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Camelthorn Lodge is the newest addition to the Hwange National Park, located at the edge of the park and the Tsholotsho community concession in a refreshingly shady grove of acacia trees. The main stone-built thatched lodge is built in an open 'U' around the lodge’s splendid namesake camelthorn tree. One side is an enclosed dining and sitting room with three fireplaces creating a warm and welcoming haven from the chilly summer nights. The middle of the building is a dedicated reception area, whilst the other side has an open fronted bar and lounge on a raised teak deck. Around the camelthorn tree lies an open patio area where leisurely brunches and candlelit dinners are enjoyed on warm evenings. There is also a small plunge pool to cool off in.

The villas each have a double height ceiling, fireplace, fan, large glass sliding doors, minibar, lounge and en suite complete with shower, bath and double vanities. A unique feature of each room is an outdoor balcony which is accessed via a spiral stairway and provides an outdoor deck with hammocks ideal for a siesta, private dining or a night ‘under the stars’.

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Tour ideas in Hwange National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Camelthorn Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Game drive in Hwange National Park
      Game drive in Hwange National Park

      Game drive in Hwange National Park

      Game drive in Hwange National Park

      Hwange ranks among the top national parks in Africa in terms of size, diversity and quantity of game so a game drive is an ideal excursion.

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