Welcome to Hwange National Park

The best time for wildlife viewing is July to October, when animals congregate around the 60 water holes or ‘pans’ (most of which are artificially filled) and the forest is stripped of its greenery.

Maps and information about the park are available at the rangers offices at Main Camp, Sinamatella Camp and Robins Camp.

Top experiences in Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park activities

$250 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Hwange National Park Tour from Victoria Falls

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North Province06H00 - Depart your hotel in Victoria Falls and head for the Hwange National park .This is a 195km drive and takes about two and half hour of safe driving. The roads to the park are all tarred. You will be at the Main Camp (National Parks HQ and the safari starting point) at around 08H30and after a few minutes of check in formalities the safari starts. You will do the full day drive with lunch at any one of the many viewing platforms. Mineral water and refreshments are all provided. Hwange is endowed with many solar powered waterholes and there are no permanent rivers in the park, so most animals can be seen on their way to and from the water holes.The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park's elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The park is home to over 65 000 elephants who in the dry season dominate all the water points in the afternoons. Other animals that can be seen in the park are lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, impala, kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe, baboon, warthog and a lot more. Hwange National Park provides a safari experience to rival the great parks of East Africa - the Serengeti and Masai Mara - but without the crowds.We will leave for the Park at 16H30 and expect to be back at your hotel at around 19H30.Duration: 12 hours

$2650 Day Trips & Excursions

Zimbabwe 9-Day Safari, Botswana Chobe National Park Day Trip

Includes: Day 1: Arrival at Harare international airport City tour / Museum / Market Overnight Day 2 After breakfast – Road transfer to Masvingo (Great Zimbabwe) (Approx 3Hrs) Lunch at Masvingo Hotel 1530 Tour of the Great Zimbabwe up to 1730 Overnight Day 3 After breakfast – Road transfer to Bulawayo (Approx 3Hrs) Arrival in Bulawayo – Checkin – Lunch – Leisure Overnight Day 4 0700Hrs Matopo day trip tour 1630Hrs return from Matopo Overnight Day 5 After breakfaster – road transfer to Hwange National Park Lunch 1500Hrs NOON game drive Overnight Day 6 Early morning game drive 1030Hrs Road transfer to Victoria Falls Arrival and Lunch in Victoria Falls Sunset Cruise (Snacks included) Overnight Day 7 After breakfast – guided tour of the falls Optional activities (Paid directly by the clients) Boma Dinner included Overnight Day 8 0730Hrs Chobe day trip Return 1745Hrs Overnight Day 9 Road transfer to Victoria Falls Airport (End of tour)

$250 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Walking Safari in Hwange national park

Visit: Little Roz Travel Tours, Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North ProvinceThe clients will be pick up by the driver/guide from the lodge or hotel at 12noon to Hwange national park, which is a 2 hour drive from victoria falls town using road transport.  Afternoon guided safari walk at the hwange national park , dinner will be saved to clients after the aftenoon safari walk ,overnight camping at picnic site inside the national park. Tents will be provided by the company to clients.Breakfast at the campite at 7:30 am and at 8:30 the guide will pick up the clients from the camp site for the full day big 5 game viewing in the hwange national park, mineral water ,snacks, soft drinks and local beer is provided to the clients while on the activity and at 1:30pm the guests will take a 1 hour lunch break in the park to enjoy the meal and continue exploring and admirng the beautiful animals accompained by birdwatching.Animals expected to be seen are lions, zebras, implas, buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes, leophard, elephants, kudus, rhinos etc. At 5pm drop off at the campsite, prepare to start off by 6pm road transfer for 2 hours back to vctoria falls, driver/ guide drop off the guest at the lodge or hotel.End of activity

$1200 Cultural & Theme Tours

See Waterfalls, Khami Ruins And Hilly Areas

DAY01Harare - bulawayo • You will be picked up from your accommodation and drive out to Bulawayo, affectionately known as the City of Kings & Queens. We will begin with a tour of the city, and then a visit to Khami Ruins to explore ancient architecture and way of life, including the museum. • We will then head over to Matobo Hills, visit Rhodes's grave and do  some rhino tracking as the sun sets.DAY02Bulawayo - matobo hills - hwange national park • We will have an early morning hike before driving out to Hwange National Park for a sunset game drive. DAY03Hwange national park • We will wake up early for a game drive, and then drive out to Victoria Falls after lunch. • Tour of the Victoria falls. • End with a Boma dinner.DAY04Victoria falls • Spend this day at Victoria falls. DAY05Harare • Activities (offered in a separate brochure) • Depart with your driver-guide for a drive back to Harare. Visitors also have the option to drive back to Harare with the driver or fly out to their next destination from Victoria Falls.

