Reviews of The Hide
Wildlife sightings and reviews
29 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited The Hide and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Fabulous Safari at The Hide"
We dined quite well each day, beginning with delivery of coffee and tea to our tent at 5:15 each morning, then a good breakfast before heading out for our morning game drive, a mid-morning coffee break, lunch back at camp, afternoon tea before the afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowners, then a wonderful evening meal where all the guests could discuss their day. One of us being a vegetarian presented no problems whatsoever!
We loved that we had our same guide for our whole time at The Hide, from picking us up at Main Camp on arrival, all our game drives, and returning us to Main Camp when it was time to say goodbye. Innocent was absolutely wonderful!
The camp facilities were all very nice. Spending time down in the hide is a must. Our tent was comfortable and had everything we needed. Su, the manager, did a fabulous job with everything.
We definitely recommend a stay at The Hide!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zimbabwe; 3n in South Africa
"Comfortable. lots of animals excellen guides "
The feature is the actual "hides" - underground viewing areas very close to the waterhole - the main one connected by short tunnel to the lodge. Here you are within a couple of meters of elephants when they come to drink & bathe & also attracts many other animals (zebra, giraffe, baboons, wildebeest etc).
Game drives were frequent, ell run with plenty of animal sightings." See all these reviews: 4n in Botswana; 4n in Zimbabwe
The rooms were good, the staff excellent, the food was not much better than average, and the guide was good but, again, not exceptional.
Overall a very nice stay, but I would not return." See all these reviews: 7n in Zimbabwe; 6n in Zambia
"The Hide review "
We chose it for the hides and were not disappointed- amazingly close to elephants and game at the waterhole. We were extremely fortunate to see wild dogs bring down a kudu in the vlei directly in front of camp during breakfast one day. An amazing experience, and the opportunity to see all the other animals and birds that came to clean up the carcass (vultures, spotted hyena etc).
We also hugely enjoyed the night drives, the only lodge on this trip that offered them.
Many thanks to Nicholas our terrific guide, Nick, Lindsay and Kim." See all these reviews: 10n in Zimbabwe
"Wild dogs at The Hide"
We had an excellent guide (Sean Hind). One morning in the middle of breakfast (my birthday in fact) a pack of dogs appeared on the opposite side of the water hole and Sean said "let's jump in the vehicle and go after them". So we were off and followed them for a while before returning to finish our breakfast. I like that sort of spontaneity and flexibility which is missing in many camps.
The Hide goes on our list of places to return to again." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 8n in Zimbabwe; 1n in Botswana
"The Hide: Excellent Camp"
"The Hide review"
Very knowledgeable guide, Daffy (sorry for the spelling !). Greatly helped improve our bird recognition.
We were lucky enough to see lions, cheetahs and sable here, all great sightings.
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay here. Everyone made sure we were very well looked after.
The actual hide by the waterhole is a real bonus.
Slight drawback from the train noise at night, but it didn't really bother us." See all these reviews: 9n in Zimbabwe
"The Hide review"
Tents - very nicely furnished with very delightful outside shower
Staff very efficient and welcoming in most cases
Food was really good with some great inventive combinations
Our guide was very good but not convinced the ability was consistent." See all these reviews: 10n in Zimbabwe
"The Hide review"
"Just right at the end of our trip"
It is very comfortable, the food is excellent and the location overlooking the waterhole very good. The staff are very welcoming and Leanne in particular went out of her way to ensure that our stay was a great experience. A special mention to Jo who bravely dealt with the scorpion that crawled into Annes trouser pocket!!! I would also commend the Lodge for arranging for the Leopard to visit the waterhole on our first evening there!
The pace is a little slower than the other two lodges which suited us as by this time on the trip we were beginning to feel the early mornings and long days. The guiding is of a good standard, however this is a less intense experience than other Lodges we visited and it would be disappointing if this was the only Lodge experienced in this amazing National Park." See all these reviews: 10n in Zimbabwe
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