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Side-striped Jackal Safari

Get an in-depth experience of Zimbabwe’s colossal Hwange National Park, staying at two experience-focused camps with excellent guiding in contrasting areas. An adventurous safari for the real enthusiast.

Side-striped Jackal Safari: Summary

Side-striped Jackal Safari in a nutshell

Hwange’s vast wilderness has much to discover. Comfortably larger than Northern Ireland at 14,600km², ranging from the eastern fringes of the Kalahari Desert to woodland, rolling hills, open grassland and seasonal wetlands, it’s among the most biodiverse national parks in Africa. With the right camps and guides, Hwange is an incredibly exciting safari destination that keeps us coming back for both its wildlife and palpable sense of wilderness.

This six-night safari explores contrasting areas split evenly between two camps, both owned by a top Zimbabwean professional guide David Carson. Whether on foot or in a vehicle, it is all about the safari experience, with a flexible, knowledgeable and charismatic teams making for an unforgettable stay far from the often rigid schedules more traditionally luxury lodges offer.

The first stay is at Camp Hwange. Surrounded by Kalahari sandveld, wildlife viewing in its private 50km2 concession is excellent and you can often watch animals such as the huge herds of elephants Hwange is famous for come to drink at the camp’s waterhole while relaxing between activities.

Next head to the remote north of the park where Hwange Bush Camp can be found tucked away in the rugged hills that make it such a fantastic spot for walking safaris. Tents are traditional and a little rustic, but once again the guiding is top notch. Our own team has had some spectacular encounters here, with tracking packs of wild dog and approaching elephant on foot among the highlights.

At a glance

Starts: Victoria Falls Airport
3 nights Camp Hwange - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Full Board & Activities
3 nights Hwange Bush Camp - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe Full Board & Activities
Ends: Victoria Falls Airport

Camp Hwange

Days 1-4

In the north-west of Hwange National Park, where the Kalahari's flat plains start to transition into rugged hills, you’ll find Camp Hwange. The camp is owned by David Carson, a top Zimbabwean professional guide. It combines a distinct 'bush' feel with an emphasis on the safari experience and top guiding.

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Hwange Bush Camp

Days 4-7

The successor to Hwange Mobile Camp, the semi-permanent Hwange Bush Camp, is tucked away in the remote northern region of Hwange National Park. It’s a more rugged environment than the Kalahari sandveld that dominates the rest of the park, with some great wildlife, and the hilly terrain makes for interesting walking safaris led by top Zimbabwean professional guides.

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Camp Hwange

Camp Hwange

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Hwange Bush Camp

Hwange Bush Camp

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Side-striped Jackal Safari.

  • The sense of wilderness in two isolated areas of Hwange
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and flexible guides
  • Watching elephants gather to drink at Camp Hwange
  • Tracking wild dog on foot
  • A feeling of real adventure in untamed wilderness

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Side-striped Jackal Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

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    Key species to see on the Side-striped Jackal Safari

    Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Side-striped Jackal Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


    Elephant

    100% chance

    Hippo

    100% chance

    Zebra

    100% chance

    Lion

    99% chance

    Giraffe

    98% chance

    Buffalo

    97% chance

    Roan antelope

    83% chance

    Cheetah

    66% chance

    Spotted Hyena

    58% chance

    Eland

    56% chance

    Sable antelope

    56% chance

    Wild dog

    46% chance

    Leopard

    40% chance

    Brown Hyena

    21% chance

    Wildebeest

    18% chance

    Pangolin

    5% chance

    Oryx

    4% chance

    Aardvark

    0% chance

    Black Rhino

    0% chance

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