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We fell in love with Camelthorn at first sight! Very rustic but luxurious at the same time. On arrival we were served a lovely afternoon tea whilst being briefed on the safety aspects. As it is in the bush and there are s seriously wild...More
There are not enough amazing adjectives to describe the Camelthorn experience! We booked through Wilderness Travel as their package trip seemed very real and not the normal "tourist package" where you hop on a bus and luggage is picked up at your hotel room at...More
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Response from Nichole O, Marketing Manager at Camelthorn LodgeResponded October 23, 2017
Thank you so much for such an amazing review of Camelthorn Lodge, we are so thrilled here at imvelo to hear your stay with us was truly amazing and our staff managed to make your stay one to remember. Camelthorn is truly a...More
Camelthorn Lodge was an amazing African safari experience. The location was literally right next to an entrance of Hwange Park but don't let that fool you. It was very remote and very private. When we arrived we were greeted by all of the staff offering...More
I don’t know really where to start with Camelthorn , was it the most luxurious camp I visited?.. no. Did I see the most game or biggest variety of animals? No. That being said it was one of my favorite places I visited on my...More
Response from Nichole O, Marketing Manager at Camelthorn LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property Camelthorn and the 5 star rating! We are so thrilled to hear that Camelthorn was one of your favourite places you stayed at over your 53 day trip – That really...More
This lodge felt like home and at the same time we enjoyed being spoiled by the most friendly staff we have ever met.the warmly furnished private villa's have a fireplace that if you wish, will be burning at the moment you go to your room...More
Response from Nichole O, Marketing Manager at Camelthorn LodgeResponded May 18, 2018
I would just like to say, I really enjoyed reading your review on our camp Camelthorn and happy 25 year wedding anniversary! It definitely is an amazing way to celebrate such a momentous occasion. Our team was very proud to read your special...More
Not many places have air-conditioning nor a pool (plunge at best) because they use generators and water attracts animals esp elephants. Camelthorn is brick construct and significantly cooler than tents esp at midday. The... More
Not many places have air-conditioning nor a pool (plunge at best) because they use generators and water attracts animals esp elephants. Camelthorn is brick construct and significantly cooler than tents esp at midday. The ceiling fans were sufficient and yes we slept with the back sliding doors and windows open (they all have fly screens). You sleep under a mosquito net and are provided with insect repellant and fly spray. Very comfortable. Air circulation is the key. We had no problems. As with most camps on generator power, the power goes off at about 11pm and comes back on at about 0500 AM. You'll find the nights cool down and you get nice airflow with the windows and back doors open. We always felt safe. The property is patrolled during the night to keep animals away (primarily elephants) and is quite safe. You have a loud horn and torch/light supplied. You're escorted at night to your quarters by rangers. Sounds a bit melodramatic but you are in the wilderness and your safety and comfort is their primary concern. Keep in mind that the mornings can be cool (0530) especially on the back of a safari wagon, and then heats up so wear layers esp in early AM. 0500 wake up call for 05:30 safari departure. When the sun goes down it can get cooler but never bothered me however my wife tended to put on a light jumper. The main reason we upgraded to Camelthorn was that it is cooler, especially at midday than tents because of the brick construction. We absolutely enjoyed the luxury and found it very comfortable, a virtual oasis.
Since you're going in October I feel obliged to give you a heads up that when we were in Zimbabwe (September) it was in a bit of an inflationary dive and $US were scarce. ATMs had long queues, $30 limits and run out so suggest you don't count on getting $US in Zimbabwe. South Africa was fine. We had planned to get more $US in Zimbabwe! Visa and Master card were OK and we just got by using the cards and some friends that could spare same $US.
Response from Hayley P | Property representative |
Hi Jane, Thank you for your question. Tim & Chris are absolutely correct, the guides are very accommodating and will ensure you spend quality time photographing the beautiful wildlife you see on your visit to us. We of... More
Hi Jane, Thank you for your question. Tim & Chris are absolutely correct, the guides are very accommodating and will ensure you spend quality time photographing the beautiful wildlife you see on your visit to us. We of course also have our 'Look up blind' at one of our waterholes, which is a wonderful place to spend many hours watching and photographing the wildlife that come down to drink :) We look forward to hosting you in September! Kind rgds, the Imvelo team
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