Luxury Zimbabwe Safari Lodges & Camps
Our portfolio includes some of the best lodges in Zimbabwe, ranging from classic, luxury, and good value for you to explore.
As we do not offer set departures, the lodges on your Zimbabwe Safari can be completely tailored to your needs. So whether you want to live in the lap of luxury or just want a little pampering, we can plan the perfect accommodation for you. Check out your options here, or call our team for their suggestions.
Indicates: YZ star rating, the level of luxury that you’ll experience
Indicates: YZ price guide, ranging from value to high-end
Bomani Tented Lodge
Run by conservation minded-company Imvelo, Bomani Tented Lodge works hard to help support both the people and the wildlife of Hwange. After your Big Five safaris, you can take part in ‘pump runs’, meet the local villagers or go on a school tour.
We rate Camelthorn pretty highly, for its effortless combination of authenticity and comfort – and, of course, for its interest in ethical tourism. It is a great option for travellers who would really like to get to know the area around Hwange!
It is named after Ted Davison, the first Head Warden of Hwange National Park. Davison’s really is a great place to go to get the most out of Hwange – and the village visits are a definite draw.
Ivory Safari Lodge
We really rate Ivory Lodge, as a fantastic base to explore Hwange – and thanks to the hide, you do not even need to leave camp to see game.
Khulu Bush Camp
We are happy to recommend Khulu as an exclusive little lodge with everything going for it – and if you have a passion for painted dogs, a trip to the Research Center is a definite draw!
As a Wilderness Safaris property, in the Classic Camps range, Linkwasha Camp combines luxury living with authentic experiences.
We rate Nehimba pretty highly, with its fabulous location and wide range of activities. And don’t forget your camera, as the views from the hide are well worth capturing and savouring for years to follow.
Somalisa Acacia Camp
Somalisa Acacia is a great little camp for travellers in search of that authentic safari experience. However, due to the prevalence of big game in the area, we do recommend that children are constantly supervised!
Somalisa Camp is owned and operated by African Bush Camps, a company that aims to provide an authentic safari experience.
Little Makalolo Camp
Known affectionately as ‘Little Mak', Little Makalolo Camp is a great option for travellers who have an interest in Hwange’s cultural aspects as well as its amazing wildlife!
The Hide Safari Camp
The Hide was constructed by the Preston family in 1992. We reckon The Hide has loads to recommend it, not least those little hideaways!
You can’t get much better than Camp Hwange for the quality of guiding, within a private concession fairly teeming with wildlife!
Hwange Mobile Camp
It is one of several mobile camps operated by Kazuma Trails, a company owned by Antonette and David ‘Bushdog’ Carson.
Elephant's Eye Hwange
Elephant’s Eye is a great little haven to relax and unwind, with its swimming pool surrounded by sunloungers and the serenity of its spa, which offers relaxing and revitalising massages using a range of organic products. Bliss!
Tom's Little Hide
Tom’s Little Hide is a fantastic option for a group of travellers, especially one that includes children. We love the authentic design of the house. Five stars!
Jozibanini Camp is located in the wildlife-rich Hwange National Park. With just five guest tents, it provides a very personalised service!
Somalisa Expeditions is an awesome option for travelling looking for authentic safari experiences in a wildlife-rich region of Hwange.
The Private Hide
We recommend The Private Hide if you are hoping to travel as a group, favouring exclusive-use accommodation. The accommodation is both authentic and comfortable – and the location is stunning!
Stretch Ferreira Safaris Tented Camp
Led by Stretch Ferreira, giant among safari guides, this operation offers authentic experiences of Mana Pools from a classic base camp! As the camp is unfenced, we recommend it for ages 16 years and over.
It is classified as a Classic Camp by the company, indicating stylish accommodation within remote surroundings. Ruckomechi is designed to be environmentally friendly, with hot water and lighting supplied by solar power.
Kanga Camp is a stunning tented camp set in a remote part of the World Heritage Site, Mana Pools.
Little Vundu Camp
Little Vundu is a classic camp, operated by Nick Murray. We recommend it to travellers looking for authentic safari in a top-notch location. And with activities scheduled to coincide with the action in the bush, you really get the best of Mana Pools!
