Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park Accommodation

Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe and the third largest in Africa. With an area of 14,600km², its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game vary hugely, ranging from the semi-desert scrub on the edge of the Kalahari in the south to forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north.

It is home to the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – as well as over 400 species of birds, abundant plains game and an array of mammals. As you can see from the photos below, there is an abundance of elephant in the park – around 44,000 – which makes it one of the largest elephant populations in the world.

Hwange is one of the few places in Zimbabwe to see giraffe. All the unusual antelope are resident and spotted quite easily, including greater kudu, gemsbok, sable and roan antelope. The population of wild dogs is one of the largest in Africa.

And the camps themselves are world-class… Discover them below.

Recommended Accommodations

Sable Sands

Sable Sands is a family run ‘eco-friendly’ safari lodge that offers memorable and fist class experiences’ to its guests.

Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve which is a strip of protected land that sits between Vic Falls and Hwange National Park.

Khulu Bush Camp

Khulu Bush Camp is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, adjacent to Hwange National Park. The camp has 6 small, tasteful and comfortable suites.

Khulu’s Retreat

Just a short drive from the main entrance to Hwange National Park and nestled into the teak forest of the Sikumi Forest Reserve lies Khulu’s Retreat.

Somalisa Camp

If you are looking for peace and quiet but thrive off adventure then Somalisa Camp is exactly where you will get the best of both worlds.

Somalisa Acacia

Somalisa Acacia is the sister property to Somalisa Camp, and although the two are very similar in style they are run separately.

Somalisa Expeditions

Somalisa Expeditions has an incredibly relaxed and back to basics safari feel. Unlike its more luxurious sister camps it offers a traditional safari experience.


The camp is situated in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park, sitting on a large open floodplain which is surrounded by forest, a gorgeous location alone.

Camelthorn Lodge

Camelthorn is situated on the edge of the famous Ngamo’s Plains in a private concession which it shares with its sister camp (Bomani Tented Camp).

Bomani Tented Lodge

Bomani Tented Lodge sits just outside Hwange National Park, in a quiet location and in a private concession so the lodge offers its guests exclusive and intimate safari experiences.

Jozibanini Camp

A camp that is situated in a remote part of the park and amazingly in a wilderness that was unused for almost 20 years.


Nestled in a remote area of Hwange National Park sits Nehimba Lodge. With its mix of perfect African charm and luxury throughout the lodge, it creates a wonderful safari experience for all those who visit.

Camp Hwange

When staying at Camp Hwange you get a distinct bush feel which adds to the incredible experience of being in the wilderness.

Elephant’s Eye

Elephant’s Eye Lodge is an Eco Lodge that boarders the Hwange National Park. Luxury accommodation that boats 8 chalets that are raised above the ground.

The Hide

Voted as one of the best safari lodges in Zimbabwe The Hide offers an exceptional safari experience set in one of the greatest locations in the park.

Hwange Bush Camp

Hwange Bush Camp consists of 6 authentic tents situated in a remote area in the northern region of the Hwange National Park.

Davison’s Camp

Situated beneath a grove trees, Davison’s is in one of the most abundant wildlife areas in Hwange National Park; the private Linkwasha Concession.

Little Makololo Camp

This lovely little camp offers a sense of remoteness and privacy to its guests and it’s all situated in the heart of one of the best game viewing areas in Hwange National Park.

Linkwasha Camp

Situated in a private concession in Hwange National Park and on the edge of the Ngamo Plains the camp offers spectacular views on the pans all year round.