My stay at Camp Hwange was the icing on the cake for what was already an incredible return to Africa. From the moment I was collected by Washington (guide) at the Park gate to meeting the rest of the staff at the camp I was made to feel welcome, relaxed and part of a family. The staff were constantly charming, attentive and enthusiastic.
Accommodation at the camp is airy, comfortable, full of rustic charm and affords great views over the nearby waterhole. We were constantly treated to elephants drinking and bathing in the water and one night I had the unforgettable experience of standing in my bedroom watching a bull elephant eating not four metres away.
The food was superb with pre and post game-viewing snacks and ice-cold drinks (very welcome) provided along with sun-downers and a sumptuous three course meal each evening. Delicious!
What really sets Camp Hwange apart from the multitude of camps I have visited previously is the staff's flexible approach to each day's activities. Guests preferences were taken into consideration each evening and the following day's itinerary adjusted accordingly. I was lucky enough to be there with an English couple who were as keen as I was to maximise time game-viewing. Consequently early starts and late finishes were the order of the day. Julian (guide) took us on some incredible walks and got us unbelievably close to more elephants. His knowledge and confidence relating to all things 'bush' inspired the group to get out of the vehicle and closer to nature more often. Back at camp Ashley and Ruth were always awaiting our return and eager to here of our sightings and adventures.
There are myriad luxury camps in Africa selling the safari experience but most offer fairly rigid/inflexible itineraries. If you're looking for a more personal, tailored and exclusive experience then look no further than Camp Hwange. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you to everyone at Camp Hwange for making my holiday brilliant. I will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camp Hwange is one of the newest camps to be built in the Sinamatella region of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. The construction of Camp Hwange, using local materials, skills and labour wherever possible, is the culmination of a dream. Our vision is a camp that rekindles the spirit of adventure of a bygone era, and capturing the excitement of an authentic safari in Africa. ... more less
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