Hwange Safari Lodge

Hwange Safari Lodge

The "driveway"
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Yes folks... we ate there right behind that taurpalin while jackhammers and saw and trucks trundled past. Dust everywhere
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4.0
#8 of 16 lodges in Hwange National Park
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Hwange Safari Lodge is an oasis of luxury in the heart of the African savannah. Surrounded by untouched wilderness our guests have access to all the modern amenities required to make their stay truly comfortable. The hotel has two restaurants, one which is located outside with views of the watering hole. The swimming pool is a popular oasis for cooling down each day and the bar is the ideal place to relax after a safari.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range

Location

Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park 5792 Zimbabwe
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles452 reviews
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Hwange Safari Lodge garners appreciation for its idyllic location, with guests often captivated by the picturesque views and wildlife encounters near the watering hole. The inviting ambiance is accentuated by tastefully renovated rooms that not only provide modern amenities and cleanliness but also feature quality furniture and scenic vistas. While the lodge's amenities are generally celebrated, a few guests suggest enhancements in daily servicing and bed comfort. The combination of friendly service, affordability, and proximity to wildlife contributes to the lodge's reputation as a place that offers excellent value.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Modern
Value
Affordable
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Well-appointed

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Safariafficionado wrote a review Dec 2019
Kampala, Uganda
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in on arrival was smooth and my room, on the upper level, was ready for occupancy.
The food selection on the buffet was less than at Kingdom in Vic Falls but then, that was a city hotel / resort and here we were in the bush in a safari lodge.
Soon after the late lunch I took a game drive into the park and was not disappointed with the sightings of elephants, though the drought conditions clearly showed!
My one night stay allowed me one dinner, set up on the lawn around a log fire and again it was service by buffet.
Check out was as easy as check in after a long large breakfast to fill the stomach before traveling to Bulawayo.
The lodge, while aged and definitely at some stage in need for a major refurbishment to bring it up to modern day standards, was clean, everything in my room functioned well, the water was piping hot with good pressure and the staff friendly to a point where one comes to realize that they are truly happy to see tourists coming to visit and keep the lodge busy.
Game was spotted just outside the perimeter fence on a regular basis.
Price wise definitely a winner compared to some of the accommodation facilities inside the park - the lodge sits on the boundary - which, while perhaps more luxurious, are a lot more expensive of course.
The lodge is also close to the Wild Dog Conservation Project which is absolutely worth a visit!
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Date of stay: September 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Upper floor rooms offer better views into the park and across the compound
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Response from Albertina N, Front Office Manager at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 21 Jan 2020
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GeneralShamu wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel itself is in desperate need of a gut renovation room by room. We had to switch rooms twice the first night for various issues (plumbing failure due to lime buildup in the pipes and the second room had shattered glass because of a baboon - they didn't check for this before moving all our stuff there). Once we were settled into the third room, everything else hotel wise was just fine.

The staff are lovely. The Wifi is decent and they take credit card for any charges associated with the property.

While there we were incredibly lucky as there was a lion kill (six/seven in the pride of adolescents) killed a fully grown cape buffalo literally 100 meters in front of the property line for the lodge. What a site to see at sunrise with the carcass still being devoured (it was targeted around 02:00 and dead by 04:00). Jackals and vultures were about waiting for their turn to eat as well. Then came the hyenas the following night to clean up whatever was left.

