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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where do I start? We were very lucky to hit a few days where we were the only guests at the lodge so had such personal treatment it felt like being part of the family. The owners joined us for dinner and we had private game drives which were stunning. The rooms are treehouses that overlook a floodlit watering hole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice campsite. There is a huge watering hole where animals come to drink. Every day there are lots of elephants to see. Elephants came very close to the campsite. One morning we wake up with a lot of buffalos around the campsite. Amazing... The staff is very friendly and the guides will help you when you ask for a... More 

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

There is nothing quite like camping in Africa. Never does one feel closer to nature. We are so thrilled that you had such a wonderful time at Tuskers Campsite. You certainly visited at a perfect time for game viewing and our waterhole is a very busy spot. Travellers love our Campsite in that it offers those little luxuries so appreciated... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit and stay a few days, super service , great place to view all the animals at the water hole day and during the night. Met great people there and all the staff looked after us very well. Ivory lodge keep up the good work

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

Thank you Ian for choosing to stay with us at Ivory Lodge. It is indeed a very special little lodge and we are so glad that you had such a great time. You certainly visited at just the right time and we hear that you had some great sightings. Our staff are happy when our guests are happy. The water... More 

Frankfort, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My travel partner and I were in South Africa and Zimbabwe for a two week vacation, but our three nights at Ivory Lodge were hands down the most enjoyable days of our trip! We only wish we could have stayed longer. Any future trips to Africa will definitely include a trip back here! Despite our short stay, everyone at Ivory... More 

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

Sheila, thank you for such a fantastic review. Comments and compliments like this just make all our hard work so worthwhile. Ivory Lodge is indeed a very special little lodge and one of the most established in Hwange. Our staff love what they do and they are passionate about their jobs and their guests - both wild and domestic! We... More 

Colorado Springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here because a local friend arranged our doing so, and at first were put off by the price — but it was well worth the splurge! Keep in mind that the rates include 3 hearty meals, served at a single long table; it was fun to chat with other guests over meals or around the nightly campfire. Took... More 

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

This review raises a valid point but at the same time makes us so happy! The price is always of concern to travellers in Africa and guests must always do their homework especially when on a budget. Tripadvisor is wonderful in that respect. However, it is places like Ivory Lodge that go above and beyond to make every guest feel... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at Ivory Lodge, we saw an incredible amount of game - at the watering hole, in the concession and in the national park thanks to the guides! Was spectacular! The hide is very special, we spent a morning in camp quite content with all the different animals that came along. We thoroughly enjoyed the tree... More 

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

Reviews and comments like this make us love what we do even more. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences and thoughts. Ivory Lodge is definitely the much needed getaway. Hwange is one of those places that you never forget, it gets under your skin and kidnaps your heart. We love that our guests can... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We spent fantastic two nights in a family friendly Ivory Lodge in July. The staff were very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Our treehouse was quite luxurious and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The Lodge is a 30-minute drive to the gate of the Hwange NP so, be prepared for the cold mornings at this time of the year... More 

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

Reviews like this one are the highlight of our day. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and experiences at Ivory Lodge. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time despite the fact that you visited at the coldest time of the year. However, it is the best time to view game and there... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at the Tusker's campsite. The staff were friendly, helpful and even spent hours with us in the workshop when our car broke down. The lodge is beautiful and over looks a very busy watering hole. Couldn't recommend more highly

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

"Time spend Camping isn't spent....it's invested!" There is something so special about camping! It is possibly the closest to nature that you can get! Thank you for this wonderful review. We are so thrilled that you had such at good time at Tuskers. It is a campsite that offers so much more than average camp sites - the little luxuries... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Ivory Lodge is luxurious, the food is excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. Our room had a great view of the watering hole where the elephants come every evening. But I had asked our travel agent for something a bit more wild and remote and Ivory Lodge has an electric fence, wifi and you have to go on a... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments about Ivory Lodge. We have in the past described it as rustic but your luxurious comment is a real feather in our caps! Thank you. Ivory is our family lodge as we believe that visitors of all ages should experience what Hwange has to offer - hence the electric fence. This is more to... More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We booked this hotel as part of a bigger package traveling around Zimbabwe. We were thrilled to see all the wildlife so close. The staff went above and beyond to ensure every comfort was met. They provided wonderful overcoats to keep us warm during the game drives. (a real plus if you didn't pack anything more than a fleece!)

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

Thank you for this lovely review - we love that you loved our Camp on stilts! We love that our camp is so family orientated and that everybody gets to appreciate the magnificent wildlife that Hwange has to offer. You came at the coldest time of the year however it is peak game viewing season - a Catch 22! Our... More 

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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: $127 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ivory Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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