Reviews of Camelthorn
Wildlife sightings and reviews
3 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Camelthorn and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"deserves its description as a "flagship lodge"
Super staff and excellent food. Had quite the best cheetah experience I've ever had -- two brother setting off on the hunt and later that day devouring a waterbuck calf.
Also enjoyed a delightful 2 hour walk through beautiful country." See all these reviews: 9n in Zimbabwe
"See elephants really close at Camelthorn"
We had only limited experience of food :-(
Activities potentially, but not actually, limited by guide availability. The elephant hide is brilliant." See all these reviews: 11n in Zimbabwe; 6n in South Africa
One of the members of this party in particular was struck down by a stomach bug which was affecting people in the area at this time. We were very sorry to hear this but also very happy to read that the camp staff did all they could to help, themselves often not feeling very well and affected by the same bug.
"Lions and elephants"
The 'heartbeat of Hwange' is the drum-drum-drum of diesel powered pumps, but without them in the dry season there would be few animals in the area. At the lodge itself there is no noise only the kind of food that would make the cook a rich man if he were serving it at a restaurant in London!" See all these reviews: 10n in Zimbabwe
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Other lodges in Hwange National Park
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Overlooking a waterhole in a remote part of Hwange National Park, Camp Hwange offers great guiding in a pristine wilderness at reasonable prices.
Somalisa is a luxurious, yet remote, safari camp in Hwange National Park, offering walking safaris and game drives.
Located in a small, private concession, The Hide is a relaxed and comfortable camp offering submerged hides and great family accommodation.
Hwange Bush Camp
Hwange Bush Camp is a small seasonal camp offering comfortable tents, great food, and superb guiding, and is often used by exclusive groups.
Little Makalolo Camp
Tucked away in Hwange National Park overlooking a waterhole, Little Makalolo Camp combines top guiding with excellent wildlife watching.
A simple but stylish camp, Somalisa Expeditions sits in the heart of Hwange National Park, offering walking safaris and game drives.
Within the Linkwasha Concession, Davison's Camp offers superb value for money, morning walking safaris and spot-lit drives after dark.
Bomani Tented Lodge
Bomani is a down-to-earth lodge with a range of activities in a remote region of western Zimbabwe, adjacent to Hwange National Park.
Nehimba is a comfortable, good-value camp in a remote area of Hwange National Park, teeming with wildlife.
Somalisa Acacia is a family-friendly, yet remote and luxurious safari camp in Hwange National Park.
Verney's Camp is one of the newest offerings in Hwange, located in the wildlife rich, open landscape in the south-eastern section of the park.
Remote and rugged, Jozibanini is one of the most remote camps in Zimabwe's largest National Park. Stay here for a real wilderness experience.
Khulu Bush Camp
Just outside Hwange National Park, Khulu Bush Camp offers excellent value for money and a waterhole popular with wildlife, especially elephants.
Just outside Hwange National Park, the small Ivory Lodge is a great place to see large herds of elephant as well as smaller plains game.
In its own private concession within Hwange National Park, Linkwasha offers excellent wildlife sightings and luxurious surroundings.
The Stimela Star is a luxury overnight train that starts in Victoria Falls before making it's way down to Hwange National Park where you can start your safari.
One of the more remote camps in Hwange National Park, Deka Camp sits almost on the border with Botswana.
Deteema Springs Camp
Nestled deep in Hwange National Parks rugged northern sector, Deteema Springs Camp promises visitors an authentic bush amp experience.
Just outside Hwange National Park, Khulu's Retreat is an exclusive private villa and is a great place to spoil yourself on a safari in Zimbabwe.
In a private concession just outside Hwange National Park, the comfortable Elephant's Eye overlooks a pan and waterholes.
Sable Valley Lodge
Set on the 11km Dete Vlei, the recently refurbished Sable Valley is in a private reserve with its own entrance into Hwange National Park.