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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 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago

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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Stroud, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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South Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you do not mind very rustic, rural and off the beaten track - and want to feel close to wild Africa then this is probably not a bad place to be. The tree rooms are novel - but not 3,4 or 5 star - however they are clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The staff cannot be... More

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

Dear Meredith95, Thank you very much for your feedback. We welcome constructive criticism and will endeavour to improve as best we can going forward and have taken your comments on board. As an organisation we strive to fit in with our natural surroundings as best we can without changing too much of wild Africa in order to give our guests... More

Hoedspruit, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We took over the whole lodge for our recent group from the USA and what a time we had. The service, food and attention to detail was superb and the staff are amazing. The major highlight was the hide in front of the lodge that attracts an amazing variety of wildlife and having sundowners in the hide with elephants only... More

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

Dear Kuyimba Thank you so much for your wonderful review here on Trip Advisor! We will certainly pass your comments onto the staff - they just loved having you in camp. Ivory is a very special place and unique in the fact it is accessible but still right in the bush. All of us at The Amalinda Collection look forward... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The tree house rooms provide a beautiful view of the property and the pond where animals gather. The Hide provides a fantastic way to view the animals and take photos of elephants, impala, baboons and birds without frightening the wildlife. Staff were friendly and accommodating in every way. Guides really knew Hwange Park and the surrounding area which resulted in... More

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

Dear Andrea Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We always love to hear about our guests amazing experiences and all the wildlife that can be seen in and around camp. The hide is a great way to spend and afternoon and the waterhole is so productive, I was out there last week and saw over 100 elephants. We... More

San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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

Hi Lisa Thank you for this amazing review! Always wonderful and meaningful to us when someone takes the time to get onto Tripadvisor and write some fantastic words on our camp Ivory Lodge. It is certainly one of the stars of The Amalinda Collection. Cedric and Gay are so proud of what they have done out there - rightly so..... 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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