Camelthorn Lodge

This flagship lodge is nestled in a patch of pristine woodland just west of Ngamo on the edge of the South Eastern corner of Hwange National Park. The lodge is unique in its style and design and has as its centre piece a huge ancient Camelthorn tree. On the edge of the Ngamo Plain, and strategically placed to explore the remote and unspoilt south eastern portion of the park, Camelthorn will also provide a spectacular wilderness experience. Less than a kilometre away from the lodge we have built an underground blind in front of a beautifully located waterhole in the park. Camouflaged as a termite heap and buried under an ancient Mitswiri tree – the photographic opportunities from it are dramatic. Elephants can be photographed from toe level silhouetted against the sky at a distance of 25 feet – and such close proximity to Hwange’s huge bulls is honestly breath-taking.

Rooms

Forest Villa – Double Room

Large bedroom with overhead fans and fireplace, large glass sliding doors, mini bar and en-suite lounge, with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with bath in front of picture window, shower, double basin and toilet, outdoor maisonette via spiral stairway provides an outdoor deck/roof with hammocks ideal for a siesta, private dining or a night ‘under the stars’

Forest Villa – Twin Room

Large bedroom with overhead fans and fireplace, large glass sliding doors, mini bar and en-suite lounge, 2 double beds, en-suite bathroom with bath in front of picture window, shower, double basin and toilet, outdoor maisonette via spiral stairway provides an outdoor deck/roof with hammocks ideal for a siesta, private dining or a night ‘under the stars’

Facilities

Videos

Camelthorn Lodge overview - our video

A video overview of the property and my forest villa at Camelthorn Lodge just outside the Hwange National Park boundary in Zimbabwe. Set in a protected acacia tree forest, this is not your regular safari accommodation or indeed location, Imvelo Safari Lodges have created something very different here, working with the local community who wanted to make sure their property would be standing for successive generations to benefit from. As with all Imvelo lodges, Camelthorn provides tangible benefits to local people and by visiting you are directly helping them as well as wildlife in the area whose value is now understood

Aerial view of the Ngamo Plains

Camelthorn Lodge and the Elephant Express

Sundowners at Stoffie's Pan