would like to thank guides Damesh, Washington, Steve; management Julian, Ashley, Ruth and all of the staff at Camp Hwange for making my stay so delightful. We had elephants, leopards and beautiful lions up close! I’m thinking Voosie the laid back lion is my favorite – but the cubs were pretty darn cute! Yummy food and spectacular lighting shows for the last night. Nora P.

  96. Fantastic place to do some real hard-core safari-ing. Julian and the team really make you feel at home and offer a spectacular location to bed down for the night. But obviously, the most important thing for most people is seeing the wildlife and during the three days we stayed at Camp Hwange we were treated to some of the best game drives we’ve been lucky enough to experience during our extensive travels. Would have no hesitation in recommending Camp Hwange to both experienced safari-ists or newbies. Thanks for a great stay guys, hope to see you at some point in the future. Steveandjane2014.

  97. Wel…I am gob smacked for the location and facilities here…absolutely stunning
    Meals are taken over looking a small lake which is regularly visited by the sought after game and bird life…fantastic! The rooms all surround the lake ensuring each visitor can wake up to this marvel!
    They are amazingly clean and pleasantly decorated with fans and mosquito nets as standard
    The guides and nature advisers are first class and certainly know their trade!
    Thoroughly recommendable! Paul W.
    Séjour du novembre 2014 – voyage en famille

  98. Nous avons fait de nombreux séjours en Afrique Australe et c’est incontestablement à camp Hwange que nous avons pu “vivre” le bush comme nulle part ailleurs. Nos marches quotidiennes pour approcher les animaux au plus près, resteront des souvenirs exceptionnels. Impossible d’oublier cette rencontre tout à fait magique, avec 6 éléphants. Après 2 heures de marche dans la brousse, nous avons pu rester une bonne demi heure, face à ces mastodontes, les yeux dans les yeux, nous observant les uns les autres, en nous sentant en sécurité aux cotés de Julian, le manager du camp, aussi ému que nous. Et c’est ça que nous avons aimé par dessus tout à Camp Hwange, c’est la façon différente de vous faire vivre une passion. Quant au lodge, il est très agréable, hyper confortable, les couettes sont d’un moelleux! Et que dire des apéritifs au coin du feu, des repas animés autour de la grande table d’hôtes, des petits déjeuners au lever du soleil… à camp Hwange la générosité est partout. Surtout ne changez rien! Odile J.
    Séjour du août 2014 – voyage en amoureux

  99. Après un séjour au lac Kariba et une descente du Zambeze en canoë, nous avons terminé notre voyage par 5 jours au Camp Hwange. Le camp est constitué de 8 tentes, spacieuses, décorées avec rafinement et ouvertes sur la nature. L’équipe sympathique et professionnelle nous a permis d’approcher à pied et au “plus près” les grands animaux du bush. Les savoureux diners permettent aux différents voyageurs amoureux de l’afrique de se retrouver et d’échanger. Epris d’espace et de liberté, ne manquez pas de séjourner au Camp Hwangé.Jean Claude B. Séjour du août 2014 – voyage avec des amis

  100. Bonjour Hwange
    Un an déjà, je ferme les yeux et j’y suis encore.
    Tout y est: les couleurs, les odeurs, les visages qui deviennent au fil des jours si familiers.
    Beaucoup de souvenirs, l’attente récompensée par la découverte de la technique de chasse du léopard sur la belle antilope ( bushbuck). Tout est bien qui fini bien la mère. D’un coup de tête bien senti sauve sa progéniture , le Léopard essoufflé par sa folle course s’en va dépité.Ainsi les jours se sont égrenés avec la troupe de Lions et leurs petits profitant du festin, se déplaçant à la queue leu leu comme autant de petits diables. Et après une cavalcade sur les chemins cheveux au vent, nous voilà devant un Incroyable vision, un privilège pour nous l’animal est très rare à observer, un pangolin.Un plaisir inégalé fût aussi la poursuite discrète dans le bush épineux des WILD DOGS.Incroyable une dizaine pas moins pour notre plus grand bonheur. Etc…….Etc……..Merci encore à tous pour ces merveilleux souvenirs partagés autour du feu de bois,Et durant les repas concoctés par l’équipe du camp avec tant d’application et de gentillesse.
    Brigitte P.

  101. This was our first trip to Africa and our very first safari camp experience and we consider ourselves very lucky to have landed at Camp Hwange.
    The Staff – professional, knowledgeable, and so warm and welcoming. Our hostess, Ruth, was exceptional and made us feel right at home. Her warm and professional demeanor are perfectly suited to the overall feel of Camp Hwange. The staff of the camp are completely attentive to the guests and you really have no concerns other than to relax and enjoy yourself.Our guides, Washington and Dharmesh, were fantastic! You can really see how much these guys love the work they do. So knowledgeable about the entire environment of Hwange National Park, we completely enjoyed having them as our guides.
    The Food – oh my gosh, the food! Every single meal was delicious and the presentation was extraordinary. Sitting down to that beautiful table at dinner time and enjoying those meals and the camaraderie of our fellow guests and the staff is something that will remain with us for a long, long time.
    The Lodging – perfection : The main lodge is open and airy and offers a comfortable place to sit with your fellow guests and watch the animals visiting the watering hole.Our room was perfect. Walking in and seeing that beautiful bed was such a delight! Everything was clean and tidy and the solar heated showers were always more than adequate for hot water. Being able to sit on the small porch (or lie in bed with the doors open) and watch the animals at the watering hole was a perfect way to relax during the mid-day breaks.
    The Wildlife – and this is what it’s all about. When you can wake up at night to find elephants and water buffalo just outside your room, you know you’ve come to the right place to see the wildlife. Along with the nocturnal close encounters and viewing the game at the camp’s watering hole, the safari dives and walks allowed us to view quite an array of animals and birds. While there is a certain amount of luck involved with finding wildlife, the skills of the guides and trackers cannot be discounted and this is where Camp Hwange goes above and beyond. Dharmesh and Washington are top notch. We were not disappointed.
    We will always treasure our memories of our stay at Camp Hwange and look forward to returning some day.
    Anne R.

  102. Tout à dire, je me balade en famille en Afrique Australe depuis 30 ans, j’en ai vu des lodges prétentieux mais celui là est une pépite à la française dans une des plus belle réserve du Zimbabwe.
    Et la Patronne !!! si vous avez la chance de la croiser, c’est un Monument … une Personnalité qui n’a peur de rien et qui a poussé sa passion pour l’Afrique en construisant un lieu magique, ou il fleure bon la brousse et la bonne cuisine faite avec un savoir faire … et de la moutarde de Dijon…
    Les Bungalows sont décorés avec gout, sans ostentation, tout dans le détail, entre chaume et faïences peintes à la main, une qualité des matériaux, de très bonnes literies. Un plein de détails qui vous donne envie de revenir. Le terrain de jeux , c’est pour cela qu’on vient, la concession est grande, on y croise pratiquement pas d’humains mais des animaux, une quantité incroyable d’animaux qui nous sont montrés par des guides bien au fait de leur job, sérieux et responsables servis par de très bons véhicules.
    Moi qui rêve de brousse et d’un lieu magique, ou je peux me sentir chez moi, je l’ai trouvé , c’est Camp Hwange !!! Astuce pour la chambre : Toutes sont les mêmes, un guide vous y accompagne dès la nuit tombée. Pascal B.