$2434.80 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

14-Day Mozambique and Zimbabwe Explorer Overland Tour from Victoria Falls

ItineraryDay 1: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Stop At: Victoria Falls Rest CampThis morning we enjoy the spectacular Victoria Falls themselves and the mighty Zambezi River. Please be ready to get wet when you visit – the spray from the Falls can be seen from up to 20 miles away – hence the local name Mosi oa Tunya (Smoke That Thunders) and many people find they get thoroughly soaked on their visit! After our visit time is at leisure – try one of the optional activities or visit the local markets or old colonial Victoria Falls Hotel that provides an in-depth historical insight, including information on the discovery of the Falls; or explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. From bungee jumping to admiring the view, Victoria Falls is an enduring sight that has captured the imagination of visitors for generations. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the Victoria Falls Rest Camp, Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDay 2: Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park Stop At: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North ProvinceToday we head for the world-famous Hwange National Park. This is Zimbabwe’s largest and best-known park and was (in the early 19th century) the royal hunting grounds of the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi. In 1929 it was set aside as a National Park for the benefit of all Zimbabwe’s peoples. The park covers an area of over 14,600 sq kms and is particularly known for its elephant but contains over 100 mammal species including Africa’s “Big 5" (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as giraffe, cheetah, gemsbok and the brown hyena and abundant bird species. Hwange is also known for its population of the Wild (Painted) Dog. Late in the day we take a locally guided open vehicle game drive and hope to glimpse some of the wildlife in the park before returning to camp for overnight.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hwange Rest Camp or similar, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Day 3: Hwange National Park – BulawayoStop At: Burkes' Backpackers ParadiseDeparting Hwange, we drive south to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. The afternoon is at leisure. Bulawayo is a pleasant city with broad tree-lined avenues and wide-open spaces. There is a fascinating National History Museum, which recounts much of Zimbabwe’s traditional and colonial past, and near the Old Town Hall there is a lively curio market where you can test your bartering skills. A wide range of handicrafts and artwork are on display here most made locally by skilful craftsmen and womenDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 4: Bulawayo – Matobo National Park - BulawayoStop At: Burkes' Backpackers Paradiseguided tour. The wind-sculptured Matobo Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual importance to the indigenous people. The reserve also has a large concentration of the Black and White Rhino and providing it’s safe to do so our guides will lead us on foot to search for these magnificent animals. Approaching these massive beasts is a heart racing, breath-taking and memorable experience. At such times it may be comforting to remember that rhinos are herbivores. The park also has a dense population of leopard and black eagle and we hope to catch sight of either (or both) of these creatures. We also keep a look out for giraffe, zebra, ostrich and a variety of antelope and buck species. Note: There is an option to upgrade to a full day Matobo tour to include various historical sites. The price is listed in the optional excursions and can be arranged with your crew on the day. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Burke's Paradise, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 5: Bulawayo – Great Zimbabwe National Monument, MasvingoStop At: Norma Jean's Lakeview ResortLeaving Bulawayo, we cross towards the east of the country to the small town of Masvingo. Nearby is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southern Africa: the Great Zimbabwe National Monument. Dating back to 1200AD this place was once the home to an indigenous population of some 10,000 people. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the area holds special significance to the country which took its name. Legend says this was the city where the Queen of Sheeba resided and archaeological finds uncovered gold, coins and porcelain from as far afield as Persia and China, highlighting the importance of the city as a trading post. We camp nearby for easy access and ample time to explore the ruins at leisure and with a local guide who will give you basic information of the area. If you have the energy there is the opportunity to trek to the top of the Hill Enclosure to enjoy a wondrous sunset.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Norma Jean's Resort, Masvingo, ZimbabweDay 6: Mazvingo - Bandula Area, MozambiqueStop At: Msika LodgeToday, we leave early and stop off in Mutare and if time allows stop at the spectacular Birchenough Bridge (named after Sir Henry Birchenough). The bridge spans the Save River on its 400 km journey through Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is one of many scenic features of eastern Zimbabwe. Once we have stocked up on supplies we make our way to the border point to leave Zimbabwe and enter Mozambique. Once formalities are complete we make our way to the Bandula area near the Chicamba Dam where our campsite is located within a 550-hectare conservancy. Most people notice immediate differences upon entering Mozambique. Travelling is generally slower and road conditions more demanding. Campsites are not as well appointed. Towns and shops may have fewer goods or less variety. While this can sometimes be frustrating many people find after a few days they find this one of the more appealing and attractive aspects of their overland tour. Overlanding is an adventurous type of travel and these are ‘unconventional’ holidays. We are sure you will enjoy Mozambique but do try to warn you not to expect things to be the same as elsewhere in Africa. