The best time to visit Hwange National Park is during the dry season – July to October – when wildlife is more concentrated around watering holes and pans. Temperatures during this time are lower, especially at night, dropping to single digits in July and August. Remember to pack warm clothes for those early morning game drives in open game drive vehicles.
The wet season – November to April – is much quieter and greener as the trees and bushes explode into life with the rains. While temperatures are higher and the rains can make some roads more challenging, it is possible to see young animals and migratory birds that arrive in the park. It is important to note that some camps and lodges close between January and March for annual maintenance.