  103. This was our first safari experience so it’s possible that there are better camps out there that we don’t know about but I doubt it. We can’t add any more to the previous reviews about the friendliness of the staff, professionalism of the guides and quality of the food and accommodation other than to agree. For us, the best part was leaving the vehicle to get out into the bush and get really close to the animals – maybe a little too close in the case of one elephant in particular. (joke). Alan_490416
    Séjour du octobre 2014 – voyage en amoureux

  104. Lieu magique au milieu de nulle part, dépaysement extrême. Le lodge est très accueillant avec seulement 8 chambres. Chaque chambre a une vue sur le plan d’eau où de nombreux animaux viennent s’abreuver en permanence. Lors de notre séjour, nous avons vu par exemple un troupeau de buffles puis des éléphants puis différentes espèces d’antilopes.
    L’accueil est parfait avec des responsables toujours à l’écoute des clients et qui cherchent en permanence votre satisfaction.
    Le nombre d’animaux est conséquent. Sur 5 jours au camp, nous avons vu tous les jours des lions dont le dernier jour une famille entière (1 mâle, 5 femelles et 10 bébés) à 2 mètres du 4×4 en train de dévorer un bébé buffle: Extraordinaire. La seule difficulté du séjour fut de se lever et de prendre la voiture avec 5°C, difficulté vite oubliée dès que l’on aperçoit les premiers animaux. Je recommande vivement ce lodge qui permet de vivre une aventure unique dans la brousse… J’y retournerais tous les jours. LeBEHR.
    Séjour du août 2014 – voyage en famille

  105. Magnifique séjour sous les toits de chaume de camp Hwange, loin de tout et grand ouvert sur la nature… avons pu approcher les lions, les éléphants, et bien d’autres grands et petits habitants de Hwange grâce à notre guide … sensible, cultivé, à l’écoute…et puis à chaque retour au camp, une ambiance conviviale et chaleureuse, autour du feu de camp ou à table. Denise C.
    Séjour du septembre 2014 – voyage en famille

  106. My wife and I arrived from Malaysia, our first stop and the beginning of our safari experience starts at Hwange Zimbabwe. We were well received by the team Ruth, Spike and Dhanesh, We realize we were really in the middle of nowhere. We stayed 3 nights. The lodge is awesome, spacious, has electricity and all the amenities are complete. The breakfast, lunch and dinner was really very good. We were so pampered with good food and a nice camp fire. We saw many animals.. game drive was superb and includinfg a close call with lion and lioness who tried to come close to the vehicle to take away my blanket that fell of the landrover. that was an experience to see the lioness marching to our jeep.
    We had Spike show us the milky way and explaining the different planets and stars… that was amazing… i can’t tell the difference really.. its really amazing to see the number of elephants in Hwange.. they were everywhere..the staff hospitality is outstanding. the lodges are kept like new. Food is excellent. and the best part we don’t see any other vehicles except from our camp. I would recommend Camp Hwange if one is stopping by Zim, From Victoria Falls Airport to the Camp is about 3-4 hours but its worth it. Comfortable ride. Vignesh215.

  107. Un séjour inoubliable. Le camp est chaleureux, le personnel déploie un luxe incroyable en toute discrétion, et tous les membres du staff et rangers nous font partager leur connaissance et leur amour de la brousse. Mes trois jours passés au camp hwange resteront comme un moment de grâce au milieu de nulle part, au plus près des animaux. Antoine_KPP

  108. Une merveille ! L’emplacement du camp, le professionnalisme et la gentillesse de toute l’équipe, le confort douillet des chambres, la vue splendide sur le point d’eau et les animaux, que de la magie ! Sans oublier les promenades en 4×4 et à pied si efficacement commentées par des guides aux petits soins. Je n’ai qu’une envie: y retourner !!! Un grand merci à Makila voyages pour cette magnifique découverte. Florence S.
    Séjour du juillet 2014

  109. Cette semaine-là, on partageait le camp avec un couple de lions en voyage de noces. Avec 4 enfants de 6 à 11 ans, on a passé un séjour suractif dans une formidable bienveillance… Et les animaux étaient aux rendez-vous… Le guépard a même été particulièrement complaisant. Un immense merci à la compétence et à la bonne humeur de tous les hôtes. Astuce pour la chambre : pour le calme, ne pas dormir à côté des lions !. Les voisins peuvent être bruyants. Agnès B.

  110. This lodge provides some of the greatest game viewing experiences one can get in Hwange National Park. It is located in a remote untouched part of Hwange where there is an abundance of big and small game to be seen and not many people – paradise! And to stay in a comfortable game lodge being pampered is really close to heaven on earth!!

    We traveled there as a family and our kids loved it here. We were well looked after by Julian and Ashley the lodge managers and the camp staff were also very good with our children. The rooms are wonderful with stunning views out over the pan where wildlife comes to drink at varying intervals. The piping solar heated showers were very welcoming after a day out in the wilderness.

    The fire pit in front of the main dining area is a focal point of the camp day where guests gather for morning coffee and evening nightcaps and swap experiences of the day. The cuisine here was wholesome, healthy, tasty and plentiful and all meals are served in the main dining table where guests eat together with the guides and managers. Again some lively conversations take place here.

    All in all we had a fantastic 3 days here and will definitely be back for more of the wilderness. – KevUrs

  111. As an ex-safari guide I have stayed in many camps over the years and Camp Hwange is one of the very best I have ever visited. Its location in Zimbabwe’s largest and most biodiverse national park is fantastic and the service and welcome are second to none. If you are after a truly wild experience then this is the place to go – remote, beautifully decorated and perfect for a genuine get away from it all experience. Outdoorhire.

  112. This was our first photo safari in Africa and our first safari camp out of three. The camp has 8 tented suites with the main lodge situated in the middle; all face the watering hole. The camp was built in 2012 and is quite remote. It was a two hour drive from Victoria Falls to the park entrance and then another 2 hours plus, on a game drive, to the camp. On that drive we already experienced the variety of and diversity of game in this area. Super exciting for those of us who had never been on a safari. Immediately we saw our first giraffe, our first elephant, lots of birds and other animals. The remoteness of the camp and their relatively large concession ensures abundant wildlife sightings and the ability to get “up close and personal” with the animals. In the park, vehicles are not allowed off road, but in a concession, camp vehicles are able to drive where they want, to follow the animals. We enjoyed riding and walking with the guides – Julian, Darmesh and George. All are well trained, professional guides – competent, knowledgeable, and safety-conscious. Zimbabwean guide training is very extensive and intensive, with guides taking between 3 and 7 years to receive their professional certification. This training really shows! In the morning, when it is still dark, a guide comes to collect you from your tent and in the evening, a guide accompanies you to your room. During the day, unless there are animals in or near the camp, you are free to walk to your tent on your own. Mornings start early – wake-up call at 5:00 am, breakfast at 5:30 and on the road shortly after. If there has been a sighting of lions or other cats, breakfast is foregone and the drive begins. The first morning, there were buffalo at the watering hole and around the camp. Lions starting chasing them and the buffalo stampeded through the camp. Shortly after, we all gathered in the lodge, jumped into the vehicles and off we went! Exciting, to say the least! The morning drive typically lasts 6 to 7 hours, with a break for beverages and snacks. Lunch was usually between 1:00 and 1:30, but it depended on what happened on the morning game drive. It could be earlier or later. In the afternoon, there is time on your own (most of our group took naps) and then at 3:30/4:00 pm, beverages and a snack, and then on a drive again. Since Camp Hwange is licensed for night drives, there is a sundowner stop with beverages and snacks at sundown, and then a night drive back to camp. During the night drive, you will see many of the cats (lions, leopard, African wild cat), as well as other nocturnal animals. At this camp we saw 4 out of the big 5 – lion, leopard, buffalo, and elephant. We also went on safari walks with both Darmesh and Julian. We enjoyed seeing the countryside and the animals from a ground level perspective rather than just from the vehicle. With both guides, we also had an elephant encounter, where we tracked a bull elephant and got within 10 – 12 feet. They truly are gentle giants, mock charges aside! We were also very close to the lions, being parked within 8 – 10 feet of them. As well, one walked beside our vehicle, about 4 feet away. All of these experiences leave you hungry and thirsty. The food was of very good quality – fairly simple, fresh, and well prepared. The beverages were plentiful and a good selection was offered. Julian and Ashley are experienced camp managers, and with assistance from Ruth, things are very well managed. All of the staff are friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed getting to know Washington (Washie) who is a learner guide and saving for his first rifle. The tent suites are well furnished with all of the amenities. There is no wifi or cell phone reception. The water is pumped from a bore hole and is safe to drink; the power is solar. Laundry is done onsite and is complimentary, however, they do not wash ladies “smalls.” This was an absolutely amazing experience and we hope to return in the future. YYC_traveler_10.