As for the safaris - ask for Bheki (pronounced beg-e). He was astonishingly knowledgeable about the animals, their habits and how to read them. The impalas can tell you if there is something hiding int he bush that is a predator/threat to them. Everyone skips them over but in fact they can tell you if you want to stick around and see things play out! Ask for a full day safari tour so you can really go deep into the park to see elephant herds drinking, elands scurrying in the distance (very shy and tough to see in the wild), the list goes on.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Sept 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience. The issues you highlighted have been noted with great concern and I would like to assure you that the management team has taken the necessary corrective action to ensure that it does not happen again. The comfort of our guests is of paramount importance to us and we have realized that we did not meet the requirements during your stay. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We look forward to hosting you again as one of our loyal guests. Kind regards, For and on Behalf of HWANGE SAFARI LODGE
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plchimwe wrote a review Aug 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrive after bookings and payments. Was received well and given room 214.
The shower in this room is letting few drops of water to come out. The rest was great. I can recommend anyone to stay. The food was ok
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 03 Sept 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience. The issues you highlighted have been noted with great concern and I would like to assure you that the management team has taken the necessary corrective action to ensure that it does not happen again. The comfort of our guests is of paramount importance to us and we have realized that we did not meet the requirements during your stay. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We look forward to hosting you again as one of our loyal guests. Kind regards, For and on Behalf of HWANGE SAFARI LODGE
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Artkins wrote a review May 2022
Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is quite a great place to be. The location, scene, game, activities and food give value for money. I consider coming back soon for a vacation. Staff is readily available to assist and professionalism is at its best.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 26 Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience. We look forward to hosting you again as one of our loyal guests. Kind regards, For and on Behalf of HWANGE SAFARI LODGE
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smagaisa wrote a review Oct 2023
Harare, Zimbabwe
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms a fine, clean and well furnitured but sounds from other rooms can be heard , such that sleep quality is compromised. The televisions sounds from other rooms could be heard. Even bathroom sounds can be heard. I suggest sound proofing or separating rooms from being highly populated in a small area.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Terri wrote a review Feb 2023
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so impressed with the beautifully equipped and revamped rooms at Hwange Safari Lodge. Not only were the staff accommodating, they went to great lengths to host a wonderful Valentine’s dinner. Even though it rained cats and dogs while we were there, it was still a memorable and very pleasant stay!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 04 May 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience.
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missanna2022 wrote a review Feb 2022
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Love the serene location, and the food is pretty good. The game drive with Mr. Lazarus was great, we spotted a ton of animals and also went very close to some. The staff are generally friendly. It helps that they provide insect repellant and mosquito nets because, being in the wild so to say, the insects can be quite present.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 20 Feb 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience
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ataylor2024 wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Safari lodge has been upgraded recently and the rooms are now immaculate. Very clean, comfortable, well laid out. The beds are very comfortable too. The wifi works well throughout the hotel and outside in the seating areas. The view from all the rooms is great - they look out over a vlei area and water hole where lots of wildlife comes down to drink. We saw elephants every day and some large herds of buffalo. The food in the restaurant is very tasty with quite a few options for different meal types. Highly recommend the lodge.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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mercychauraya wrote a review Dec 2023
Harare, Zimbabwe
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are very well done with quality furniture made from expensive wood. Looks like the room's were recently renovated. I loved my stay. Food was cooled to my liking with game meat stew, that was a first for me. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 29 Dec 2023
Dear Valued Guest Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience We look forward to hosting you again as one of our loyal guests. Kind regards, For and on Behalf of HWANGE SAFARI LODGE
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RicaJo2023 wrote a review Oct 2023
Marikina, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service, pleasant and helpful staff, great safari experience!

Rooms were adequate in size and complimentary toiletries and bar. It was a comfortable stay, overall.
Staff was always greeted with a smile on their face, which kept the atmosphere really pleasant.
We had a wonderful safari guide who made us feel safe while going through an exhilarating experience viewing the animals. We saw lions, giraffes, wilderbeasts, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, among others.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Albertina Ndebele, Guest Services / Front Office at Hwange Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Oct 2023
Good day Marikina Thank you for choosing to stay at Hwange Safari Lodge during your visit to Hwange. We would like to thank you for the feedback that you sent to us about your experience. We look forward to hosting you again as one of our loyal guests. Kind regards, For and on Behalf of HWANGE SAFARI LODGE
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HatStephens wrote a tip Jun 2024
London, UK76 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't leave your door open! The monkeys will get in! 😂"
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philsteynb wrote a tip Apr 2024
Sydney, Australia29 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not believe any images from the venue. It was good years ago and they are either using old photos, editing them heavily or just scamming "
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bev p wrote a tip Feb 2024
Vancouver, Canada36 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lots of animals on the grounds."
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chris l wrote a tip Dec 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom15 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Game drives are run by the Lodge, but they can also fix horseback game rides for you, run by another organisation. "
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Uli M wrote a tip Dec 2023
Bad Homburg, Germany5 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just Internet Connection could be better"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,777 - R 2,657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hwange safari hotel harare
LOCATION
ZimbabweMatabeleland North ProvinceHwange National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hwange Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Hwange Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Wild Walks (0.04 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hwange Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hwange Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hwange Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hwange Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hwange Safari Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Hwange Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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