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Main Entrance, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew that Main Camp was simple, but ok. Not much of a change since 1997 when we visited Hwange for the first time . Only less people - but same number of elephants.:) We liked Sinamatella more, but it is simply different.

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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and cheap are the positives. It goes downhill from there. Maintenance man left in 1960 and has not been replaced. Everything is stuffed. Pity, this place has huge potential. We were actually able to have some washing done though. Game was exceptional!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This place is in a great location but like all the National Parks places we stayed in Zimbabwe it is in ned of some serious updating. The camp is right next to the entrance to the park and the setting is beautiful. There is also a reasonable restaurant on site. I would stay here again as it is very reasonably... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed in the self-catering units for one night en route to Kennedy camp 1, early July 2014. The units we stayed in were 16, 17, 18 & 21 (apparently #19 is broken?!). The euphemism "out-dated" seems to be the the only alternative to dilapidated. Positive, there was a constant supply of electricity (at least that I am aware of).... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The lodges at main camp are not luxury or really even good by western standards, but I found them to be very good for my expectations and the location. The lodge was clean enough. The bath had to be cleaned before use and there were a number of spider webs in the very large shower room, but that did not... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I stayed in one of the lodges which is definitely the best accommodation type available for space and convenience. These have their own cooking and ablutions facilities. The furniture is not pretty or copious, but its still comfortable enough. The best things are the affordable price and the setting. The camp is the perfect gateway to some of the best... More

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Stayed in one of the self contained lodges , the rooms where clean , though a bit stuffy maybe becausse it was rainy season , the grounds needed a bit of attention as the grass was too long and considering you are in a game park you really need to be cautious of your surroundings . Hot water was available... More

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Southsea, Uk
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Arrived here when visiting the Hwange national park, initially we were shown to our accomodation which was a chalet, what a dump ! The dilapidated toilet / ablutions block was a walk away which could be a problem during the night because of the wildlife. We returned to reception and asked to upgrade and for an extra US$15 moved to... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Back to the sixties, although it is all clean it is old and run down. The campsite does not have views but is fenced. The staff isfriendly. Hot water And electricity. Firewood available. We didnt see the lodges from the insite but some werevery run down on the outside. Restaurant is open!

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Camberley, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed a few nights and found the accommodation to be of a good size with all that you needed, comfortable beds although a bit dated the only thing we missed was no shower or even attachment to wash your hair so having a bath every night meant we really missed our shower and the water was salty so by... More

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Address: Main Entrance, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Number of rooms: 21

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