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Verneys Camp, Hwange National Park, ZImbabwe

Best Safari Lodges & Camps In Zimbabwe

Best Safari Lodges & Camps In Zimbabwe

Verneys Camp, Hwange National Park, ZImbabwe ,

A gem among Africa’s safari destinations, Zimbabwe boasts some of the most spectacular untamed wilderness, wildlife encounters and experiences that are hard to match anywhere else on the continent. Start your trip with some classic game viewing in Hwange, stopping off at Mana Pools, Lake Kariba and Malilangwe along the way, before ending off with a bang in Africa’s Adventure Capital, Victoria Falls..

With each region offering its own unique wonders, exploring the country’s top spots is highly recommended.

1.The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The Elephant Camp, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

With its 12 luxury suites under canvas, The Elephant Camp Main really puts you at one with nature.
Situated approximately 10km from Victoria Falls, this all-inclusive camp perched on a hill offers panoramic views that are spectacular. Rooms boast a private plunge pool and decking area and the gorge is the place to spend the evening watching the sunset whilst sipping a cocktail.

2. Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls

Overlooking the Zambezi National Park, the opulent Old Drift Lodge is only 7 kilometers from the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, making it the closest lodge within the National Park to Victoria Falls. Found between Zimbabwe and Zambia on the Zambezi River, this family-friendly lodge is situated North facing onto the Zambezi & South facing onto a water hole. With its 360 degree views, the views and sights will not disappoint.

3. Goliath Safari Camp, Mana Pool, Zimbabwe

Goliath Safari Camp, Mana Pool, Zimbabwe

More than anything, staying at Goliath Safari Camp involves enjoying the adrenaline-inducing safari experience that only Goliath Safari Camp can provide. From coming up close and personal with elephants he has known for years (he has guided and tracked in Mana Pools for the past three-and-a-half decades), avidly tracking a pride of lions, sitting with inquisitive wild dog pups, or even just trying to find an elusive Pel’s fishing owl that can often be heard hooting in the early evening… quite simply, that is exactly what Goliath Safari Camp is all about.”


4. Deteema Springs Camp, Hwange National Park

Deteema Springs Camp, Hwange National Park

Deteema Springs is a small concession area in a well-known northern region of the Hwange National Park. Close to the Deteema dam, the camp is perched on a slight rocky rise above permanent water springs, offering magnificent views of large concentrations of animals, including elephants. While night safaris are not allowed due to park regulations, Deteema offers amazing opportunities for walking safaris and viewing wildlife from the comfort of the camp.


5. Verney’s Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Verneys Camp, Hwange National Park, ZImbabwe

Verney’s Camp is situated in a remote southeastern part of the Hwange National Park, the camp is on a private concession that is not open to regular Park visitors. Verney’s Camp is on a large open floodplain surrounded by mopane and teak forests in which Machaba Safaris’ tents are tucked.

6. Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Ilala Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Situated within walking distance of the spectacular Victoria Falls, Ilala Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the world’s largest sheet of falling water. The lodge is situated on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls and is perfect for those who want to experience all that this Natural Wonder has to offer.

Enjoy white-water rafting on the Zambezi River, tranquil boat cruises downstream, or thrilling microlight flights to see the top of the Falls. Stand on the renowned Victoria Falls Bridge and admire the view or take the plunge with a thrilling bungee jump. The national park borders the front of the lodge’s property, and small animals – like dik-dik and warthogs – are frequently seen grazing on the lawns.

7. MV Matusadona Houseboat, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

MV Matusadona

Enjoy the ultimate in barefoot luxury on a family holiday aboard your private safari cruiser on Zimbabwe’s iconic Lake Kariba. Cruising the shores of one of Africa’s last remaining true wilderness areas, MV Matusadona is perfectly combined with a visit to the Victoria Falls and offers the ideal extension to a land based African safari.

Famous for its overwhelming sunsets, wildlife viewing and tiger fishing, Lake Kariba is surrounded by the Matusadona National Park and a number of wildlife areas on the Zimbabwean side of the lake.

MV Matusadona is the only motor cruiser of its kind on the Lake and is easily accessed from Kariba International Airport, the Bumi domestic airfield and from the safari lodges situated within the Matusadona National Park and surrounding safari areas.

8. MV Catalina Houseboat, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe

MV Catalina Houseboat

The beautiful Catalina Houseboat has 5 cabins to offer  4 staterooms with 2 double beds in each as well as 1 cabin on the cruise boat with a double bed. All cabins are fully air-conditioned with sweeping views of the Lake Kariba.

The Catalina riverboat has a large lounge and dining area, offering panoramic views of the landscape beyond. A staircase leads to the top deck, from where our captain sails the vessel – from here, you have a bird’s eye view as well as a great place to relax on a day bed in the open air.

You may prefer to escape the heat of the midday sun with a dip in the pool that or to kick back and relax on the sun loungers, all the while surrounded by endless views of stunning African scenes.

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