  113. This a new camp built in the last few years, very sophisticated contemporary units with 24/7 solar power. No wi-fi. Managers Julian and Ashley both grew up in Zimbabwe. Wide variety of animals including lions, cheetahs, elephants, hippos, etc. Experiences included walking on some game drives to follow elephants and use of an underground hide next to a waterhole where elephants were literally almost right on top of you. Good food.Astuce pour la chambre : All rooms face the water hole. Rebecca99_12.

  114. questo campo è stato per noi un’ottima esperienza.
    è situato in una zona di hwange con molta fauna e disponibilità di acqua tutto l’anno.la zona è piuttosto isolata ed apparentemente non minacciata dal bracconaggio.ci riteniamo fortunati per aver avvistato anche animali rari come african wild cat e serval.trovato anche un gruppo di leoni che banchettava su un bufalo.
    la zona è davvero ottima per avifauna .da segnalare la presenza quasi costante della bellissima gru coronata.il campo è costruito attorno ad un waterhole (non vicinissimo) che attira molti animali.
    le tende semipermanenti sono ben fatte e spaziose,con bagno grande e separato.tutto pulito e ben accessoriato.servizio ottimo con grande attenzione ai clienti,un campo gestito davvero bene.
    cibo ottimo e curato.le guide si sono dimostrate eccellenti e sono in grado di comunicare fra loro per trovare gli animali.sicuramente camp hwange è altamente raccomandabile. Stefano_and_debora

  115. I’ve stayed at four or five camps in Hwange National Park over the years and Camp Hwange is the one that captured my heart. Its understated elegance, combined with the graciousness and warmth of the staff, create the perfect setting for “bush pampering.” I traveled alone and I always felt taken care of, yet never imposed upon. If you relish quiet, solitude, and vast expanses of wide open space as far as the eye can see, this place will satisfy.
    Darmesh, one of the head guides, is an encyclopedia of wildlife with a wicked sense of humor and a natural affinity for sharing his love of nature. He taught us to listen, really listen, to the silence all around us and suddenly the bush was alive with sound in a way we’d never noticed before. Stephen, another guide who grew up in the area near the lodge, is a natural storyteller. During our drives he captivated me with his knowledge and passion for Zimbabwe history and his personal stories of the local Ndebele, Tonga, San, and Nambia tribes.
    One note: the morning game drive is LONG, about 6-7 hours. After a few days this became an issue only because I like having more time to myself before the afternoon drive starts a couple hours after lunch. However, when I asked if I could do a shorter morning drive, Camp Hwange graciously and happily responded to my request.
    The food is exceptional and the tents are comfortable and spacious. Counting the days until a return visit. Sherry P. San Francisco, California
    Stayed September 2014, travelled solo

  116. 5-star accommodations and meals, rooms overlooking a water hole where animals come to drink, professional and friendly staff, a walk to find and encounter elephants with our guide. Julian, Ashley, and Ruth provide all the pampering and unforgettable experiences one could ever desire. We’ve returned home with our group of 14 and are already planning the next group experience. Don’t miss Camp Hwange.
    Room Tip: All rooms face the water hole. Any room will be the best. LGR-California.
    Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends.

  117. A splendid lodge within a spectacular setting! Marvelous meals and beverages, along with generous and beautifully thatched cabins. The service staff is excellent and the guides are top-notch veterans. All is good with this team who provided my wife and I (along with our friends) an outstanding experience of close encounters with elephants! Wes Timmerman. Wes T T.

  118. My husband and I went to Hwange for our honeymoon this past summer. It couldn’t have been better! The staff was extremely attentive and our guide, Dharmesh, was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I had previously been on safari in Tanzania but I found Camp Hwange to be a much more personal experience. We were able to get close to the animals in a way that I had not been able to before in previous experiences. The staff was so accommodating and helpful. Not to mention, the meals were sensational. They even catered to our gluten allergy at each meal. The bonfire pit was a wonderful way to end an exciting day and/or begin it with a cup of tea. Everyone at Camp Hwange was so friendly and helpful we were sad to leave. Camp Hwange truly is one of a kind. Erica K.
    Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple

  119. This was our first stop of 3 camps during our first trip to Africa. It does take about 1.5 hours to drive from Zimbabwe airport to the gate entrance and then maybe another 1.5 hours to the camp, depending on how many stops you make to view the wildlife. The trip there is well worth your effort and I hope to return someday.
    As other reviews stated, the wildlife is amazing! Our first morning, we were rushed out before breakfast to view 2 lions and 1 lioness at a nearby water hole. During the second day, a lion and lioness came from nearby to check out the “competition”. During the third day, the lonely male found a lioness. We were lucky enough to catch a pair mating several times. Watching Julian, our guide, and listening to him throughout our 3 night stay was fantastic! His passion and knowledge of the lions and other wildlife set the bar so high for our future guides. One lioness was scratching an itch on our bumper which was just amazing to be that close.
    The food was great and plentiful…..something for everyone, including my dairy/gluten free daughter. Our group of 8 were never hungry nor lacked a cocktail for dinner.
    A cold front had just passed through so it was quite cold during the nights and early mornings. These are tents, even though they are en suite and bigger than a typical hotel room, the temperature inside isn’t that much different from outside. The staff slipped bush babies (hot water bottles) in the beds prior to bedtime which was super! If you plan to visit during winter months, pack your flannels, winter hats and possibly gloves. Dressing in layers is a must because by noontime, it’s perfect temperatures for long sleeve tops. We were prepared for the temperature swings and therefore have no complaints of the sleeping arrangements.
    We did a walk about with Julian and it was quite an experience and I highly recommend it. I have to say that none of our group of 8 did another walk about at our future camps, the comfort zone that we had with Julian was missing with our future guides. Being a group of 8, we split up at times and also got to enjoy the knowledge of Steven as our guide.
    Ruth was great with any needs we had and always had a smile on her face. All the staff made us feel at home and we wished we could have stayed longer.
    Room Tip: Having occupied all 4 tents on one side of the main gathering area, our group compared with each oth…HS-Susan –
    Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends.

  120. My partner and I spent the second part of our Zimbabwe trip here at Camp Hwange. It is a beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting with all the rooms having a view of the water hole. All the camp staff were so helpful and friendly. The food was superb. We cannot speak more highly of our guide Spike. A lovely guy, very knowledgeable. One highlight was a walk he took Janet and I on when we climbed a rocky outcrop and watched a huge elephant herd come through, just a few feet below us.We sat quietly watching the herd including some very young, interacting, feeding etc for over an hour. A very special moment. Other highlights included hyena, jackal, hippo, zebra, giraffe and several lion encounters. When a blanket fell from our stationary vehicle the lioness had it away into the bush in a split second Steve B.!
    Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple.

  121. We stayed four nights at Camp Hwange. It is a beautiful camp, large rooms, and very clean. The view from the lounge over the waterpool is great! Food was very good !
    we had magnificent game drives with guide Julian, the walks were also an experience.
    What a knowledge of nature.
    The guides and staff bring their enthusiasm at such a great way to there guests…wonderful !
    We were lucky to see two lions fighting, this and the sound, we will never forget,
    Unforgettable, also the scenery at Sinamtella…breathtaking !
    thanks to Julian , Asley, Ruth and all the staff….BernaDienaar.
    Stayed August 2014, travelled with family.

