Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe? If you're planning to go to Hwange National Park, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Based on the climate and weather in Hwange National Park, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hwange National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Hwange National Park.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Hwange National Park.

What to wear/what to pack for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe by month

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January

January here is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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February

Traveling to Hwange National Park in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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March

Traveling to Hwange National Park in March, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you go to Hwange National Park in April, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Hwange National Park in May, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August for Hwange National Park very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

September here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

Traveling to Hwange National Park in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

If you go to Hwange National Park in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

December here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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