Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Ivory Lodge, located in the forestry area on the outskirts of Hwange National Park, offers family friendly safari experiences and is famous for it’s exhilarating up close sightings of the Presidential Elephant Herd.
Guests have the opportunity to view some of Hwange’s most prolific wildlife species from the comfort of their room or the main dining area. The most commonly viewed species from Ivory Lodge range from big cat carnivores, to plains game, to herds of buffalo and elephant, sometimes up to 500 strong.Download Fact Sheet
Ivory Lodge comprises of 7 en-suite rooms and 2 newly built luxury Suites, each elegantly built on stilted wooden platforms offering elevated views of the open floodplain and watering hole in front of camp. The elevated rooms stand between 3 - 16 ft above ground, all offering a unique view of the private waterholes. Lying in bed and being at elephant eye height is quite an experience! All rooms are en suite with hot & cold water on tap, the standard rooms have showers and the two luxury suites have bathtubs and showers. 24 hour power allows electric blankets keep guests warm and snug during the cold winter nights and ceiling fans to keep the rooms cool in summer. All rooms have mosquito nets, tea & coffee station, and hair dryers. Each room also has a deck with chairs so one can sit and enjoy sundowners in the privacy of ones room.
Ivory Lodge is a family friendly bush lodge with luxuries catering for a more rustic & authentic tree-house style African experience. Ivory offers 3 Family room options made up of 1 standard room and 2 suites. Each family unit can be fitted with suitable beds catering for children under 12 sharing a room with their parents.
The Lodge comprises of a Main Thatched dining and lounge area overlooking a watering hole which is frequented by elephant, predators and a number of plains game species.Guests are welcome to relax in the comfortable seating area with tea & coffee served all day and enjoy a dip in the swimming pool, a welcome haven from the mid-day heat. Ivory’s bar has a wide selection of beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Wireless is available in the Lodge library.
Morning, afternoon & full day game drives can be arranged on the concession and into the National Park. An abundance of game species can be spotted within the concession and National Park including Elephant, Lion, Giraffe, Cheetah, Zebra, Sable, Wild Dog, Leopard and much more! You can also spend the day, or half a day, relaxing near the pan with full waiter service and watch the animals as they get up close and personal.
Within the concession, evening game drives can be arranged with a sunset stopover for sundowners and your choice of beverage. Returning to the lodge by spotlight to find those elusive night animals & arriving back in camp in time to freshen up for dinner.
Journey into the bush on foot with your professional guide on a walking safari. Enjoy the early crisp mornings as you discover the wonders of the African bush and witness its wildlife come to life. Walking safaris were perfected in Hwange and our guides offer guests the opportunity to view creatures great and small whilst on foot. Walking Safaris are carried out on our private concession of 6000 acres and are weather dependent. *Walking Safaris only available upon request during reservation.
Zimbabwe offers a rich, dynamic culture and through the support of our non profit project “The Mother Africa Trust“ we offer visits to local clinics, rural schools and the Dete Old Age Home. A fantastic way to get to know the friendly people and culture of Zimbabwe! A visit to the Hwange Research Centre to learn more about these beautiful painted dogs and the rehabilitation, research and conservation efforts surrounding the centre is highly recommended.
The following camps compliment Ivory Lodge well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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