The Hide

Bordering Hwange National Park, Private Area

Classic

From US$390

Lodge Description

The Hide has set a bar of excellence and luxury for Hwange National Park accommodation and is consistently voted as one of the “Best Safari Lodges” in Zimbabwe. Located in a prime position in the Park, The Hide offers a life-enriching safari experience for its guests, from its fantastic game viewing right on your doorstep, to a variety of daily activities to suit everyone and the warm and welcoming staff, who make you feel like family from the minute you arrive.
The Main Lodge overlooks a wildlife-rich waterhole and offers spacious deluxe, family and honeymoon tents.

Accommodation at The Hide
The Hide Safari Camp is located in a place that seems to have far more than its fair share of natural beauty. In a private concession but within Hwange National Park on the eastern boundary, The Hide offers an incredible diversity of wildlife and scenery. Consistently voted the “Best Tented Safari Camp” in Zimbabwe, you know your time at The Hide Safari Camp will be unforgettable.
Wake up to the first calls of robins and hornbills as the dawn light creeps in, enjoy a cup of freshly delivered coffee on your veranda and watch elephants, kudu, giraffe and zebra come down to the mist-edged waterhole. At the end of the day, soak in a soothing hot bath as the buffalo stroll silently by or enjoy an energising outdoor shower under the stars.

The Hide sleeps up to 20 guests in ten comfortable and spacious deluxe, family deluxe and honeymoon deluxe tents. The tents have a myriad of different configurations with indoor and/or outdoor bathtubs and showers. They are fan cooled for your comfort in summer and have extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cool winter months. Each has a private veranda from where guests may be entertained by the comings and goings of a large variety of game at the waterhole.

Activities at The Hide
Because The Hide is on its own private concession, a 5 km square area in Zimbabwe’s largest national park, the range of activities we can offer is wider and more exciting. Go walking in the bush with your guide where you’ll discover it’s less about the Big Five and more about making a connection that’s personal. Drive at night after an unwinding sundowner and experience wild nocturnal activity that you don’t get the chance to see elsewhere.
The rest of the day can be spent further afield on game drives in search of predators and prey alike. We like to do things properly so sundowners are an important part of the experience. Enjoy the natural beauty with a cold drink in hand. The guides at The Hide are very much part of the family and have been with us for many years. They have undergone some of the most rigorous training in Africa and their passion for and knowledge of the bush is often what makes a safari so special. Click here to find out more about our guides.

There is no typical day at The Hide as it really depends on you how much or little you would like to do. Meal-times are normally a good chance to catch up with everyone and plan the rest of the day or the following morning. As a general rule, we go out-and-about at the same time as the animals – usually mornings and late afternoons or evenings. However, the scope and scale of Hwange’s wildlife are such that there is generally always something to see. We don’t limit the number of activities you can do, so if you can’t sit still, you could do an early morning walk followed by a morning drive after breakfast. In the afternoon you could head out again, stopping off for a sundowner and a night drive back to camp.

If you are really looking for value, you could venture out after dinner to see if you can find anything out on the prowl. The waterhole hides at The Hide are a firm favourite with guests. The waterhole is the only source of permanent water for a good-sized area, so even if you don’t feel like venturing out, you will still be able to enjoy the daily visitors to the camp, which often include elephant, giraffe, zebra, impala, waterbuck and kudu. Lion come in from time to time and wild dog have even made kills in full view of the camp.

Operator

The Hide & Changa

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge

Access

Shared Airstrip

Bedrooms

10

Max. clients in vehicle

6

Wifi

Yes

Electricity

Yes

Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris

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