The Lodge


Nestled in the cool woodlands on the southern edge of Ngamo’s famous Plains, Camelthorn Lodge is situated in one of Hwange’s last remaining well-protected and un-spoilt acacia woodlands, on the edge of the South Eastern corner of Hwange National Park. The main lodge is unique in its style and design, boasting a huge ancient Camelthorn tree that spans a 35-meters as it's outdoor dining area center piece. This Zambezi lodge offers a truly memorable safari experience done in comfort and style. Savor your morning coffee by the roaring fire before heading out to track elephants on foot or lounge in you hammock taking the feel and sounds of Africa. However you choose to spend your time, Camelthorn and it's staff are dedicating to ensuring an unforgettable trip.


The Villas


Camelthorn Lodge features just eight luxuriously furnished forest villas that stay cool in the hot summer days, and warm during the colder months. Each villa has a private en-suite bathroom with a bath and feature window overlooking the woodland, large shower, fireplace, a private ground level viewing deck, upstairs outdoor maisonette with hammock and day bed and electricity by diesel/solar generator. The woodlands surrounding the forest villas are dotted with small water baths that attract some of the smaller woodland creatures including bushbuck, mongoose, squirrels and an abundance of colorful birdlife that can be observed from your private deck.


The Activities


Zimbabwe is said to home to the first walking safari and the knowledgeable staff at Camelthorn do not fall short of holding up the tradition. This is an incredibly unique way to get a feel for Africa underfoot while tracking Hwanges giants, the elephant. Morning and evening game drives are also daily activities, as well as a chance to spend some time int he blind. Less than a kilometer away from the lodge and inside Hwange National Park, Camelthorn built an underground blind in front of a beautifully located waterhole - elephants can be photographed from toe level silhouetted against the sky at a distance of 25 feet. Such close proximity to Hwange's giants is truly breathtaking!


Other activities include pump runs (taking supplies to the pumps that fill the watering holes which provide a much needed drink to the wildlife) and village and school visits that allow you to dive into some of Zimbabwe's culture.


Camelthorn Lodge


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