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Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my fourth visit to Ivory or Khulu and it didn't disappoint. Standards are high and the staff friendly and efficient. Animal sightings are always a bit hit and miss and this time the waterhole was fairly quiet - but that is the luck of the draw. The last visit was the opposite. Next time may well be different.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff are friendly, professional and knowledgable. Service is great, food good and accommodation is comfortable and a proper African experience, with all rooms overlooking the nearby waterhole. The manager Joel and his able assistant Jaimie are singled out for extra recognition!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Three levels of accommodation in chalets on stilts. Try and get one of the newer ones. All have a good view of the waterhole. Pot luck which animals turn up. Lots of baboons, kudu, Impala and wart hogs. Elephants occasionally. Regular giant eagle owl and a pet buffalo(not sure what happens when he grows up!). Painted dog sanctuary nearby. Have... More 

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

Thanks for this review Geoff and thank you for choosing to stay at Ivory Lodge. We are so thrilled that our guides managed to find some lions for you. Our waterhole is a permanent one and gets busier and busier as others dry up later in the year. The ebb and flow of the movement and migration of the animal... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Excellent location, facilities and services. Good place for families with children. Many animals in the lodge area and lodge is located relatively close to the Hwange National Park where we experiences a lot of large and small animals

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

We are so thrilled that you had a wonderful time with your little boy at Ivory. He really was such a pleasure to have at the lodge and such a great appetite - a delight for our kitchen staff! You certainly visited Ivory at a perfect time of the year for game viewing and how wonderful that you were able... More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We stayed at Ivory Lodge for three nights and enjoyed every moment there! The lodge itself is just perfect with lovely rooms and Jaimie (assistant manager) and her team were so nice and helpful, we absolutely recommend to stay there for at least a few days. Lodge: Perfect Staff: Lovely Food: Mhh, great Thanks a lot to the Ivory team!

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

We love getting reviews like yours! We can just read between the lines that you had a brilliant time at Ivory Lodge - thank you! Ivory is indeed a very special lodge and our staff are always so thrilled when their guests enjoy themselves so much. It is imperative that our guests are looked after and made to feel welcome... 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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