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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: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Side-striped Jackal Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Victoria Falls Airport

Day 1

Victoria Falls to Camp Hwange by road

An air-conditioned vehicle will transfer you from the airport to meet your safari guide at Hwange National Park's Mbala Gate. Then it’s a 4WD safari to Camp Hwange, across rocky granite hills. It’ll take around four hours total, depending on how long you stop to watch wildlife on the way.

Camp Hwange
Days 1-4

Camp Hwange

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesHwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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 combines a distinct "bush" feel with an emphasis on the safari experience and top guiding.

Camp Hwange

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 combines a distinct "bush" feel with an emphasis on the safari experience and top guiding.

"superb... Probably the best game viewing we have ever had"

Mr & Mrs HfromLincs

Arrived 9 Nov 2023, 3 nights

We've been sending our travellers on mobile safaris with David Carson for many years, and we are very impressed with this, his first permanent camp, which continues his legacy of top guiding and unforgettable safaris. Camp Hwange is all about experiencing the wilderness first-hand, so if you're looking for five-star luxury this is not the place for you. If, however, your emphasis is on flexible, knowledgeable and charismatic guiding in very comfortable surroundings, then we think you'll love it here. See our full report on Camp Hwange

97%
87 reviews of Camp Hwange by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Day 4

Game drive to Hwange Bush Camp

Today, you'll set off with your luggage on a morning game drive and head in the general direction of Hwange Bush Camp. When you stop for tea or coffee, you'll switch to a vehicle from Bush Camp before finishing the drive, arriving in time for lunch and a siesta.

Hwange Bush Camp
Days 4-7

Hwange Bush Camp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesHwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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.

Hwange Bush Camp

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.

"camp that focusses on wildlife, guiding, bush life and communality..outstanding"

Jan & NinafromDüsseldorf

Arrived 29 Sep 2023, 3 nights

Hwange Bush Camp is a relatively simple, rustic camp, reminiscent of traditional safari camps, focused on delivering a fantastic safari experience. This style won't suit everyone, and if luxury is more of a priority for you then it may be worth looking at some alternative camps. However, if you are after top guiding in a truly isolated location of Hwange National Park, and don't mind forgoing a few luxuries, then Hwange Bush Camp is a great choice. See our full report on Hwange Bush Camp

97%
31 reviews of Hwange Bush Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Day 7

Hwange to Victoria Falls Airport by road

If your flight time allows, you may be able to take a game drive en route to Hwange's Mbala Gate, where you'll meet an air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to the airport. The whole transfer takes at least four hours; longer if you stop to watch wildlife along the way.

Day 7

Ends: Victoria Falls Airport

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