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Sikumi Tree Lodge

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If you have never had the opportunity of sleeping in a tree house, a visit to Sikumi Tree Lodge, near the Hwange National Park, will put this right. The Sikumi Tree Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe, offers luxurious, affordable accommodation in Mangwe trees overlooking a waterhole that is very popular among the wildlife in the area.

Guests at Sikumi Tree Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe are housed in thatched wooden tree houses, all en-suite, with comfortable beds, glass-free windows and electric blankets in winter. Definitely not your average “Swiss Family Robinson” type of accommodation! Sikumi Tree Lodge offers the choice of bed and breakfast or full board options.

The Sikumi Tree Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe, offer delicious meals in the thatch and stone central barlounge, or you can enjoy your meal beneath the shady trees. Mealtimes at Sikumi Tree Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe, are usually at set times, but if your way back to camp is blocked by an elephant, don’t worry too much. Meal times can be arranged according to season or game drives.

The outdoor restaurant and bar overlook the waterhole, where you are bound to see animals sauntering closer for a drink. The perimeter of the Sikumi Tree Lodge is discreetly fenced, so the black-manned Kalahari lion visiting the waterhole will not be surprising you on your way to the swimming pool!

Room Types

Tree Lodges, Interior  

Guests at Sikumi Tree Lodge are housed in 9 comfortable thatched wooden tree-houses up amongst the branches of Mangwe trees, all have en-suite bathrooms with tranquil views across the pool toward the open grassland.

Welcomed with a friendship that really makes you feel one of the family, Sikumi is that rare example of a safari lodge where the managers, Marleen and Brian, really do make you feel at home.


Tree Lodge, Exterior  

Guests at Sikumi Tree Lodge in Hwange, Zimbabwe are housed in thatched wooden tree houses, all en-suite, with comfortable beds, glass-free windows and electric blankets in winter.

All rooms have:

• En suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water

• Electric blankets in winter

• Mosquito nets

Things to do at Sikumi Tree Lodge

The Sikumi Tree Lodge in Hwange is located in a private game reserve bordering the Hwange National Park with no fence in between. You therefore have the opportunity of viewing game in two reserves, both famous for the huge numbers of elephant, leopard, wild dog, lion, giraffe, to name but a few species. 

Game Drives 

Guests can self-drive or take part in a guided drive in an open four-wheel drive safari vehicle from Sikumi Tree Lodge. Early morning, late afternoon and night game drives are offered at Sikumi Tree Lodge. Early morning, afternoon and nocturnal game drives in  open four-wheel drive vehicles. These drives take place both within the private wildlife reserve and into the adjacent Hwange  National park offering guests an unrivalled opportunity to experience Africa’s spectacular wildlife. 

Morning Walking Safaris


Hwange was proclaimed some 80 years ago and has served as a haven for one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. There is no better way to experience this park than on foot with an experienced safari guide.

Walking safaris are available on request


Sikumi Tree Lodge's Wildlife 

It should really have be included in the area under the protection of the National Park! However its exclusion is to the advantage of the safari tourist, with lower reserve fees and the opportunity to undertake night drives on the estate. There is no boundary fence between this private estate and the National park and game wanders freely between the two.

The area has been well watched over the years and returned regular sightings of lion, cheetah, buffalo, black-backed jackal and wild dog amongst more common sightings of Sable, Elephant, Zebra, Giraffe and various other antelope species.

Hwange is also known for its birds, with over 400 species being recorded within the area. The Dete Vlei is again no exception, and is not only a good place to find outstanding resident species such as the various species of Ground Hornbill and Secretary bird, but also offers the chance to find passing migrants at the right time of year.

Sikumi Tree 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.

Sikumi Tree Lodge 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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