  122. This is our one and only safari experience and it was great! Spike, our guide, was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge and he impressed our 24 year old daughter so much with his passion and knowledge that she started keeping a notebook of what she was learning from Spike! Spike easily tailored the days to meet our expectations as we preferred to walk more that ride around in the Land Rover.
    The camp is small (8 tents), which we really liked. It really is in the middle of the park so it does take some time to actually get to the camp. At the time we were there, Ashley was doing most of the cooking and the food was wonderful! Interior of the tents were uncluttered, clean, and comfortable…simple luxury.
    Our only complaint were that we often felt rushed. Rushed to eat our breakfast and get on the drive and our plates were whisked away before we were barely done at dinner. We would have liked to have more down time as we were out of the camp by 7:15 am, back at 1:45 pm, out again at 4 pm, and back again at 7:15 pm. It felt very scheduled and rigid. Guess we like more flexibility when on holiday. Also felt that all the food was packed into the afternoon and evening with lunch at 2 pm, “tea” and snacks at 4 pm and dinner at 8 pm. Often were not overly hungry for dinner. CMLM.
    Stayed August 2014, travelled with family

  123. Pouvoir avec des guides expérimentés se promener dans le bush et partir à la rencontre de tous ces animaux mythiques sont une chance qu’il ne faut pas rater;
    Revenir de ces expéditions souvent chargées d’émotion et rallier un camp magnifiquement situé, joliment et agréablement aménagé, accueilli par une équipe aux petits soins rendent le séjour à Camp HWANGE inoubliable et on n’a qu’une envie c’est d’y revenir pour vivre à nouveau ces grands moments.
    Marie-Aude W. Séjour juin 2014, voyage entre amis

  124. Une expérience fantastique pour les amoureux de la nature! Pouvoir approcher des animaux sauvages de si proche était inoubliable! La vue de la chambre était imprenable sur le bush!
    Les guides sont au top pour nous faire voir les animaux les plus magnifique dans leur vie quotidienne : une familles de lions les girafes et bien sur les éléphants!
    J’y retournerai avec plaisir. Séjour Juin 2014.

  125. Located in a central position in the park, the camp is in its own private concession with bush roads and water holes. The camp is arranged in a semi-circle of 4 cottages either side of a large sitting and dining room area, enabling one to view the water hole positioned about 200 meters away from any position. We could lie in bed and watch animals come down to drink. Each cottage has solar powered electricity supply, comfortable beds and a covered patio to sit and enjoy the scene. After dark you are accompanied to your cottage for safety: lion, leopard and hyena walk through the camp at night. The decoration of the public and private areas is very elegant, tasteful and restrained, in shades of cream and brown and good use of natural materials. It is a pleasure to sit in the sitting area enjoying a drink. The food is excellent; wine and other drinks are well supplied; tea is at 4pm with delicious cakes. All in all we were extremely comfortable. Game drives are twice a day, either in the concession or in the main part of the park but the real highlights of a stay at Camp Hwange are the walks. Zimbabwe trained professional walking guides are second to none in southern Africa. A walk with Julian, Camp Manager and professional walking guide, together with Felix tracker par excellence, either to encounter bull elephants or attempting to track lions, is a must; but a more sedate walk to secret pools or into remote areas is equally enjoyable. If it’s walking you want, then Camp Hwange must rank high as a venue in southern Africa. SueBe68.
    Séjour du july 2014 – travelled as a couple

  126. Le personnel est souriant et toujours disponible. Les guides sont de vrais professionnels et connaissent le bush à la perfection. La nourriture y est vraiment excellente et les chambres sont confortables et offrent une vue superbe sur un point d’eau où viennent s’hydrater de nombreux animaux.. La concession est très bien située: on est à mi chemin entre la savane (grande étendue d’herbes hautes), le bush (avec plusieurs points d’eau pour observer les animaux) et une forêt de mopanes. Bref, je conseille fortement! Norman031.
    Séjour juin 2014 – voyage avec des amis.

  127. We stayed 3 nights in this wonderful camp in the middle of the bush. The “cottages” are beautiful
    and comfortable and the food delicious. Every day we had a morning game drive and another one end of the afternoon, which were all great. Our guide was Julian and he did the maximum that we could see as much wildlife as possible. I particulary appreciated the bush walks – we came so close to elephants (4-5 m or so) which was an amazing and unforgettable experience. We saw lots of wildlife: elephants, buffalo herd, a beautiful male lion, hippos, crocs and even a cheetah (I really liked the “Ralley” to get there and a serval. The landscape is beautiful too at this time of the year – still green at some places. Thanks for everything!
    Room Tip: On each side of the main “building”/tent are 4 cottages. We had no. 1 which was perfect… Petra K

  128. Nous avons passé 2 nuits de bonheur dans le bush ! Nous avons été réveillé au lever du soleil pour une matinée de marche avec les éléphants et d’apprendre à propos du bush Hwange et la faune incroyable qu’il abrite. Avec notre guide expert trust était acquise à la première heure, ce qui a rendu l’expérience donc excitant !
    La cuisine est magnifique, les chambres sont très confortables et dans l’ensemble une expérience inoubliable. Merci Camp Hwange ! Nicola Fivaz.

  129. 4 jours fantastiques au coeur de la brousse !
    Lodge magnifique et une equipe attachante dont on gardera un excellent souvenir !
    Le safaris à pied est vraiment une expérience à vivre: notre tête à tête avec un éléphant restera un moment inoubliable ! Les animaux sont là et nous étions seuls avec eux ! Pas une autre voiture à l’horizon. Réellement exceptionnel !! Artur C.
    Juin 2014, voyage en famille

  130. Un séjour inoubliable , personnel aux petits soins !
    Une préférence pour les safaris à pieds!!! Quelle expérience, à quelques mètres des éléphants, un grand merci à Julian ! Par contre un peu froid le matin, penser à prendre une bonne polaire. J’y retournerai avec grand plaisir !
    Séjour – juin 2014

  131. We took family from New Zealand and Cape Town to Camp Hwange for 3 nights last weekend, it was exactly two years since our previous visit. Everything exceeded our expectations and the food and service was top class! The one thing that separates Camp Hwange from the rest is the way they organise their game viewing activities, we were taken out in the morning at 6.30 am after an early light breakfast and returned at 1pm for a fantastic lunch. This is excellent value for money as most camps morning activity return to camp at around 1030 and many hours are spent sitting in camp until the mid afternoon drive. We loved the flexibility Camp Hwange offers with their activities, on our last morning Julian got my nephew out of bed at first light to see a lion that had been roaring near camp. Our guide for 3 days, Washington was excellent ! ChrisW311.

    Séjour du juin 2014 – voyage en famille

  132. This camp typified what we went on safari for. Facilities of a wonderful standard, staff smiling from 5am till 11 pm, food wonderful and plentiful. Ash and Julian were warm and open. Wild life plentiful and very very close, environment harsh and beautiful. Especially great full for the extra care they gave our two boys (10 and 11 yrs) to ensure they were included and cared for. Can’t recommend highly enough, a must stay!

    Stayed April 2014, travelled with family

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  133. A family get together like no other – what an absolutely awesome place which typifies Africa and nature at its best. Early morning and evening game drives with optional walking safaris for close encounters with elephant are a must do, and a bird watchers paradise. Julian and Washington (Washie) were fantastic, and their professionalism in the field a pleasure to experience. The camp is beautifully managed by Ashley, with support from Ruth and others behind the scenes – lovely food, stunning rooms with views into the bush and beyond. Thanks all for a truly wonderful experience, and we hope to be back soon.

