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Ivory Lodge

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Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
Ivory Lodge
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  • Location
    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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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Ivory a few times and I really do highly recommend it to visitors. The setup of the lodge and chalets creates a wonderful atmosphere and it really is a great place to relax for a few days. Activities at Ivory Lodge includes game drives, walking safaris, bird watching or simply relaxing by the swimming pool. Game... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my parents on their first 'Africa' trip, also travelling with our 3 young children. Ivory Lodge was everything and more we could ask for. Staff was fantastic and they could not do enough for you, they were brilliant with the kids too. It was my dad's birthday and they presented him with a cake at dinner, even the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at Ivory Lodge at the end of June and didn't want to leave! I have never written a trip advisor review before (good or bad) but our stay at Ivory Lodge was so memorable I really felt I needed to let other people know. We stayed for 2 nights during a trip through Africa covering... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed at the lodge 3nights enjoyed the african tree house adveturous stay facing the waterhole we enjoyed night game viewing from our room.had excellent game drives throughout lots of some big fives first time to see giraffes in huge numbers had a short drive to hwange national park enjoyed the trip worthy going back once more the food ever best... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Leana M Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your views here. We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves at Ivory. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff and your guide Dardley. Looking forward to having you back in camp some day. My best regards Sharon More 

Borsbeek, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short but wonderfull stay at Ivory lodge, exellent food, the staff was very nice, wonderfull and amazing experience with Peter ( sundowner between the elephants we never forget this, thank you Peter ) we liked the lodge very much it was wreal Africa! We love you all and thank you for the wonderful memorable stay with love... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ludo and Monique, you must be home safely now and we want to thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and all the game drives with Peter, he's a very good tracker and knows the bush and animals very well. Sundowners are part of our culture in Africa, they go so well... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed 3 nights at Ivory Lodge in early May 2015. Again this accommodation was booked in England through Imagine Africa and had been recommended to us by friends who live in Bulawayo. One of the plus points to this Lodge, is that it is easy to get to and does not involve a long trip into Hwange National Park.... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Richard Your comments and long review here means a great deal to us. Your attention to detail is very clear and we are thrilled that Babuzi, Joel and Jaimeson looked after you as you say. The beauty about Ivory is that its real Africa, the animals frequent our waterhole like this as it's the only expanse of large water... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I loved the lodge and the individual cottages with that completly open wall to the outside and great view on the waterhole . I love the architecture of this area of Africa, it is beautiful and authentic. the rides every morning were great with knowlageable guides (Thank you Peter) , the staff at the lodge was very nice , knowlageable... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Nathalie You've hit the nail on the head - Ivory's charm is because of it's open air stilted bedrooms which offer the safety of being high up but also the views of the waterholes. It was a very big factor when we built the lodge to ensure that when you go to sleep at night, that you don't shut... More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Ivory Lodge for two nights. Great accommodation, food was nicely presented and delicious. Enjoyed the stories around the dinner table and fire pit with Joel and Colin, good hosts and the ever smiling barman kept our glasses full. Loved lying on our bed watching the animals down at the waterhole, all in all a... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane and Scott My apologies for getting back to you so late but needless to say, thank you very much for your review. It's so good to hear what the local trade have to say about us and we appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We know that there are many choices and options out there,... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

There isn't anything that they don't offer. You suite is behind heavy double doors. There is a walkway deviding the living room and bedroom. There are ample snacks in the living room cabinets and quite a bit of comfortable setting I'm the living room. You walk across the outdoor hall to your lovely, modern bedroom with a greeting spelled out... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sandy You have obviously taken quite some time to mention all the details here - however, when you do come and stay at Ivory Lodge, in Hwange, we hope that you will also give us 5 Stars. Going by some of your descriptions, I'm quite sure you are not talking about my lodge which is on stilts. However, this... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've stayed here several times and use it partly for relaxing with friends and partly as a base for my wildlife photography trips. The waterhole is well placed and sitting in the hide may get you to within a couple of metres of the elephants digging up the soil outside for the salt within it. Very useful stop-over between Victoria... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

ZimSmith Thank you very much for your review and you are welcome back whenever your next trip comes about. We always feel that if we can get repeat business like yourself, then we are obviously doing something right. And you are correct, because we are not far off the road, it makes us the perfect stop between Vic Falls and... More 

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