At Yellow Zebra, we think Vundu Camp is pretty special. With its fabulous location and first-rate guiding, it is ideal for travellers who want to really get to know the Zambezi and Mana Pools!
Zambezi Expeditions is owned by African Bush Camps, the company run by famous safari guide Beks Ndlovu and his wife Sophia.
Bumi Hills Safari Lodge
Bumi Hills is ideal for travellers who like a little luxury on safari. And we rate the lodge for its interest in local culture and efforts to give back to the Tonga community.
Changa Safari Camp
Changa Safari Camp was set up in 2012 by the Higgins and Prestons, Zimbabwean families with an immense passion for Safari Africa. For many years, they had dreamed of constructing a camp in Matusadona National Park, on the shores of Lake Kariba.
Musango Safari Camp
Musango was established by Steve Edwards, formerly head warden of Matusadona National Park. We think it is pretty special. Its location is amazing but the standard of guiding really contributes to making a stay here an unforgettable experience!
Rhino Safari Camp
Without doubt, the quality of activities on offer at Rhino is enhanced by the camp’s guides, highly trained individuals who have a real passion for safari! The camp itself is able to offer a very personalised service due to its small size.
Big Cave Camp
Big Cave Camp is owned and operated by the Waddy family. It has a lot to recommend it, including being able to accommodate children of all ages! There is plenty to do for everyone, within this fabulous location in Matobo Hills.
Camp Amalinda is owned and operated by the Amalinda Collection. Camp Amalinda is hard to beat as a luxury safari option in Matobo Hills. And honeymooners will love the extra privacy of the suites, built so imaginatively into the rocks!
Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge
Chilo Lodge has the high service standards that we tend to associate with its very smart appearance. Due to the friendliness of staff members, it really feels like a home from home, a great base to explore the park and surrounds.
Singita Pamushana Lodge
At Yellow Zebra, we are big fans of Singita – and Pamushana has so much to recommend it, for couples and families alike. We love the vibrant interiors, which give the lodge a great celebratory feel. Happy holidays!
Gorges Lodge offers first-rate service standards. The guiding is great and the opportunities to get to know the area around the lodge are a highlight, especially as it is placed on the edge of Batoka Gorge above the Zambezi.
Ilala Lodge is a charming and family-run hotel located in the heart of Victoria Falls. The hotel is nestled in attractive gardens and the helpfulness of staff and first-rate personalised service is a feature throughout.
The Kingdom Hotel Victoria Falls
The Kingdom Hotel Victoria Falls was built to resemble the style of the ancient kingdom of Munhumutapa with its huge domes, pillars and bridges over wondrous water features.
Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls Hotel is a very impressive colonial building positioned within its own elegant garden grounds and overlooking Victoria Falls Bridge and Bakota Gorges.
Victoria Falls River Lodge
Victoria Falls River Lodge might just be the ultimate in luxury safari! If you like a large tent, you will love it here. And the location, of course, is fabulous!
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is nothing short of brilliant for travellers who like the feel of a traditional safari lodge, super size! With its range of rooms and range of activities, it has a lot to offer. Five stars!
Zambezi Sands River Camp
We recommend Zambezi Sands to travellers who would like to experience all the fun of the Falls, while staying in a more remote location. If you favour an exclusive lodge to a large hotel, Sands is certainly an option for you!
The Elephant Camp
If you love elephants, you will love Elephant Camp! It offers a lot of authentic safari experiences from luxury accommodation and is a great option for travellers looking to explore not only the Falls but also the surrounding areas.
The Stanley & Livingstone Hotel
The Stanley & Livingstone offers a peaceful base from which to head out on safari and to take trips to Victoria Falls! It’s also good for stopovers, providing a clean, quiet, and upmarket option overall.
Matetsi River Lodge
Matetsi River Lodge, together with sister property Matetsi River House, is a fantastic addition to the camps and lodges in the Vic Falls area.
Matetsi River House
Both Matetsi River House and Lodge are situated in the Matetsi Private Game Reserve. If you are looking for an exclusive-use property in the region of Victoria Falls, Matetsi River House is an awesome option.
