The Hide Safari Lodge is on the eastern boundary of the famous Hwange National Park. It is consistently voted as one of the “Best Tented Safari Camps in Zimbabwe”. You know your safari is going to be exceptional at this luxury camp.
Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe‘s largest park; both in size – just over 14 600 square kilometers; and in the variety of animals found here; with over 100 mammal and 400 x bird species. In particular, Hwange is known for its huge herds of elephants. And also one of the largest populations of African wild dogs in the world. Large prides of lions and herds of buffalo are frequently seen here. You have a good chance of spotting leopards; in addition to cheetahs and spotted hyenas. The wild and woolly brown hyena also occurs here and is something of a rarity. The park is between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. About a 2-hour drive from Victoria Falls.
A significant feature of Hwange is the absence of permanent surface water. Animals rely heavily on a series of waterholes; many of which dry up completely during drought years. The Friends of Hwange now maintain a number of these waterholes; throughout the year; thereby ensuring the livelihoods of thousands of animals, and excellent game viewing as wildlife congregates at these points.
There is never a dull moment at The Hide Safari Lodge; whether on a drive to one of Hwange’s game-rich water pans, on foot within the private concession; or sleeping out under the stars in the ‘treehouse’ sleep-out in Dove’s Nest. In fact; the waterhole just meters from The Hide attracts such a variety of life; that you may not need to roam far from your verandah to be a part of the action.
The Hide Safari Lodge Accommodation
The Hide offers a variety of accommodations to suit all types of guests visiting Hwange, seamlessly blending nature and luxury. There is accommodation to suit everyone, from families or small groups to honeymooners; and even a private family home.
The Hide Main Lodge Info and Rates
The Main Lodge at The Hide sleeps up to 20 guests in ten comfortable and spacious luxury tents. The tents have a myriad of different configurations with indoor and/or outdoor bathtubs and showers. All the tents are mosquito-proofed and fan-cooled for your comfort in summer. For the cool winter months, there are extra warm blankets and hot water bottles. Each has a private veranda; where guests may watch the comings and goings of a large variety of wildlife at the waterhole.
The Hide Main Lodge Rates (per person per night in USD)
November 2023 until March 2024
April until June 2024
July until October 2024
The Hide accepts children from 10 years old.
Children between 10 – 12 yrs pay 50% of the adult rate; when sharing with parents and 75% of the adult rate when in their own room.
Single supplement: In High Season a 25% single supplement applies, Low & Mid Season allows for 1 x free single. Thereafter, a 25% single supplement will apply.
The Dove’s Nest – Incredible Complimentary Sleep Out
The Doves Nest provides you with a romantic African fairy tale setting; where you can sleep out in the vast openness of the wild. While immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the bush that surrounds you. There is something quite special about the wide expanse of the African sky. With just the stars, moon, and occasional call from the wild to keep you company; you are in for a treat for your sleep out at The Hide. This is ideal for honeymooners who want privacy and seclusion; away from any other guests.
The Hide’s secret getaway, The Dove’s Nest. Just 10 minutes away from the main lodge; it provides the perfect elevated space from which to survey your very own private kingdom. Overlooking the open tree-lined vlei and pan this platform offers the perfect vantage point to view the wildlife. Where you can observe giraffes and elephants come down to drink.
After enjoying dinner at The Hide, a guide will take you on a night drive to The Dove’s Nest. On arrival, you will be given a safety briefing, and supplied with a radio; for your peace of mind. Thereafter; you are free to enjoy your beautiful private retreat for the night.
The Dove’s Nest accommodates two people in a spacious and comfortable bedroom. It is reached by a wooden stairway and has a closable door. All are protected by large canvas gauze windows. Your guide will arrive in the early morning and drive you back to camp for breakfast; where you can share stories about your adventurous night in the bush.
Getting to The Hide Safari Lodge
Most guests fly into Victoria Falls Airport and then it is a two-hour road transfer to Hwange Main Camp. From there The Hide is a little over an hour’s drive through the National Park. This is in a Hide open safari vehicle and offers game viewing opportunities.
A 35-minute light aircraft flight between Victoria Falls Airport and Umsthibi Airfield or Hwange National Park. The Hide is just 40 minutes from Umtshibi Airfield. Or a 1½ hour drive from Hwange Main Airport through the National Park. This transfer is in a Hide open safari vehicle and offers game viewing opportunities.
Guests can also opt to self-drive into Camp in their own 4WD vehicles. Directions are available on request.
Co-ordinates: 18°52’ 21.62” S | 27°09’ 34.74” E
Accommodation, all meals, snacks, and all beverages including local drinks and house wine; plus teas & coffees, laundry, Wi-Fi, up to 4 x activities a day, 14.5 % VAT, and 2% Government Tourism Levy are also included.
National parks fees, Conservation fees, and transfers to camp. Most transfers from Victoria Falls will take guests to Hwange Main Camp, Umtshibi Airstrip, or Hwange Main Airport; however, if you stay 3 nights or more; we will give these to you complimentary.
Kids under 10 stay for free!
For all families staying at Toms Little Hide & The Private Hide; children under the age of 10 will stay for free.
Valid until 31st October 2024.
Please do keep in mind; that Tom’s is booked with a minimum of 4 x adults. While The Private Hide is booked with a minimum of 2 x adults. The kid’s special will only apply after these requirements.
Stay 6 Pay 5 combo with Changa Safari Lodge
Spend 6 nights on safari with 3 nights at both of these beautiful camps (Changa Safari Camp at Lake Kariba & The Hide in Hwange National Park) and you will receive one for free. More information on this Hwange and Kariba package.
Valid until 31st October 2024.
90 Coronation Drive