Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s best-known and largest National park and is a real heavyweight in the contender for Africa’s finest. Certainly, in terms of the diversity of wildlife, birdlife and ecosystems we think it is pretty hard to beat from late June through to Mid- November. The best time of year to visit this park is from Mid- July through to late September as the bush dries up, opens up and the herds start congregating. Green season, however, is also pretty amazing especially for scenic backdrops, birdlife and baby animals being born!
Elephants are particularly numerous here and offer some of the largest herds at the permanent waterholes. Four of the big five occur here in Hwange in great numbers but the fifth, Rhino, are becoming an ever decreasing sighting. Lion prides are strong, as are Cheetah sightings and Wild Dog. Sable and Roan Antelope are commonplace here whilst rare in most of the rest of Africa and the old favourites of Zebra and Giraffe grace the plains in large numbers.
A safari to Hwange National Park should always include a camp in the East at a minimum of 3 nights but we like to ideally have 5 or 6 nights between this sensational game viewing area and the area to the western side. Both are very different ecosystems and give you the full Hwange spectrum.
The quality of the guides themselves is astonishing and Zimbabwe is still home to Africa’s most professional and knowledgeable guides. Big game walking safaris highlight this fact more than any other activity and we would highly recommend that all guests, who are able to, do this particular activity as often as possible.
In combination with Mana Pools National Park in the extreme north of the country, a tailormade Zimbabwe safari designed by ourselves can be counted amongst the very best safari trips in the whole of Africa. Helped by one of our Directors having spent many years as a Professional guide and Safari Camp manager having his own walking safari operation in Mana Pools over a 14-year safari guide career. We really do believe that Tailormade Africa can offer trips over and above the normal offerings of Zimbabwe itineraries of virtually every other “safari specialist company”.Enquire Now
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Truly the Holiday of a Lifetime
It was a great pleasure planning our holiday to Zimbabwe & Botswana with Clyde as he has a huge amount of expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the countries which we lacked and needed advice about and he was extremely eager to help us get things right ... Read more
Expert advice and arrangements.
Being new to Africa travel, we had only vague ideas about where we'd like to go on safari and what kind of camps and tours were available. We also started planning a bit late for getting the best camps in the best season ... Read more
The incredible part of the actual trip was how personal it was.
Our group of four went on safari with guides who had been in the Zimbabwe outback for decades. In many instances we had both a senior guide (of the quality who teaches, examines, and licenses other guides) and a senior tracker ... Read more
If you want a true Safari experience, look no further than Tailormade Africa.
I can't say enough things about how smooth the process was and how helpful and informative Clyde was. He set me and my friend up with amazing accommodations and an excellent ... Read more
We were completely satisfied with everything.
Clyde was informative, knowledgable, personable and even called us at home in the US to discuss our requirements ... Read more
The service provided was excellent from start to finish.
I was given good advice on all aspects of my trip, including which camera gear to bring. My agent at Tailormade Africa was available on the phone or for meetings at all times ... Read more
More amazing than I had envisaged.
The whole adventure had been put together with all the transfers absolutely first class. The whole holiday was fantastic and tailor-made with perfection. We never had to worry about any transfers or problems at immigration ... Read more
Unforgettable 6-week African Honeymoon!
After some Internet research and getting ourselves very overwhelmed with 'where to start planning this trip to Africa?!' we came across Tailormade Africa. From our first email response from Rob, it was clear this was a different service to the others ... Read more
Clyde planned a trip of a lifetime that far exceeded our expectations.
When we set out to plan our 3 week trip to Africa, we thought we knew where we wanted to go and when. After researching many companies to plan our trip ... Read more
Clyde's expertise and efficiency gave me the confidence to pursue my dream journey.
Although I had had some experience travelling in southern Africa this trip was much more complicated than usual - five countries, many organizations, and the potential for logistical disasters ... Read more
A memorable trip!
We were delighted with the tailor made itinerary Clyde arranged to fulfil our long held wish to combine a journey on the Rovos Rail to Victoria Falls with a safari experience in Botswana ... Read more
A holiday of a lifetime!
From the outset, Clyde has been fantastic. He tried very hard to understand our brief and came up with suggestions that we would never have considered on our own. He was flexible and willing to make changes ... Read more