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  134. RayMagsandBruce

    We had a brilliant experience here and were so well looked after by Julian, Ashley and their staff. Julian took us out on the early morning game drives and also took us walking so we had a totally different experience to just sitting in a vehicle. Tracking a bull elephant in a teak forest was an amazing experience – we got so close to him and he wasn’t at all aware of us. Washington took us out for the late afternoon game drives and it was a magical experience sitting by a waterhole watching the antics of the hippos whilst sipping our sundowners. Both Julian and Washington were able to tell us so much about the animals and birds we saw.
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  135. Wonderful Camp in a beautiful setting! Great and friendly staff. in particular the managers Julian and Ashley!! Well done Mr Carson, a bold gamble that has paid off! Hwange has always been a great place, now it is even greater!
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  136. Our stay here was the most wonderful experience of our safari in Botswana & Zimbabwe. Jules and Ashley have got this camp running like clockwork. All our needs were catered for. Jules was a first class wildlife guide and gave us a fantastic insight into life as a wildlife guide in Zimbabwe and Ashley ensured that all our needs in the camp were catered for. All the other guides and staff there were excellent. It is most definitely a place you must visit if you go to Zimbabwe. That part of the country is nothing like what our press make it out to be
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  137. We had the greatest time with super staff ….most friendly and the standard top star…good sitings with A1 guides ..what more could a person want!@ we saw Camp Hwange being built and followed the progress and problems that they had ….to a great succesful Lodge l believe the best in Hwange …congratulations to a great team.
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  138. We could not have asked for anything more from Camp Hwange. Fantastic team both at the camp and during our game trips. Guides were the real deal, extremely knowledgeable and gave us a huge amount to see and learn. Accommodation was extremely comfortable, we could not have slept better. Would not hesitate recommending Camp Hwange to anyone- safari novices or experts. You don’t go on safari for the food but what an added bonus that the food was absolutely delicious.
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  139. Enjoyed five brilliant days here in early December, out of the dry season. Still had good game viewing, thanks to our friendly, knowledgeable and very capable guide, Dharmish. An expert guide is the key to any good safari and we had a great one.The walking safaris in particular were wonderful – just a few metres away from five bull elephants at one point. Even in the wet season, there is plenty to do and see but without the crowds
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  140. Julian helped us out of a sticky situation when we broke down in Hwange, he was extremely helpful and went out of his way to find a mechanic that could get us back on the road. Many thanks and if you treat your guests with the same compassion then Camp Hwange must be a fantastic place to stay.
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  141. My stay at Camp Hwange was the icing on the cake for what was already an incredible return to Africa. From the moment I was collected by Washington (guide) at the Park gate to meeting the rest of the staff at the camp I was made to feel welcome, relaxed and part of a family. The staff were constantly charming, attentive and enthusiastic.
    Accommodation at the camp is airy, comfortable, full of rustic charm and affords great views over the nearby waterhole. We were constantly treated to elephants drinking and bathing in the water and one night I had the unforgettable experience of standing in my bedroom watching a bull elephant eating not four metres away.
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  142. ThomasAnderssonSwe

    There are other camps that have the same facilities and are as beautiful as Camp Hwange, but Camp Hwange has something more. You feel like a part of the family and everyone makes an effort to get you to feel special. It is also nice that you don’t have the same strict routines of when for example lunch and dinner is served, if you find something interesting the game drive, there is always time to explore it.
    Thanks for a wonderful week. It was lovely to come back to you and everything was at least as good as last year.
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  143. Our four nights at Camp Hwange were the highlight of four weeks in Africa. The Camp strikes a great balance between style and comfort. The tents are large with beautiful African touches and natural materials, with a great view of the pan both from inside and outside. Ashley and Ruth were great hosts in camp, the food was excellent, and always served by the most wonderful smiling staff.

    On game drives, Julian, Dharmish and Stephen were fantastic. Their love of the animals and the bush shone through in everything we did. Stephen was particularly good at bird-spotting and at sharing tradional knowledge, both of which were special interests for us. We also spent two great days with Dharmish on long game drives seeing numerous animal species. We were privileged to be there for the darting and re-collaring of Goose, the area’s oldest lion, which was an amazing experience. We came away feeling that this area of Hwange National Park was in the hands of a very enthusiastic, caring group of young people, even down to the pet bush mouse keeping cool in Julian’s pocket!
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  144. Nous étions en famille au camp Hwange pour 4 jours. C’est tout à fait extraordinaire, il n’y a que 8 lodges donc peu de monde. La décoration, le confort, la gentillesse de toute l’équipe et l’ambiance générale étaient formidables.
    Les safaris à pied et en 4X4 nous ont réservés de grandes émotions et des spectacles fabuleux. Groupe de plus de 500 buffles passant au point d’eau, sur les traces de lions et lionnes chassant un bébé éléphant. Hyènes se partageant les restes de ce pauvre bébé éléphant, et plein d’autres choses encore. N’hésitez pas à passer plusieurs jours au camp Hwange pour vous imprégner de cette ambiance magique.
    Clarence, Daniel, Dénalie, Sonam et Marine
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  145. Julian mentioned that they don’t often get travellers from the Zambian side, but I’m glad we made the trip. Camp Hwange is, to put it simply, spectacular. Ashley is a fantastic host, the staff are extremely hospitable and the food exceptional (make sure you try the green hot sauce).

    The lodge is located around a watering hole teeming with activity. Each chalet is fairly secluded and looks directly over the water, so the sights of elephants, impalas, kudu (and if you’re lucky, lions) should keep you entertained – be it in the shower, brushing your teeth, kicking back on the bed or sitting out on the porch.

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  146. Myself and my dad visited Camp Hwange and Zimbabwe as part of a longer trip to South Africa and we were so glad we made the journey up from Cape Town!! Described as a comfortable but basic camp by our travel agent, we were not expecting the luxury, friendliness and plentiful wildlife that we encountered during our two day stay at Camp Hwange. Julian and Ashley are such excellent hosts and their team there are just fantastic.

    We were met at the entrance to the Park by Washington who is excellent at finding the wildlife and in our drive in alone we were fortunate enough to see Giraffes, Elephants, Zebras, all types of birds etc etc. Our game drives were led by Julian who really brought Hwange to life – he was so personable, professional and a real pleasure to have hunting out the many different animals we saw on our day with him – we even got to see the rare Wild (Painted) Dogs and an Aardwolf!!
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  147. Let’s start with the game viewing :
    Elephants : lots, one one occasion we followed a herd on foot (yep my heart was beating hard, but what an experience). Then seeing 70 of them having a bath under the full moon.. there are no words to describe that sight!!
    Lions : not asleep all the time, we saw to failed hunts, lots of cubs, and were given a lot of info about the different prides in the area. Some lions are collared and have names (big hugs to Gus!!), and we saw 3 generations of the same family!
    There were lots of other animals as well, we had a 2 sec fleeting sight of 2 cheetahs, servals, jackals, owls, zebras, giraffes (I could go on…)
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  148. Après avoir vécu en Zambie et 30 ans de safari à notre actif Camp Hwange nous a comblés.Il est rare de voir en 4 jours une troupe de lycaons chasser,un guépard loupant sa proie (un jeune waterbuck) grâce a l’intervention de la mère,assister durant 4h au festin d’un autre guépard dévorant un jeune kudu,puis 1h après tomber sur une troupe de 11 lions et 18 lionceaux se disputant une carcasse de buffle,sans oublier le rarissime pangolin.
    Si vous désirez profiter du confort du lodge le plan d’eau qui se trouve devant vous permet de profiter du spectacle permanent que vous offrent les animaux qui s’y relaient:sabbles,lions,éléphants,roans,zébres etc……
    N’oublions pas le staff sympathique et efficace,les guides super compétents,merci Julian et Washington.
    P.S.les lits sont TOP et la déco très bon goût sans ostentation

