price avg $295,00/night

Ivory Lodge is set on its own 6 000 acre conservancy bordering Hwange National Park. This unobtrusive camp, nestled deep in the mystical teak forests is steeped in the tales of pioneering hunters and explorers such as Fredrick Courtney Selous. Lumbering giants drift around your stilted platforms, this is Ivory Lodge – place of elephants. Great herds of elephants visit the water hole, sometimes over 200 strong and it is here that the famous President’s Herd drinks.

Ivory Lodge is in “big game” country – lion, elephant leopard and buffalo are seen regularly from camp as well as in the park. Ivory is built in the tree tops of giant teak forests and offers personal attention to a maximum of 18 guests only.

Accommodation 

The 9 elevated en suite rooms are positioned with sweeping views of the waterhole that is floodlit by night. 3 are double rooms which have queen size beds, 3 are twins with two single beds, 1 family oriented room with two double beds.  Our electric blankets will keep you warm and snug during the cooler winter nights and in summer keep cool under the ceiling fans. All our tree-houses have mosquito nets, 24 hour electricity and hot water. Our 2 brand new Presidential Elephant Suites set on the left of the camp have excellent views of the pan as well.

The Lodge
The newly thatched central dining area, bar and library are set around the deep blue pool – a welcome haven from the scorching mid-day heat. Our safari chefs are experienced in bush cuisine and we also cater for a variety of dietary requirements. The best is having a fireside dinner under a massive blanket of stars or a private candle lit dinner within the hide itself.

The hide out next to the waterhole is a refuge where a heightened wildlife experience is within a stones throw away. You don’t require a large tele-photo lens to get some incredible close-ups of the big 5 that frequent the pan.

Children
Children are welcome – although children under 5 need to accompany their parents on a vehicle which cannot be utilised by any other guests. This would be according to availability and as per management discretion. We do not take children under 2 years on our game-drive vehicles. We have baby-sitters available in camp that are hired on an hourly basis for your requirements. Private Vehicle Hire for these occasions is possible.

Useful information:
Desert conditions are found in Hwange. Therefore in summer, which is our rainy season, temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius and more. Temperatures then drop overnight making the evenings very comfortable. The rains come during the months of November through March. The bush is much thicker and water is scattered around various watering points so game viewing is not at its best.

Winter – our drier months, temperatures can go below freezing over night but days are sunny and warm approx 20 – 26 degrees C. This is considered our peak game viewing months as animals are concentrated around water holes and the bush is less thick. Vegetation is brown and dry but it’s now that you will see amazing sunsets as the dust in the atmosphere creates a reddish glow by night fall. We recommend heavier jackets and long trousers for winter morning and evening drives.

Malaria prophylaxis should be taken before arrival in Hwange.

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Hotel Facilities

  • 4x4 vehicles
  • Airport Transport
  • Big 5 Game viewing
  • Camp Fire
  • Child Friendly
  • Drinks (Selected) Included
  • En-Suite
  • Family Room
  • Fan
  • Game Drives
  • Game walks
  • Laundry Service
  • Mosquito Net
  • Pool
  • Professional Safari Guide
  • Sundowners
  • Tented Camp
An intimate lodge featuring 7 luxurious tree houses and 2 Presidential Elephant Suites set on elevated platforms amongst the indigenous flora of Hwange Game Park.

Available Rooms



  • Tree House Family Room

    Our electric blankets will keep you warm and snug during the cooler winter nights and in summer keep cool under the...

    • x 2
    • x 2
    • x 2
    • 70
  • Double Room Tree house

    The 9 elevated en suite rooms are positioned with sweeping views of the waterhole that is floodlit by night. 3 are...

    • x 2
    • x 1
    • 70