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Ivory Lodge

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience at Ivory Lodge! The staff was delightful and incredibly helpful. We were in awe as hundreds of elephants visited the pan directly in front of the lodge to quench their thirst. I'm already planning a return trip in 2015. Thanks very much Ivory! Keep up the great work.

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Matt A, A very big thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We are so glad you had an amazing time and were able to experience seeing the elephants at the water pan in front of the lodge . We are thrilled you are already planning a return trip next year and we very much... More

Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute we saw the elephants head towards the pond for an afternoon drink, we were mesmerized. The food, the fire, the service, the incomparable "huts", Dudley - the best guide in Zimbabwe,the game drives, all amazing. We only wished we had more time in camp to sit and enjoy the beauty. We agree with just about everything good... More

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear gourmetMinneapolis, We are thrilled you got to make such great memories during your stay at Ivory and thanks so much for the positive feedback. I will be sure to let know Dudley know your fantastic feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed his company. I hope we can welcome you back soon! All the best, Lauren - Marketing More

Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late July 2014, my family stayed at the Ivory Lodge for two nights. The view to the waterhole from the treehouse accommodations is amazing - we looked out at around 200 elephants! For a closer view, you can go to the property's edge, to the Hide, where the staff sprinkles salt to attract elephants to within feet of where you're... More

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JudyMMM, A very big thank you for taking the time to review us! We are glad you had such an amazing experience and stay at Ivory Safari Lodge. I thoroughly enjoy the experience of meeting the other travellers and sharing stories around the camp fire as well – one of the best parts of staying at Ivory! We hope... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the ivory lodge for a family holiday. Shortly after we arrived over 200 elephants appeared at the waterhole - an incredible site! The guide suggested we get in the land rovers and get abit closer. Thus set the tone for the rest of the 3 day stay. Watching the elephants from the tree houses as the... More

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael M, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you got to see 3 lions near the lodge – incredible sighting! We have one elephant that seems to like spending its time in camp and we have named him Mazoe – it is amazing to see these wild animals get so close! I will... More

Masterton, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our group of 13 plus our two guides were made very welcome on arrival at Ivory Lodge. Another awesome welcome came from around 80 elephant gathered at the waterhole. Some of our group went on a sunset safari while the rest of us sat in the hide near the waterhole feeling "up close and personal" with the elephants who were... More

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KandCTaucher, I am pleased to hear you were made very welcome on arrival at Ivory and thank you so much for your feedback. We get so many great reviews about everyone’s experience in our hide and we are glad you go the chance to sit there and watch the waterhole. It was our pleasure to host you and we... More

Stroud, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So often when holidaying, reality simply doesn’t meet expectations, whether it be the accommodation and service standards or the experiences one has. The opposite definitely applies to Ivory Lodge. After a pleasantly scenic drive up from Bulawayo we were greeted with a very warm welcome from Joel the manager and his staff and provided with a refreshing drink. As we... More

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sean K, We are so grateful for your very descriptive and positive review of Ivory. You have described the essence of Ivory perfectly for other travellers and I am so thrilled you and your group had such an amazing time with us. Your comments have been passed onto Joel and the staff and we are looking forward to having... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stayed at Ivory lodge from July 1 to July 4, 2014 with my brother and friends. From the minute we arrived, we were made to feel most welcome. So many fabulous things about the lodge from the manager Joel who recovered our missing suitcases from Victoria Falls Airport, to the staff who couldn't do enough. I ordered gluten free... More

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear bbridgec, A very big thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback – its sounds like you, your friends and your brother had an amazing time! Your description of your time spent at Ivory has encapsulated the essence of what one can experience at our lodge. I am so glad Joel was able to recover your... More

South Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We spent two nights in the Hwange National Park Ivory Lodge during our safari. It is perfectly suited as a rustic lodge positioned for groups on safari and travelling to see African animals in a bush setting. Individual wooden lodges were raised above the ground and provided great views of the animals visiting the lake area. Staff were always helpful... More

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dadndoc, Your positive feedback has been very well received and we would like to thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so glad you had a chance to experience our hide whereby you got a chance to see so many elephants at the watering hole up close and personal in their natural surroundings. I will... More

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed for 3 nights at Ivory Lodge having been due to stay at the sister Khulu Ivory before it was damaged by a fire, and we were not disappointed. In fact we couldn't have asked for any more - if you want to see elephants up very close then the water hole hide at Ivory... More

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jemlfixit, It was such a pleasure to meet you both and so glad you had such a fantastic time! Thank you for the amazing review and I am so jealous you saw 3 lions on your last night – great way to finish your time in Hwange. I had a great time getting to know you both on the... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I recently took my husband and six month old baby on their first visit to Zimbabwe (my homeland) and we stayed at Ivory Lodge for a few nights. The location is great - deep in the bush and surrounded by its own concession but still near to Hwange National Park. The staff were all fantastic - always helpful and friendly... More

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sucre1112, We are so glad you got the chance to bring your husband and baby ‘home’ to Zimbabwe and especially to Ivory Safari Lodge. Thank you for your very positive review and we are thrilled you had such a great time – from our location, to enjoying the communal dining and your wild life encounters with Dardley. Great to... More

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Address: Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ivory Lodge 3.5*
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Bathed in the tales of pioneer hunters and explorers, Ivory lodge stands on tree-stilted platforms above the waterhole. Watch by floodlight the night animals and the sounds and smells of the great African bush emanates up into your room. Once these incredible sights, sounds and smells enter your system, you will never get rid of them and the want for more will haunt you for a return. Come enjoy Zimbabwe hospitality at its warmest. ... more   less 
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