Camelthorn Lodge is Hwange’s latest addition. So if you are considering a Zimbabwe Safari this stay/pay deal may suit you! Get 1 night free… read on
Camelthorn Lodge is Hwange’s latest addition and offering a stay 3 nights and pay just 2 nights deal for travel until 30 April 2014.
Hwange’s newest luxury lodge, Camelthorn Lodge, has opened with four elegant forest villas – a further eight will be built during the course of 2014. Nestled deep in unspoilt woodland on the southern border of Hwange National Park guests at Camelthorn Lodge will experience great game viewing on the Ngamo Plains where a large population and variety of herbivores support abundant predators. Lion, spotted hyena, cheetah and leopard are often seen together with big herds of elephant.
Activities include early morning, afternoon and night drives, walking and an all-day one of a kind ‘pump’ run. Guests with an interest in eco-tourism can visit some of the local villages and schools. During these unchoreographed visits guests are welcomed into the villagers’ homes where they will gain an insight into the daily life of the Ndebele people. They will also see the benefits of tourism on the local community and learn about the many community projects Imvelo Safaris is involved in.
The pump run is a different, fun and rewarding day out in Hwange National Park but has a serious side as it provides a lifeline to the animals. During the dry season, from May to November, Imvelo Safari Lodges operate a string of waterholes along the southern side of the Park. These are usually run by diesel engines, which are operated for months at a time by local pump attendants whose supplies need to be replenished on a regular basis. The purpose of the pump run is to drop off diesel and provisions at any number of pumps. The day is broken by a stop for a picnic lunch and entertainment is provided by the sight of throngs of jostling elephant who are attracted by fresh water.
Keen photographers will relish the opportunity of spending a couple of quiet hours at the underground blind at Stoffie’s Pan watching animals in their natural environment. To experience an up-close-and-personal view of the antics of herds of elephant as they drink, play and communicate with each other is a precious and memorable experience.