Hwange National park is an iconic park well known -for abundance of wildlife especially elephants. It has the second highest density of elephant in the world after Chobe National Park which is just next door. The park was founded in 1928 by the colonial government of Rhodesian. This area used to be royal hunting ground of King Lobengula of the Ndebele. With just under 1000 elephants estimated left during its foundation the herds have since increased. It is estimated there is about 45000 elephants in this park. There are three main game viewing area in the park The Main camp and south, Sinamatela area and Robins
We will explore most the Robins area though there will be an option of going to Sinamatela area depending of sightings. Robins area was named in honor of a farmer Henry Robins who gave up his farm for another farming area.
He managed the area for some time until it was incorporated into Hwange National Park. The area has a diversity of wildlife such as elephants, large herd of buffaloes, zebras, lions, roan, sable, reed buck and includes hippos and crocodiles on the Deka river. The area has a Variety of habitats which makes it interesting to explore, they include mopane woodlands, open Vleis, small kopjes, water holes and dry riverbeds.
The Itinerary at Glance
Day 1 (dinner)
Your safari commencing for Victoria Falls either by Road or Air (air charter transfers can be
arranged from Victoria Falls). The journey by road from Victoria Falls is about 2 hrs
30 minutes to the camp depending on Wildlife sightings along the way. On arrival in camp
will be just before sunset just in time for a shower and dinner.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
As per our tradition your wake up call at day break. You will be woken up to a hot cup of tea or coffee to get you ready for the morning. The focus this morning is to find cats as there will be still active. With luck you will see lions, leopard, or hyena. After a couple of hours driving you will stop by a scenic spot to eat your breakfast.
After the energy boost you will embark on a walking safari and explore the wonders of the African bush. The safari will return to the camp around noon just in time for lunch . After a short siesta the afternoon session will commence again. This time we expect animals to be coming down to waterholes for a drink. The likes of elephants, giraffe, zebra, buffaloes. With sightings permitting you will enjoy a sun downer drink before you head back to camp for dinner.
Day 3 ( breakfast ,lunch , dinner )
Today the day can be similar to yesterday, but we will leave it to the Guide decide with
you to split the day or spend the whole day in the bush exploring the wonders of the
Day 4 ( breakfast)
Perhaps today you may choose to have morning at leisure and enjoy a cooked breakfast or
you may do an early morning breakfast and enjoy a game drive on route to your drop off .
Circumstances may however dictate your movement this morning and the will be discussed
the night before departure with your guide or host.
The main safari will be led by Zimbabwean Licensed Professional Guide
The camp is a rustic Meru Type mobile Camp with the following amenities
Bucket shower en suite
Bush Flush able toilets
comfortable double / twin beds
lights powered by solar and kerosene lamps
You are disconnected in this camp but connecting to nature and everyone around you. No
All national park fees
All meals in camp
water while in camp and activities
House wine and local drinks
Tea/ coffee on drives and camp
A local beverage of your choice on game drives
Any items of personal nature
Important Items to pack
A good pair of binoculars