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Casa Msika lodge, Bandula area, MozambiqueDay 7: Bandula – Vilanculos areaStop At: Camping In VilankuloThis morning, we leave early and make our way to the spectacular Indian Ocean coast. We arrive at Vilankulo (or Vilanculos), the Gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. Named after a local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, the town itself is only 5km long yet is a hive of activity, has a lively atmosphere and friendly people. On arrival, we gather our luggage and snorkels for the following day’s island trip and board our traditional dhow boat to our ‘rustic ‘bush camp. The beach camp is located on a remote stretch of the coast approximately 90 minutes sail from Vilanculos town itself. We arrive in the late afternoon and settle in to our beach camp for the next 2 nights. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Chiggmane Camp or similar, Vilanculos, MozambiqueDay 8: Vilanculos areaStop At: Camping In VilankuloAfter breakfast we take our dhow boat to Magaruque Island, the third Island in the archipelago and the closest to Vilanculos. Here you can enjoy the island at leisure, snorkelling, swimming, walking or simply enjoy lazing on the pristine beach. A delicious seafood lunch is included in our Dhow Safari. With its powdery-white beaches, turquoise waters, and superb all-year-round climate, Magaruque is perfect to relax, unwind and explore the local marine life. We return to our beach camp in the late afternoon to overnight. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Chiggmane Camp or similar, Vilanculos, MozambiqueDay 9: Vilanculos area - InhambaneStop At: InhambaneWe bid our seaside camp farewell and head further down the scenic coast via Inhambane to Tofo where we will spend the next 2 nights. Tofo is a small beach town with lovely open beaches, where the pace of life slows allowing you to relax and soak up the atmosphere. There are many activities on offer such as horse riding, snorkelling and scuba. Whale Sharks and Manta Rays inhabit the coastline all year round but are in larger numbers in the summer months (November to March). Humpback whales usually arrive around mid-June and are present until mid-October. The natural vegetation of the coastal plain is dune forest, but this has largely been replaced by coconut palms, planted by the Portuguese and local Bitonga people to supply the thriving copra trade. There are some exciting bars and restaurants in the area - sample the local seafood, the area is famous for it - and the local beer (called ‘2M’) or else simply relax and enjoy a good read. You could also take a trip into Inhambane, the second oldest town in Mozambique to explore the local market.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Fatima's Nest or similar, Inhambane, MozambiqueDay 10: InhambaneStop At: InhambaneToday is a free day at leisure to enjoy the local tropical beaches and the many activities on offer. Nearby Inhambane has a rich history and offers a great opportunity to go out and explore the old city. Climb the ladder at the Cathedral of our lady of Conception Inhambane for fantastic 360-degree views of the surrounds. The local markets are also a highlight with fresh fish, seafood and farm produce on sale. You’ll soon see the mix of Arabic and African cultures that create a vibrant, eclectic style of its own. If the delights of the ocean are your forte, then head out and explore the reefs and colourful marine life found in this warm watery haven. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Fatima's Nest or similar, Inhambane, MozambiqueDay 11: Inhambane – Praia do BileneStop At: Beach BileneWe leave Tofo and head south to Bilene and our last coastal stop in Mozambique. Bilene, also known as Praia do Bilene and was once called San Marthino is located 180km from Mozambique and famous for the Uembje Lagoon (or San Marthino lake) where you can try out one of the best loved activities in Bilene – snorkelling! Our camp for the evening is located on top of the dunes overlooking the stunning lagoon itself. It’s here we spend the night lulled by the sound of the ocean and enjoy the fresh breeze as we unwind from our day. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Laguna Camp, Bilene, MozambiqueDay 12: Praia do Bilene - Hazyview – Kruger National Park, South AfricaStop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden SuitesFrom Bilene we cross the border into South Africa, where we head for southern Africa’s premier game reserve, ‘Kruger’ and spend the night outside the reserve. Fences between the National Park and surrounding private reserves were removed several years ago to form the Greater Kruger, an area of some 24000 sq km. Wildlife is free to roam the whole enormous area and it has become incredibly diverse in both fauna and flora. From the dwarf mongoose to the ‘Big Five’, almost every major African mammal mammal (148 species) is present. There is also prolific birdlife (over 505 species) and over 330 varieties of trees. This evening we immerse ourselves in the local culture and enjoy Shangaan tribal dancing and singing around an open fire to learn more about these fascinating people.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview, South AfricaDay 13: Hazyview – Kruger National ParkStop At: Hotel Numbi & Garden SuitesWaking early, we board our 4x4 game viewing vehicles with a resident guide for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. The impressive atmosphere of the park enables you to see why it is held in such high esteem amongst visitors from all over the world. We game drive in the morning and afternoon in search for the abundance of wildlife including the ‘Big 5’ – Rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion together with a high density of other mammals and diverse bird species such as eagles, hornbills, vultures and bee eaters. We break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). We then continue our game drive through the park exiting in the late afternoon and continue to our accommodation for the night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Numbi, Hazyview,South AfricaDay 14: Hazyview - Greater Kruger - PretoriaStop At: Sentinel Luxury Suite HotelsWe leave the Kruger behind and make our way to South Africa’s administrative city, Pretoria, where our tour ends late afternoon / early evening on day 14.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1350 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park

