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Ivory Lodge

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa W San Diego, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here two nights, and wished we were here longer. It was our favorite place on our two week trip through southern Africa. The staff were wonderful, the rooms were comfortable and the food was delicious. An added bonus is hte camp fire and the hide, where you can get up close to game coming to visit the watering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ivory Lodge has to be at the top of my list for wonderful places to stay while on safari in Africa. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food was excellent. Sitting around the campfire in the evenings discussing what we had done and seen that day was spellbinding. The staff is courteous, always concerned about the comfort and safety... More

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los angeles, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Ivory Safari Lodge recently. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend the place!! Details: 1. The lodge arranged for our transportation from Victoria Falls and back. Their transfer service (appropriately called "Driving You Wild") was very punctual and professional. We were picked up in Vic Falls at exactly the pre-arranged time.... More

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

Dear TST77 Thank you SO much for the amazing review on Ivory Lodge. We have passed all of your wonderful comments onto the staff and they were delighted to be mentioned by name, specifically Joel. It is great that you managed to see so much game - even in the green season we have amazing reports of all sorts of... More

Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We spent 1 night at Ivory Lodge and were very well looked after by Janice and her staff. The rooms are beautifully clean and well looked after, the views are amazing. We did an afternoon/evening game drive with the very knowledgeable Peter, we saw lions, elephants and baboons. We used the pool and relaxed completely in the wonderful surroundings. Thanks... More

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Rafiki234, Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Hello! Ivory Lodge Management and Staff thank you for your positive review on tripadvisor, and we are happy to see you got back home safely. It was a pleasure having the newly engaged couple and yourself at Ivory. The close encounter you had with the elephants thanks to Peter, hopefully will not be once in a life time, and you... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent 2 nights here camping in a tent and really enjoyed it. We were sorry that torrential rain stopped us returning again later in our trip. It's a lovely campsite and Patrick, who works there, looked after us magnificently, lighting the wood fire to make sure we always had hot water and collecting wood for us. We loved the... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor! It is fantastic to hear a review on our little and personal camp site. We hope you will come back to join us again soon! Best and with thanks Danni More

Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights (11/28/13- 11/30/13), a party of 5 adults. The rooms are a tree top cabin (like a tree house, rustic) which make you feel like you are in the bush. There is a on suite toilet, basin and shower (some rooms have a tub). Please note that there is about 16 to 18 steps to... More

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

Thank you so much for your review! All the way from Hawaii, we love hosting guests from all over the world and this review is fantastic and really helpful. We really hope we can welcome you back to Ivory Lodge in the near future - our doors are open! Best Danni More

Chegutu, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Ivory Lodge is a beautiful place to stay. The staff met us at the "door" and were there for us through our stay. The beds were excellent, lodges nice and clean, food very good and the game drives informative. We had just came from Main Camp, so asked not to go back into the park, just did our game drives... More

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

Dear Tim Thank you for your wonderful review here on Trip Advisor. We love hosting local Zimbabwean guests and they are often the harshest critics, so we are so happy that you loved your stay. Please come and join us again soon at Ivory Lodge, Place of Elephants! Best Danni More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here with my mum in August, and we loved it! Beautiful staff, jamieson and Joel ensured we were well looked after and our guide, Peter was very knowledgeable and gave us an elephant encounter of a lifetime! The huts were awesome, no walls on the front and open to the elements apart from bamboo pull down blinds, but... More

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Rafiki234, Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jessica Management and Staff of Ivory are ecstatic with the amazing review you wrote! Thank you so much. At Ivory Lodge a lot of work is done behind the scenes, and each staff member takes a pride in whatever they are doing, and with a warm Zimbabwean heart and a big a smile on their faces, we try to... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

After many nights camping we decided to go for a little luxury in 'real beds' and it was a pleasure staying at Ivory Lodge. Its one of those lodges that is comfortable without being over the top. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. We dined in their hide overlooking the water hole and almost like a cabaret, a family... More

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Rafiki234, General Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LolCape Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Ivory Lodge - one of The Amalinda Collections finest properties! We are very happy with our staff and will definitely pass your messages onto them - thank you. The food is quite basic and we do try to make sure it is hearty and wholesome... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in the second week of July 2013. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was good home cooking and plentiful.Janice the manager was helpful and efficient and made sure our visit was enjoyable. The accommodation was stunning and comfortable and great being... More

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Rafiki234, Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kafura Thank you so much for your sparkling review on Ivory Lodge! We will certainly pass the comments down to Peter, he is always pleased to hear his name mentioned in feedback. We would love to welcome you to camp again, we have ongoing upgrades and changes that are being implemented. We hope to see you soon either back... More

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Additional Information about Ivory Lodge

Also Known As:
Ivory Hotel
Ivory Hotel Hwange
Address: Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty lodging in Hwange
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ivory Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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