Hwange National Park
Camelthorn Lodge is tucked away in a grove of mature trees’ surrounded by open plains and numerous waterholes in the South Eastern corner of Hwange National Park. The private concession makes this a prime wildlife viewing area as well as having it’s own private gate for entry into the National Park.
The lodge shares the concession with her sister lodges however Camelthorn is slightly more upmarket with brick villas making up the accommodation. The main guest area is connected to the villas via sand pathways and the bush is surprisingly thick ensuring great privacy for guests. The main area is home to an ancient Camelthorn tree that is encircled by a wooden deck where dinners under the stars are a nightly occurrence. This area also has a comfortable lounge and very sociable bar area for pre-dinner drinks.
Each of the eight villas at the lodge are tucked away into their own unique setting amongst the forest of trees’ providing privacy and a fantastic sensation of mystery and ambiance. The villas are built of concrete with luxury conveniences such as air conditioning and other refined finishes. The small patio at the front of each villa is replete with chairs and there is a staircase that leads up to a shaded balcony and day bed for relaxing.
Entry doors are sliding glass or mesh revealing spacious and comfortable areas with high ceilings and lots of windows letting in light and cool breezes. There is a big fireplace for the colder evenings that Hwange is well known for and when the daytime temperatures soar, the air con is very welcome.
The en-suite bathrooms are modern and stylish with dual vanity basins, large shower and bath.
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Consider combining this with The Hide Safari Camp or her sister lodge, Bomani. Looking for remote Hwange? Explore Jozibanini Camp.
For further information on Hwange and its conservation read about the excellent work the Conservation Action Trust is doing in the park.