Is situated in the Southern/South Eastern portion of the Hwange National Park and is open and un-fenced to the National Park, Gwaai sits on the other side/the opposite/lower side of the Hwange National Park to the Matetsi Safari areas.
The Central Gwaai Conservancy hunting area is completely unfenced to the adjoining National Park and is approximately 30.000 hectares in extent with boundaries to Hwange NP at the Masumamalisa wetlandsand also has boundaries with Sikumi and Ngamo Forestry areas.
The strengths of the Gwaai as far as hunting goes are: Elephant bulls, 40 to 60 pound bulls have been the average for some time. Lion and leopard have always been fantastic in the Gwaai, in fact the cat hunting is getting better and better all the time in the Gwaai. Sable is fantastic, in fact the Matetsi and Gwaai areas are the best sable areas in Zimbabwe. Buffalo are successfully hunted in the Gwaai. Hippo, croc and plains game are all on offer in the Gwaai.
To hunt the Gwaai you should plan to land at Bulawayo international Airport, from there you are 240 Kilometres from the Gwaai camp.
The Gwaai boundary with Hwange NP is 12 kms South East as the crow flies from Hwange Main Camp.
Hunting is on dry land.
Night hunting is permitted in the Gwaai.
The Gwaai lodge has 4 client bedrooms each with 2 beds and own bathroom in each room.
Hot water and electricity are available at the lodge.
The lodge is situated within the hunting area.
The dining room reminds me very much of an old European tavern.
This is a great 3 star lodge with hot water, clean beds, great food, great staff and fully licenced Zim PH’s and Operator taking care of your every need.
These are well priced, great value for money free range fair chase hunts.
Gwaai Area Gallery
Gwaai Lodge Gallery