Classic Hwange Safari Overview
Journey to two of the most remote and untamed areas within Zimbabwe’s Hwange National park. The game-rich plains of the Hide concession combined with the rugged hills and rock carvings of Bumbusi in Hwange National Park make for the perfect Hwange experience. Hwange National Park is the largest in Zimbabwe and is renowned for its diverse habitats, abundant wildlife sightings and fantastic birding, boasting over 400 avian species. More specifically, the park is home to some of Africa’s biggest ‘Tuskers’ which can be seen roaming the vast open plains of the park making for fascinating elephant interactions and game viewing opportunities.
1 April – 31 December
2 – 10 people
1.VFA – 2. Umtshibi Airstrip (flight) – 3. The Hide Lodge (road transfer) – 4. Bumbusi Wilderness Camp (game drive transfer) / Robin Airstrip (road transfer) – 1. VFA (flight)
The Classic Hwange package begins in Victoria Falls town with a 35 minute flight to Umtshibi Airstrip where you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to The Hide. On arrival, you will be greeted with a warm Zimbabwean welcome by the management team who will show you around the camp and get you settled into your beautiful rooms overlooking the waterhole. The Hide is one of the more established safari camps in Hwange and has been noted as an area of significant wildlife abundance. The camp, located in a private concession, offers guests an exceptional wildlife experience alongside a warm, owner-run hospitality experience.
What you will love about The Hide
The tents have a myriad of different configurations with indoor and/or outdoor bathtubs and showers, all with views over the waterhole.
INCREDIBLE GAME VIEWING
Vast herds of elephant and buffalo, large populations of Wild Dog and big cats make for memorable game viewing opportunities in this pristine slice of wilderness.
THE DOVE’S NEST
The Doves Nest provides you with a romantic African fairytale setting, where you have the option of sleeping out in the vast openness of Hwange.
After 4 nights at the Hide, you will venture to the North-Eastern part of the park for 4 nights at the remote and authentic Bumbusi Wilderness Camp. The Bumbusi safari is a perfect complimentary experience to The Hide and is well suited to the discerning safari lover wanting a remote corner of Hwange to themselves. The camp offers an exceptionally unique experience in a reclaimed corner of Hwange National Park where the various gorges, drainage lines and hills are perfect for safari lovers who like to explore a region on foot.
What you will love about Bumbusi Wilderness Camp
REMOTE, YET ACCESSIBLE
The location is unusual in that it offers a really remote camp that is still easily accessed from Vic Falls
AN EVERGREEN CAMP OASIS
Unlike most of the drier and sandveld Hwange based camps, Bumbusi is always an oasis thanks to the evergreen trees and perennial springs
Quality game viewing in a secluded area ensuring you don’t need to share sightings with other camps!
Cost from: USD 3’710.00 per person sharing
INCLUDES: 8 nights accommodation, meals, all activities (up to 4 a day at The Hide, 2 a day at Bumbusi), local drinks, laundry, wifi (The Hide only), park fees & levies, flights VFA – Umtshibi airstrip & Robin’s Camp airstrip – VFA, road transfers Umtshibi airstrip – The Hide, The Hide – Bumbusi, Bumbusi – Robin’s Camp airstrip.
EXCLUDES: International flights, external transfers, visa fees, items of a personal nature, gratuities, premium drinks and $15pp departure TAX from VFA