Open-air veranda at Gorges Lodge overlooking sunset above Batoka Gorge in Zimbabwe

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 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.

Gorges Lodge, thirty minutes north of Victoria Falls and perched overlooking dramatic Batoka Gorge, enjoys one of the best views in all of Africa. Each chalet has its own private viewing deck, perfect for birdwatching. 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! Zambezi Sands River Camp, 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. Zambezi Sands River Camp was designated the Best New Safari Property at the 2016 Safari Awards.

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

Lodging

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

Gorges Lodge

Gorges Lodge

Day 1 (1 night), Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Straddling the cliff face 650 feet above the roaring Zambezi River, Gorges Lodge lives life on the edge with a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of ...

Stimela Star

Stimela Star

Day 2 (1 night), Zimbabwe

Our entry into Hwange National Park is aboard a vintage train. The Stimela Star is a private overnight sleeper train that has recently been ...

Camelthorn Lodge

Camelthorn Lodge

Days 3 to 5 (3 nights), Hwange, Zimbabwe

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

Nehimba Lodge

Days 6 to 7 (2 nights), Hwange, Zimbabwe

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

Zambezi Sands

Zambezi Sands

Days 8 to 9 (2 nights), Zambezi National Park, Zimbabwe

Scattered along the water’s edge like a strand of pearls, the wonderful tented chalets of Zambezi Sands have unparalleled views of the great ...

Contact our Africa Specialists

Five Wilderness Travel Africa Specialists sitting together on bench

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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