The vast Hwange National Park sits between Bulawayo and Victoria falls and is the largest park in Zimbabwe covering a 14,500 km2 plateau dominated by Acacia woodland and Kalahari sandveld. The region features a gently undulating fossil river which stretches out to the Botswanan Makgadikadi Pans. The winds which sweep the Makgadikadi pans deposit sand in Hwange and ultimately shape the environment.

This expansive area is home to some of the biggest concentrations of wildlife in Africa and boasts huge herds of plains game including Zebra, Rhinoceros, Giraffe and Buffalo which are followed by large predators such as leopard, spotted hyena and cheetah.

Hwange contains all of the countries specially protected species including healthy populations of the rare brown hyena and African wild dog. The park is also famous for having one of the largest elephant populations in the world which increased in population from 4000 to 20 000 since the parks proclamation in 1930.

Hwange is unique in that there are no permanent water bodies and the man-made waterholes support large amounts of wildlife that are easy to spot because of their large numbers and the sparse surrounding environment. There are over 63 of these waterholes which offer the wildlife a popular respite from the areas arid surrounds and are well connected to a network of viewing roads which makes for an unforgettable yet accessible safari experience. During the dry summer months extensive water pumping fills the watering holes attracting a plethora of game from far and wide making them a favourite hunting ground of predators.

For an authentic safari experience, there is no better way than to go on a walking safari and see the animals, birds, trees, insects on foot. Game rangers and trackers in Zimbabwe go through rigorous, intensive training programmes and so you are safe and can be guaranteed some of the best in the industry.

One of our favourite camps is The Hide which overlooks a large watering hole and because it’s surrounded by a private concession visitors are able to explore the surrounds on foot which is not allowed in the rest of the park. The Hide is renowned for its hospitality and of course its exceptional hides which allow you to observe game without becoming an observer.


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Authentic Africa with elephants is how guests describe Somalisa Camp, set deep in a private concession of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The park is known for its healthy population of elephants, several families regularly visiting Somalisa, hanging out by the waterhole and drinking from the splash pool only feet away from guests relaxing on the deck.The six luxury tented suites are spaced apart for privacy looking out over the waterhole or at the elephant trails passing through the camp. Read More


A brand new luxury tented camp raises the game for discerning travellers to Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Wilderness Safaris re-opened Linkwasha Camp in May 2015 after a complete re-build to bring new levels of luxury to their game-rich private concession within the park, known for its prolific population of lion and large herds of elephant. Wide open savannah, teak forests and acacia woodland are a stunning backdrop to superb game-viewing on day and night drives and exciting walking safaris Read More

A secluded and intimate tented camp deep in a private concession of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, Little Makalolo offers superb game viewing and genuine hospitality. One of Wilderness Safari’s Classic camps it provides plenty of luxury without losing its authentic appeal, and its setting overlooking a vibrant waterhole frequented by elephants, buffalo and leopard is second to none. The log-pile hide allows great photographic opportunities and there’s a sparkling swimming pool for afternoon relaxation. Read More


Classic bush luxury in a private concession of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, The Hide is a well established small family-owned camp overlooking a well-frequented waterhole. Known for large herds of elephant and buffalo and its population of wild dogs, Hwange is an excellent place to see leopard and rhino away from the crowds. As its name suggests, the camp boasts a comfortable hide from which guests can observe elephants and other wildlife from just meters away, and also offers a sleep out experience in the rustic Dove’s Nest treehouse. Read More


A traditional tented safari camp in the Linkwasha concession of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, Davison’s Camp overlooks a permanent waterhole frequented by elephant and buffalo. One of Wilderness Safaris’ adventure camps, it offers an authentic and affordable safari experience in prime elephant country. Hwange is renowned for its vigorous elephant populations and its diversity of mammals, with over 100 different species to be found including lion and leopard. Read More