Hwange N.P. - Masuma Dam | Informal Campsite

Zimbabwe

Details

Last Visited: 6 months ago
GPS: -18.73061, 26.28130
Altitude: 991.1 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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Description

During the day a picnic spot, but it is also possible to book overnight. Braai stand and firewood available. One shower with donkey for hot water, and a male and a female toilet. All facilities basic but clean and generally well maintained. A hide provides a lovely view over a beautiful waterhole with lots of hippos and crocs. We also had an elephant come to drink in the evening. Supposed to have a resident warden, but he was away when we stayed.
US$29 per person, plus park fees ($10 pppn + $10 per vehicle for up to five continuous days). Expensive, but that goes for anywhere you stay in this park!
children from 6 to 12 pay halfprice (both entrance fees and camping fees)

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what an amazing place!
we could book it on arrival. children from 6 to 12 pay halfprice.
from 4pm to 8pm, we saw around 200 elephants coming in groups (from 10 to 30).
18 hippos "residents", and 8 crocs (5 medium size, 3 tiny babies)
in the morning, a herd of 70 buffaloes.
and a few warthdogs, impala and jackals as well as 3 giraffes in the background. heard lions roaming around at night.
must be absolutely amazing with a full moon (yesterday it was too dark to see anything at night).

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We enjoyed the camping very much!
Recommended
This campsite is very famous and often booked in advance. The guide at the campsite told us the best month in the park are form August to Oktober when the waterholes are full of wildlife. But also more difficult or impossible to book spontaneous. When we were there mid may it was quit busy.
One little minus: very busy waterhole during day. When vehicles are coming wildlife dissapeares. But still grab it when you have the possibility to book!

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This is a fabulous place to camp, expensive at $29pppn but as a splurge well worth it. We saw a wide range of animals, including 50 elephants and loved the hippos grazing nearby after dark as well as the many roars of the lions. Book at any gate when you arrive.

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This seems by far the nicest of the exclusive campsites and we also feel it's here where you're most likely to see the largest variety of wildlife. We saw over a 100 elephants (all sizes from very young calves to huge bulls). Large herds came from all directions emerging from the bush. There are around seven resident hippos and crocs and three hippos walked around the attendant's hut during the night. We
spotted waterbucks and impalas also; however, the most exciting spot was of a pride of lions, albeit in the distance. Highly recommended.

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Beautiful waterhole with crocs and hippos, buffalo came to drink and leopard heard at night. Ranger on duty to light your fire.

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During the day a picnic spot, but it is also possible to book overnight. Braai stand and firewood available. One shower with donkey for hot water, and a male and a female toilet. All facilities basic but clean and generally well maintained. A hide provides a lovely view over a beautiful waterhole with lots of hippos and crocs. We also had an elephant come to drink in the evening. Supposed to have a resident warden, but he was away when we stayed.
US$29 per person, plus park fees ($10 pppn + $10 per vehicle for up to five continuous days). Expensive, but that goes for anywhere you stay in this park!

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