Batonka Guest Lodge
Situated in a quiet residential area of Victoria Falls, Batonka Lodge is a little bit out of the action for me but this elegant little owner-operated guest house serves as an ideal refuge for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of town
Victoria Falls Island Lodge
Victoria Falls Island Lodge is operated by Zambezi Crescent, which is also responsible for the luxurious Victoria Falls River Lodge!
Little Ruckomechi is situated in a private concession, which adjoins Mana Pools on the national park’s western border. In common with larger sister property Ruckomechi Camp, Little Ruckomechi is owned and operated by the fantastic Wilderness Safaris.
John’s Camp is situated at the heart of Mana Pools National Park, alongside the beautiful Zambezi river. It opened in April 2017 and is named after John Stevens, a safari guide held in very high esteem!
Matusadona is a luxury motor cruiser, the only one of its kind sailing the waters of the very scenic Lake Kariba! The boat offers accommodation for up to six adults and four children, with youngsters aged 6 years and older welcome on board.
Camp Zambezi is an excellent option for travellers seeking authentic accommodation in Mana Pools National Park, with access to an amazing amount of wildlife.
YZ recommends Camp Chitake for travellers seeking a back-to-basics safari in a wildlife-rich area, within one of Africa’s finest national parks!
Verney’s offers a very comfortable base camp from which to explore the wildlife-rich Hwange National Park! Both land- and water-based activities are available here.
Hwange Bush Camp
This camp is an excellent option for travellers seeking an authentic and blissfully remote base from which to explore Hwange! There’s no minimum age requirement, but children aged 12 years and younger are not permitted on walking safaris.
Victoria Falls Safari Suites
This property provides very comfortable accommodation with great access to Victoria Falls! Children of all ages are welcome, and access for disabled persons is available on request.
Victoria Falls Safari Club
We recommend this property for travellers seeking a luxurious base from which to explore the Falls! Accessible rooms are available on request, and there’s a minimum age requirement of 12 years.
Nyamatusi Camp offers luxurious accommodation in the remote eastern region of Mana Pools! Children aged 7 years and over will be welcome.
Nyamatusi Mahogany offers deluxe family-friendly accommodation in the remote eastern region of Mana Pools! Children of all ages will be welcome.
A newly furnished camp within a private concession in the east side of Mana Pools National Park, Chikwenya provides a comfortable base from which to enjoy land- and water-based activities!
Sapi Explorers Camp
Sapi Explorers offers exciting explorers-style accommodation and a superb range of safari activities! It’s set in a private concession within the wildlife-rich Mana Pools.
Sapi Springs Camp
Little sister camp of Sapi Explorers, Sapi Springs offers highly exclusive vehicle and walking safaris! It too is set in a private concession within Mana Pools.
Boasting a fabulous location within its own concession, Deka Camp is able to offer night drives as well as morning/afternoon activities! This is a smashing little property with a highly exclusive feel.
One of the latest offerings from Machaba Safaris, Deteema Springs provides comfortable accommodation in a scenic and wildlife-rich area of Hwange!
More rustic and intimate than sister property Stanley & Livingstone, Ursula’s Homestead has just four rooms, guaranteeing a personal feel! It can be booked exclusively and is great for groups.
Old Drift Lodge
Old Drift is highly recommended for travellers seeking a luxurious lodge that offers both safari activities and all the fun of the Falls. The accommodation includes four family suites, and all suites boast a private plunge poo
Ingwe Pan Camp
Due to open in May 2020, Ingwe Pan Camp looks like it’ll be an exciting option for travellers considering a classic safari in Mana Pools!
Palm River Lodge
Due to open in May 2020, Palm River Lodge will be run by the Ilala Hotel Group. This company also operates the excellent Vic Falls-based Ilala Lodge! If you’d like to be among the new hotel’s first guests, please contact a member of our team.
Tembo Plains Camp
Great Plains’ Tembo Plains is a member of Relais & Châteaux, a collection of individually owned and operated properties across five continents – presently it’s the only R&C property in Zimbabwe.
528 Victoria Falls
This boutique guesthouse is an excellent option for travellers seeking exclusive accommodation close to Victoria Falls. Described as ‘Insta-worthy’, it’s super-stylish too!