David runs the camp with Julian and Ashley, who have over five years’ experience of managing camps in Zimbabwe and are keen to provide great service. All the other staff members are equally committed to their work and have a passion for authentic safari. Altogether, they aim to ensure ‘a safari to remember’, so not only the guiding is great here – the food is excellent!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
It is situated in the western region of Hwange National Park, within a private concession and overlooking a wonderful waterhole forming part of Shumba Pans.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
The main lodge is a beautiful building, constructed from natural materials to blend into its setting. There is a large lounge and dining area, containing formal dining furniture in addition to lots of sumptuous sofas and chairs for guests to feel at home. A small yet full bar completes the interior facilities, while just outside the lodge there is a campfire spot, perfect for enjoying morning coffee or sundowners!
Guest accommodation at Camp Hwange comprises eight tents, all with canvas walls and thatched roof. Most of these are double rooms, but twin rooms are also available. The tents have superb views of the waterhole and are pleasantly breezy thanks to gauze windows and an overhead fan. Other features include solar-powered bedside lights, mosquito nets, a sturdy storage trunk, an electronic safe, and some comfortable rugs and mats. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, washbasin and solar-heated shower.
Camp Hangwe’s activities consist of game drives, walking safaris, and wildlife watching from hides. The guiding is of an exceptionally high standard here. The team is led by ZimPro guide David Carson, who has a wealth of local knowledge. This is a game-rich area of the park, with visitors sighting lion, elephant, buffalo, zebra, kudu, crocodile and hippo! Closer encounters are possible through spending time in the hides, particularly the wood-pile hide adjacent to the camp’s waterhole. This offers some fantastic photo opportunities!