8 Forest Villas
Best for 12 yrs +
All year

Situated in a remote spot beside the extreme south-east corner of Hwange National Park, Camelthorn Lodge is one of the newer camps in this region of Zimbabwe, opened in 2014. Hidden in a forest of mature camelthorn, which soon gives way to open plains and a network of waterholes, the camp is well situated for game viewing, and is only a ten-minute drive from the national park.

Our view of Camelthorn

The remote location of Camelthorn makes this a real favourite of ours, with good game densities on the nearby Ngamo Plains. The camp is very stylish, with a lot of thought put into its design, yet it manages to maintain a distinct bush feel. The guiding team is very experienced and knowledgeable and the variety of activities is diverse. We particularly like the camp’s unique sunken hide, and the opportunity to take part in a pump run where you will help with the upkeep of southern Hwange’s waterholes.

Video of Camelthorn

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