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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
- Positioned 'off the beaten track' in the most prolific National Parks
- Situated inside one of Hwange's last remaining woodland wildernesses
- Relax on your veranda and watch the wildlife graze nearby
Facilities includeWIFI Safe Lounge BBQ
- Game drives
- Supply Runs
- Night drives
- Bird Watching
- Village Visits
- Walking safaris
- Underground Blind
- Local School Tours
Seasons in Zimbabwe
About Camelthorn Lodge
Camelthorn Lodge is a new flag ship lodge which is nestled in a patch of pristine woodland just west of Ngamo on the edge of the South Eastern corner of Hwange National Park. The lodge is unique in it's style and design and is named after it's centre piece - a huge, ancient Camelthorn tree. Camelthorn provides a spectacular wilderness experience.
Camelthorn's 8 unique villas quietly nestle in one of Hwange's last untouched corners of real woodland wilderness.
Deep in amongst the camel thorn and ebony trees this new lodge offers huge glass fronted views, overlooking a large permanent waterhole and bird feeders that attracts some of the smaller and less destructive woodland creatures; bush buck, duiker, mongoose and squirrel, not to mention a plethora of colourful bird life.
Each individual luxurious villa is topped off with a private outdoor maisonette where you can soak up the suns rays, or even sleep out under the stars.
Hwange's is famous for its elephant, and there is a private underground blind where guests are able to sit and relax whilst observing the drinking wildlife up close.
Hwange National Park at 14,550 sq km, it's one of Africa's great Parks and is home to over 100 species of mammals, including nineteen large herbivore and eight large carnivore species, and nearly 400 species of birds. Hwange is elephant country and much of the game viewing relates to magnificent opportunities to view these, the largest land mammals, in a completely wide state. The lodge estate lies within the Tsholotsho communal area and is directly linked with local communities to make this a true eco-tourism lodge.
How to get there
1 hour small plane charter from Victoria Falls or Bulawayo (Donât forget to check the baggage allowance as there are weight limitations on light aircraft)
4 hour road transfer from Victoria Falls or Bulawayo.
When to go
Camelthorn Lodge is open all year round
You are advised to bring a sun hat, sunblock and sunglasses
Travel insurance is advisable
Malaria prophylaxis is recommended
Travelling with children
Children under the age of 7 are allowed on site if previously discussed with the camp providing the parents sign a disclaimer document.
This is subject to restrictions, particularly to do with private dining options and separate vehicles for game drives and is at sole discretion of the lodge management team.
Children aged 12 or below pay 50% and must share with an adult.
Up to 2 children may share with an adult.
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