One of the few camps in the breathtaking Hwange National Park, The Hide Safari Camp offers its guests the incredible opportunity to explore one of Zimbabwe’s most prized safari destinations.
Guests can unwind in beautifully-furnished tents boasting ensuite bathrooms and private verandas. The veranda looks onto a nearby waterhole — keep your binoculars on hand, as elephant, lion and rhino can often be seen slaking their thirst. After an exhilarating day of game viewing, guests can retreat to the cool refuge of the camp’s swimming pool.
The day’s experiences can be swapped with the host over delectable meals savoured al fresco or in the elegant dining room. Adventures include twice-daily game drives, guided bush walks and exceptional game viewing in the seclusion of the camp’s hides.
The Hide Safari Camp is fortunate to have the best of both worlds. While located within the Hwange National Park, it is also surrounded by a private concession, which allows us to offer activities not otherwise permitted. Hwange is a vast playground worth exploring so you don’t have to worry about being bored. Early morning walks are there for the thrill of encountering wildlife on its own terms and exploring the little surprises of the bush.
The rest of the day can be spent further afield on game drives in search of predators and prey alike. We like to do things properly so sundowners are an important part of the experience. Enjoy the natural beauty with a cold drink in hand. The guides at The Hide are very much part of the family and have been with us for many years. They have undergone some of the most rigorous training in Africa and their passion for and knowledge of the bush is often what makes a safari so special. Click here to find out more about our guides.
There is no typical day at The Hide as it really depends on you how much or little you would like to do. Meal-times are normally a good chance to catch up with everyone and plan the rest of the day or the following morning. As a general rule, we go out-and-about at the same time as the animals – usually mornings and late afternoons or evenings. However, the scope and scale of Hwange’s wildlife is such that there is generally always something to see. We don’t limit the number of activities you can do, so if you can’t sit still, you could do an early morning walk followed by a morning drive after breakfast. In the afternoon you could head out again, stopping off for a sundowner and a night-drive back to camp.
If you are really looking for value, you could venture out after dinner to see if you can find anything out on the prowl. The waterhole at The Hide is particularly special, being the only source of permanent water for a good-sized area. So even if you don’t feel like venturing out, you will still be able to enjoy the daily visitors to the camp, which often include elephant, giraffe, zebra, impala, waterbuck and kudu. Lion come in from time to time and wild dog have even made kills in full view of the camp.