Built in 1992 by the Preston family, who remain deeply involved to this day, The Hide Safari Camp has earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination, for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers.

As their guest, you will stay in one of just ten beautiful tented suites with views over the waterhole, where animals congregate day and night. Between game drives and walks in the National Park, there is plenty of time to relax in a comfortable lounge or sit quietly in a hide to watch the wildlife.  After meals all together around a giant table or al fresco under the Acacia trees, you can spend a lazy afternoon by the plunge pool or in the shade of your verandah. The Hide Safari Camp is fortunate to have the best of both worlds. While located within the Hwange National Park, it is also surrounded by a private concession which allows them to offer activities not otherwise permitted. Hwange is a vast playground worth exploring so you don’t have to worry about being bored. Early morning walks are there for the thrill of encountering wildlife on its own terms and exploring the little surprises of the bush.

Our Rating:  5 Hand Rating

Location: Situated on the eastern boundary of Hwange National Park in a 5 square km area. It is a little over an hour’s drive from Hwange Main Camp (which is a 2 – 3 hour road transfer from Victoria Falls). Approximately 40 minute charter flight from Victoria Falls and a little over an hours drive from Hwange Airport through the National Park. This transfer is conducted in a Hide open safari vehicle and offers game viewing opportunities.

Number Rooms: 10 (classic, deluxe, and honeymoon) tented suites

Room Features: Classic tents have en suite indoor and outdoor showers, Deluxe and Honeymoon Tents have en suite showers as well as large indoor or outdoor bathtubs. 2 of the Deluxe Tents can be used by families with children. Each tent has a private veranda with a view of the floodlit waterhole. All tents are mosquito proofed and have fans for your comfort in the warm months. One tent has been designed to be accessible to wheelchair users.

Power Source: Powered by mains electricity (220 volts)

Other Camp Features: Swimming Pool, wifi access, game viewing Hides

Activities: Up to 2 excursions are offered per day: morning and afternoon guided walks, morning and afternoon game drives; night drives with a spotlight, ‘hide sits around the pan. An overnight sleep-out in the “Dove’s Nest” tree house for 2 people can be arranged.

Child Policy: No children under 10 years unless in a group taking over the whole lodge or by prior arrangement.

Season: All year

The Hide has been absolutely wonderful. We are so sad to leave. It’s a beautiful place, very natural and Eco-friendly, knowledgeable guides, excellent staff, great game, tasty food (too much of it actually). We couldn’t have hoped for better. Our trip had been so fab and I can’t thank you enough.
The Amelynck Family, April 2014