    Astuce pour la chambre : Elles sont toutes très bien situées puisque donnant toutes sur le plan d’eau
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  149. The camp is in an excellent location with lots of game and hardly any other accommodation around. It is easy to get to from Victoria Falls, only about 3 hours drive away. Our room was very clean, beautifully decorated and the very hot shower is definitely a bonus if you are visiting in the winter. At night and early morning temperatures drop almost to zero! We thoroughly enjoyed our walks with Julian who is very dedicated and passionate about guiding. Keep up your excellent work, Julian! Stephen – who has the biggest smile in Afrika – took us on an evening/night drive and found us a serval and a wildcat. Both a first for us.
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  150. Pour être allés à plusieurs reprises en Afrique C là que nous avons vu les choses les plus extraordinaires : chasse par un guépard d’un waterbuck… Sauvé par sa maman ! Repas de lions, lionnes et lionceaux, des chiens sauvages, un pangolin (mais oui !) sans parler des antilopes rares sable, et autres roanes. Éléphants et oiseaux font partie du paysage. Allez-y vous ne serez pas déçus
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  151. Nous avons passé quatre journées exceptionnelles en famille à Camp Hwange. Les tentes sont spacieuses et confortables et décorées avec beaucoup de goût. Le point d’eau est un plus, permettant d’observer les hippos et les crocos tout près du camp.
    Nous avons notamment apprécié les safaris à pied sur les traces des lions avec un guide très professionnel, passionné et passionnant…Nous avons eu la chance de voir des lions à plusieurs reprises, ainsi que de nombreux éléphants, hyènes, buffles, antilopes, etc…
    La situation du camp et la faible affluence de touristes font de cet endroit un lieu magique!!
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  152. Being a single female, I must say I was a little nervous abut going to a Safari Camp by myself. I am here to say this is one not to be missed. By yourself OR otherwise! Yes, I heard big game at night. Yes, I saw big game on the game drives. But, let me put your doubts to rest… The camp was five star in my opinion! The food was a gourmet experience in presentation and flavor. The guide, Dharmish was amazingly knowledgable. If we were not seeing game, we were informed about birds we saw, or history of the park… Even the plant life was covered. Most incredible was his insight into the body language of the animals! This was the most incredible experience and one I highly recommend for every exploring soul!…
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  153. We recently spent two nights at Camp Hwange. As we drove into camp two lioness were lying next to the road, what a great start to,our holiday. That evening we watched a cheetah feed on a young kudu it had killed. The next day we were privileged to watch as a pride of lion (12 adults and 16 cubs) feeding on a buffalo they had killed that morning.
    The game was abundant as was the bird life. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting.
    The camp managers, guides and general staff go out of their way to may your stay as memorable as possible. The rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and food delicious… Read more on tripadvisor

  154. Visited Camp Hwange for 2 nights, soon after it opened in late June 2012. The food and service was the best I’ve had, and I’ve stayed at many camps all over Africa. I hope to visit again now the camp has settled and is coming towards the end a busy 2nd season of operation… Read more on tripadvisor

  155. My wife and I spent 4 nights at Camp Hwange. We were picked up by Steven at the Imbala gate and began our journey to the Camp. We were greeted by Ruth and the rest of the staff. The guides, Andrew, Dean, Steven, and Washington are great. We spent most of our time with Andrew who is knowledgeable, articulate, and fun. Andrew likes to walk and one morning we came upon a bull elephant sleeping under a tree. The old bull awakened and started walking. We tracked him for about 30 minutes to a pan where he called in some other elephants. Elephants look as if they are moving slowly, but try and follow one, they move faster than you think… Read more on tripadvisor

  156. You drive for about 1.5 hours from Vic Falls airport to Hwange national park entrance.

    Nothing to do with Camp Hwange but our only comment on the drive there is you do drive through an open cast coal mine for about ten minutes which isn’t a problem but a bit of an eye opener as the lorries spill a lot of dust which unnecessarily pollutes the nearby bush, why not put a cover on the load and problem solved ?

    At the entrance to the National Park we were met by Stephen our guide for the tour and in my opinion the best most helpful guy you could want…..say no more!

    After about 3 hours safari we arrived at our Camp Hwange. The open air dining room bar and lounge are really lovely nicely furnished and well thought. There was a camp fire to the front and ahead of this a large watering hole with resident hippos, excellent… Read more on tripadvisor

  157. In common with other reviewers we (family with two teenage daughters) found Camp Hwange fantastic value for money offering a fairly a unique experience.
    Ashleigh and Ruth steer the ship at camp whilst the guides make your days on safari so special. The game was not particularly abundant in the cool July morning air but the experience is carefully crafted by skilled guides with night drives, walking/tracking on foot and clever little extras… Read more on tripadvisor

  158. My wife and I spent three nights at Camp Hwange in June 2013 as part of my wife’s 60th birthday celebration. A truly unforgettable experience thanks to Julian, Asley, Ruth, Washy, all of the staff, and a large bull elephant that decided we had come too close to get a photo. All in a days work to Julian who simply told it to “shoo”.
    The camp is African luxury in the bush. The setting fantastic. The food and service first class, right down to the G & T’s in the Land Rover at sunset while watching a heard of buffalo….Read more on tripadvisor

  159. Spent 3 nights here and had a wonderful time. The staff (Ashley, Ruth and others) was fantastic, the food was excellent, the rooms were very clean and comfortable and the setting is amazing. We had great game drives including finding a group of lions right after they killed a cape buffalo…Read more on tripadvisor

  160. John from Australia

    Fantastic Game Sightings and Exceptional Food
    Hi, my name is John from Australia.
    I stayed at Camp Hwange from the 17th to the 20th May 2013.
    What an experience !!
    Julian and Ashley went out of their way to show nothing was too much trouble. Dashmar and Steve went to great lengths to provide the perfect experience. I am not the type that likes siestas and laying around through the day, particularly when it was not hot. Well once I had stated that Julian asked whether I would be interested in an all day safari – absolutely was my reply. From there I went on a 13 hour safari on one day and a 11 hour the next day. With one of the other guests, a French Gentleman named Didier, who was an avid Bird Photographer , we went from their. With the longer days it allowed us to travel further seeking 2 prides of 5 lions each, another pride on the last day on the way out of 7 lions .Also a very large male lion which we saw from a distance.
    We also ende up at Robins, the old homestead , which was truly fascinating.Along with many other animals we saw giraffes, many elephants, zebra and the like On the last evening while watching the beautiful sunset and watching numerous Vultures , we were truly blessed with Steve as our guide to see 2 Painted Dog – MAGNIFICENT
    All I can say if you are thinking about going, do yourself a huge favour and go to Camp Hwange!!
    John

  161. Situé dans un bel environnement et bénéficiant de son trou d’eau, le camp Hwange propose un hébergement de qualité avec des bungalows spacieux, bien aménagé mais qui ne se “bachent” pas du côté trou d’eau. Ce n’est pas vraiment gênant mais il peut faire frais tôt le matin en hiver.
    Nous avons eu la chance d’avoir le camp que pour nous pendant 3 jours et nous avons été en quasi permanence en game drive, malheureusement la saison (où la période où nous étions présents) n’était pas propice à la prolifération des animaux malgré la présence avérée de lions et de lycaons outre les éléphants… lire la suite sur tripadvisor

  162. PhotoTraveller_TG

    My boyfriend and I stayed at Camp Hwange in December of 2012 for a 5 night safari. He is a Zimbabwe native and this was my first time to visit Africa (and first time safari). This was the most unforgettable trip of my life. The staff at the camp were outstanding (Felix, Washington, Julian, the head chef, Garrick, Andrew, Ashley, and Garrick)! The food, drinks, and amenities were more than we ever expected…Read more on tripadvisor

  163. This was my first time to Africa and Camp Hwange didn’t disappoint. I stayed with a couple friends at the camp for a couple nights and it was amazing. Thanks to Julian, Ash and Darmesh for making it a wonderful experience. I took over 1800 photos on my trip to Africa and I think about 300 of those are just of the loins we saw that one morning :) Read more on tripadvisor

  164. We cannot express enough how incredible this camp is. Julian and Ash were fantastic hosts and all the staff were just faultless. From before sunrise to well after sunset we enjoyed every moment. The guides are extremely knowledgeable, the game viewing is exciting, the food delicious and the rooms are beautiful. We loved the welcome we received at all times as well as the attention to detail…Read more on tripadvisor

  165. Camp Hwange has many things going for it …from the moment we met David Parsons at Hwange airstrip, we knew we were in for something different and we were right. The remote location of the camp and the camp itself engenders a feeling of ‘good to be alive’ and this is a place to come and stay and discover… Welcomed with genuine pleasure by Sylvie, Andy and the team on arrival – and we never stopped smiling from beginning to end of our stay. Stunning mess tent with view to waterhole and hide – delicious food – great ambience around the long supper table. Very comfortable tents with every comfort. Even guests from New Caledonia in the South Pacific were present… Camp Hwange fame has spread!!…Read more on tripadvisor

