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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ivory Lodge has treehouses with view on a waterhole. Our guide Peter was really friendly and knew everything about the animals in Hwange National Park. The other staff was friendly aswell and the food was really good.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What more can I say? Upon our arrival at the Ivory Lodge, we were greeted by Jamie, her staff and over 100 elephants by the watering hole. It was quite a treat for us and we made our way down to the "hide" to be closer and observe. Jamie and her staff did a fantastic job making us feel right...

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Beacon, New York
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We enjoyed every aspect of our stay at the Ivory Lodge for New Years 2017 (29 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017). From the initial greeting by the staff upon our arrival, through the day we departed, everything was perfect. The staff was very helpful in moving our luggage to our room, and providing a quick tutorial on important aspects...

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

Reviews like yours warm our hearts and make us so happy! We are so proud of every facet of Ivory Lodge and you have mentioned it all. Obviously every single experience has left a lasting impression and unforgettable memories. You were so lucky to see so much game which just proves that "green season" is not the hide and seek...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 10, 2017

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 January 7, 2017

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 January 1, 2017

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

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 December 16, 2016 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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Rafiki234, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

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

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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $289 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivory Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Seemed like all rooms were on par with equal amenties and views of the watering hole.”
  • View of the watering hole and our resident bushbaby.
  • Bushbaby in our room! Totally harmless, just curious.
 of 5 bubbles kiepertj, Jan 22, 2017 | Read review
“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
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