Highly awarded, The Hide is a family-run classic safari camp that has remained hugely popular for over 25 years. Situated in Zimbabwe’s fantastic Hwange National Park, this authentic property accommodates up to 20 guests in 10 comfortable tented suites – including two very private and luxurious honeymoon units. Set along a sandy path, each insect-proof suite boasts a cosy personal veranda and an open-air ensuite bathroom containing an indulgent rainshower and freestanding bathtub.
The magnificent main lodge is the spiritual heart of The Hide, harbouring an inviting dining area, an upstairs and downstairs lounge as well as a large sundeck with a pool, from where guests can access – unguided – a well-stocked underground wine cellar and viewing hide. Watching a family of elephants up close at the waterhole with a glass of crisp white is bound to stay in your memory long after you’ve left camp!
Tom’s Little Hide (built in honour of one of its owners) is an authentic safari house for sole family use and accommodated up to 10 guests (6 adults, 4 children). The 3 bedrooms are all mosquito-proofed and individually decorated and furnished with Zimbabwean teak furniture. Two rooms have double ensuite bathrooms and can accommodate one child on roomy daybeds. The rooms are linked by a dining room and veranda whilst the 3rd bedroom is more of a family tent with an outside bathroom and inter-leading children’s room. There is also a private splash pool whilst a dedicated private guide and vehicle is available.
Activities at The Hide are plenty and diverse – due to the campsite’s privileged location on a private concession within Hwange. Expect opportunities to go on game drives through some of the region’s most productive areas, exceptional bird-watching and chances to explore on foot led by some of the country’s most experienced guides. Of course, there are also a number of other well-camouflaged hides set in strategic locations around the campsite that can be enjoyed by keen safari-goers, bird-watchers and photographers. Should you wish to sleep out and appreciate the night-time symphonies of the African bush, The Dove’s Nest is a secluded treehouse furnished with a bed, hammock and chairs from where you can watch the comings and goings of wildlife from a safe elevated vantage point.