The Hwange Experience

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This back to basic, Hwange National Park Experience will take you back in time preserving the charisma and charm with which the Safari Industry first began. During your stay in Hwange, you will stay in areas rarely visited by anybody else and encounter something that not many a safari enthusiast would ever get to experience, sleeping in tents under the star-lit night sky with nothing but the canvas wall of your tent separating you from the outside! Jackals barking, lions roaring as they advertise their presence to all and owls hooting, are just some of the night sounds that you can look forward to hearing during your four nights. Sitting around early morning fires, complete with coffee and biscuits, or dinner around the evening fire, you will truly experience the romance the African wilderness has to offer.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

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Incredible game viewing within Zimbabwe’s Largest National Park.
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Canvas dome tents to fall asleep in under the African Sky.
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Discover the array of wildlife in Hwange National Park during day game drives, with sightings including elephant, lion, giraffe and hippo but to name a few.

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Back-to-basic style living, with a couple of modern day comforts.

Day 1

Road transfer into Hwange National Park. Overnight at Hwange National Park campsite

Day 2

Overnight at Hwange National Park campsite with game drives

Day 3

Game drive to a new camp site in Hwange National Park.

Day 4

Depart

Summary of Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer and Overnight Hwange National Park campsite

On meeting your private guide, you will immediately be on your way into Hwange National Park and on towards the first campsite for the next two nights. Depending on what time you arrive in camp, and after some refreshments, a sundowner game drive will be undertaken – you will make your way to a spectacular waterhole where you will spend an incredible evening, sipping on ice-cold drinks, basking in the African sunset as a multitude of animals and birds make their way to the waterhole. Your first day will finish with dinner beside the camp fire, underneath the star-filled sky; it will be easy to sit back in your chair, chat about the day’s experiences.

 

Day 2

Game Drives

An early morning wake-up with sunrise, a freshly brewed mug of coffee made on the early morning fire, and most definitely a discussion on all the noises from the night before – what a way to start a day. Was it elephant or hippo making the grunting noises as we lay in our tents? Today we will explore an area less travelled in the north of the park, a full morning’s drive with continental breakfast packed for the morning ahead. Freshly-made lunch back in camp with either a siesta in your tent or in one of the hammocks in the shade of your chosen tree with your book and binoculars! The afternoon will be spent at another pan where large numbers of game tend to frequent the waterhole in front of you; as all this unfolds, drinks will be served, and after sunset, a slow drive back to camp for another great night in the wilderness around the camp fire.

Day 3

Transfer to Hwange National Park Campsite

This morning you will be up quite early to pack up camp, as we prepare for the next destination of this incredible National Park you find yourself in; after coffee and a freshly made breakfast – a slow drive through the park, stopping at many of the water holes along the way.  A glass of chilled white wine with a scrumptious lunch followed by the option of a siesta; with the hammocks under another shady tree, this is a real possibility. Getting to the camp site in the early afternoon and setting up camp, then a decision on whether or not one last evening drive is made as with more roads to explore and an incurable amount of excitement, this really should be taken up. Dinner will be prepared and served around the evening fire with stories of the last three days being told. A complete sense of humility will be felt sitting in complete relaxation in the middle of the unknown amongst all the unique night sounds.

Day 4

Transfer to your Pick up Destination

Wake up this morning will be a slightly later one as breakfast is prepared around the fire one last time before packing up and transferring through the Park to your next destination.

The Itinerary Includes

The Itinerary excludes

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All road transfers.
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Accommodation, meals and drinks.
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All National Park Fees – Entrance and Camping.
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Activities stated.
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International flights.
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Visas.
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Travel Insurance.
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Gratuities.