The Hide has set a bar of excellence and luxury for Hwange National Park and is consistently voted as one of the “Best Safari Lodges” in Zimbabwe
Located in the heart of the National Park, The Hide offers a life-enriching safari experience for its guests, from its fantastic game viewing right on your doorstep, to a variety of daily activities to suit everyone and the warm and welcoming staff, who make you feel like family from the minute you arrive.
Hwange National Park, named after a local Nhanzwa chief is 14,650 sq km in size and is the largest national park in Zimbabwe. Located in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe about two hours south of Victoria Falls.
Hwange boasts a huge selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and 400 species of birds. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and are one of the largest populations in the world.
The Hide is located inside Hwange National Park, approximately 3 hours from Victoria Falls.
Price from per person twin share – USD
|01 Jul to 31 Oct 2022||From USD 2,915 per person|
|01 Nov 2022 to 31 Mar 2023||From USD 1,805 per person|
|01 Apr to 31 Oct 2023||TBA|
4 Night Package Inclusions:
- Meet and greet at Victoria Falls airport by Wild Africa Travel Company representative
- Transfer from Victoria Falls airport to The Hide Safari Camp
- 4 nights accommodation at the 4 star The Hide Safari Camp in a deluxe safari tent
- All inclusive meals and local beverages
- Daily guided open vehicle game drives, night game drives and walking safaris in Hwange National Park
- Transfer from The Hide Safari Camp to Victoria Falls airport
There are ten deluxe tents at The Hide, accommodating up to 20 guests. All facing the nearby waterhole, you can sit on your own private deck and watch the comings and goings of the local wildlife.
Each tent is under a thatch roof and are mosquito-proofed, featuring en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, a fan for your comfort in summer and extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cool winter months.
Relax and take in the 360-degree views of the nearby waterhole from the Main Lodge. Enjoy a drink from the self-service bar or take a dip in the private pool. Venture underground into the waterhole hide to see elephants frolicking in the water. At night, settle around the fire pit and relive the highlights of the day.
The team at The Hide are dedicated to making your stay the trip of a lifetime. Because The Hide is situated on its own private concession the range of activities offered is wider and more exciting. There is no limit to the number of activities you can do, the hardest part will be choosing how to spend your time.
Game drives are the best way to see the variety of wildlife and scenery of the park and they almost always yield unexpected sightings. The Hide team have a fleet of specially designed safari vehicles and in the expert hands of their guides, you’ll find yourself heading out through the acacia-fringed grassy vleis and through the teak forests in search of Hwange’s Big Five.
Encountering big game on foot is the ultimate thrill, safe in the knowledge that there is a trained, armed guide on hand to look out for you. Walking gives you a completely different experience of wildlife and the bush and its just nice sometimes to get out there and stretch your legs in a place that is so uncontrived, beautiful, wild and vast. Somehow your senses are heightened when on foot and you see, hear and smell things that you would miss in a vehicle. Walking is also the best way to appreciate the small magic of the bush.
The park has a notable bird population with over 400 species recorded to date; the variety is truly astonishing. Morning, afternoon and evening/night drives will normally head out for 2-3 hours through a variety of eco-systems and habitats.
The Waterhole Hideaways
Hides are very much part of safari tradition. Essentially, the concept is to disguise a little safe room as a termite mound or other piece of the natural landscape and slip inside via the back door. There are two hides at The Hide! The first is a little way away from the camp and a guide will accompany you there and ensure you are comfortable as you watch the wildlife unseen. Guests can also make little independent forays into the underground hide from camp, which emerges on the edge of the waterhole, giving you a startlingly up-close view of this incredible micro-world.