  166. I stayed at Camp Hwange and The Hide, and if I could do my time over again, I would never leave Camp Hwange. Julian and Ash are perfect hosts…and by perfect I mean that they are there to ensure that You have a great time…not to put you through and time schedule that they have for everyone. If you want to climb a rock escarpment to see the best sunset – no problem, if you want to stay out all day because you are tracking a rhino – no problem. It is about ensuring that each guest has the trip that they most desire. However, they will always go out of their way to give you as much information as possible so that you can truly appreciate Zimbabwe, the animals and Africa…Read more on tripadvisor

  167. Firtsly i would like to thank Julian, Ash and Dharmesh for their wonderful hospitality, knowledge and attentiveness. The camp facilites, location,activities and accomoddation where absolutely outstanding (First Class). A special thank you to Julian for the close encounter with a lioness and her cubs!! My wife’s heart is still beating fast, an experince that will never be fogotten…Read more on tripadvisor

  168. Although we are regular Hwange visitors this was the first time for us in one of the concession areas and I am now a complete convert to this way of experiencing the park. We spent a fantastic two days at Camp Hwange in early March. The location is top class, the service and attentiveness of the staff is outstanding and although not the best time of year for game viewing, we saw and learnt a huge amount…Read more on tripadvisor

  169. This was our second time back to Hwange National Park, the third time for our traveling companions, the last time was with The Hide which was great and a good introduction to the park, but a stay with Camp Hwange was as mentioned in the Title for this review was nothing short of awesome. Our hosts Julian and Ash would have to be the best hosts we have had the privilege of being with in our reasonably extensive overseas traveling. They run an excellent venue and head a well organised team of safari experience providers…Read more on tripadvisor

  170. Apres 10 années de safari-photo en Afrique australe,a raison de 2 camps par an je trouve enfin camp hwange, le camp de mes rêves :pas de luxe inutile mais tout le confort et une décoration simple et de bon goût.Mais c’est avant tout les animaux qui font la différence : on peut tout voir dans Hwange :des troupeaux d’éléphants énormes,des tueries de lions devant le camps,des antilopes peu communes comme la roan et la sable antilope,avec un peu de un peu de chance un guépard et même une femelle leopard et son petit au trou d’eau… lire la suite sur tripadvisor

  171. Just excellent in all respects! A remarkable combination of luxury camping and top class cuisine with amazingly knowlegable and skilled safari guiding. Thank you Ashley, Julian, Washington and the team for an unforgettable experience .

  172. I hadn’t been to Hwange National Park since the late nineties and I was a little uncertain it would be like after all these years. Camp Hwange turned out to be the best thing that has happened to the park for a long, long time. As a professional guide myself I was amazed by the quality of the guides and the attentive staff who seemed to know what we wanted before we knew ourselves…Read more on tripadvisor

  173. This is by far the best safari camp we have ever been to in our frequent travels to Africa. We have stayed in 5 star camps in previous years however this camp in our view tops the lot and is thoroughly deserving of 5+ rating. The setting, location and exquisite tented facilities are second to none,the food is superb and atmosphere is outstanding.The guides are exceptional in all facits of guiding, their knowledge of the bush and wildlife is portrayed at every opportunity…Read more on tripadvisor

  174. J`ai passe une semaine entiere en mai dernier a camp Hwange. J`y ai vecu des moments magiques en compagnie d`une equipe de guides competents et tres professionnels.Ce camp est un des rares a proposer de longues marches en pleine nature, qui offrent des opportunites de rencontres exceptionnelles avec l`abondante faune sauvage du lieu. Les paysages aux alentours comptent parmi les plus beaux du parc de Hwange, et la diversite des milieux est unique pour un espace aussi restreint… lire la suite sur tripadvisor

  175. We visited in October when Camp Hwange had been open for about 6 months. We had been told it was a simple camp with great guiding. The guiding was indeed great and the simplicity was the best kind. This isn’t a ‘basic’ camp at all, it is really comfortable. The food was great and the rooms were lovely, with big wet rooms, 24/7 electricity, loads of toiletries etc. The windows are netted which allows a welcome bit of breeze and although this is a malarial area there were almost no mosquitoes when we were there… Read more on tripadvisor

  176. Guide et pisteur nous ont permis le plus beau des safaris, approcher les grands animaux à pied. La sécurité toujours assurée, les pauses ravitaillement bienvenues, les tours tranquilles en 4×4 à la découverte d’un monde originel, harmonieux et époustouflant !
    Le confort simple mais douillet du lodge, l’équipe dévouée sans être compassée, un partage heureux avec les autres guest, font de ce nouveau lodge une perle rare de nature et de relax.
    Ne changez rien !!

  177. GuidesforBridesUK

    This is the place to go for total immersion in game viewing in a really comfortable and convenient setting, just 3 hours from Victoria Falls (and 2 hours of that is a game drive).
    Dave wasn’t there when we visited, however I would find it hard to believe anyone could have been more passionate, knowledgeable and professional than manager and guide Julian, or as enthusiastic as apprentices Gareth and Washington. Julian fits the game viewing around your needs as a guest, happily staying out for as long as you want. He holds the Zimbabwe professional guiding certificate so can take guests out on foot, and we had our best experiences on foot safaris with him including a very close encounter with an elephant – without doubt the highlight of our entire holiday…Read more on tripadvisor

  178. Camp Hwange est un endroit où l’on se sent immédiatement bien : pas de luxe ostentatoire mais un confort sans faille et une ambiance conviviale où l’on est un invité et non un client de plus…
    L’équipe saura s’adapter à vos besoins et à vos désirs .Ayant une mobilité réduite, le staff m’a construit un bel escalier pour pouvoir grimper dans le véhicule de safari et profiter pleinement de la faune du parc Hwange. Et si l’on veut rester se reposer au camp ,le point d’eau tout proche vous permettra, même depuis vôtre lit ,de voir le défilé des animaux venant se désaltérer…lire la suite sur tripadvisor

  179. Recently while on safari in Hwange National Place, we had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful lodge deep in the heart of the Zimbabwe bush with our OUTSTANDING guide, David Carson. We experienced a traditional English breakfast and toured the newly designed lodge and rooms. Each had running water and solar energy…Read more on tripadvisor

  180. Recently while on safari in Hwange National Place, we had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful lodge deep in the heart of the Zimbabwe bush with our OUTSTANDING guide, David Carson. We experienced a traditional English breakfast and toured the newly designed lodge and rooms. Each had running water and solar energy…Read more on tripadvisor

  181. On a adoré ce camp de safari au milieu du parc national de Hwange – simple, authentique et convivial. 5 jours sur place en couple.
    Les plus : la souplesse de l’équipe qui s’adaptent toujours à la demande, l’approche authentique, les safaris à pieds (chercher et approcher les éléphants à partir des traces, c’est vraiment une expérience incroyable), les points d’eau proches (juste devant la camp, Masuma, Shumba et Mandavu), la richesse des animaux (énormément d’éléphants, des lions, des chiens sauvages, des girafes, koudous, antilopes, plein d’oiseaux magnifiques… le seul qui ait manqué à l’appel est le léopard), peu de monde puisque l’on est sur une concession privée, des chambres très sympas avec la vue sur le point d’eau jour et nuit, le personnel très agréable… bref tout bien ! …lire la suite sur tripadvisor

  182. Condé Nast Traveller recommends Camp Hwange in its great article about safari in Zimbabwe
    “Camp Hwange has a romantic charm, and its remote location in the tourist-free wilderness makes it truly memorable”

    Click on the first link to read the full article.

