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 a true partnership with the surrounding community and was built on their land and almost everyone that works for us there comes from the local community nearby.
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 unspoiled south eastern portion of the park, Camelthorn Lodge 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.
Camelthorn Lodge is nestled in the cool woodlands on the southern edge of Ngamo’s famous Plains. Here, you will be treated to a truly memorable safari experience, in pure comfort and style. Enjoy al fresco dining under our ancient camelthorn tree, savour your morning coffee in front of a roaring fire, track herds of elephant by foot, and enjoy close up photography from inside our look-up blind. This flagship lodge ticks all the boxes for your authentic African safari experience.
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’. Experience luxury at Camelthorn Lodge in Hwange.
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’. Indulge in luxury at Camelthorn Lodge in Hwange.
Imvelo Safari Lodges operates 18 pumping stations for the wildlife within this area of the park, the furthest of which is 55 km into the Park. At Camelthorn Lodge, you can experience this conservation effort firsthand.
A popular activity is to take an all-day trip into the park from Camelthorn Lodge to visit the waterholes and drop fuel and oil for the motors, and rations and supplies for the pump attendants. Immerse yourself in the conservation efforts of Hwange National Park.
A picnic lunch is then enjoyed near one of the waterholes before taking an afternoon game drive back to the lodge. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters on this unforgettable journey with Camelthorn Lodge.
Night drives within the lodge estate to view the array of wildlife, particularly nocturnal creatures, is very popular at Camelthorn Lodge. Experience the thrill of encountering wildlife after dark in the comfort of our safari vehicles.
Usually undertaken upon return from the afternoon activity or alternatively after supper, particularly when lions are heard calling nearby, Camelthorn Lodge offers captivating night drives that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Hwange’s wildlife under the stars.
At Camelthorn Lodge, guided walking safaris are conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide. Explore the African bush on foot and get closer to nature.
Usually undertaken in the mornings, our guided walking safaris at Camelthorn Lodge provide an ideal opportunity for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning images of big game up close and personal. Embark on an unforgettable adventure and create lasting memories of Hwange’s magnificent wildlife.
At Camelthorn Lodge, our guests can enjoy traditional open safari vehicles driven by licensed experienced guides. Embark on thrilling game drives and discover the incredible wildlife of Hwange National Park.
Start your day with morning game drives at Camelthorn Lodge, accompanied by tea, coffee, and biscuits. In the afternoons, enjoy refreshing drinks and cooked snacks while exploring the park on exciting afternoon drives.
Our spacious Land Cruisers can accommodate up to 9 guests, while Land Rovers seat up to 7 guests, ensuring comfortable and enjoyable game drives during your stay at Camelthorn Lodge. Get ready for an unforgettable safari adventure in Hwange National Park.