Elephant's Eye Camp (Hwange National Park) Zimbabwe
For years the land surrounding our Hideaway’s eco lodge
Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, was used for illegal poaching. It is
hard to believe that just a few years ago it was not the
unspoilt sanctuary it is today.
The concession covers 6000 acres, bordering the internationally renowned Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe that is famous for its large elephant population and lion numbers.
Since 2012, slowly the animals changed their behaviours and how they reacted to both the lodge and game vehicles. They used to act with fear due to poachers, and would run away and hide at the sight of any vehicle, but now the animals seem much more at ease and their numbers are increasing steadily. Every month, there is a healthy number of lion, buffalo, and leopard sightings.
In the hottest months, elephant herds visit the lodge’s
pool and waterhole daily.
Elephant’s Eye, Hwange supports the conservation efforts of the CWF who have built a lot of boreholes for the animals in the area. This increase in the number of animals can be attributed to the fact that we have established several boreholes, so there’s plenty of water throughout the year and, in part, because the animals feel safe while on the concession.
The best Zimbabwe has to offer, Elephant’s Eye, Hwange lodge presents an unforgettable experience with African wildlife in an intimate and welcoming setting. Attention to detail and friendly service in the heart of the African bush will ease you into a peaceful, serene escape. You will enjoy the quiet, beautiful views overlooking the waterhole, which is frequented by elephants and other game, allowing you to feel at one with nature.
The camp comprised eight luxury tented chalets that over look the waterhole. Each chalet has a double or twin bed, is surrounded by mosquito netting, with an en-suite bathroom with a bath and an outside shower. Other room amenities include fireplace, tea and coffee facilities, safe and fan. The Elephants Eye, Hwange can host a maximum of 16 people at any given time and all meals and most drinks are included.
The main area at Elephant’s Eye incorporates three
separate structures, each facing onto a well-maintained
lawn, a floodlit waterhole just beyond. At its hearts is a
double-storey building, with a bar at the lower level, and a
viewing deck at the top, kitted out with plenty of
comfortable sofas and chairs from which you can watch the
goings on at the waterhole just in front. The bar is manned
during meal times, but at quieter times of day, guests are
welcome to help themselves. To one side of the bar is a
single-storey, canvas-walled dining area, and to the other a
lounge, complete with a small library. WiFi is available
The camp’s small swimming pool offers welcome respite from the heat in the warmer months, with a few sunloungers dotted around and large umbrellas for shade. Close by, guests gather at the firepit for pre-dinner drinks, and a chance to exchange stories from the day’s activities.
There is wireless internet available in the main mess
area of the camp, as well as a bar and dining room.
Electricity is provided by solar power but with back-up
generators. There is a safe to keep your valuables.
Guests can enjoy game viewing in a beautiful setting overlooking a waterhole. The facilities at the lodge includes a spa, swimming pool, communal boma area, a dining area, a bar, curio shop as well as our sleep out deck 'The Eye'.
Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe, covering an area of approximately 14 650 square kilometers. Named after a local chief, Hwange is situated in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the Mighty Victoria Falls. Because of its close proximity to Victoria Falls, Hwange boasts an incredible biodiversity of flora and fauna, and a plethora of African wildlife. There are over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded in Hwange National Park. Specifically, the elephant population in Hwange is world famous, as it is one of the largest in the world.
Activities at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange include game viewing, guided educational walks, bird watching, and night game drives, all with Zimbabwe registered professional guides; Take a swim or enjoy sundowners while relaxing near the natural ozone eco-pool. Elephant’s Eye, Hwange has a waterhole which offers unlimited opportunities to view game drinking and cavorting at close range. This authentic African lodge is designed to meet your needs with style and excellent service, setting a high standard for the discerning traveler.
Accommodation Rates:- From $420 per person per nigh, Seasonal Rates vary.