HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Towering sandstone cliffs, dinosaur footprints, mysterious rock engravings and some of Namibia’s most rare and valuable game species are synonymous with the Waterberg Plateau Park.
In 1904, Waterberg was the scene of a battle between Herero warriors and German colonial forces. The Herero fighters suffered a bitter defeat against their oppressors and thousands of lives were lost in the ensuing retreat across the Omaheke Region into Botswana. Proclaimed as a sanctuary for rare and endangered game species, Waterberg has played a vital role in breeding species for the restocking of other parks and conservation areas. The area is also home to the last remaining population of Cape Vultures in Namibia.
Ideally situated in a private concession within the Northern part of Hwange National Park, just 4 hours by road from Victoria Falls. Camp Hwange consists of 7 twin comfortable chalets and 1 family room. We offer the chance to have a unique safari experience either on a game drive or on foot. Zimbabwean guides are considered to be among the best in Africa, known for their love of nature and the wide open spaces. They will offer you a chance to get a deeper understanding of the mosaic and rhythms of the bush. Read More
The Hwange Safari Lodge has two restaurants: the Dingani Restaurant (seating for 150 persons) and the open air pool area (seating for 200 persons). The Dingani Restaurant offers an a la carte menu and has a splendid view of the surrounding bush through the glass windows and sliding doors. The pool area offers snacks and light meals, buffet breakfasts, lunch and dinners, and a bonfire is made every night. If you really want to experience Hwange Safari Lodge at its best, ask for a bush dinner. Here, long tables are set up alongside sparkling bonfires and a sumptious bush buffet is served. Read More
Hwange’s original intimate bush camp, Little Makalolo offers privacy, relaxation, and remoteness. The camp’s six traditional-style rooms – including a family unit – are spacious and en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers. Solar power is used for tent lights and to heat water, ensuring a lighter environmental footprint. Teak walkways link the tents to the main areas: living and dining areas with an open fire deck for starry, storytelling evenings. A raised pool deck, which also shelters the bar and breakfast area, offers evocative views of the active waterhole in front of camp. Read More
Robins Camp, now under private new management, offers an exciting revival of the iconic safari destination in Hwange National Park. Robins Camp is situated in the rugged northern Basalt area of the park, an area rich in natural water with seeps and springs dotting the area. It is the home to some of the last great buffalo herds in Africa, with herds of over 2000 still seen. Given the abundance of prey animals, it is no wonder that it also has the highest concentration of lion in the Park. Robins is also known for big populations of reedbuck, roan, sable and tsessebe as well as the usual herds of elephants and other species encountered in the Park. Particularly encouraging are the regular sightings of both Cheetah and African Wild Dog. Read More
Somalisa provides guests with breathtaking views of the golden savannah plains of Hwange. A place where, one moment you are sipping on your gin and tonic listening to the distant baritone roar of a lion coalition on the hunt and the next, you are gazing over at a congregation of elephants mere meters away, peacefully sharing a sundowner with you. Hwange National Park is a land of contrasts from dense teak and acacia forest to vast open savannah, offering guests an exhibition of raw and diverse Africa. Somalisa Camp enjoys pride of place as our first-ever Hwange safari lodge. It was built by our owner, Beks Ndlovu and is home to the quintessential African Bush Camps experience. Tucked away under the dappled shade of an Acacia grove, along the edge of an ancient seasonal floodplain. Read More