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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in March 2016 but only found time to write a review now. I arrived at the lodge during sunset and two elephants greeted us among our arrival. This was followed by a herd of elephants and a herd of buffalo at the waterhole during dinner. Jamie told us that we were lucky to spot both Buffaloes and Elephants at...

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

This is a wonderfully detailed review and we can see that you absorbed and appreciated every single detail. Thank you for choosing to stay at our very special family lodge. We pride ourselves in our attentive staff and experienced and knowledgeable guides. Their stories and attention to detail have resulted in many dinners running late! Our staff are also trained...

Mutare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hosts with friendly and attentive staff. The food was fantastic. Our game drive was wet initially but drier later and our ranger was very knowledgeable and hospitable. Overall a beautiful setting and a memorable stay.

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Hello there. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our very special Ivory lodge and thank you for choosing to stay there. Hwange takes on a whole new dynamic in the wet and compared to 2 months ago, one can't believe it is the same place. Nature certainly revives and transforms in miraculous ways.Our staff are passionate...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have stayed at Ivory Lodge several times and it doesn’t disappoint. We were last there in July 2015. Our room (#9) was comfortable and spacious and offered a great view of the watering hole. The food was great and the service top-notch (thanks Jamie, Joel and team!). The lodge has also recently expanded their common area...

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Thank you for this review Julie - we love our regulars and we are so glad that you come back time and time again. Ivory is a very special place and the staff are committed to make sure each guest has the best time ever - even if it is their third or fourth time! The expanded deck and living...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a night at the Hwange National Park , Ivory lodge. Upon arrival, we were brought to our units 1,2 and 4. Each unit could house three persons and we are rather amazed that such lodges have rather advanced facilities such as flushable toilet, hot water showers etc... As we are city dwellers, it takes a while to get...

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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. It is so good to hear different opinions and insights when it comes to "a lodge in the bush!" We can only imagine what an experience it must be for city dwellers who do not experience daily what is very normal for Zimbabwean lodges. Insects are very much residents in any camp in Africa and...

Victoria, British Columbia
Reviewed November 30, 2016

The time I spent in Ivory Lodge with my Mother was, to put it simply; Life changing. Joel was extremely personable and accomodating. He went through get lengths to ensure that we were having an exemplary time at all times. He was meticulous about ensuring that his guests were enjoying their experience constantly. He most certainly did not fail, the...

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Lisa and Richard This is the BEST review ever! We are blown away by your incredible comments and compliments. What an amazing time you had at our Little Lodge with the biggest heart. Ivory is such a special place and so many guests have life changing and unforgettable memories there. Yours in particular - is just breathtaking. Joel is a...

London, Canada
Reviewed November 24, 2016

We had the most amazing time at Ivory Lodge. Joel and the staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. The food was wonderful too. We had a once in a lifetime experience with the elephants at the pool! Cooling off while they came and drank right out of the pool. Thanks to everyone at Ivory Lodge for making...

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Hello Jean, Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time at Ivory Lodge. Joel is a hit with everyone. He is someone who just completely loves his job and his enthusiasm and passion is contagious! Ivory - the place of Elephants......it is a description that needs no explaining....

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed November 24, 2016

What an amazing experience topped with exceptional service by Joel, Peter, Christine and others. We could not have asked for better lodging in Zimbabwe overlooking the abundant animal life and in such close proximity to Hwange National Park. We cannot wait to go back to celebrate our anniversary.

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Congratulations on your recent wedding! We are so glad that you chose to spend your honeymoon at Ivory - how very special. Amazing memories for you and lovely for us that Ivory is part of them. An anniversary is definitely on the cards and we look forward to welcoming you back. Every effort will be made to ensure that your...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed November 23, 2016

What a treat we had at Ivory Lodge!. The process was seamless from booking, through to reception and our overall stay experience. Our hosts were welcoming, gracious, funny, informative, caring and simply great! We had booked 2 Tree houses for our family and these were well positioned, spacious (like the rest - all overlooking the waterhole) and kept impeccably clean...

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My Goodness! Where do we begin to respond to such a wonderful review!! You have taken our breaths away with your detailed descriptions of all your adventures and experiences at Ivory Lodge - Thank You! All our guests talk about the "family feel" at Ivory and yours was very much a family experience all round. A great family safari without...

Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We have visited 4 times and have yet to be disappointed - An absolutely amazing experience with close up sightings of Elephant and Buffalo from the very safe and comfortable Game Viewing Hide whilst you sip your sundowner's and enjoy the snacks provided - The Staff are Incredible and the food delicious - Evenings around the Firepit are a treat.

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The fact that you keep coming back time and time again makes us so happy! We love that you love Ivory Lodge and have realized just how special it is - and you have hit the nail on the head - it never disappoints no matter what time of the year. Thank you so much for this awesome review and...

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed November 1, 2016

As a local resident I have been to several lodges in the area. Ivory is without a doubt the best. The staff are great - really friendly and helpful. The lodges are unique and give you an uninterrupted view of the pan. Viewing the masses of elephant from the hide gives one a real close up view and one can...

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We know who you are and we love that you come back time and time again! You are very much part of the Ivory family and we so enjoy having you. Of course this time of the year Ivory is the Grand Central Station of Hwange because of our prolific waterhole and the game viewing is an unforgettable experience. Thank...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bathed in the tales of pioneer hunters and explorers, Ivory lodge stands on tree-stilted platforms above the waterhole. Watch by floodlight the night animals and the sounds and smells of the great African bush emanates up into your room. Once these incredible sights, sounds and smells enter your system, you will never get rid of them and the want for more will haunt you for a return. Come enjoy Zimbabwe hospitality at its warmest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ivory Lodge

Address: Hwange National Park 5792, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Price Range: $243 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivory Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Overall, all chalets are really well positioned (views, spacious, peaceful, tastefully decorated -safari style, well serviced) . We loved our tree house in particular that afforded us direct sunset views. Was spectacular to do so whilst having a bath on the one hand and then walking out to the balcony to watch hordes of elephants indulge themselves by the waterhole and impalas come for a late drink at night....Priceless ”
 of 5 bubbles n0kim, Nov 23, 2016 | Read review
“All tents have a view of the watering hole”
  • View point in Hwange where we stopped for lunch
 of 5 bubbles laurenwill88, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“I got room 2 based on other traveler tips and really liked it.”
 of 5 bubbles orchickie, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Get an elevated room”
  • View of the water hole from inside the room
  • Baboons turn for a drink!
 of 5 bubbles 654nickh, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“We loved the "Honeymoon Suite"”
 of 5 bubbles LoriS568, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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