Hi all,

We're planning a trip for the end of November. My cousin will be over from the UK and given we have some family in Zim we've decided to do a trip into Zim. Also, you can't come to Africa and not see Vic Falls.

The plan is to go Joburg to Bulawayo (probably through Botswana - advice welcomed), where we will take a day trip out to Great Zimbabwe Ruins. We will then head up to Vic Falls on the Main Road for a few days. Then we want to go from the Northern end of Hwange National Park to the Southern side to stay at Ivory Lodge or Safari Lodge (undecided). We'll stay there a few nights before heading back to Bulawayo and then JHB.

Where do we enter Hwange in the north? Any general advice for driving through Hwange? Is the road fairly straightforward? What is the road condition (we will be in a diesel LC100)?

We've done similar trips before, but never gone straight through the National Park. Also aware of conditions at Safari Lodge.

General advice welcomed.