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Ivory Lodge

3.5 of 5
Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
Ivory Lodge
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were warmly welcomed by Joel and Jaimie, after our long trip. They both went out of their way to make our stay special! All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our highlight was seeing the animals at the watering hole every evening! ....Surreal!! One can watch the animals from the tented suite, the dining room, the boma or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend three nights here in a luxury suite overlooking the waterhole. We picked the one outside the powered fence. Every day there were hundreds of animals passing through. Mostly elephants. Every night, when you went to sleep after a fantastic meal, you will fall asleep to the sound of the wild. Elephants eating grass or maybe a hyena howling... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent lodge - lovely setting and attentive staff. The food was "honest home style food". Recommended for a true safari experience. By no means 5 star establishment, but certainly clean, comfortable and has all you need for a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great safari experience with Ivory Lodge. Our elevated cabin was the perfect combination of rustic yet bush luxury. The best part was waking up every morning with a view of animals at the watering hole. We were really impressed at how many animals came to the watering hole, and from the security of the covered hide at... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ivory Lodge is a wonderful camp at which to base yourself for a few days of great game drives in the Zimbabwean bush. The open communal areas of bar/lounge and dining room are comfortable, clean and well stocked. We had a suite which meant that our 'treehouse' had a veranda which normal rooms did not - however, all rooms have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first ever encounter with safari in Africa was Ivory, and I might suffer from it later on. Meaning it will be hard to top it. Arriving there takes you away from reality and amazes you from the first moment. The restaurant/bar/hangout area is a beautiful spacious open area, with a view down to the waterhole and the hide. All... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nina, greetings from us here in headoffice and thank you for your lovely review. I wasn't in camp when you came through and I'm glad to hear my team looked after you and that you enjoyed our lodge. You are right about the rainy season however, this week when I was in camp, there were hundreds of elephant. Indeed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ivory Lodge is a classic bush safari experience. The staff is uniformly hospitable and helpful and knowledgeable. The 'tree houses' are comfortable while still making you feel like you are part of the bush rather than separate.

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Hallo Connecticut and thank you Finklestein for your review. Long way from home you must be but we are priviledged that you chose to stay with us on your safari. Thank you for your review and we send you our warmest wishes. Sharon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Our rustic room at Ivory Lodge was fun, with great views overlooking the waterhole and a chorus of hyenas one night. Peter was a fantastic guide whose insight and experience led us to some great wildlife viewing. The meals were excellent, the best of the trip, with tasty finger foods along with our sundowners, and steak grilled perfectly. But best... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nina, greetings from us here in headoffice and thank you for your lovely review. I wasn't in camp when you came through and I'm glad to hear my team looked after you and that you enjoyed our lodge. You are right about the rainy season however, this week when I was in camp, there were hundreds of elephant. Indeed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Like many other tourists I hadn't actually heard of Hwange but my aunty who lives in Harare told me I could not go to Vic Falls without visiting Hwange and Ivory Lodge. She was so right!! This place typifies what is special about Zimbabwe, stunning scenery and beautiful animals viewed from a rustic and truly magical lodge run by very... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Well it must have been my parents you met in camp and fellow directors, so you would have heard all the fireside stories and perhaps, if Ceddie was on his A-game would have sung some songs too? Thank you for coming to Ivory, I'm chuffed that your Auntie recommended us, that was fortunate for us. Thank you for your lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wonderful accommodations (thatched huts on stilts!), great food, friendly staff. Be sure to get up early enough to see the bush babies in the main building..they also come in the evening too. They are adorable! The "hide" (as they call it; in the US we would probably call it a blind) allows you to get closer to the animals at... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Barbara Thank you for your lovely review and for mentioning the family of bushbabies - so cute and so friendly. I was in camp this week and we had 6 of them dancing around the restaurant at sunset on their way out for a nights feed in the bush. We also had herds and herds of elephant, shouting and... More 

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