Located on a private concession just outside Hwange National Park, intimate Ivory Lodge is part of the home range of the Presidential herd of elephants, made famous by Alan Pincott and symbolic of Zimbabwe’s commitment to wildlife conservation. Guests at this property are housed in 7 thatched treehouses and 2 sprawling tented suites, airy and open in design so guests can appreciate the nearby waterhole which is incredibly popular with local wildlife, ranging from big cats to huge herds of elephant and buffalo.
The central lodge is also shaded beneath an enormous thatched roof, containing a large atmospheric dining area, lounge and library area, which lead outside to an inviting campfire and swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers.
Things to do at Ivory Lodge include game drives through the concession and Hwange National Park in search of the multitude of species that inhabit the region, ranging from huge tuskers and lion to rare sable antelope as well as a plethora of birds. Alternatively, you can simply sit by a pan and wait for the wildlife to come to you. For a dose of culture, a visit to a rural school and clinic can be arranged.