Hwange National Park

Our 16 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, a quite area with few properties and where the Kalahari's flat ...More about Camp Hwange

Excellent  97%
(49 reviews)

We really enjoyed our time at Camp Hwange. The staff was great and wonderful experience on safari. We stayed 4 nights which we thought about right for starting our ... 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  88%
(23 reviews)

This is a difficult camp to review because our experience is coloured by specific circumstances. We found ourselves on arrival the only guests (except one other long stay ... Somalisa Camp reviews...

The Hide

The Hide

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The Hide is a mid-size camp, located in a small concession within a northeastern annex of Hwange National Park. Independent and ...More about The Hide

Excellent  94%
(23 reviews)

Lovely camp. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very knowledgeable guide, Daffy (sorry for the spelling !). Greatly helped improve our bird recognition. We were lucky enough ... 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 situated in the remote northern region of Hwange National Park, where the environment becomes more rugged ...More about Hwange Bush Camp

Excellent  97%
(7 reviews)

Spike was our guide at Hwange Bush Camp. He was a wealth of knowledge and was constantly sharing information and experiences with us. This was an "Eat, Sleep, Safari" ... 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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Having only opened in 2013 Bomani Tented Lodge is one of Hwange’s newest safari offerings. Although situated just outside of ...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...

Khulu Ivory Lodge

Khulu Ivory Lodge

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Khulu Ivory Lodge is a small and relatively simple bushcamp, without being rustic. A less expensive option to some of Hwange’s ...More about Khulu Ivory Lodge

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 Ivory Lodge reviews...

Camelthorn

Camelthorn

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Situated in a remote spot beside the extreme south-east corner of Hwange National Park, Camelthorn Lodge is one of the newer ...More about Camelthorn

Good  90%
(2 reviews)

Please see separate comments already given on Camelthorn - location and rooms are preferences rather than absolute (opinions on) quality - others may love them. We had ... Camelthorn reviews...

Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge

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Ivory Lodge is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, a strip of protected land sandwiched between the main Vic Falls / Bulawayo ...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...

Nehimba Lodge

Nehimba Lodge

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Having previously been privately owned, operating under the same name, Nehimba is now under the ownership of Imvelo Safari Lodges...More about Nehimba Lodge

Excellent  100%
(2 reviews)

This was a really special place - the location in Hwange is perfect and of course the night time visitors to the pool is unbelievable. Ann the manager made you feel so welcome ... Nehimba Lodge 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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First visited by one of the Expert Africa team in 2000, Linkwasha Camp has since been completely rebuilt. It stands in a private ...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 the newer lodges to have sprung up on the edges of Hwange National Park. It ...More about Elephant's Eye

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 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 exact replica of the original ...More about Somalisa Expeditions

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