Finding the right words to describe my experience at the Nehimba Safari Lodge will be difficult because my time spent there was so surreal. Let me just state that this trip was an experience like no other I have ever had. I went to Nehimba with a party of 14. We ranged in age from 5 to 45. This is quite a large group to keep satisfied and entertained. For five luxurious, wonderful days we were not only entertained we were mesmerized by our environment. Nehimba was a journey that heightened all five senses and left you feeling like you were just let in on one of the worlds most precious and hidden secrets. When I considered a safari for a vacation I had hoped to experience the "real" Africa. I wanted to be a part of the natural habitat of African wildlife and not the wildlife that is conditioned and trained to be near humans which other parks are known for. That is what Hwange National Park and Nehimba offered. Along with the five star accommodations and the attention to detail I was left smiling at the end of everyday. I would be amiss if I didn't mention the dining experience at Nehimba. My husband and I have eaten at five star restaurants all over the world. We had hoped to be satisfied by the food here but were shocked to be utterly impressed by it. Whether it was the incredibly creamy homemade ice-cream or the seasoned and grilled to perfection Tilapia it was delectable and always severed with impeccable presentation. I would say it doesn't get much better then that. We laughed, we learned, we ate like kings, we relaxed, we rejuvenated and we are better for it. Thank you Nehimba and Staff for sharing your little bit of heaven with me and my family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deep inside a private concession, nestled inside the remote northern region of Hwange National Park, hides Nehimba Lodge. By combining luxury living with ultimate elegance and lashings of African charm, this Lodge is designed to create the most exceptional safari experiences. Our Main guest area and 7 spacious guest accommodations are thatched tents built on teak decks, overlooking the magnificent lodge pan – a favoured spot frequented by a variety of wildlife and large numbers of elephants, particularly in the dry season. Nehimba sits firmly on the edge of the mopane woodlands associated with the north of the park and the kalahari sandveld of the south and west. All the diversity of Hwange's fauna and flora is within easy reach. No two days are the same at Nehimba and game viewing experiences are tailor-made to our guest’s preferences, including game drives, walking safaris and night game drives on our private concession in search of nocturnal species of wildlife. Whether you choose to track a herd of elephant on foot with your highly trained guide at dawn or spend the afternoon relaxing overlooking the waterhole on the deck by the pool, this wild and unspoilt bush paradise will guarantee you leave with memories to last a lifetime! ... more less