Camelthorn is nestled in the cool woodlands on the southern edge of Ngamo’s famous Plains. Here, you will be treated to a truly memorable safari experience, in pure comfort and style. Enjoy al fresco dining under their ancient camelthorn tree, savour your morning coffee in front of a roaring fire, track herds of elephant by foot, and enjoy close up photography from inside their look-up blind. Deep in amongst the Camelthorn and ebony trees, the lodge offers villas with huge glass fronts, overlooking small watering holes and birdfeeders that will attract some of the smaller and less destructive woodland creatures. The main lodge is unique in its style and design and has as its centre piece a huge ancient Camelthorn tree.

Our Rating:  4 Hand Rating

Location: Camelthorn 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. 1-hour small plane charter from Victoria Falls or Bulawayo, 4-hour road transfer from Victoria Falls or Bulawayo

Number of Rooms: 8 furnished forest villas that are perfect for all weathers.

Room Features: Each villa has a private en-suite bathroom with a bath and feature window overlooking the woodland, large shower, closed off toilet, fireplace, a ground level deck and upstairs maisonette with hammock and day bed. Daily laundry, hair dryer, and stocked minibar facility are all provided.

Power Source: diesel/solar generator 

Other Camp Features: Less than a kilometre away from the lodge and inside Hwange National Park, they have built an underground blind in front of a beautifully located waterhole – elephants can be photographed from a distance of 25 feet.

Activities: The guides will take you on walks or drives inside the remote region of Hwange National Park, famous for its giants, the elephants, as well as a plethora of different wildlife. Other activities include all day ‘pump runs’, night drives and school and village visits. 

Child Policy: Generally no children under 7, exceptions are sometimes made.

Season: All year.