Our Delightful Accommodations

Four-poster bed in villa of safari lodge in Zimbabwe

We have carefully selected our accommodations for their exclusive locations—away from the crowds and in the heart of the wilderness, their high level of comfort and service, and their commitment to community and conservation.

Luxury in the Bush

All of our safari accommodations are situated far from the bustle of other lodges—away from the crowds and in the heart of the wilderness. You will find our intimate lodges to be relaxing oases after the thrill of a day on safari. Enjoy multi-course, gourmet meals under the stars, spacious and secluded tents and chalets, with en suite indoor and outdoor bathrooms and hot showers.

Camelthorn Lodge is nestled into a pristine woodland on the edge of Hwange’s most productive game viewing area—the famed Ngamo plains. Camelthorn features private villas, each with their own indoor fireplace—perfect for chilly nights.

Nehimba Lodge is located in a private concession in Northern Hwange, with 100 square miles of exclusive wilderness to explore! Victoria Falls River Lodge, located directly on the banks of the Zambezi River, has to be one of the most romantic ways to end a safari. Each luxury tent has its own private deck and plunge pool overlooking the Zambezi River.

View of private deck and plunge pool of tented chalet at Zambezi Sands on river bank
The accomodations were all spectacular. The staff at each of the lodges was incredibly helpful and friendly. We felt extremely welcome at each location.This was our fourth Wilderness Trip and it stood out as definitely one of the best. We were very impressed with the local outfitter is supporting the local communities near their lodges.
Patricia E., Pasadena, CA

Partnership with Local Communities

We believe in the power of tourism to empower the local communities and have selected lodges that employ a similar philosophy. Both Camelthorn Lodge and Gorges Lodge were built on communal land bordering national parks, providing employment and putting tourism dollars directly in the hands of the local people.

Traveler with two children in village near Camelthorn Lodge in Zimbabwe


Listed below are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

Ilala Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Day 1 (1 night)

The family-operated Ilala Lodge is a relaxing hotel with an ideal location just minutes from spectacular Victoria Falls. Perfectly manicured gardens ...

Camelthorn Lodge

Hwange, Zimbabwe
Days 2 to 5 (4 nights)

Tucked in the forested fringes of southern Hwange National Park, Camelthorn Lodge is the perfect place to experience life in the bush without ...

Nehimba Lodge

Hwange, Zimbabwe
Days 6 to 7 (2 nights)

Raised thatched tent chalets arcing around a watering hole make Nehimba Lodge a spectacular place to witness elephants and other animals drink and ...

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)

Set on the banks of the Zambezi River near magnificent Victoria Falls is the elegant Victoria Falls River Lodge. This property is actually the first ...

Contact our Africa Specialists

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Our Africa Specialists know every detail about our African safaris, and will be happy to answer any questions about our trips and help you choose the journey that’s right for you!

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