Hwange National Park

Our 20 top lodges and safari camps in Hwange National Park

There are a number of private safari camps both within and just outside the park, offering upmarket and luxury, fully inclusive accommodation. Listed below are some of our recommendations.
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Camp Hwange

Camp Hwange

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Camp Hwange is located in the north-west of Hwange National Park where the Kalahari's flat plains start to transition into rugged ...More about Camp Hwange

Excellent  96%
(54 reviews)

Camp Hwange is a beautiful camp. I like the view of wide plain and waterhole with an elephant from my room. Food was excellent, I think one of the best food experience ... Camp Hwange reviews...

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

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Situated on the eastern side of Hwange National Park, Somalisa Camp underwent a complete rebuild in 2015, converting the camp ...More about Somalisa Camp

Good  89%
(26 reviews)

Once you think the trip can't get any better ..there is Somalisa. I would have never thought to experience such close encounter with wildlife. Our guide Peter was the best, ... Somalisa Camp reviews...

The Hide

The Hide

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Independent and owner run, The Hide sits in a 5km2 private concession within a north-eastern annexe of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National ...More about The Hide

Excellent  94%
(25 reviews)

This was our first visit to The Hide and we were very impressed. It is located on a private concession just outside the Hwange National Park - so one has the benefit of easy ... The Hide reviews...

Little Makalolo Camp

Little Makalolo Camp

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Overlooking a waterhole regularly frequented by big game, Little Makalolo Camp sits in a teak forest in the eastern region of ...More about Little Makalolo Camp

Excellent  99%
(15 reviews)

Little Mak is a very comfortable camp with just six tented chalets set in a semi-circle around a watering hole which is frequented regularly by a variety of wildlife especially ... Little Makalolo Camp reviews...

Hwange Bush Camp

Hwange Bush Camp

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Hwange Bush Camp is the successor to Hwange Mobile Camp, situated in the remote northern region of Hwange National Park, where ...More about Hwange Bush Camp

Excellent  98%
(10 reviews)

Hwange Bush Camp is smaller than Camp Hwange and I really like this rustic camp. Each room has comfortable beds and very large bathroom. I always enjoyed meals with ... Hwange Bush Camp reviews...

Davison's Camp

Davison's Camp

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Davison's Camp spreads out in the intermittent shade of a sparse woodland of African rosewood (Guibourtia coleosperma) trees, ...More about Davison's Camp

Excellent  93%
(6 reviews)

Davidsons camp proved to be some thing of a mixture for us, the location in high season must be unique, however we felt the travelling involved could be quite challenging ... Davison's Camp reviews...

Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge

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Bomani Tented Lodge opened in 2013 on a private concession within the Sikumbi Forest Reserve. It is one of a number of private ...More about Bomani Tented Lodge

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

This was a fab place to kick start my safari holiday. Des and Warren made you feel so welcome and ensured that you had the most relaxed and enjoyable stay. All the staff ... Bomani Tented Lodge reviews...

Camelthorn

Camelthorn

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Situated in a private concession outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park on the extreme south-east corner, Camelthorn Lodge, ...More about Camelthorn

Excellent  93%
(3 reviews)

A most impressive lodge with individual houses scattered in a camelthorn tree wood. Super staff and excellent food. Had quite the best cheetah experience I've ever had ... Camelthorn reviews...

Khulu Bush Camp

Khulu Bush Camp

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Khulu Bush Camp, formerly Khulu Ivory Lodge, is small and relatively simple, without being rustic. Less expensive than some of ...More about Khulu Bush Camp

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

Have only good things to say about the Khulu Ivory Lodge. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. The room looking out to the waterhole was wonderful--loved the herds ... Khulu Bush Camp reviews...

Nehimba Lodge

Nehimba Lodge

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Set within mopane woodland overlooking a large waterhole, Nehimba Lodge occupies a private concession to the north-west of Zimbabwe’s ...More about Nehimba Lodge

Excellent  100%
(3 reviews)

lovely thatched cottages set in the heart of Hwange. A particular delight was the pool literally feet in front of the veranda where literally dozens of Elephant came ... Nehimba Lodge reviews...

Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge

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The relatively small Ivory Lodge is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, a strip of protected land in Zimbabwe sandwiched between ...More about Ivory Lodge

Good  80%
(2 reviews)

Typical lodge, rooms with a good view of the water hole as well as an excellent hide. Again the guide Steven was first class particularly in tracking. His knowledge ... Ivory Lodge reviews...

Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions

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A reinvention of a classic Hwange safari camp, Somalisa Expeditions opened at the start of 2017. As an almost exact replica of ...More about Somalisa Expeditions

Excellent  100%
(2 reviews)

We truly did not want to leave this lodge. From the moment we arrived, nothing was too much trouble. A special thanks needs to go to Hope who was a very special host indeed... Somalisa Expeditions reviews...

Jozibanini Camp

Jozibanini Camp

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The brand-new Jozibanini Camp is an exciting offering in a very remote area of Hwange National Park. None of the team at Expert ...More about Jozibanini Camp

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

I wanted to try real rustic and this was what I got, although basic it was very well established. I did feel a bit nervous as I was the only person there but reassured by ... Jozibanini Camp reviews...

Linkwasha Camp

Linkwasha Camp

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Located in a private concession within Zimbabwe’s renowned Hwange National Park Linkwasha Camp is one of the park’s most luxurious ...More about Linkwasha Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Linkwasha is a luxurious camp and has an amazing staff who go that extra step to make your stay very special, our guide Eustace was fantastic and made drives fun. Linkwasha Camp reviews...

Elephant's Eye

Elephant's Eye

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Elephant's Eye opened in mid-2013, and is one of a number of lodges to have opened up on private concessions bordering Hwange ...More about Elephant's Eye

Khulu's Retreat

Khulu's Retreat

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From its home in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, a short drive from the main entrance to Hwange National Park, the exclusive Khulu's ...More about Khulu's Retreat

Makalolo Plains Camp

Makalolo Plains Camp

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Makalolo Plains Camp is a well-established camp in a really game-rich area, overlooking the Somavundla Pan in a remote eastern ...More about Makalolo Plains Camp

Somalisa Acacia

Somalisa Acacia

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Somalisa Acacia is a luxury, family focussed camp deep in the heart of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. With two family rooms ...More about Somalisa Acacia

Stimela Star

Stimela Star

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The Stimela Star is a private overnight train that travels between Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park. With classic rolling ...More about Stimela Star

Verney's Camp

Verney's Camp

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Verney's Camp is a new property currently being constructed in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, due for opening in May 2018. ...More about Verney's Camp

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