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WELCOME TO

CAMELTORN

REMOTE AND DIFFERENT FOREST LODGE

Nestled in the cool woodlands on the southern edge of Ngamo’s famous Plains, just a ten minute drive to the Parks gate, Camelthorn offers comfort in a relatively different style. Different to the traditional bush camp, the lodge is built solidly. The 'look-up hide' is just a kilometer away from camp offering some of the best up-close game viewing and photography experiences. Seeing elephants from toe level silhouetted against the sky is something you will remember. The lodge also offers the chance to engage in their “pump-run”. A full day is spent travelling by vehicle from waterhole to waterhole, spotting wildlife along the way with a visit to a local school and village. 

QUICK OVERVIEW

Location

South East of Hwange

Type

Private Concession

Open

Seasonal

Drive Time

4 hrs from Victoria Falls

Flight Time

55 mins from Victoria Falls

Setting

Overlooking Woodland

Rooms

8 Villas

Max Guests

16

Aircon

Yes

WiFi

Yes

Pool

Yes

Spa

Yes

Star Bed

No

Private Hide

Yes

Solar

Yes

Camp Fenced

No

Children

All ages

Children under the age of 7 are only allowed by special arrangement, and may be subject to restrictions such as private dining, and having to book a private vehicle.

THE CAMP

 The main lodge is unique in its style and design with an ancient Camelthorn tree as its centre piece, where meals are often served. The lodge features eight luxuriously furnished forest villas, each spaced out and secluded by tick vegetation, with a patio and a spiral staircase leading to an upper-deck game viewing area. Despite its remoteness, the lodge is situated next to the Bulawayo–Victoria Falls railway line,  which explains the subtle railway theme to the lodge.

 

WHAT'S HOT

  • An alternative Safari Camp

  • Great Value for Money - Perfect Blend of Comfort and Safari

  • Close to the Parks Entrance Gate

  • The "Look Up Hide" just  1KM away from Camp 

  • The "Pump-Run" Activity

  • One of the few Camps offering Horse Safaris

ACTIVITIES

 

✓ Game Drive

✓ Night Drive 

✓ Walking Safari (Seasonal)

✓ Waterhole Hides

✓ The Pump-Run

✓ Phographic Safaris

✓ Horse Safaris

✓ School Visits

PRICING
Per Person Sharing

1 Jan 22 to 30 Apr 22:

Camp closed to due to Green Season

30 Apr 22 to 1 Dec 22:

USD 665

(Single Supplement USD 200)

1 Dec 22 to 30 Apr 23:

Camp closed to due to Green Season

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INCLUDES

✓ Accommodation

✓ All meals and local drinks

✓ Two daily scheduled camp activities

✓ Hide sits

✓ Laundry

EXCLUDES

✘ Premium drinks and champagne

✘ Charter flights

✘ Transfers to and from camp

✘ Horse safaris

✘ National Park Fees (USD 20 pppn)

Image by Pieter van Noorden

Discover Camelthorn

For detailed itineraries and personalised travel guidance, contact a human at Hwange Safaris