An incredible place that really ticked all our boxes with a most beautiful setting, really beautiful and spacious rooms and facilities, heaps of game and delicious food.
Lauren Taylor 45 yrs, Durban, South Africa, Read 34 reviews »
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
- Eco-friendly and sustainable camp with a natural ozone eco swimming pool
- Stunning baths overlooking the waterhole and surrounding bush
- A luxurious and relaxing spa with a range of massage treatments
Facilities includeWIFI at the main camp Natural ozone eco swimming pool Spa Safe Bar
- Game Drives
- Night Drives
- Guided Walks
- Bird Watching
- Visit to an African Homestead
- Visit to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre
Seasons in Zimbabwe
About Elephant's Eye
One of the best Zimbabwe has to offer, the Elephants Eye, Hwange Lodge presents an unforgettable experience with African wildlife in an intimate and welcoming setting. Attention to detail and friendly service in the heart of the African bush will put you at ease as you escape the noise and bustle of the modern world. You will enjoy the quiet, beautiful views looking onto a waterhole which is frequented by elephants and other game, allowing you to feel at one with nature.
Elephants Eye, Hwange has eight tented en-suite chalets with king/twin beds, hosting a maximum of 16 people at any given time. All chalets are spacious, private, and designed to offer the best views with maximum comfort and authentic African detail throughout. Each day at the lodge, there will be a guide on site to walk clients to and from communal areas and chalets, and see that individual needs are met at all times.
Because of its close proximity to Victoria Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded in Hwange National Park. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world.
Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is located on a private concession (6000 ac) a mere 13 km away from the entrance to Hwange National Park. Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approximately 14 650 square kilometers. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls.
How to get there
We will help assist with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
Fly into Victoria Falls airport, Kasane airport or Livingstone airport and drive to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange.
Alternatively you can fly with a charter flight to the Hwange airstrip.
The distance is 175 km on good tar road from Victoria Falls (approx. 2 ½ hours)
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Zimbabwe is a year-round destination, as it boasts a good climate throughout the year.
The summer months (early August to mid May) tend to be quite hot, with cool nights and the highest rainfall of the year. The winter months (mid May to early August) are much drier and are characterised by warm, clear days, but cooler nights, thus warm clothing is required. These drier months in Hwange are known to provide the best game viewing, as the bush is thinner and the animals all congregate at the waterholes to drink. This creates a fantastic opportunity to see the wildlife up close and in large numbers.
For those who plan to visit Victoria Falls during their trip to Elephant’s Eye, there are several factors to consider when deciding the best time to go. Many people believe a good time to visit Victoria Falls is after the rainy season (between February and May) as this is the time of year when there is the greatest flow of water. The power of the Falls is fantastic to witness, although there can be a lot of mist in the air – this can create a series of tiny rainbows in every direction, and it is a lovely (but wet) experience. Alternately, the end of the dry season (October to December) marks the hottest time of the year, when the water flow is at its lowest, and several adventure activities become available, such as swimming right to the edge of the Falls to the “Devil’s Swimming Pool” or white-water rafting in the Zambezi River right below the Falls.
Check-in time is as from 14h00 on the day of arrival, and check-out is 10h00 on the day of departure. A late check-out can be arranged with prior approval of management of the lodge, and is subject to the availability of rooms. Should an early check-in be required, this must be organised directly with the lodge concerned and will be subject to the availability of rooms.
Travelling with children
Children younger than 7 will be on a request basis.
Two children aged from 7-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing a room with 2 adults.
Two children aged from 13 - 17 years pay 75% of the adult rate when sharing a room with 2 adults.
Two children in their own room pay full adult rate.
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