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Ivory Lodge

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Ivory Lodge Ivory Lodge is located outside the Hwange National Park on a private concession of 6,000 squared acres. This . .
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Ivory Lodge



Ivory Lodge is located outside the Hwange National Park on a private concession of 6,000 squared acres.  This well appointed lodge is situated in the key home range of the Presidential Elephant herd, made famous by Alan Elliot in the 1980s.

This safari lodge comprises of seven elevated thatched tree house style rooms, as well as two grand tented presidential suites, all commanding great views of a private and extremely active waterhole.  Guests have the opportunity to view some of Hwange’s most prolific wildlife species from the comfort of their room or the main dining area. The most commonly viewed species from camp range from big cat carnivores to plains game to herds of buffalo and elephant, sometimes up to 500 strong.

At Ivory Lodge, the rooms are fitted with mosquito nets and each unit is fairly open, offering an intimate bush experience.  Ivory Lodge takes children of all ages.

Rooms Types

The elevated en suite rooms are positioned with sweeping views of the waterhole that is floodlit by night. Let the night sounds of the wild lull you to sleep in our comfortable beds.  Our electric blankets will keep you warm and snug during the cooler winter nights and in summer keep cool under the ceiling fans. All our tree-houses have mosquito nets, 24 hour electricity and hot water. Our two brand new Presidential Elephant Suites set on the left of the camp have excellent views of the pan as well.

The Tree Lodge 

There are 7 thatched tree-house style rooms with a total capacity of 20 people.In total there are 9 rooms, 3 are double rooms which have queen size beds, 3 are twins with two single beds, 1 family oriented room with two double beds and lastly, we have two newly developed tented suites, both having queen size beds.

All rooms are fitted with:

  • mosquito nets
  • and all rooms are fairly open, therefore we provide electric blankets during our winter months.
  • All the lodges have a scenic view of the water hole, offering our guests a more intimate safari experience.

The main area  

The main area of the Lodge has a cool and comfortable seating area with tea and coffee served all day.  Ivory’s bar has a wide selection of beverages, alcoholic and non alcoholic. The newly thatched central dining area, bar and library command great views of the waterhole and overlook the swimming pool which is a welcome haven from the mid-day heat.  Wireless is available at the library for all of our Lodge guests.



  Things to do at Ivory Lodge  

We offer a variety of activities in camp and Zimbabwean guides are amongst the most highly trained and revered in Africa.  Walking safaris were perfected in Hwange and our guides offer guests the opportunity to view creatures great and small whilst on foot.  From big game approaches to examining the lowly dung beetle, this is a unique and fascinating way to see Hwange.  Game drives allow guests to cover vast distances and see the diversity of the park as well as come across a plethora of wildlife

Game drive 

Hwange National Park is famous for its “giant tuskers” – huge old elephant bulls with massive tusks. Herds of over 200 feed and water at one time around Ivory’s Concession and although we offer a variety of drives, sometimes it’s when you are just chilling in camp that you see more.



The Ivory Lodge hide out 

In addition to getting out of camp, we also encourage our guests to sit and enjoy the game that moves through the lodge and communes at the waterhole. The hide out next to the waterhole is a refuge where a heightened wildlife experience is within a stone’s throw away. You don’t require a large tele-photo lens to get some incredible close-ups of the big 5 that frequent the pan..



Walking Safaris

Foot safaris were perfected in Hwange – our professional guides are amongst the highest trained and qualified in Africa. They become your personal safari companion and one which great experiences are shared.

Activities last between 2 to 5 hours. Our experienced safari guides advise guests the best times to be in the bush, depending on the time of year.


Wildlife in Hwange

Hwange has always been one of the best places to visit for a broad range of safari experiences and Ivory Lodge is “big game” country – lion, elephant leopard and buffalo are seen regularly from camp as well as in the park.  There are over a 100 types of mammal and more than 300 species of birds in Hwange with a supporting cast of innumerable insects, spiders, amphibians and reptiles.  The park also boasts the world famous Presidential elephants which often drink at Ivory Lodge’s exclusive watering hole.  These include ‘giant tuskers’, huge, old elephant bulls with enormous tusks.  The game viewing in general is superb and the park is teeming with herds of sable, giraffe, impala, zebra and wildebeest.

Ivory Lodge rates

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to more than 3 million hectares (8 million acres) of Africa’s best wildlife areas. This equates to 3 000 hectares (8 000 acres) of private land per guest, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Makalolo Plain’s  Camp can be booked on a fully-inclusive basis.

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation,
  • All meals,
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities,
  • Park fees,
  • All local drinks
  • Laundry
  • All rates below are quoted per person per night sharing

Our rates exclude:

  • Premium imported drinks
  • Champagne
  • Transfers to camp




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