Reviews of Camp Hwange
Wildlife sightings and reviews
83 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Camp Hwange and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
Again we seemed to be forever eating but it was all good. My chalet was comfortable with everything provided and a great view of the pan. Although it was the rainy season the rains had not really arrived so most of the pans were quite low. We saw an extraordinary number of raptors because of the termite swarms which was a special sight. Everyone was attentive and friendly nothing was too much trouble.
Again I was lucky to have quite a few safaris on my own and we saw serval and caracal which Adam had only seen once before so we were very lucky. There seemed to be a huge variety of antelope too. I wanted to go to Hwange because of the painted dogs but saw none so it was lucky I saw them in Zambia." See all these reviews: 8n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Zambia
"Good trip to this camp"
He was thorough, very informative, and able to pass on detailed information on a wide range of subjects. Possibly the best guide we have had on any safari. Otherwise the camp was comfortable, the staff were excellent, and the game was profuse. We liked the location, the rooms and the food was good, though not exceptional.
As we go to these places primarily for the guiding, Andy made the trip for us." See all these reviews: 7n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Zambia
"Excellent Camp Hwange"
Good comfortable vehicles.
In addition to the animals on the list, we saw Klipspringer, Ostrich with chicks, Serval, Honey Badger, Martial Eagle, Verraux's Eagle Owl and African Wild Cat. Although we failed to see a black rhino (on our 20km walk) we heard one....
A pangolin was seen the day before we arrived!" See all these reviews: 15n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Kenya
"Well run camp with a lot of widlife"
We saw a host of animals here especially cats with an incredible first day - lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, wild cat There was a good team of experienced guides who were talking regularly to each other to track down the game. The camp is run very flexibly with schedules varied to match the animal sightings rather than sticking to fixed times.
The rooms are excellent and very comfortable. We had the same guide Kevin for most of our time and he was very keen to ensure we saw as much as possible
Recommended." See all these reviews: 15n in Zimbabwe
"Wonderful Camp with great atmosphere"
It was excellent in all aspects, particularly. the game drives." See all these reviews: 13n in Zimbabwe
"Fantastic Safari at Camp Hwange "
The welcome at camp was lovely as always, staff to meet you and a drink. Once shown to your room where your bags are all ready you are shown everything in the room. We then went back to the main bit of camp for lunch. The great thing about this camp is that you all eat together round a big table with the guides and other guests.
In the morning you are woken at 5.30 with hot water in a flask for a cup of tea or coffee you then make your way to the main area of camp when it light enough to leave your room which is about 6.00, you have breakfast and then go out on your morning game drive. You get back from the morning game drive in time for lunch. After lunch you have a couple of hours to yourself before afternoon tea and afternoon game drive. Your evening game drive involves sun downers of course, then a night drive back to the camp for dinner. You can go on walking safari's but we chose not to.
The food was brilliant as always and nothing is to much trouble. The staff are all very friendly and look after you. Our guide Washington was fantastic and his knowledge of the bush is second to none. Adam was great as well. Kim looked after any of our needs very well. Zimbabwean guides are the best I known.
This camp is one of the best we have stayed at, the think that we liked about it is that you are away from most of the main camps in Hwange so don't see many other vehicles do must of the time you have the animals to yourselves. This was our second time here and we will go back again." See all these reviews: 11n in Zimbabwe
"Camp Hwange review"
Cons: June is very cold and even with the hot water bottles and blankets provided, it is still cold at night and very cold getting dressed in the morning. Although the camp tries hard e.g. warm ponchos and blankets in the jeep, our very early drive out of the park in order to be picked up for transportation to Victoria Falls, was long and freezing. Ensure that you have a warm hat, many layers including a down jacket, and a face mask." See all these reviews: 8n in Zimbabwe; 5n in South Africa
Try to go when the French investors are not in camp--they tend to take over while there and it flavours the whole experience. Two of them smoked while we were there and I saw one of them simply drop his cigarette and grind it out in the sand in front of the lodge.
We had a very bad experience with a trainee guide which Julian dealt with and which I won't go into details here. Julian is a superb Zimbabwean trained guide with a wealth of knowledge. His story telling is magical as he talks about the lions Lots of good walking here, but is always preceded by a drive to get to a walking location." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 8n in Zimbabwe
"Camp Hwange review"
Our guide Nigel was exceptional and contributed to us having one game drive that was just great, we saw everything from Cape Buffalo running to being surrounded by six lions." See all these reviews: 11n in Zimbabwe; 1n in South Africa
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