Hwange National Park


Home to over 40 000 elephants, all the big cats and more than 400 species of birds, Hwange National Park offers one of Africa’s top safari experiences.

A larger than life experience

As Zimbabwe’s largest park, Hwange is the ideal environment in which to experience the glory of the great animals and the surprising beauty of the small.

Where to find the great Hwange National Park

Hwange National park sprawls in the northwest of Zimbabwe and shares a border with Botswana. An hour’s drive north of the park is the Zambian border and the Zambezi River with its world-famous Victoria Falls.

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See the beauty of Hwange National Park

Hwange is home to incredible numbers of wildlife. Take a look at these images and be inspired to experience its majestic proportions for yourself.

Best time to visit Hwange National Park

Visit us at any time of the year

Hwange enjoys markedly different seasons that attract different types of wildlife, meaning that any season is an excellent season to visit us.

January - March

Hot humid weather (up to 35 C) with afternoon thundershowers and majestic cloud systems. The wildlife is more spread out and less dependent on artificial water points (pans) making game viewing good.

April - June

Dry with daytime highs of 28 degrees Celsius. The wildlife is becoming dependent on artificial water points in Hwange. From May, the wildlife congregates around the artificial water points and natural springs that Hwange National Park is famous for. 

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July – September

The coldest time of the year, with temperatures ranging from 0 – 25 degrees. Wildlife is now fully dependent on pans and natural springs in Hwange and a good time to see large herds of elephant here. 

October – December

Very hot, with the first rains in the later months bringing cooler temperatures. With the rain comes an abundance of young making wildlife photography very good.

Our camps & lodges

Our eco-luxury camps and lodges are inspired by the classic safari style.

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Verney's Camp

Lying in a private section of Zimbabwe’s giant Hwange National Park, Verney’s Camp overlooks a series of waterholes where the many animals, including the famed elephant super herds, come to drink. A night drive here is a must.

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Deteema Springs

This unique hillside location delivers ample opportunities for walking safaris. The water seeps that lie below the camp attract vast numbers of animals and makes for excellent predator/prey interactions.

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How we give back to Hwange National Park

Machaba Safaris assists disadvantaged communities close to Hwange National Park. Through our work with the Mabale village and Hwange Main Camp School, we engage in community development including skills development/empowerment and education.

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