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Top 5 camps in Hwange by Alison Nolting!

This past May, I traversed Hwange Park from East to West and had a trip that was simply “A meeting of all the lion prides”!  From sighting the Ngamo pride including Tengwani and Nqkwele (his brother is Butch) on the plains, seeing Stumpy and her pride of 5 around Davison’s.  Continuing through the park to the west and sighting two prides at Camp Hwange, including Voosie. The finale sighting was Bhubezi near Somalisa (part of the Cecil clan).

Hwange sundowners, elephants galore at Hippo pan

# 5 – Davison’s

Stumpy and her pride moving early in the morning
Sitting around the warm Davison campfire is perfect on a chilly winter evening

#4 Camp Hwange

An amazing serval sighting – watched it catch four field mice
Revisiting the Masuma area – had been her 7 years ago with Mark and kids

#3 Khulu

Another sunset – near Main Camp
Visiting with the owners, the Stead family, on deck at Khulu

#2 Somalisa

Bhubezi sighting – felt those lion roars from tip of my toes to top of head!
Lunch time lounging at Somalisa

#1 Little Makalalo

Little Makalolo has re-opened with spiffy new main lodge and pool area

During the week stay of “A meeting with all the lions prides”, I was guided by the Themba “buzz” at Davison’s, Little Makalolo and Linkwasha camps. Dave Carson “always looking for another lion” at Camp Hwange and Hwange Bush Camp, the iconic Nic Polenakis at Somalisa and “Mr” Dardley at Khulu.  Thank you to every one for the amazing time in Zimbabwe!

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