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  Recommended Camps and Lodges in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s oldest and largest Park, situated in the west of Zimbabwe, is the size of a small country. Famous for its huge elephant herds, large sable antelope population and over 140 different mammals and 450 species of bird that live in the diverse habitat that this great Park has to offer. I have described below two of my first choice camps in this massive area.

Makololo Camp
An elephant mecca, offering life giving water from deep underground wells which are pumped into large waterholes in front of this 18 bed camp. Large canvas tents rest on wooden platforms which overlook busy waterholes which attract many species of mammals.

The camp waterhole, a busy place Comfortable rooms

It is not uncommon for elephant to drink from the plunge pool during the dry months of July to October. Insert pic of mak pool and ele with caption ‘Where else?’ Safari activities from here are in open land rovers onto a private concession within the National Park. This is one of the great attractions of Makololo Camp, it is situated within the heart of the Park, most the other lodges are located outside the Park which require long drives to access the Park and strict exit times.

Where else? On safari at Makololo

This camp is in the heart of the action. Safari activities are night drives, walks and well sited animal viewing hides and platforms. Time spent in the underground hide buried only meters from the edge of the waterhole will reward the photographer with ground level pictures of animals coming down to quench their thirst. For wildlife enthusiasts it offers the opportunity to watch animals interact with each other without any human pressure or disturbance. Insert Mak gamedrive with caption ‘On safari at Makololo’

Linkwasha Camp
Set in a most striking location in the middle of a vast plain overlooking a waterhole amongst a mixed habitat of teak forests, palm islands, savannah grasslands and acacia woodlands.

Wild dogs inspect Linkwasha Camp Linkwasha safari

This personalised 14 bed sister camp to Makololo also shares the same private concession deep within Hwange National Park. The spacious en suite rooms comprise tented walls under thatch with outdoor showers beneath the stars. Safari activities from here are in open land rovers, on foot, night drives and game viewing platforms. It is not uncommon to have up to ten species drinking or in the vicinity of a waterhole at one moment. The mammal diversity in this Park is incredible, over 140 different species!

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>Matusadona Water Wilderness

Mana Pools National Park
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