Your Zimbabwean safari experience begins at Victoria Falls Airport. Embark on your 1 hour air charter to Camelthorn Lodge situated in the southeastern corner of Hwange National Park. Hwange lies on ancient animal migration routes connecting to Chobe and the Linyanti of northern Botswana. This year-round wildlife destination is at its most alluring between April and October, the dry season, when there are large concentrations of game, especially massive herds of elephant. Hwange's arid semi-desert in the west and lush teak forests in the east, ensures a diversity of habitats and an abundance of wildlife. This extensive wilderness area offers exceptional elephant sightings and supports significant numbers of buffalo, lion, wild dog, cheetah, and plains game. Sable and roan antelope are common and leopards occur in good numbers. Hwange is noted for the exceptional quality of its Zimbabwean professional guides - some of the best on the African continent.
After welcome drinks and a short orientation settle in to your forest villa and freshen up. Your afternoon game drive ends up at a unique Look Up blind at Stoffie’s Pan. This blind was created by sinking a shipping container below ground level and then camouflaging it. This unique vantage comfortably affords you a knee-level view of wildlife visiting the waterhole. Because of its low level, you can get extremely close-up views of elephants and other game while enjoying sundowners and canapés, and the benefit of a flush toilet. Night drive back to the lodge and enjoy dinner beneath a blanket of stars under the Camelthorn tree.