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Reviewed July 1, 2018

We went in May, which is definitely not the best time to go. Very cold and Green, which made it hard to find the animals.
Here's what we Liked (a lot) and Room for improvement (minor issues):
Liked:
1. Food is excellent quality, 5 stars
2. Plenty of good wine available
3. Customer Service is top notch
4. The accommodations are extremely comfortable and luxurious.
5. The guides try hard to please everybody
6. Walking in the bush adds excitement to the experience
7. Attention to detail is evident- Afternoon sundowner is fun!
8. Manager Kim was outstanding. Excellent service. They made our last night unforgettable by surprising us with a candle lit dinner for us outside of our room overlooking the water hole under a full moon.
9. Sharing a campfire at night with the rest of group
10. Community meals were a great way to connect and get to know the other guests and the tour guides

Room for improvement:
1. Open air vehicles can have shield in front to deflect the cold wind and dust from blowing directly in your face
2. Offer dust masks. Huge amount of dust is always present in the air and this can create issues for some people.
3. We stayed 4 nights. On our last day of safari, our guide (who was extremely knowledgeable) tried to please a new arrival to the group and forgot about promises made to us earlier in the trip. He kept going to the same small waterholes looking for elephants where we didn't see much.

Animals we saw during our 4 days in the green season:
1. Lots of elephant (the park is overpopulated with them)
2. Lots of hippo
3. Lions eating a large male elephant
4. Lions eating a baby giraffe
5. Cheetah (we got lucky and saw it on our last day heading out)
6. Impala
7. Zebra
8. African wild cat (night drive)
9. Many different types of birds
10. Jackals
11. Kudu
12. Sable
13. Crocodiles

We did not see any wild dogs, but other tourists in a different group did see them on a couple of occasions.

Tips:

Make sure you bring CASH. No credit cards accepted for tips, merchandise at the gift ship.
Bring a dust mask if you are sensitive to dust.
Bring a jacket and skull cap if you are going in May or June. The mornings are VERY cold.
Bring plenty of sunscreen and a pair of binoculars
If we had to do it again we would go in September or October.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank icemanjr
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Pros: This is an excellent camp in the north of Hwange with absolutely amazing staff. We were most fortunate to have Spike as our guide, although he usually works at the sister bush camp. We have been on many safaris and Spike has been the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had. Kim the manager of the camp is extremely efficient and professional, as well as enjoyable to talk to and kind.
Cons: June is very cold and even with the hot water bottles and blankets provided, it is still cold at night and very cold getting dressed in the morning. Although the camp tries hard e.g. warm ponchos and blankets in the jeep, our very early drive out of the park in order to be picked up for transportation to Victoria Falls, was long and freezing. Ensure that you have a warm hat, many layers including a down jacket, and a face mask.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Naturelover_777983
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Highly recommended. The food was top notch. Staff was excellent. Safari's were perfect. Highly recommend.
We went with our daughter on her Honeymoon and they never felt we were in there way. Each cabin is spaced quite a distance apart. So you hear nothing but nature. Lots of elephants.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank terryk850
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The serenity of the place was impeccable. The surrounding forest area and the wildlife were lovely. Particularly, a late afternoon visit by a kudu. That was the highlight of our stay. The stay seemed to go very fast and would have loved to stay longer.
Thank you

Room tip: All room are nearly the same and designed in a beautiful way
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SirObey
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Camp Hwange hasn't changed since we were there in late 2014. The accommodation is still very comfortable and clean with all amenities to hand and a view across to the pan. We were really well looked after by Francis, Tracy, Julian and the boys not forgetting Beth and Washington. Adam Jones, an old friend from Musango Island was our guide for the 4 nights we were there. The cuisine was excellent and they looked after me very well considering that I an Type 2 Diabetic by providing the necessary food to suit. Adam really was a great guide. There are always plenty of Elephant in Hwange but our treat was to follow a pack of 24 Painted Dog (included 7 puppies) hunting. Unfortunately we lost them in the rocks around Mavumba Dam where we couldn't get access and within 10-15 minutes of losing them and catching up with them again they had killed and eaten. As a bird-watcher we did very well and clocked up 185 species over 3 days, somewhat curtailed at times by storms. December is a good time for 'twitchers' as the migrants arrive with the rains. Camp Hwange is really worth the visit and you will not be disappointed.

Room tip: All rooms face the pan.
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank MikeGrahamHermanus
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