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

The day gets off to an early start when your driver picks you up from your Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe hotel at 6 a.m. The drive to the park is about 2.5 hours, and you’re likely to arrive at Hwange Main Camp at around 8:30 a.m.After being transferred to a comfortable, custom-made open 4x4 game drive vehicle, the mid-morning game drive commences. Hwange National Park is home to some of the continent’s last great elephant and buffalo herds, with a population that varies between 20,000 and 110,000, as they move to and from the adjoining Chobe National Park.The National Park also features massive herds of buffalo, sable, hippo, zebra, and giraffe. The predators which subsequently follow suit include lion, leopard, cheetah, crocodile, and hyena. Other smaller, yet not less significant, animals resident to the park include wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu, jackal, eland, bat-eared foxes, and more.After a morning of pure wilderness exploration, you will break for lunch, either dining at a nearby Hwange safari lodge, or feasting upon a delectable packed lunch at a picturesque picnic site in the park.With your bellies full, and your drinks topped up, it’s time for the final activity of the day — one last game drive around the park.Fascinatingly, Hwange National Park is also home to the largest surviving population of African painted wild dogs in Africa at present. Should you not manage to spot them on your morning or afternoon game drive, they can be viewed at the African Painted Wild Dog Rehabilitation Centre, located a few kilometres from the Hwange Main Camp.After the short drive back to Victoria Falls, you are likely to be dropped off back at your hotel at approximately 7 p.m.

$2650 Day Trips & Excursions

9-Day and 8-Night Zimbabwe Safari Plus Chobe Day Trip to Botswana

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 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Walking Safari in Hwange national park

Visit: Little Roz Travel ToursThe 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

$1668 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park Tour from Victoria Falls

Day 1: Victoria Falls (D)On arrival at the Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be met a representative and transferred to your chosen lodge. You will finish your day with a spectacular sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.Accommodation: Bayete Lodge or similarDay 2: Victoria Falls (B/D)After breakfast you enjoy a free walking tour of the Victoria Falls. You will stop at various vantage points to view the falls and walk through the rain forest whilst witnessing the rainbows and feeling the spray and thundering noise of water falling into the gorge. The rest of your afternoon will be spent at leisure, where you can book one of many activities with your guide.Accommodation: Bayete Lodge or similarDay 3: Victoria Falls to Hwange National Park (B/D)You will be transferred by road to Hwange National Park, a 2hrs30 approximately drive south of Victoria Falls, to enter into the Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park is another exceptional attraction covering over 14,000 square kilometers of bush. The park is full of different species of animals to see and it’s the beigest national park of Zimbabwe. You will pass the villages and famous Hwange coal mine.Accommodation: Hwange Safari LodgeDay 4: Hwange National Park (B/D)Early morning game drives in the Hwange national park. Tea and coffee is served before the game drive or during the game drive. After game drive at around 9:30am to 10am you will have your full breakfast. It is the best time to see the big cats like lions, leopard and cheater. Late in the afternoon you will embark on afternoon game drive.Accommodation: Hwange Safari LodgeDay 5: Hwange to Victoria Falls Airport (B)This is the day we will say good bye to each other. You will pack your bags and later own have breakfast and wait for the departure time of the transfer. After Breakfast then you will be transferred to the airport

$5540 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day Zimbabwe Highlights Tour from Harare

From Harare you'll journey to the Eastern Highlands and experience the Bvumba Mountains, then head for Masvingo with a tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins, a national monument and World Heritage Site. We visit the Matobo Hills and enjoy a tour of the Matobo National Park. Make your way to Hwange National Park and enjoy open-vehicle game drives on the Hwange concession, and visit the Painted Dog Sanctuary. Travel to the district of Binga towards Lake Kariba's south-western shore, getting ready for spectacular views and dramatic sunsets! Relax on scenic boat cruises and enjoy time at leisure at the lake. Transfer to Victoria Falls, with the perfect opportunity to extend your trip to include the impressive Victoria Falls.

$335 Day Trips & Excursions

Hwange National Park Day Trip from Victoria Falls

Going on a day trip to the esteemed Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe affords tourists the unique opportunity of visiting one of the most diverse and vast wildlife parks in the world. The journey begins at your hotel in Victoria Falls town, from where you will be picked up for a sunrise departure. Your minibus will make its way to the Hwange National Park, which is located approximately 2 hours away from the hotel. Upon arrival at the Painted Dog Center, you will be welcomed by a professional guide, who will tell you all about the Painted Dogs. Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will then take you on an unforgettable two-and-a-half-hour-long game drive within the Hwange National Park in a comfortable, open-back vehicle. Next, you will be treated to a delectable lunch at the renowned Hwange Safari Lodge, where you can enjoy the tastes and smells of traditional Zimbabwean cuisine. After lunch, you may relax at the swimming pool. The day concludes with a 2-hour game drive through Hwange National Park. At the end of this memorable tour, your driver will transport you back to your hotel in Victoria Falls town. 

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