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Spotting Elephants on safari

Remote Hwange

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Not for the faint of heart, stay at this rustic safari lodge in the remote and wild section of western Hwange National Park. Experience unique safari activities here, such as a mountain biking safari or an underground look-up blind designed to allow up-close elephant encounters. Participate in the important pump runs which maintain watering holes during dry season and attract a lot of wildlife in the region. This traditional-style Zimbabwe safari lodge offers game drives, walking safaris, and incredible encounters with giant elephant herds of Hwange National Park.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Pump Run to Jozibanini
Day 2 : Hwange National Park
Day 3 : Hwange Park | Continue on


  • Spot the giant elephants of Hwange National Park in an underground blind
  • Help re-supply waterhole pumps during dry season with a professional guide
  • Experience a rustic yet traditional tented safari-style camp in Hwange Park
  • Go on a mountain biking safari in a unique section of the park with trails

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Camelthorn Lodge
  • Hwange National Park
  • Jozibanini Camp
  • Nehimba Lodge


Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Spotting Elephants on safari Mountain Biking safari Moonlight over the guest tents at Jozibanini Pump Run activity on safari A curious baby elephant eyes the Look Up Mountain biking near the pans Mountain Biking at Jozibanini

Day 1 Pump Run to Jozibanini

Arrive today to Jozibanini Camp. Your arrival method depends on your origination point. If arriving from Victoria Falls, fly to Manga Airstrip and enjoy a three-hour game drive to the camp. If arriving from Camelthorn or Bomani Lodges, go on a unique six-hour-long pump run en route to Jozibanini. The camp staff have taken responsibility for maintaining not only the fuel and maintenance of these important pumps, but also providing rations and sustenance for the local workers who maintain them on a daily basis. Help the lodge staff today with these critical pump runs as you make your way towards the remote location of Jozibanini. If arriving from Nehimba Lodge, guests experience a seven-hour game drive to arrive to Jozibanini. On the way, spot game with your professional guide. As you go, stop to re-supply water pumps along the way. Settle in to your new lodge. 

Day 2 Hwange National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a full day exploring this remote portion of Hwange National Park. Jozibanini offers guests a few unique features that are rarely found elsewhere. A unique underground blind allows guests to view the giant herds of elephants in front of a waterhole up close and personal! Spot them even by moonlight from this safe shelter. Another unique feature of this region is the possibility to go on a mountain bike safari. The geography of this particular part of the park and the elephants have worked together to make mountain biking a possibility here. Other activities for the day include game drives, walking safaris, and pump runs.

Day 3 Hwange Park | Continue on

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast here before you continue on to your next destination. The transfer options for this day and your departure are similar to those on your arrival day. String this lodge in-between varying destinations to maximize your safari experience.

Jozibanini Camp

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Rates based on group of 2 in double occupancy.


  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 3 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Meals not Included
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Optional Excursions


  • International Flights

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  • $50 Airport Departure Tax
    • Some international fares may include a portion of this.
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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