The Hide

The Hide is a family-run classic safari camp in Zimbabwe’s fantastic Hwange National Park that has remained hugely popular for over 25 years.

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.

Location

How to get to The Hide

The Hide is a little over 3 hours’ drive from Victoria Falls Town, the latter part of the journey being a game drive through Hwange National Park.

 

Activities at The Hide

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Wildlife hides
  • Bird-watching

The Hide Highlights

  • A very popular and highly awarded classic safari camp
  • Located on an exclusive concession in Hwange National Park’s rich eastern sector
  • Featuring a magnificent main lodge with an underground hide and wine cellar
  • Offering game drives, guided walks and a range of well-hidden photography hides
  • The option to sleep out in a delightful treehouse overlooking a busy pan

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The Hide

The Hide is a family-run classic safari camp in Zimbabwe's fantastic Hwange National Park that has remained hugely popular for over 25 years.

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Zimbabwe Overview

What is the best thing to do in Zimbabwe?
Zimbabwe offers plenty of fabulous safari experiences and the two major national parks – Hwange and Mana Pools – are top of the list when visiting the country. For the more adventurous, Zimbabwe is one of the best countries across Africa for walking and canoeing safaris, whilst the magnificent Victoria Falls is a must-visit.

What is the climate like in Zimbabwe?
Overall the country has a pleasant climate but temperatures vary with elevation. The highveld has a moderate climate (up to 29°C in summer) though hotter in the Zambezi Valley and around the Victoria Falls where temperatures can reach 40°C. The dry season is from May-October when almost no rain falls and the days are warm and sunny. Nights can be very cold with sub-zero temperatures from June-August. October is the hottest month with days in the mid to high 30°s. Rain falls regularly in the summer (November-March/April) turning the bush lush and green.

How do I get to Zimbabwe?
The easiest way into the country is from the South African hub of Johannesburg. Multiple major airlines fly into the city including British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Delta Airlines, Qantas, and of course South African Airways. From Johannesburg there are regular flights to Victoria Falls, the start and end point for many safaris. Alternatively, for an Edwardian-style, luxury rail experience, journey by Rovos Rail from Pretoria in South Africa to Victoria Falls.

What can I combine Zimbabwe with?
Zimbabwe is easily combinable with neighbouring countries including Botswana, Zambia and South Africa – all of which provide a different safari experience. Another popular combination with a Zimbabwean safari is a visit to Uganda or Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas.

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