Deep inside a private concession along the northern part of Hwange National Park lies the comfortable Nehimba Lodge. Drive 3-4 hours from Victoria Falls to arrive at the remote lodge and its comfotable accommodations. Seven thatched roof tents on wooden platforms offer a great mix of upscale living and adventure for those guests looking to receive a comfortable yet in-depth Zimbabwe safari experience. The main lodge and accomodations look out over a pan which attracts a variety of wildlife including large numbers of elephants, particularly in the dry season when they seek water from nearby the lodge. Game drives, walking safaris, and night game drives on the private concession are all possible activities during your stay here, and no two days end up being the same!
All accommodations are thatched roof tents built on teak wooden platforms. The main lodge offers guest WiFi and a swimming pool located near the waterhole allows for maximum wildlife viewing. Complimentary laundry service is included.
Game Drives - Set out on open safari vehicles to view game in Hwange National Park with an experienced guide. Explore the Mopane Woodlands and Kalahari Sandveld, which are both nearby and offer two different game-viewing experiences. This area of the park is well-watered and home to a host of wildlife, particularly the elephant-hunting lions.
Game Walks - For those looking for a different perspective, set out on foot with an armed guide and experience the thrill of approaching wildlife on foot. Your guide can teach the basics of how to track the wildlife from the ground.
Night Drives - Experience game-viewing in a different light! Set out in the concession spotting wildlife by spotlight. Try to spot nocturnal wildlife in the region such as hyena, porcupine, civet, genet cats, and possibly even a leopard!
The Nehimba Hide - Situated on a hill, this platform offers a great vantage point from which you can enjoy a sundowner and a breathtaking view of the waterhole at sunset.
The Nehimba Seap - This designated conservation area is one of the only permanently occurring waterholes in the whole of Hwange National Park. This ancient source of water was once used by the San Bushmen, and now is used by elephants.
Visit Mandavu Dam - Situated close-by, the Mandavu Dam is a great location for both game-viewing and birding. Take a leisurely morning drive to the dam and enjoy a picnic brunch at the water's edge.
Visit Mtoa Ruins - Approximately a 2 hour drive from camp, these ruins are located on top of a low granite kopje and offer excellent views of the park. Enjoy a packed lunch at the site, explore the ancient ruins, and set out on a meandering game drive back to the lodge in the afternoon.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!