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Set in its own private concession, filled with an abundance of wildlife attracted by the permanent waterhole out front.

Cost Per Night
Perfect For

Honeymooners, Couples, Families, Groups, Photographers

Built under the shade of the Acacia trees, in a prime position at the eastern edge of Hwange National Park, this lovely lodge is situated on its own private concession offering brilliant wildlife viewing. The Hide is an authentic safari camp, which oozes charm of the old safari’s yet with the upgrades of a brand-new lodge it’s the ideal location for any safari goer.

This lovely mid-size camp offers 10 Deluxe rooms, 2 of which are family tents and 2 are honeymoon tents. The Family tents can be incorporated into The Private Hide for exclusive use and more privacy for larger groups. Then there the old managers house set up as Tom’s Little Hide for those families or groups looking for a beautiful private retreat. Being set against an old permanent waterhole certainly works in the camps favour, it is a pumped hole and the animals have all come to know and rely on this water source. Making for fantastic game viewing year-round! Unique to this area, the sandy soil is too soft for Hyena’s to den meaning the lions are prolific!

Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest National Park, accounting for an area of 14,651km² being approximately half the size of Belgium. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about two hours south of the mighty Victoria Falls.

Formerly occupied by the San bushmen, the Nhanzwa, and latterly the royal hunting ground for Matabele king, Mzilikazi. The area was finally gazetted for wildlife conservation in 1928 and then called Wankie Game Reserve with the first warden being 22-year-old Ted Davidson. The reserve was created simply because the land was deemed to be unsuitable for agriculture with its poor soils and scarce water supplies.

Hwange National Park is a haven for over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, the park protects populations of all of Zimbabwe’s endangered species, elephants numbering in excess of 20,000 (up from around 4,000 when the park was proclaimed), and what is thought to be one of the largest populations of African wild dog left in the world. Large prides of lion and buffalo are frequently seen here and you have a good chance of spotting leopard in addition to cheetah and spotted hyena. The wild and woolly brown hyena also occurs here and is something of a rarity.

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The Camp

This is a great property still heavily influenced by the family who founded it back in 1992! Having undergone some fantastic upgrades, yet still in keeping with that authentic safari camp style The Hide is a great option for your Hwange safari. Offering 10 Deluxe Tents spaced out in an arc with the main lodge area in the centre. Each tent offers large spacious interiors with views across the waterhole to enjoy the wildlife wondering through. Out of these two are family tents and two honeymoon tents.

These family tents and one of the honeymoon tents can be incorporated into The Private Hide, offering excusive vehicles, guides and main area with pool and dining. A great option for larger groups, families or those looking for privacy. To the other end of the site there is Tom’s Little Hide, ideal for large families with up to 6 adults and 4 children comfortably. The former managers residence, this offers a private plunge pool, dining area and exclusive vehicle use for your party. Room’s 1 & 2 are both double en-suite, whilst room’s 3 & 4 are family style tent.

The main area offers great views across the vlei as well as a lovely plunge pool and welcoming bar area. The underground hide itself is located across the plain by the water hole offering fantastic, up close views of wildlife as they drink. Finally the Dove’s Nest is a brilliant treehouse addition that should not be passed up, spend a night tucked away in the trees really disconnecting and enjoying nature.

Facilities

All traditional safari activities can be enjoyed from The Hide, including game drives and night drives. The main areas offer an infinity pool, comfortable lounge, and bar area. The brilliant Hide located by the watering hole and the Dove’s nest are highlights for this lodge.

Dining

Typically all your meals are included, with lovely local ingredients used to create delicious dishes. The food here is very good, with light buffest style lunches and more lavish 3 course dinners, either enjoyed inside the dining area or out on the deck.   

Why Wayfairer

The Hide is dedicated to sustainability and ‘Going Green’, with some fantastic policies in place to ensure a low impact safari destination for all guests. There are numerous ways the lodge is implementing this, such as the No plastic policy, Organic vegetable gardens, Solar electricity, Organic cleaning products & a great recycling and waste management plan.

They also understand the importance of community and conservation within the local area, The Hide Community Trust is specifically designed to help build relationships with the people living on the borders of the park and ensure minimal conflict with the wildlife. There are some great schemes in place, such as Pack for a Purpose.

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