Situated on the eastern boundary of the famous Hwange National Park in a 5 square km area, The Hide Safari Camp is one of the few private camps in Hwange National Park itself. The Hide Safari Camp is the product of passion for nature in general, and Hwange National Park in particular. Built in 1992 by the Preston family, who remain deeply involved to this day, The Hide Safari Camp has earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination, for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers.The 8 standard and 2 luxury tents are each individually styled with contemporary twists, each featuring a verandah – perfect for watching the comings and goings of kudu, giraffe, elephant and many more! Spend a night in The Dove’s Nest; a tree-house overlooking the large area where the wildlife roam. A delicious farmhouse breakfast is served alfresco daily, overlooking the waterhole. The hub of the camp is the signature "A" frame building, which houses the dining room and sun lounge downstairs, and a comfortable lounge and viewing area upstairs. Explore the surrounding area during exciting game drives with expert guides. Other exciting activities include bush walks, waterhole hideaways, bird watching and more!
Most guests fly into Victoria Falls Airport and then take the two hour road transfer to Hwange Main Camp where guests are met by a Hide representative. The Hide Safari Camp is a 45 minute drive from Hwange Airport or Hwange Main Camp through the National Park. A haven for over 100 mammal and 400 bird species, the park protects populations of all of Zimbabwe’s endangered species. Elephants numbering in excess of 20,000 (up from around 4,000 when the park was proclaimed) are found here, and what is thought to be one of the largest populations of African wild dog left in the world. Large prides of lion and buffalo are frequently seen here and you have a good chance of spotting leopard and rhino in addition to cheetah and spotted hyena. The wild and woolly brown hyena also occurs here and is something of a rarity.
The Deluxe East African style tents are under thatch, all overlooking the main waterhole. The spacious bedroom areas are very tastefully furnished with solid Zimbabwe teak furniture and are equipped with double or twin beds. Each tent has its own en-suite bathroom, consisting of bath, outside/inside shower, hand basin and flush toilet, along with a small teak dressing table and most importantly, piping hot water at night and in the mornings. All tents have been mosquito proofed and have fans. Mesh windows provide good views of the surrounding bush and lend an airy feel, while roll-down canvas flaps protect against the elements when necessary. Each tent boasts a spacious verandah – perfect for watching the comings and goings of kudu, giraffe, elephant and many more!
A delicious farmhouse breakfast featuring fresh fruit, pastries and more is served alfresco daily, overlooking the waterhole. The hub of the camp is the signature "A" frame building, which houses the dining room and sun lounge downstairs, and a comfortable lounge and viewing area upstairs. Sundowners out in the bush and drinks around the camp-fire are both must-try safari traditions.
Explore the surrounding area during exciting game drives with expert guides. Game drives are the best way to see the variety of wildlife and scenery of the park and they almost always yield unexpected sightings. Early morning bush walks are perfect for the thrill of encountering wildlife and exploring the surprises of the bush. The park has a notable bird population with over 400 species recorded to date; the variety is truly astonishing. Morning, afternoon and evening/night drives will normally head out for 2-3 hours through a variety of eco-systems and habitats. For guests wishing to relax and sunbathe, a plunge pool is available onsite.
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