On arrival in Hwange, you will enter Hwange National Park, home to one of the highest remaining concentrations of free roaming elephants in Africa and Zimbabwe’s largest National Park. Enjoy a game drive to Hwange Bush Camp and on arrival you are welcomed with a refreshing drink before being shown to your en-suite tent. Once you have settled in, return to the main area and enjoy a delicious evening meal whilst discussing the exciting possibilities for the next couple of days with your guide.
Awake as the sun rises and enjoy the sounds of Hwange’s birdlife as they liven the day with their song. After a light breakfast and cup of tea or coffee, luggage is loaded onto your game drive vehicle and you will then depart for a morning of game driving and bush walking in the *Sinamatella / Robins area of the National Park. During the heat of the day we will stop to enjoy a picnic lunch under the shade of trees or at a water hole; often there are animals drinking at this time which provide fantastic entertainment whilst you relax and enjoy your surroundings in the Africa bush. In the afternoon guests can opt to enjoy another short bush walk with their guide, or they can relax and continue to enjoy game viewing opportunities at the waterhole. At dusk we will make our way to a rustic fly camp consisting of dome-style tents with en-suite facilities that are set up in a remote location of the bush by our backup staff. Our Camp Chef will provide us with a delicious evening meal which is cooked over a camp-fire, and your guide will ensure there are plenty of cold drinks to wash down the dust after an enjoyable day out on safari.
Guests awake to enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before embarking on a 10-15km bush walk that will take them in the direction of their next fly camp for the night. As we explore the area by foot, there is ample opportunity for up-close-and-personal encounters with a variety of Hwange’s wildlife species. The Robins / Sinamatella area of the Hwange has a diverse landscape which allows for explorations of woodlands, rocky outcrops, natural springs and seasonal sandy rivers. Walking safaris heighten senses and allow for guests to be fully immersed in their surroundings. They also slow down the pace of the safari and provide the opportunity for guests to examine spoor and different types of vegetation as their guide educates them about their role in the ecosystem. A light picnic lunch is set up under the shade of a tree around mid-day after which guests are given the opportunity to enjoy a light siesta before heading out again in the afternoon on a walk or drive. As the sun sets, we will stop to enjoy a sundowner at a waterhole before heading back to the fly camp for the night.
The final day of the safari begins with a light snack in camp before we leave for the final morning walk with your guide. Today’s walk will finish at Hwange Bush Camp around lunch time where guests can enjoy a delicious and well-deserved lunch and afternoon siesta. The afternoons game activity is tailored to suite the guests, but is likely to include a short game drive to a water hole where we can enjoy chilled drinks whilst watching animals come down to quench their thirst. Afterwards we will return to Camp where guests can enjoy their evening meal and hearty discussions around the camp fire about the unique bush experience.
Guests opting to stay on at Hwange Bush Camp for additional nights will enjoy further exploratory game drives and walks from the camp as part of the game activities on offer. Alternatively they will be transferred out of camp and onto their next destination or connecting flight.