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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Camp Hwange is a safari lodge with tented chalets in Hwange National Park. We are used to staying in the National Park Accommodation so weren’t quite sure what to expect from the camp.

On arrival we were met on the road up to the camp, where we were welcomed by the staff with cold (much needed) drinks and lots of smiles.

The accommodation facilities were beautiful. Really upmarket and luxurious for the bush. Taking a shower watching elephants at the pan was a real bonus! Beds comfy and the turn down service was great.

The communal areas were comfy and well thought out. Food was really great, a good selection, I particularly enjoyed the lunches! There were a large variety of drinks on offer and we were worried that as a large wedding party we might out drink the place, but try as we did, they were too well prepared!! Sitting round the fire in the evenings was a real treat, watching all the wildlife go by!!

Wildlife wise, as a group of mostly Zimbabwean safari familiars, we were still in awe. We saw 28 lion, including the male leading the pride and a litter of cubs a few weeks old, as well as a lion kill. We saw elephants galore, thousands of buffalo, giraffe, water buck,hyena, leopard, ardwolf, ardwark, serval, civet, jackal, wild dog, loads of birds including eagles and eagle owls. The list goes on...

The guides were really amazing. Helpful and friendly to be with, Kevin and Adam were knowledgeable and a real credit to the establishment. Washington needs a special mention as someone who’s talent seemed natural both with the animals and our group. A really talented guide, I have to thank him especially for getting me so close to a lion and for the really great morning drives we had. An amazing guy!

All the staff were amazing and Melissa organised everything with precision and flexibility, catering to all our needs.

All in all, I can’t recommend Camp Hwange enough and will be raving to everyone I see about how great it was!! All I can say is if you have the chance then go, you won’t regret it!!

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

We spent 5 nights at hwange camp and a wonderful time
We appreciated the authenticity of the place, the nature, the passion of all people there
There was a very friendly atmosphere
Our guide was amazing and fully passionated, everyday was different with a lot of surprises
The houses are really comfortable and offer a nice view on the nature

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank sophiehoehlinger
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

We loved Camp Hwange. I can't imagine there is a more experienced and knowledgeable guide the Julian. He knows his stuff!!!. We spent quality time with 6 Lions as they finished off a buffalo from the previous days kill. We saw lots of birds and lots of animals including painted dogs, Roan, secretarybirds etc.

Staff was fantastic and made us feel at home. Food wa sall good and the rooms were comfortable with great views of wildlife at the watering hole.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank StevenL809
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Camp H, General Manager at Camp Hwange, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Dear Steven L

We love hearing back from our guests, especially when they have great things to say such as yourself. Thank you very much for reviewing Camp Hwange. We are thrilled that you had such a great time.

We look forward to hosting you , should you decide to return one day.

Kind Regards

Camp Hwange Managment

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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The staff at Camp Hwange are so well trained - very knowledgeable and went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed. Julian was our guide for 3 days - can't say enough good things about him and our experience with him!!! Highly recommend!!!

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank LaurieL995
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

From the moment we were met at the Park entrance by Blade we knew it was going to be something special. Our drive to Camp Hwange was truly incredible seeing and hearing about so much wildlife.
The camp of just eight chalets is set around a water hole on a private concession which means it is off the beaten track for other visitors to Hwange so only a couple of vehicles to be seen.

We were greeted my Kim and Melissa and immediately made to feel so welcome, they were always on hand to help in anyway, we had some good fun with them!

Our thatched chalet was lovely, airy and clean, with a lovey stoep to sit and watch any wild life at the water hole, of which there was always something, buffalo, elephants and even a new cheetah in the area named by one guide as Ace!

Really excellent food is served in the dining, and very comfortable lounge, set in a large thatched communal area overlooking the water hole.

It was our Golden wedding anniversary while there and what a special day it turned out to be, watching two lionesses and four cubs and trailing and seeing an amazing Cheetah kill. And to end the day a special surprise dinner in the bush under the stars. What a day!

Our incredible guides, Julian, with his knowledge and passion must surely be the best guide in Zimbabwe, we will never forget him showing us the cheetah kill, and Blade, also with such knowledge and enthusiasm is undoubtedly a top guide as well. We cannot praise them enough for sharing their passion with us.
We stayed three days but wish so much it could have been longer, a truly wonderful experience which we will never forget.
Thank you all so much.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Smithling
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