Hwange National Park

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kerichmelik
Harare, Zimbabwe220 contributions
I ❤️ Hwange!
Mar 2021
It's never a bad time in the bush! But Hwange is special - love it every time! Even though the road between main camp and Ngweshla is well traveled, it's gorgeous and there's always something new around every corner.
Written 3 April 2021
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Ken F
Koenigsbrunn, Germany386 contributions
Breathtaking
Mar 2020
We did a safari in February 2020 (I'm late with my review) through this beautiful national park. It is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and lies at the edge of the Kalahari desert at the border to Botswana.
We saw very many different kinds of animals here. The abundant wildlife is stunning. We didn't see all of the big five, but what we saw was truly worth coming here.
Don't forget your camera and bring binoculars, if possible. Take your time and stop whenever you can to get that special picture!!! The animals come up close if you are very quiet and have a bit of luck. Had a lioness walk right past our jeep and right after that we had a couple that we caught in the middle of their afternoon (4:46 pm) love act. It was in the high grass, so the picture only show a slight hint of what is going on.
If you do not come here, you will truly have missed something!!!
Written 25 February 2021
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Justin
Harare, Zimbabwe22 contributions
Love Local
Aug 2020
Beautiful park, located in our backyard in Zimbabwe. Great to escape COVID on a local special.

Game-viewing was exceptional. Sunsets from the waterholes were very memorable...
Written 20 August 2020
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letsenjoy
Harare, Zimbabwe7 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2020
Stunning range of wildlife, well maintained roads and facilities. The pans are pumped in the dry season and game viewing is excellent year round.
Written 19 August 2020
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DrillerBurlington
Burlington, Canada440 contributions
A Brief One Day Visit
Feb 2020
We stopped here for the day while on a Rovos Rail trip from Victoria Falls to Pretoria and we had a very enjoyable safari excursion. Sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you are not. In spite of an heroic attempt by our driver/ guide we did not see the great variety of big animals seen by other reviewers.
Written 3 April 2020
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CoraMandel
London, UK23 contributions
Best animal and bird sightings ever
Apr 2019
If you want to get up close with the wildlife, Hwange is the place to go. With 100 species of mammal and 400 of birds, you are guaranteed endless sightings. We saw a quarter of the bird species in 5 days. The elephants, buffalo & wildebeest roam in herds of 100+. There are manmade watering holes ever where so it is always easy to get to where the animals are. Watching 100 elephants wallowing at sunset is an amazing sight. And we encountered several prides of lion: with cubs; guarding a freshly killed wildebeest, and even up a tree!. Lots of cheetah and jackals too, + the occasional hyena. We didn't see leopards but a big bonus was a pack of hunting wild dogs. The wild dog sanctuary is a great place to buy beautifully crafted animals, made from wire recycled from impounded trappers' snares.

You can camp or book a basic chalet in the public camps, or stay on private concessions - pricier but quite luxurious with expert guides on hand. We stayed at Little Makololo which was superb, followed by Kuhlu Camp, equally luxurious although the guiding wasn't quite as good.

If you start at Victoria Falls, avoid the sunset booze cruise on the Zambezi but get up early for sun rise over the falls - be there when the gates open at 6am and you'll have the place more or less to yourself.

At no time did we feel anything but 100% safe. Zimbabwean people are warm, welcoming and genuinely friendly. Rather than resenting tourists, they regard tourism as an act of solidarity with their struggles.

Written 4 March 2020
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laficabella
montreal165 contributions
Brief visit was okay
Feb 2020
We visited as part of a Rovos train visit. The park was not nearly as interesting as Thornybush, but the ranger was very good and knowledgeable. It was a fairly short visit so It could be that if you were there longer, or early in the morning, it would have been better.
Written 29 February 2020
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Violetvz
East London, South Africa587 contributions
excellent
Feb 2020
We spent a couple of hours here and were pleasantly surprised. There were plenty of birds, elephants, buck etc etc... lots of water and great roads. Will visit again.
Written 24 February 2020
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,071 contributions
Too green
Feb 2020
Unfortunately it has been raining quite a lot in Zimbabawe and the grass is tall and the bush thick so it is rather difficult to spot animals at the moment, but that should not distract from the animal encounters that one does have, eg a crocodile catching an egyptian goose.
Written 13 February 2020
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Beverley B
Deal, UK301 contributions
Love animals? You’ll love this place.
Jan 2020
Definitely worth visiting. You can drive yourself or be part of an organised safari group. The latter is useful since the guides know where the various animals usually gather and they communicate by radio when something special is seen. Tak a picnic if you’re going for the whole day.
Written 10 February 2020
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