When you think of a safari holiday, the first destinations that usually come to mind are South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania, but there is a new contender in town for wildlife lovers and adventure travellers, and that is Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has had more than its fair share of negative publicity over the years, and rightly so, but it is now considered a ‘safe’ holiday destination for international tourists, and with both Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park available for intrepid travellers to discover, Zimbabwe is on track to become a real holiday hotspot in the coming years.
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Hwange National Park is a short hop from Victoria Falls, and most of the luxury safari camps found in Hwange provide light aircraft transfers from VFA airport straight to the lodge. Wilderness Safari’s offer four different safari camps in the Hwange reserve, Davidson’s Camp, Little Makalolo, Ruckomeshi Camp, and the new – ultra luxurious Linkwasha Camp for honeymooners and those who are looking for an extra special safari experience.
Wilderness Safaris are leaders in sustainable tourism, and while their safari camps offer travellers a range of luxuries that you wouldn’t expect in the middle of the African bush (bath tubs, white fluffy towels, four-poster beds etc. etc.), they make sure that all their camps are sustainable with solar power and sink wells, they support local schools and economies, and they make substantial contributions to anti-poaching programmes, which are vital if Africa’s Big 5 are to survive.
As an emerging holiday destination, Zimbabwe is still relatively untouched by tourism, so it is the perfect spot for those who are looking to do something totally unique, and if you dream of vising Victoria Falls before heading into the bush for an ‘up close and personal’ experience with Africa’s impressive wildlife, Zimbabwe should be right up there on your bucket list for 2015!
We are heading to Hwange National Park in March – check back soon for our photos!