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Useful Information

Zimbabwe's largest National Park, Hwange National Park lies just 100km's South of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls.

Its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game varies hugely, ranging from Kalahari sands in the south, to beautiful forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north.

Elephants are the stars of the show and can be seen by their hundreds during the dry season. The Park is also home to over 100 mammal species and more than 470 bird species.

Easily accessible from Victoria Falls, by air, road transfer or self drive.

Best time to visit HWANGE

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Lions walking towards safari vehicles

Monthly features

Dry Season (June to October) is the prime time for a safari in Hwange National Park. Skies are clear, no rain and waterholes become gathering places for an abundance of animals.

Shoulder season (April, May & November)
Nice balance between the seasons. Animals are still in abundance. Daytime temperatures are pleasant. All roads are still accessible and lodges often have better seasonal pricing.

Green Season (January to March & December) is a birders and photographers paradise. Lush green landscapes, clear skies and new born animals are dropped. Less visitors meaning a more exclusive safari experience. Roads can however become technical and the bush density can become a challenge for game viewing. Best prices available during this time.

Luxury Safari Camp in Hwange National Park at Sunset

Travelling to HWANGE

Depending on your individual travel needs , getting to Hwange National Park can be done in a variety of ways from Victoria Falls, either by road transfer, flight transfer or self-drive.
 

For the self-drivers, the Park is accessible through three entrances:
Main Camp, Mbala and Nantwich.

 

To reach some of the other camps deeper in the park, a high clearance vehicle may be necessary as roads can become challenging. During the green season a 4x4 is recommended.

Charter Flights

Between 25 min - 2 hours

Road Transfers

Between 2 - 5 hours

Self Drive

Possible to all camps in both 4x2 and 4x4.

(Please enquire on conditions)

Entry Gates

Various entry gates exist for different lodges. (Please refer to our below map)

Hwange Gate Fees Per Person Per Day (2023)

  • Foreign Nationals: USD 20 

  • SADC Citizens: USD 15

  • Zimbabwean: USD 5

  • Selected lodges include the above

Vehicle Fees Per Vehicle Per Day (Self Drivers)

  • Foreign Registered: USD 10

  • Locally Registered: USD 5

Male Lion with Cubs in Hwange National Park
Hwange National Park Map

© Ian Games

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