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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Victoria Falls: Hwange National Park Day Trip & Safari

1. From Victoria Falls: Hwange National Park Day Trip & Safari

Going on a day trip to the esteemed Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe affords tourists the unique opportunity of visiting one of the most diverse and vast wildlife parks in the world. The journey begins at your hotel in Victoria Falls town, from where you will be picked up for a sunrise departure. Your minibus will make its way to the Hwange National Park, which is located approximately 2 hours away from the hotel. Upon arrival at the Painted Dog Centre, you will be welcomed by a professional guide, who will tell you all about the Painted Dogs as you interact with them.  Your knowledgeable and experienced guide will then take you on an unforgettable two-and-a-half-hour-long game drive within the Hwange National Park in a comfortable, open-back vehicle. Next, you will be treated to a delectable lunch at the renowned Hwange Safari Lodge, where you can enjoy the tastes and smells of traditional Zimbabwean cuisine. After lunch, you may relax at the swimming pool.  As the suns heat cools most animals head for the water holes which allows us a great opportunity to see multiple species when taken on your second Game Drive. It has been noted that the best Game Viewing is when the sun sets and is a spectacular way to see Zimbabwe's unique wildlife. You will be transferred back to your hotel in Victoria falls, getting back at approximately 18:00.

Hwange National Park Day Trip

2. Hwange National Park Day Trip

Be picked up at your hotel in the morning and drive to Hwange National Park to go on a Safari with some of the best game spotters in Zimbabwe. One of Africa’s top national parks, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe’s northwest is comprised of vast savanna grasslands and woodlands. See the big five game species, lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo. Discover more than 100 other species of mammals – the park has the biggest diversity of mammals out of the world’s national parks. The park is home to about 50,000 elephants and is known for regular sightings of cheetah, leopard and lion, as well as one of Africa’s largest populations of the endangered wild dog. If you are lucky, spot rare species such as roan and sable. Avid birdwatchers can see over 500 different bird species.  The park never gets crowded, which means you have space and peace to soak up the magic of a safari adventure. After spending the day in the park, be taken back to Victoria Falls or Livingstone respectively.

From Victoria Falls: 2-Day Hwange National Park Safari

3. From Victoria Falls: 2-Day Hwange National Park Safari

Get picked up from your hotel in Victoria Falls and head to Hwange National Park for a 2-day wildlife tour. Keep your eyes peeled for the park's large elephant population, and spot lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, impalas, sable, eland, waterbucks, zebras, giraffes, baboons, and warthogs. Arrive at Hwange and check in at the Sikumi Tree lodge. Get a chance to freshen up before the pickup for the evening game drive. After the game drive, stay overnight in the lodge and listen to the sounds of roaring lions and trumpeting elephants as you drift to sleep. Wake up for an early game drive to spot nocturnal cats. If you're lucky, you might spot a leopard chasing its prey up a tree or lions feasting on huge buffaloes. Have a full-day safari inside the park, with lunch at a picnic spot. At the end of the day, go back to the lodge and freshen up before dinner. Have your breakfast and head back to Victoria Falls in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

From Victoria Falls: Hwange National Park Private Tour

4. From Victoria Falls: Hwange National Park Private Tour

In the early morning, you will be driven from Victoria Falls to the Hwange National Park. You will drive through the villages and Hwange mine on your way to the park. The departure time will be 6:30am and you will return to your hotel at approximately 6:30pm. Explore the beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife of Hwange National Park on this day trip from Victoria Falls. Hwange is home to the Cape Wild Dog, the Southwestern African Lion, and an enormous population of elephants. Experience close encounters with wildlife and get off the beaten track in a 4x4. After pickup from your hotel, your journey will take you through rural villages with traditional huts and by the Hwange Colliery, which exports large amounts of coal around the world. On arrival at one of the park lodges, you will set out on your game drive with an experienced guide. There are several water holes that are in the park and your guide will travel close to these in an attempt to catch the animals during their feeding time. Your guide will drive you through the park to see the best selection of animals. At midday, you'll enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch. As the afternoon heat begins to cool, the animals again gather near the water holes, and you'll head out on your game drive after Lunch. Often the best game viewing happens around when the sun sets. At the end of your game drive, you'll be transferred back to your hotel in Victoria falls, arriving at approximately 6:00 PM. You will spend 7 hours inside the park and a small group of people will be part of this private tour

Ultimate Hwange Day Tour - Game Viewing Safari

5. Ultimate Hwange Day Tour - Game Viewing Safari

Experience the classic Hwange Full Day Trip from Victoria Falls town, it affords guest the opportunity to tour one of the biggest and concentrated with a lot of animals in Zimbabwe, well known for its large amount of mammals and birds. It is located South of Victoria Falls and approximately a 3 hour drive from Victoria Falls. Hwange day trip will take you through rural villages with traditional huts to view, rural hospitals, schools, churches and the highlight of the drive will be The Hwange Colliery which exports large amounts of coal across the world. You will visit several water holes that are in the park to see and enjoy the animals during their drinking time. There are beautiful hides that have been strategically built and they afford one that magnificent view of the Animals and nature’s magnificent terrain. After the morning game drive you will be taken to one of the picnic platforms for lunch. As the sun’s heat cools down most animals heard for the water holes and in pursuit of game we go on our second Game Drive. It has been noted that the best of Game Viewing is towards sunset when the wild tends to flock towards watering holes and there is no other way we can suggest to see Zimbabwe’s finest game. Hwange day trip ends around 4pm. After the trip you will be transferred back to Victoria Falls.

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What people are saying about Hwange National Park

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This experience was phenomenal. I’ve been on many tours and the depth and breadth that you get from this experience is beyond worth it. Seeing the animals is a fantastic experience, but the real gold in this experience is the richness in what you learn. You will understand how interconnected the natural world is and hopefully you’ll also reflect on how you are a member of this beautiful system. I know I sound a bit like a hippie, but I honestly can say you will get a lot out of this experience regardless of what made you choose this experience (the animals, the knowledge, or both). Lastly, and probably most importantly, our guides made sure that we left with an impactful experience. They explained in detail all of our choices and why they were making the decisions they were making and they checked each other and made sure we absorbed the knowledge. So I recommend this to anyone heading to Zimbabwe.