Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests can be accommodated per game drive vehicle?

We can fit 10 guests per safari vehicle; we do however try to limit it to 8 guests per safari vehicle.

What are the gate opening and closing times?

The gates open at 06: 00 am (06h00) and closes at 06:00 pm (18h00)

All self drive guests must be in camp by 06:00 pm (18h00). Failing to do so may incur a hefty fine.

What that the Pandamatenga Border Opening Hours?

Pandamatenga Border Opening Hours are 08: 00 am (08h00) and closes at 04:00 pm (16h00) daily.

What this the climate like in Hwange National Park area?

Winter Months – Mid May, June, July, early August, although the days are warm with beautiful blue skies, the evenings can get cold and temperatures below freezing have been recorded. We recommend that you bring warm winter clothing including hats, gloves and scarves.

Summer months – September through to May are warm to hot; with warm evenings. This is also the rainfall season. We recommend you bring your bathing suite to enjoy a dip between game drives.

Rainy season – Generally between late November and April although the occasional rain can occur out of these dates.

When is the best game viewing months?

August, September, October and early November are by far the best months for game viewing in this park. Water becomes extremely scarce and the animals congregate around the few pumped waterholes.

During the rainy season from late November through to April, a completely different park emerges to that of the dry season. Parched savannahs turn into lush fields with an abundance of grazing. The animals disperse and game viewing becomes more wide spread. Newly born animals can be seen everywhere and the birdlife is absolutely prolific.

What this the Basic Lodge Program / Itinerary?

Based on Full Board + Game Drives basis the basic program or itinerary for 2 nights stay is:

Day 1
• Arrival Check in
• Lunch at Robins Restaurant
• Afternoon Game Drive approx. 16h00 and finish 19h00
• Dinner at Robins Restaurant
• Overnight: Robins Camp

Day 2
• Breakfast at Robins Restaurant
• Morning Game Drive – After breakfast can be from 08h30 to 12h30
• Lunch at Robins Restaurant
• Afternoon Game Drive approx. 16h00 and finish 19h00
• Dinner at Robins Restaurant
• Overnight: Robins Camp

Day 3
• Morning drives before breakfast are from 06h30 to 09h00
• Breakfast at Robins Restaurant
• Check out and departure

* Service times may change, Robins Team will reconfirm onsite.

What are the game drive times?

PM Game Drive:
Summer Drives usually begin at 16h00 and finish 19h00
Winter drives are from 15h30 to Approx. 19h00

AM Game Drive:
Morning drives before breakfast are from 06h30 to 09h00
After breakfast can be from 08h30 to 12h30

* Service times may change, Robins Team will reconfirm onsite.

What should I pack for may safari at Robins Camp?

Clothing on safari should be comfortable and colours should blend in with nature as much as possible. Beige, greens, browns, tan and khaki coloured clothing is advisable.

Due to fluctuating temperatures. We recommend cotton. Long sleeves and trousers will protect from both sun and insects.

Fleece/warm sweater or warm jacket for morning and evening game drives.

Hat – broad brimmed for protection against the sun.

Sunglasses.

Light cotton shirts and T-shirts; Blouses or shirts

Shorts, trousers and chinos

Swimsuit

Shoes – good, comfortable sturdy closed shoes/boots and socks for walking.

Flip flops/thongs

Rainwear for the rainy season.

Sunblock, insect repellent and lip salve.

Binoculars

Camera with spare batteries, memory cards and the correct charging apparatus.

Winter additions: It gets very cold in the evenings and early mornings, and quite hot during the day – so layers are essential.

Warm Jacket

Warm leggings and thick socks

Hat – woollen beanie

Gloves & Scarf

Is Diesel available at Robins Camp?

Unfortunately there is not normally fuel for sale in any of the camps – including Robins – throughout Hwange. We keep a limited stock of diesel at Robins and can sell max 40 litres – we do however, need to know for sure if you think you are going to require diesel in order to make sure some is put aside for you. Robins does not keep Petrol onsite.

Is water safe to drinks at Robins Camp?

The water is supplied from boreholes and is safe to drink.

Do you sell Firewood at Robins Camp site?

Fire wood is available for purchase from the National Parks Office at Robins Camp.

Is there a shop of Robins Camp?

Robins Camp does not have a convenience store.

May campers use Robins Restaurant?

Campers also enjoy full access to all the facilities that Robins camp has to offer including Robins Restaurant.

Robins Camp offer three meals a day:

• English Breakfast USD 15 per person

• Light Lunch for toasted Sandwiches USD 6 to USD 15 per person

• Plated or Buffet Dinner USD 20 per person

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What currency should I bring to Robins Camp?

United states Dollar (USD) is still widely used. We recommend that you bring small denominations. We do not currently recommend you to exchange cash to Zimbabwe dollars. USD can be used for store purchases, we recommend the use of credit cards. Service providers for example fuel and restaurants are still accepting USD. At Robins Camp you may use USD as well as credit cards (VISA and Mastercard).

Do you accept credit cards at Robins Camp?

At Robins Camp you may use VISA and Mastercard credit cards.