It’s near impossible to put into words the feelings that are experienced in such a treasured National Park like Hwange. Just a 2 hour drive from Victoria Falls and you’re in this wild yet totally magical arena. For us at Off 2 Africa, some of our favourite past times have been spent here and these are some (but definitely not all) of the reasons:
Sometimes, a simple tent shared with your loved one, some easy-to-cook meals, and a 4x4 car to cruise around the park for some game viewing can be the perfect getaway. On the other hand, luxury is certainly not hard to come by in Hwange. Some of our favourite camps here have outstanding reputations for being the best in Africa, and for good reason! There aren’t many places where you’re able to relax on your private deck by the pool, and at the same time, watch a fleet of animals approaching a watering hole to drink… with a cold drink in hand of course. Pure bliss.
Pictured below: The Hide Safari Camp (left) and Somalisa Camp (right)
Famous for the tens of thousands of elephants that reside in the park, but also for the many other exciting species roaming around. Four of the big five are found here and are spotted regularly by our visitors. It’s a surreal experience to be putting a real-life scene to “survival of the fittest”. With the help and knowledge of the incredible guides in Hwange, you’re bound to be blown away by what wildlife you see and learn about during your stay.
Pictured below: Wildlife at Bomani Tented Camp
The secluded safari experience…
We would be being biased if we claimed that Hwange was the best park in the whole of Africa, because there are many others which can boast similar views and possibly very similar wildlife. But one thing that we can confidently say is that the safari experience in terms of exclusivity may well be the very best. In visiting the bush, crowds are the last thing you’d want. Here, you’re able to drive around your camps area with not another vehicle in sight.
Pictured below: Views at Elephant's Eye (left) and a secluded game drive with Bomani Tented Lodge (right)