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Hwange National Park Private Wildlife Safari
Explore Hwange National Park with an expert private safari guide. Get up close with mammals such as elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes, buffalos & giraffes as well as over 400 species of birds.
Our Top Experiences and Tours in Zimbabwe:If youʻre booking your trip to Zimbabwe last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- From Kasane: Victoria Falls Day Trip (Zimbabwe side)
- Victoria Falls: Guided Walking Tour
- Chobe Day Trip from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Victoria Falls: Dinner Cruise on the Zambezi River
- Enjoy the privacy of your own car and see more than on group tours.
- Explore different habitats: woodlands and scrubland with seasonal wetlands.
- Get up close with easily seen mammals such as Elephant, Lion, Zebra and Giraffe.
- Find more elusive mammals such as Wild Dog, Leopard, Hyena and Sable Antelope.
- Learn about over 400 species of birds and interesting plants found in the park.
DescriptionExplore the vast, unfenced and genuine wilderness of Hwange National Park. This private tour lasts 12 hours of which up to 8 hours will be a game drive in the park. It takes 2 hours to drive to Hwange National Park from Victoria Falls. On this private safari, you will have your own car which means you have an excellent chance to find the specific animals you are looking for. Learn from your guide who has expert knowledge on mammals, birds and plants as well as nature conservation issues. The vast Hwange National Park covers an area of 14’600 km2 (5863 square miles) and is Zimbabwe’s largest National Park. It features diverse habitats such as the mopane woodland and the Kalahari scrubland characterised by seasonal wetlands. With over 400 species of birds recorded the park is a true birder’s paradise. For mammals, the park is home to four of the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo). Other easily seen mammals in the park are Chacma Baboon, Mongoose, Zebra, Impala, Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe, Warthog and Hippo. Your expert wildlife guide will help you to find rare or elusive species such as Jackal, African Wild Dog, Cheetah, African Wildcat, Serval, Brown Hyena, Aardwolf, Sable Antelope, and Gemsbok. A highlight of the park is the large number of Elephants. As of 2017, there was an elephant population of over 45’000. The seasonal wetlands and boreholes offer excellent wildlife viewing all year round. Game viewing is best in August, September, October, and early November. During this dry season, water becomes very scarce, and the animals tend to congregate around the few pumped waterholes from where you can easily see a variety of mammals. During the rainy season (late November to April) the landscape at Hwange will look completely different. The abundance of lush grazing areas means that animals disperse, and game viewing becomes more difficult. The birdlife during the rainy season is also excellent as the resident species are joined by a vast array of Palearctic and intra-African migrants. It is also the nesting season for the resident birds and a great time to see them in their colourful breeding plumage.
IncludesGuide with expert knowledge on fauna & flora Hotel pickup and drop-off 4x4 vehicle Water Food (Lunch)
- This private tour lasts 12 hours of which up to 8 hours will be a game drive in the park. It takes 2 hours to drive to Hwange National Park from Victoria Falls. Please note that only if you choose the earliest starting time at 06:00 in the morning you will be able to enjoy the longest game drive of up to 8 hours. If you start the tour later your time for the wildlife viewing will be less. You are required to bring cash to pay for the park entrance fee which is not included in the tour price (20 USD foreigners, 5 USD locals). This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. We recommend wearing long clothing for protection from mosquitoes. Sunscreen, mosquito repellent and a brimmed hat are important too. Do not wear clothes with bright colours for the game drive. Bring binoculars if you have them. If you don’t, let us know in advance so we try to organise one pair for you.