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Miombo Safari Camp

Miombo Safari Camp is so close to the Hwange National Park boundary that game moves through their small private concession, with elephants, buffalo and on occasion the resident lion pride coming to drink at the waterhole in front of the camp

A twin bedded room at Miombo Safari Camp

One of the elevated tented rooms
(Source - Miombo)

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OUR OVERVIEW

Although not in a prime location, Miombo Safari Camp is the most easily accessible camp in Hwange. It has a range of accommodation to suit varying budgets. It gets you onto the doorstep of this phenomenal game park at an affordable price. Great for self-drive safari enthusiasts but probably not upmarket seasoned safari goer's.


PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

From US$ 100 (Full Board)
US$ 180 (Fully Inclusive)





Introduction

Miombo Safari Camp is located just outside the Hwange National Park, on the tar road between the local town Dete and the Main park entrance. As the crow flies, it is only a few kilometres from the National Park boundary and as Hwange has no boundary fences wildlife moves in and out of the park freely. Miombo being positioned so close to the boundary means that game can and does move through their private concession, with elephants, buffalo and on occasion the resident lion pride coming to drink at the waterhole in front of the camp.

So Miombo is still a wild camp but clients should be aware that it is positioned on a main road and not far from the town of Dete. This location is reflected in the price, as this camp offers more reasonable rates than some other camps situated inside the National Park.

For a full safari experience, you will need to drive the 20 kilometres to enter the Hwange National Park via the main entrance gate. This trip along the tar road can be a game drive in itself as various species of animal are often seen.

The Hwange National park speaks for itself and although you will not be on a private concession, offered by some other high end camps, you will still have the opportunity of seeing plenty of spectacular wildlife.

The camp offers three types of accommodation. Four spacious tents recently erected bring a great combination of simple luxury and comfort, each with an en-suite bathroom. Raised up on 8 foot high platforms, your private veranda is a great place to relax and view the waterhole which is the main focus of the camp.

Two tree-houses part of the old camp, have been refurbished and re-decorated. These rooms, although smaller, each have their own en-suite bathroom facilities and all the basic luxuries needed for a more rustic safari.

Finally there are four small 'rondavels'. These brick and thatch rooms are set further back in the forest at ground level and although quite rustic also have en-suite facilities.

The main lounge/dining area of the camp is under a beautiful high thatched roof, making it cool during the hot months. The large pool is also a consideration for the summer months, being shaded under the large Teak trees towering over the camp, the refreshingly cold water is very welcomed in the heat of the day.

Our Opinion
Miombo Safari Camp has its advantages and disadvantages - it is the most accessible of all the safari camps in Hwange and is only a two hour drive from Victoria Falls or three hours from Bulawayo on good tar road. Its rates are cheaper than many of the other camps which makes it a perfect choice for people on a tighter budget. The trade-off is that it is not in a prime location and one has to travel into the Park for a full safari experience. We recommend this camp for clients on a tighter budget who are not concerned with the bells and whistles but to still want to get to see and experience Hwange. The camp does offer game drives in its own safari vehicles but this camp is ideal for self-drive tourists.

Summary

The varying seasons in Hwange will have a huge impact on your wallet and Safari experience.

The Green season (rainy season) will see incredible bird and insect life but reduced animal sightings. However lodge prices in most cases are dramatically reduced offering really good value.

The High season (dry season) is when animals congregate in vast numbers around the waterholes and National Geographic type scenes are commonplace. This is peak season and lodge prices escalate substantially.

Please feel free to contact us with details of your preferences and allow us the opportunity to discuss which time of year is going to suit you best.

**NB** Hwange Lodges in the peak season get over booked, it is advisable to plan and book well in advance to ensure you get what you want.

• Located just outside Hwange National Park
• Wild animals move in and out of their private concession as there is no fencing
• On a main road close to Dete
• Three types of accommodation - elevated tented suites, rondavels and tree-houses
• Rates are affordable - good for clients on a budget
• Two hours from Victoria Falls, three hours from Bulawayo
• Ideal for self-drive

Accommodation

• 4 Elevated tented suites (1 Honeymoon, 3 standard) with double or twin beds
• 2 Thatched treehouses, one with a double bed and one with twin beds
• 4 Rondavels with double or twin beds

All rooms have:

• En-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and shower
• Wardrobe or storage space
• Veranda with chairs and table (elevated suites only)
• Mosquito nets

Advantages

• Close to main road, Hwange Main Camp, and Hwange Airport - easily accessible
• A range of accommodation available from cheap thatched chalets to more expensive elevated tents
• An easy drive from either Bulawayo or Victoria Falls
 

Disadvantages

• Not in a prime location - a full safari experience can only be had by driving into Hwange National Park, although the entrance to the park is only 20 kilometres from Miombo Camp

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Dining

• There is a dining area under the thatched main lodge
• Al fresco dining can also be arranged

Facilities and Services

• 240V Electricity supply
• Hair dryer
• Swimming pool
• Main lodge with reception and guest lounge, dining area and bar
• Fire pit
• Water hole
• Laundry
• Barbeque facilities in central area
Activities:
• Morning and afternoon game drives in Hwange National Park, night drives on Miombo's private concession
• Guided nature walks
• Visit to a local village
• Visit to Painted Dog Centre

Fully Inclusive Rates Include

• Accommodation
• All meals and local drinks
• 2 Game activities per day
• Laundry

Fully Inclusive Rates Exclude

Hwange National Park fees
• Transfers

How to Get There


• Self-drive - 300kms from Bulawayo or 200kms from Victoria Falls
• Fly-in - Hwange Airport is 10 minutes from Miombo Safari Camp and is accessible via road transfer.

Children

• Children are welcome.
• Children under 2 stay free. Children 2 to 12 pay 40%, and children 13 to 18 pay 60% of the adult rate.
• Only 1 child sharing with an adult permitted in each room.

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OUR OVERVIEW

Although not in a prime location, Miombo Safari Camp is the most easily accessible camp in Hwange. It has a range of accommodation to suit varying budgets. It gets you onto the doorstep of this phenomenal game park at an affordable price. Great for self-drive safari enthusiasts but probably not upmarket seasoned safari goer's.


PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

From US$ 100 (Full Board)
US$ 180 (Fully Inclusive)






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