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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Safari Lodge every year from 1990 - 2001 in my childhood and returned for the first time in 15 years in August 2016. I had mixed emotions on returning having heard mixed reviews, but immediately felt at home when I walked out from reception to gaze down to the waterhole and after a complimentary room upgrade. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going back to Safari Lodge after 15 years in the UK was the best welcome home I could have had. We used to work there as entertainment directors for kids in the August holidays. Charming welcoming staff helped me remember why we loved this venue so much. The hotel and grounds were spotlessly kept and meals alto ugh all now... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Lots of renovations in progress to bring this lodge up to top gear. The waterhole is a huge plus with regular visits from a variety of animals – especially the elephant herd each evening. We stayed 3 nights and the limited menu became boring. We queried the interpretation of “Local brand drinks included” in our package. Unlike the lodges in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Safari Lodge for just one night on the way to the Victoria Falls. Its an old lodge but rooms have been renovated. Service and food were excellent and the staff do their best to help. What was disappointing was the game drive in the hotel part of the park which we chose over going into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I have just returned from a fan trip to Zimbabwe and got to stay at this lodge for one night and go on Safari with them and it was lovely. I travel write as my proffession and can say the accommodation was comfortable. I had a great view of the watering hole to see all the animals. Beds were very... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at this Safari Lodge while travelling through Zimbabwe. It was a pleasant surprise and the location is fantastic with an observation area in front of a waterhole. Wildlife sightings are numerous. The rooms a very nice although they could do with a little maintenance. Like most accommodation in Zimbabwe, water pressure is not great. Beds are comfortable... More 

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The rooms are very good, you can view some wildlife at the waterhole from your room. Lovely eating place outside. Nothing beats the experience of seeing wildlife and hearing a lion roar as you enjoy your dinner. Breakfast served outside, on one particular morning a wild bird stole my guava from my plate, happened so fast and I wondered how... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

The staff at Hwange Safari Lodge are very polite and helpful. We are pretty much the only guests here at the moment, a family of 6 from Australia so we are getting lots of attention! The waterhole is amazing and it is hilarious to watch the local baboons and their antics! There were about 20 elephants visiting just after sunset... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We had an early lunch on our way to Vic Falls. Place was empty. Potentially a lovely setting. Food was unfortunately mediocre at best. Three burgers (@11 usd each way too expensive) and a pasta bolognaise (mini size @ 7 usd) and some drinks. Our individual scores: 2, 2, 3, 3 out of 10. So two stars is generous. The... More 

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

On our way back from musna we decided to stop in for lunch and swim. And how disappointing it was. Grounds not looked after at all. The structure is dirty and paint chipping away. Food - had chicken nuggets the chips where far from cooked and the chicken tasted and smelt like dirty oil presentation was nasty for a hotel.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hwange Safari Lodge is an oasis of luxury in the heart of the African savannah. Surrounded by untouched wilderness our guests have access to all the modern amenities required to make their stay truly comfortable. The hotel has two restaurants, one which is located outside with views of the watering hole. The swimming pool is a popular oasis for cooling down each day and the bar is the ideal place to relax after a safari. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hwange Safari Lodge

Address: Farm 39, Dete 5792, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Dete
Price Range: $161 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hwange Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Hwange Safari Hotel Harare
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