Hwange is a fantastic National Park for both wildlife and scenery and after the past 15 years Zimbabwe has missed out on a lot of deserved tourism due to the political problems there, we are extremely pleased that it is now opening back up and people are regaining confidence in this great country. Combine it with the Pans in Botswana for a truly varied and exciting journey.
Low SeasonJanuary-June | November | December
From £3,376.00 per person based on two sharing a vehicle
From £2,772.00 per person based on four sharing a vehicle
High SeasonJuly | August | September | October
From £4,160.00 per person based on two sharing a vehicle
From £3,460.00 per person based on four sharing a vehicle
Hwange and the Pans ITINERARY
DAY 1 & 2Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia
Arrive in Livingstone where you will be met by a member of our team and taken to Waterberry Lodge. This beautiful little lodge is right on the banks of the Zambezi, not a bad first night in Africa!
DAY 3Sinamatella Camp, Hwange, Zimbabwe
Today you head south, cross the bridge over the Zambezi and into Zimbabwe. After a few hours you'll be in Hwange and no doubt watching an elephant cross the road. Sinametella is a very simple self catered lodge set high on an escarpment over looking the park.
DAY 4Masuma Dam Campsite, Hwange National Park
Today you start driving across the park to Masuma Dam, this campsite is set up high so you have amazing views across the plains. There are clean ablution blocks here.
DAY 5Detema Dam Campsite, Hwange National Park
Today you head further into the park, this campsite has spectacular views over the dam and will give you a good chance to see some of Hwange's Elephant, the largest population in the world.
DAY 6Nata Lodge, Nata
Today you head across the boarder and into Botswana. the boarder is a small one and quite to navigate. Once in Botswana to head to Nata a small town on the edge on the Makgadikgadi Pan. This is a very clean and friendly lodge.
DAY 7Nxai Pan, South Camp Campsite
Today you start to head west on the main Maun road, after a couple of hours you turn north off the road and into the wilderness of Nxai Pan, vast grasslands and salt flats scattered with dessert going wildlife. The campsite is set below acacia trees just a short distance from a waterhole.
DAY 8Baines Baobab Campsite, Nxai Pan
Head across Nxai Pan today to Baines Baobabs, a clump of 7 baobab trees set on a mound overlooking a vast salt flat. The campsites are well spaced out over a huge area, you have your own private ablution block at each site.
DAY 9 & 10Meno A Kwena Safari Camp
This morning you head south out of Nxai Pan to Meno A Kwena on the edge of the Makgadikadi Salt Pans. This tented camp is fantastic, they have got it just right. Set on an escarpment over looking the Boteti River with great activities and staff.
DAY 11 & 12Deception Pan Campsite, Central Kalahari
This morning you set off south to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the world’s second largest protected area. Your destination will be Deception Pan, a game rich area in the northwest corner of Deception Valley. Your campsite will have a simple but private shower and toilet.
DAY 13Sunday Pan Campsite, Central Kalahari
Tonight you stay at the Sunday Pan Campsite. There are three pitches at Sunday Pan and one at Leopard Pan. They are all nestled in the edge of the bush close to the main open pan area, all pitches have fire pits and private shower and toilet.
DAY 14Motopi Pan Campsite, Central Kalahari
Today you continue east to Motopi Pan, this is a good area for game and your last night in the Central Kalahari. Each campsite has a private shower and toilet.
DAY 15Royal Tree Lodge, Maun
Today you head out of the park and north to Maun. Royal Tree Lodge is set in its own private reserve on the banks of the Thamalakane River, you can walk here among the Giraffe, Zebra, Springbok, Ostrich, Eland, Gemsbok and Kudu as well as the birds. Its a great way to finish your safari.