Hwange National Park

Our 22 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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In the north-west of Hwange National Park, where the Kalahari's flat plains start to transition into rugged hills, you’ll find ...More about Camp Hwange

Excellent  96%
(67 reviews)

We were delighted when our departure from Ruckomechi to Camp Hwange was scheduled for 0700. At last a 206 flight in the cool and arrival in plenty of time to settle in before ... Camp Hwange 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%
(29 reviews)

Our first African safari could not have been better. We stayed at The Hide for four nights and felt like we had become family during that time. The staff was so welcoming ... The Hide reviews...

Somalisa Camp

Somalisa Camp

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Set beneath a grove of acacia trees in a private concession on the eastern side of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, Somalisa ...More about Somalisa Camp

Good  90%
(28 reviews)

This was the first Southern Africa safari lodge we stayed in and we got spoiled here. Not all lodges are equal and of the 3 on this trip Somalisa was the best. The area also ... Somalisa Camp reviews...

Hwange Bush Camp

Hwange Bush Camp

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The successor to Hwange Mobile Camp, the semi-permanent Hwange Bush Camp, is tucked away in the remote northern region of Hwange ...More about Hwange Bush Camp

Excellent  95%
(20 reviews)

[Ed: see below] Hwange Bush Camp reviews...

Little Makalolo Camp

Little Makalolo Camp

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Overlooking a waterhole regularly frequented by wildlife, 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...

Davison's Camp

Davison's Camp

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Spread out in the intermittent shade of African rosewood (Guibourtia coleosperma) trees, Davison's Camp lies in the private Linkwasha ...More about Davison's Camp

Good  90%
(8 reviews)

Great location which draws very many animals to the pan. Also excellent area with wide range of wildlife which could be viewed close up. Surprise for us was the single ... Davison's Camp reviews...

Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge

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Opened in 2013, Bomani Tented Lodge is one of a number of lodges just outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. From its remote ...More about Bomani Tented Lodge

Excellent  94%
(7 reviews)

Great location and facilities. Great ambience and friendly staff. Very good and accommodating guide Could provide more comfortable seating on the porch An update on their ... Bomani Tented 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. The camp sits among a grove ...More about Somalisa Expeditions

Excellent  100%
(7 reviews)

In contrast to our stay at Camp Hwange in the west of the park there had been very little rain here so there were some large sightings round waterholes and solar-pumped pans, ... Somalisa Expeditions 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%
(5 reviews)

Having done many safaris in the past, Nehimba is right up there as one of the best. We like and prefer tented accommodation when we safari so might not be for everyone but ... Nehimba Lodge reviews...

Camelthorn

Camelthorn

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Hidden in a forest of mature camelthorn trees, which soon gives way to open plains and a network of waterholes, 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...

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...

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  90%
(2 reviews)

Extremely comfortable bush camp, and wildlife – who needs any more than that! It was great to see such a good relationship between Dean and his four staff who were at the ... Jozibanini Camp reviews...

Linkwasha Camp

Linkwasha Camp

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The private Linkwasha Concession within Zimbabwe’s renowned Hwange National Park is home to 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...

Somalisa Acacia

Somalisa Acacia

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Somalisa Acacia is a luxury, family-focused camp set in a private concession, deep in the heart of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park...More about Somalisa Acacia

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Once again Somalisa, this time Acacia, was amazing. The staff/guides did everything to make our stay memorable. Martin, our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable about ... Somalisa Acacia reviews...

Verney's Camp

Verney's Camp

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Verney's Camp is a new property, opened in May 2018, based on a private concession within the borders of Hwange National Park...More about Verney's Camp

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

We had an excellent guide which made our trip all the more memorable and enjoyable. We loved Verney's camp; we were made to feel very welcome and the lodge was comfortable... Verney's Camp reviews...

Deka Camp

Deka Camp

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Deka Camp is currently being constructed in Hwange National Park due to open on the 1st June 2019. Located in the remote and ...More about Deka Camp

Deteema Springs Camp

Deteema Springs Camp

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A new safari camp is currently being constructed in the rugged, mountainous terrain of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, with ...More about Deteema Springs Camp

Elephant's Eye

Elephant's Eye

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Some 13km outside Zimbabwe’s wildlife-rich Hwange National Park, and with easy access to the park’s main airstrip, Elephant's ...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

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

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