Day One: Transfer from the airport to the hotelOn arrival you will be met by the Zambezi Expedition host/hostess and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will be picked up for your Sunset Cruise on the mighty Zambezi river in which you ´will have the chance to watch hippos, crocodiles and other animals which come down to the river´s edge in the early evening. As the boat is sailing, you will be enjoying drinks and snacks for a period of two hours. After your sunset cruise you will be transferred back to your hotel; the rest of the evening will be on leisure.Day Two: Victoria Falls Rain-forest (Guided Tour of the Falls)As you finish your breakfast you will be picked up for a tour of Victoria Falls. You´ will tour the Zimbabwean side, for there are several spectacular viewing points along the width of the fall. We´ will walk through the natural, beautiful misty rain forest which flanks the fall from view point 1 to 16, which includes the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. The majestic of Victoria Falls is the major tourist attraction named by the Tonga people as Musi O Tunya meaning the ´Smoke that Thunders´. Optional activities:Flight of angels, high wire activities and elephant riding etc. Only Breakfast Included.Day Three: Transfer to Hwange National ParkThis morning you will be transferred by road to Hwange National Park, a 2 hour drive from Victoria Falls. Hwange National Park is also part of the seven wonders of Zimbabwe covering over about 14,000 square kilometers of natural bush. The park is full of different species of animals and birds to watch and it’s the largest national park in Zimbabwe. The rest of the evening is at leisure with fire outside. Breakfast and Dinner IncludedDay Four: Hwange National Park Big 5 SafariToday you will have the chance to do a very exciting game drive in the morning and afternoon. Early morning game drive in the main park last for about 3hrs from 6:45am to around 9:45. Lunch will be served at 1pm before the afternoon game drive at 3pm. All the best during this whole day. Breakfast and Dinner IncludedDay Five: Transfer to Victoria Falls AirportAfter an early breakfast, you will get ready for the transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight. On our way, we will be stopping if there is something of interest. Trip will end at the airport. Only breakfast Included.

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