Inside Hwange National Park
The main lodge is made up of a big lounge and a beautiful restaurant where you will savour delicious dinners. The decoration is sober and has been handled with taste, in an African atmosphere. In the middle of bushes, the camp is on the same level everywhere and will you have a dizzying sensation of uniting with nature. One of this camp’s particularities also concerns its ecological commitment. Indeed the electricity which is produced comes from solar energy. Camp Hwange’s intimacy and comfort are very much appreciated and the best service is absolutely guaranteed. The main building is also covered by a thatched roof with very unusual shapes. It was built there specifically to observe the water source to which many animals come and drink at, next to a several century-old ebony.
It is an 8 chalets, 16 bedded camp overlooking a permanent waterhole. Each spacious and airy thatched chalet is furnished with stylish simplicity, with en-suite bathroom facilities for your total comfort. The chalets have their own large surrounding area at ground level with a complete vista of the waterhole so that in the luxury and privacy of your own space you may observe and truly appreciate the wonder of animals in Africa, in their natural habitat. Wanting to only leave a ‘green footprint’, conservation was the driving force in the construction of Camp Hwange. Solar energy provides all the hot water and power to the camp. Building materials have been chosen to blend in with the surrounding bush.
The camp fire
This is the heart of safari life and one of the features of Camp Hwange. Gather around the camp fire watching the early morning sunrise, sipping cups of tea or coffee, being warmed by the heat of the dancing flames as you listen to the multitude of bird calls, enthralled by the gradual hues of the skies changing colours as the bush slowly wakes to greet a new day with all its possibilities. Evenings around the fire side are a chance to share with others the sightings, experiences and some of the many emotions that have filled you with perhaps wonder, awe and gratitude, the realization of ‘being in the real Africa’, away from ‘the world’, the soul peace it brings to you as you take time out, savouring a sundowner in the true sense of the word, to then be treated to a delicious dinner. The latter part of the evening enjoying and participating in the tales from your guides and fellow travellers, as laughter and camaraderie complete the perfect day, or if you choose to sit silently and gaze at the vast expanse of the star filled African sky.
Camp Hwange reverts back to the concept the original safari, where activities centred on being immersed in the wild, walking being the main activity. During walks with well trained and experienced guides you will track and follow some of the most feared animals of Africa, secure in the knowledge that your guides and trackers are competent in all aspects of this exciting adventure. Not only will you get the chance to see the well known dangerous animals, sightings and the habits of the smaller, lesser known species and aspects of the African bush will be explained you, giving you an insight into the mysteries of how all things depend on each other. On day on safari : Just before the sun rises your day on safari begins. After a wakeup call everyone gathers at the camp fire to have a light breakfast before setting out on the morning’s activities. We usually leave Camp Hwange by Land Rover for a game drive to a designated area chosen earlier, where you will be briefed by your guide and then all set off on a safari walk. On completion of your walk, you will return to camp in the late morning, for a brunch, and a time of relaxation, where you can return to your rooms for a siesta, or sit and watch the activities at the waterhole. We do have a unique log pile hide in the shade near the waterhole which you guide will be happy to take you - so that you may have a close up view of all the visitors needing to drink and carry out their ablutions. Mid afternoon we will gather at the main area again to discuss the afternoon’s activity. The chosen excursion can mean that we will return to camp after dark. We have the concession from the National Parks to organise night drives which allows us to explore and view the nocturnal species that inhabit the area. Mid afternoon we will gather at the main area again to discuss the afternoon’s activity. Please note that there are no time restrictions to our activities, the walks/drives will be governed by what you see and not meal times. Hampers of delicious foodstuffs and refreshments will accompany every adventure into the bush, be it on foot or vehicle.
All Camp Hwange guides have been handpicked to the highest standards. Experienced in all the disciplines of walking in the wilds of Zimbabwe, your safety being their primary concern, together you will discover the heart-stopping experience of tracking the big game, or the delight of the fascinating world of smaller animals and insects within arms reach, or watching the colourful display of birds with their unique calls, habits, antics and abodes. Zimbabwean guides are passionate about their work and their world, and after long and thorough training have become experts in all aspects of the bush. They will explain the many secrets and mysteries of the flora and fauna, which may lead to the exploration of other aspects that you were not even aware of.
Semi-Permanent Tented Camp
Max. clients in vehicle
Game Drives, Walking Safaris