  183. Partir à l’autre bout du monde dans des conditions féeriques, où la nature domine totalement l’homme, Camp Hwange est fait pour vous. Nous sommes des passionnés de la Nature, de Safaris et je dois dire que Hwange nous a fait vivre une expérience unique, qui restera graver dans nos mémoires.
    A commencer par l’arrivée au camps avec ce point d’eau où les éléphants se ruent pour venir s’abreuver, avec les girafes, les zèbres et les phacochères, alors que dans le prolongement le soleil chaud se couche… Les safaris deviennent exceptionnels tant les animaux sont nombreux, tant le cadre est unique, tant les attentions de l’équipe sont touchantes. Tous les jours avec mon mari nous avons savourer les joies du goûter, avec le “tea time break”, et les petits gâteaux à tomber…Un grand bravo à toute l’équipe de la cuisine qui fait un travail remarquable, car tout était délicieux, variés, nous étions sous le charme!
    L’exceptionnel à Hwange c’est aussi le safari à pied. Les rangers sont de véritables passionnés, et savent vous mettre à l’écoute de la nature. Un matin, nous sommes partis sur les traces des éléphants qui grignotent sur les rochers! Nous avons marcher et soudainement nous sommes tombés nez à nez avec un groupe de mâles, qui tranquillement déracinaient des troncs énormes. Alors nous avons escaladés les rochers dans le plus grand silence et le plus grand suspense afin de les observer de plus près, cela a duré plus de 2h, mais l’émotion était forte, à son apogée.
    Ils étaient à 2 mètres de nous, la magie s’opérait pour notre plus grand bonheur!!!!!!
    Je dirai que Hwange, nous plonge dans le safari d’antan, il n’y a pas de superflu, tout est fait pour être en harmonie avec la nature, d’ailleurs, j’avais pris plusieurs livres, que je n’ai pas lire tant j’étais prise par le spectacle qui oeuvrait sous nos yeux! C’est la première fois que nous avons complètement déconnecté, sans pensée parasite, sans téléphone, sans internet, sans rien….Ca nous a fait un bien incroyable, du coup je ferme les yeux et me replonge dans le bush!!!!!!!!
    Merci Hwange,

    Jenn and Julien

  184. Après avoir eu la chance de découvrir de nombreux camps en Afrique australe, c’est à Camp Hwange que j’ai trouvé un plaisir immense à séjourner,à prendre le temps d’observer la nature environnante en toute tranquillité,à être initiée au Walking safaris, des moments d’exception dans un camp où l’on se sent bien accueilli et , ce qui ne gâche rien, où la nourriture est excellente.
    A recommander à tous ceux à la recherche de moments d’intimité avec la nature alliant raffinement, simplicité et convivialité.
    Anne

  185. Our trip was AMAZING! Spending the last 3 nights of our trip at Camp Hwange was the icing on the cake. Our guide, Julian, was fantastic and the entire staff at Camp Hwange made us feel contented the entire time. We saw a plethora of wildlife there and even managed to spot a pangolin on one of the drives! My wife and I have nothing but great things to say about camp Hwange and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again in the future. Thank-you very much for the reccommendation… Read more on tripadvisor

  186. Des journées d’exception au cœur de la brousse…

    Au milieu d’une vaste plaine, telle une oasis en plein désert, apparaît Camp Hwange, un bushcamp fait de toile et de chaume que l’on est heureux d’atteindre après une bonne heure de route de Sinamatela, l’une des trois entrées principales du parc national de Hwange.

    C’est le lieu idéal pour goûter aux frissons de la brousse authentique. Le camp est de plein pied et totalement ouvert sur le bush, sans aucune barrière de sécurité empêchant les animaux de venir s’y promener. Une incroyable proximité avec le monde sauvage qui garantit de belles sensations. Savoir qu’à tout moment, un animal peut surgir est assurément exaltant. D’autant que l’on sait par ailleurs que des guides très expérimentés, réputés être les meilleurs d’Afrique australe, sont là pour parer à toute éventualité…

    Sillonner la brousse en marchant est d’ailleurs l’un des temps forts d’un séjour à Camp Hwange et la promesse de vivre, là encore, des moments d’une intense émotion… Partir sur les traces des animaux à pied a un côté grisant qui, même si l’aventure n’est pas toujours couronnée de succès, représente une vraie expérience.

    Mais la voiture est une façon tout aussi gratifiante, voire plus efficace encore, d’approcher d’un peu plus près toute cette faune incroyable que l’on n’aurait jamais soupçonnée aussi présente et aussi dense dans le parc national…

    Et quel plaisir exclusif que d’observer depuis son propre lit, à la vue imprenable sur le point d’eau, le défilé des animaux qui viennent s’abreuver à tour de rôle, guettant fébrilement l’arrivée d’un prédateur.

    Quant à la nuit, si l’on fait abstraction des parois de sa tente, la nature est encore plus proche… Alors qu’on entend au loin les rugissements des lions et les gloussements des hyènes, des bruissements et petits frottements tous près de nos oreilles titillent notre imagination qui invente les scénarios les plus originaux… Au réveil, on ne sait plus si l’on a rêvé ou fantasmé… En sortant de sa tente, les empreintes des pattes d’éléphants au sol sont, elles, bien réelles !

    Sobre, délicat et naturel, Camp Hwange est parfait pour sentir et savourer le bush à l’ancienne. Le charme de son élégance discrète nous séduit autant qu’il nous apaise. Le personnel très pro, toujours à l’écoute sans jamais être envahissant, y contribue certainement beaucoup.

    Mais Camp Hwange se vit (et se revit) bien plus qu’il ne se raconte…

  187. J’ai eu le plaisir d’être accueilli au camp Hwange pour mon mon premier voyage en Afrique. Si je devais qualifier ce camp en un mot je dirais que c’est un paradis. Le personnel est chaleureux et les guides ne cessent d’enrichir nos connaissances au sujet des animaux. Chaque jour je me levais plus affamée que les lions et me couchais si bien rassasiée… Les paysages sont splendides et le camp sait les mettre en valeur. Le soir on pouvait observer de magnifiques couchers de soleil qui se poursuivaient par de fabuleuses nuits étoilées. On y ressent une sensation de liberté, on vie avec la nature, en son sein même, mais dans un confort parfaitement adapté. Et quelles sensations lorsqu’on approche (à pied ou en 4X4) de si près des animaux impressionnants tels que des éléphants! Ou encore lorsqu’on les cherche grâce à leurs empreintes sur le sol… Les safaris sont géniaux, ils offrent une aventure de recherche et d’approche de la vie sauvage extraordinaire! Chaque journée est plus passionnante que la précédente.
    Ce voyage au camp Hwange a largement dépassé mon imagination. Les images et les sensations demeurent encore dans ma tête et le voyage continu de durer à chaque fois qu’on se le rappelle…

  188. I spent 6 nights as a solo traveler and I travel all around Africa since 10 years.
    I had a really great experience at every moment of my stay.
    The camp has a beautiful location just in front of a busy waterhole, where you can see elephants, buffalos, roanne, sable and more at every time but I witness also lionness while having breakfast and wild dogs at sunset!!
    The tents are very confortable and all of them are in front of the waterhole. As they have open views, you are totally immerged in the bush.
    Nights are busy: elephants come into the camp and were grazing 1 meter from my tent, buffalos slept in my deck, lions were roaring at the waterhole.
    Food is delicious and staff is friendly.
    But, most important: game drive and walking safari: extensive game drives from 6 to 12 am and from 4 to 7h30 pm (night game drive for one hour), walking safari during 2 hours in the morning.
    I had lions sightings with a whole pride including 6 weeks old cubs twice a day every day and also cheetah, wild dogs and leopard sightings.
    Walking safari are quite an experience, we tracked elephants and seated 3 meters from his huge head and also tracked lions on foot.
    Guiding is excellent and you feel safe at every time. Guides also fit with your interest with is not easy as every guests have different type of interest. They can managed it very well.
    Just one thing to know: at this time of the year meaning end of the dry season, weather is very hot (40 degres) et there is no vegetation but you can have excellent game sightings.
    Thank you for this very pleasant stay!
    Delphine.

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