You need at least 6 hours to get there by car from Harare (depending on your type of car) or take the charter and land on their private airstrip. But it is worth every mile. Not the cheapest place by far but to me one of the best places I have ever been. When you arrive you wonder how it is possible to build something so beautiful in such a remote place. There is beauty and quality in every aspect of the building and service. The whole place just fits within the environment and you feel within nature. There is the beautiful view at the gorge to begin with. You can see elephant crossing the river, hypo's and crocks from the terrace. At night you hear the elephants and lions roar. The garden is full with beautiful birds in the morning and you can enjoy the sunrise. Food is excellent and served in the stylish dinner room where you eat with your guides so you can talk about your game-wishes for the next day. The National Park is just a 15 minute drive from the lodge.
The rooms are just great with a balcony and stunning view at the gorge. There is electricity, hot water a small fridge with free beverages and a very luxurious and spacious bed.
The staff is very friendly and every day after your game drive they wait for you with a wet towel to refresh yourself. Every time you meet someone that is working there they will ask you if you are ok and if they can help you with something.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Twin/KingOur beautiful Luxury King/Twin Lodges are largely inspired by nature, but with a designer's passion for elegance, simplicity and bespoke touches. Locally crafted intricate reed weaving, individually carved jacaranda headboards, luxurious cotton bedding and a mini bar have all been carefully chosen for your comfort and enjoyment.Each Lodge has its own private balcony offering spectacular views and the opportunity for you to relax, watching the multitude of river visitors, including our resident elephants, crocodiles and hippos.Nhambo Self CateringOur Self Catering Camp, Nhambo, provides guests with the option to be more independent whilst taking advantage of comfortable accommodation, panoramic views and access to the expertise, game drives and activities that we offer.Nhambo comprises four twin/double lodges, each sleeping 2 people. Each lodge has an en-suite bathroom (with shower and bath) and its own, private balcony.The double lodges share a kitchen, dining and barbeque area. There is also a plunge pool. For larger groups of friends and family, you may take all 4 lodges and enjoy the camp on an exclusive basis.The Family Lodge is spacious and private (with its own kitchen, garden and two bathrooms). It sleeps up to 6 people. ... more less