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
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
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
Accommodation Rates:- From $420
per person per nigh, Seasonal Rates vary.