8 Forest Villas
Best for 12 yrs +
All year

Situated in a remote spot beside the extreme southeast corner of Hwange National Park, Camelthorn is one of the newer camps in this region of Zimbabwe. As the name suggests, the camp is hidden in a forest of mature camelthorn, and situated only a short (ten-minute) drive away from the national park. The forest surrounding camp soon gives way to open plains and a network of pumped waterholes, both providing good opportunities for game viewing. Camelthorn is a very well designed camp, with a great deal of thought and attention put into creating a stylish but authentic safari feel.

Our view of Camelthorn

The remote location of Camelthorn makes this a real favourite of ours. The nearby Ngamo Plains to the west of camp are a beautiful region of Hwange, with good game densities. Camelthorn itself is very stylish with a lot of thought put into the camp’s design, yet it still manages to maintain a distinct bush feel. The guiding team at Camelthorn is very experienced and knowledgeable and the variety of activities on offer is diverse. Apart from the usual game drives (day & night) and bushwalks guests can spend time in the camp’s unique sunken hide, go on a pump run where they’ll help with the upkeep of southern Hwange’s waterholes as well as visit a local school and village. We’re really impressed with Camelthorn and look forward to watching it develop over the coming years.

Video of Camelthorn

Watch elephants at a waterhole in Hwange from a frog's perspective!
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