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Ivory Lodge

A small family/friendly lodge located on a private concession in the Sikumi Forest – approximately 30kms from the Main Gate of Hwange National Park

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PRICE before special offers

Approximate price per person sharing per night
 


International
US$ 382 (Tree house)  January to March, November to December
US$ 433 (Deluxe suite)  January to March, November to December
US$ 420 (Tree house)  April to October
US$ 472 (Deluxe suite)  April to October

International
US$ 382 (Tree house)  January to March, November to December
US$ 433 (Deluxe suite)  January to March, November to December
US$ 420 (Tree house)  April to October
US$ 472 (Deluxe suite)  April to October

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Introduction

Ivory Lodge is located on a private concession of 6 000 acres in the Sikumi Forest Reserve just 3kms off the main Victoria Falls – Bulawayo Road and 24 km from the main entrance gate to Hwange National park. (see map)

The lodge has two types of accommodation.

The popular Tree Houses and the latest addition the Presidential Elephant Suites (named after the well know Presidential Herd that frequent the concession).

The seven tree houses are quaintly built on raised wooden platforms with large open mesh widows to the front offering elevated views of the open floodplain and watering hole.

The Presidential suites are slightly elevated off the ground on wooden decks. Their private balcony allows guest to enjoy the view and some well-earned relaxation between game activities.

The lodge has a large thatched central area where the bar, dining area and reception is located. The swimming pool nestles in the lush green and shady grounds, which is home to a vast number of birds and the occasional family of warthog and mongoose.

However the well positioned hide just a short walk from the main area which offers the best views proves to be a favourite with the guest a place to just sit and enjoy the every changing scenery up close – this can often be the Presidential Herd enjoying a cool and refreshing drink. The water hole is also frequented by a number of plains game species, buffalo and if you are very lucky lion.

The lodge grounds are enclosed with a fence for the safety of guests both during the day and at night, which adds to the family friendly environment.

Activities offered at Ivory Lodge include 4x4 drives into the well known Hwange National Park, as well as night drives and game walks on their private concession. In addition to the wildlife activities, guests can visit the local village and school to learn about the lives of the community and the work that the lodge is involved together with them. Guests can often enjoy a local singing and dance group before dinner.

Our Opinion

Although the waterhole in front of the lodge is well used and the private concession is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo, we feel that the better game viewing is experienced in the Hwange National Park. With this in mind the distance from the lodge along a tar road and the time both at the beginning and end of an activity should be taken into consideration.

Ivory Lodge in our opinion is a good option for self-drives wanting to explore Hwange National Park or an overnight stay on their way through to Vic Falls from Bulawayo.

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 outside the Hwange national park on a private concession, 24 km from the main camp, national park entrance gate.
• Family-friendly small lodge offering personal service and just nine rooms.
• Hide overlooking the waterhole with floodlights at night.
• Game Drives into the Hwange National Park or on the private concession.
• Ideal for families/small groups as well as single travellers and couples.

Accommodation at Ivory Lodge

• 7 thatched treehouse rooms and 2 luxury elevated suites.
• 5 double rooms and 3 twin rooms.
• 1 family suite with two double beds.

All rooms have:

• Ceiling fan
• Mosquito nets over the beds
• En-suite bathrooms with washbasin and shower (and bathtub in luxury suites)
• Storage shelves
• All rooms are fairly open and therefore electric blankets are offered in the winter.

Dining

• Communal Dining
• Hearty family meals with buffet and cooked breakfast, 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner.

Facilities and Services

• Main lodge area includes lounges, dining area, swimming pool and reception
• 220V electricity supply
• Hide located at the waterhole – access directly from the lodge grounds
• Wi-Fi
• Laundry service
Activities: Game drives; Game Walks; Bird watching, visit to the Painted Dog Centre

Fully Inclusive Rates Include

• Accommodation
• All meals and local beverages
• 2 activities per day
• National park fees
• Return shared transfers from/to Hwange Airport/Hwange Main Camp/Hwange Safari Lodge
• Laundry
• WiFi

Fully Inclusive Rates Exclude

• Conservation Levy
• Painted Dog Conservancy entry fees – entry by donation
• Private transfers

Children

All Children are welcome at Ivory Lodge. Special rates for children under 12years. There are Family units at Ivory Lodge.

How to Get to Ivory Lodge

• Self-Drive's are welcome only 2.5 km off the main Bulawayo – Vic Falls road. Distance from Bulawayo 258km and Victoria Falls 180kms.
 • Charter Flights into Hwange Main Airport - 6kms from Ivory Lodge.
 • Transfer to and from Victoria Falls (VFA) Zimbabwe can be arranged – contact us for details.


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PRICE before special offers

Approximate price per person sharing per night
 


International
US$ 382 (Tree house)  January to March, November to December
US$ 433 (Deluxe suite)  January to March, November to December
US$ 420 (Tree house)  April to October
US$ 472 (Deluxe suite)  April to October

International
US$ 382 (Tree house)  January to March, November to December
US$ 433 (Deluxe suite)  January to March, November to December
US$ 420 (Tree house)  April to October
US$ 472 (Deluxe suite)  April to October

 

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