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Hwange Walking Safari 2017 Season Well Underway

Aug 17, 2017 | Wilderness Safaris

August 2017 – Wilderness Safaris Explorations’ four-night Hwange Walking Safari is well underway for the 2017 season, offering the perfect option for adventurers looking for a truly wild and exclusive experience in Zimbabwe’s renowned Hwange National Park.

Taking place between July and September each year, the Hwange Walking Safari provides the unique opportunity to explore Wilderness Safaris’ private Linkwasha Concession on foot, combined with roaming further afield into the exclusive Makalolo Concession on game drives led by a highly-skilled private guide. Access to these wildlife-rich concessions – where the highest densities of large mammals in Hwange are found due to its rich habitat diversity – is solely for Wilderness Safaris guests.

With the aim of gaining access to the best possible game viewing, two nights are spent in dome tents, while the first and last nights are spent in the luxury of Wilderness Safaris Davison’s and Linkwasha camps respectively. Guests are able to explore the wildlife-rich Scott’s Pan on the second day before walking to Ngamo Pan on day three, both offering exceptional opportunities to view a variety of wildlife on foot.

“Rather than simply being spectators, today’s experiential travellers tend to seek out highly-personalised offerings that allow them to participate in the adventure. Our Hwange Walking Safari Explorations offer just that and more; one would be truly hard pressed to find such a wild and special experience today”, said Ron Goatley, Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe MD. “Nothing else will bring you closer to Africa than experiencing the thrill of tracking wildlife on foot by day and, by night, sitting around a crackling fire with nothing but the sounds of nature around you and the stars above you”.

The Hwange Walking Safari is led by a passionate and experienced guide from start to finish. “Nowhere else in Africa will you find a more experienced guide than in Zimbabwe. Their rigorous training serves them in good stead when leading walking safaris. Added to this, the two private guides who lead this safari are gregarious, outgoing and inspiring local individuals who have wonderful empathy for all of their guests, often making lifelong friends with them”, added Ron Goatley.

The Hwange Walking Safari is part of the Wilderness Safaris Explorations portfolio, which includes a range of privately-guided journeys through Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. All Explorations, including the Hwange Walking Safari, are limited to just seven guests per departure, guaranteeing an intimate, personal experience as well as a “window seat” when on game drive vehicles. With no single supplement for new bookings, Explorations are also a great option for solo travellers, while a minimum of two guests are required for each trip. Guests also have the option of tailor-making their own Exploration, ensuring a privately-guided journey that meets their own requirements, dates and interests.

To view Caroline Culbert’s Safari Album from her recent Hwange Walking Safari led by Themba Sibanda, click here.