Verney’s Camp opened in May 2018. It is owned and operated by Machaba Safaris, whose portfolio includes YZ favourite Machaba Camp!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The setting for the camp is Hwange National Park, specifically a private concession within the central eastern region. The area is usually accessed via road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport, a drive of less than three hours. Described as a natural amphitheatre, Verney’s location is stunning – its central waterhole is surrounded by grasses and flanked by teak forest.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Guest accommodation at Verney’s will consist of ten tents, nestling into the tree line and spaced at a good distance from each other for plenty of privacy. There will be eight double or twin rooms and two rooms for families. All will be comfortably furnished, with en-suite facilities featuring flush toilet, twin washbasins, and shower. And every tent will boast amazing views of the waterhole!
Guests can look forward to seeing the impressive elephant herds of Hwange quenching their thirst here, alongside many other herbivores. At the time of writing, we don’t have any details concerning the communal spaces of the camp, but based on our experience of Machaba Safaris we reckon they will be very well appointed – and perfectly placed for viewing the local wildlife!
As far as activities are concerned, Verney’s will offer game drives and walking safaris. As the camp is located in a private concession, the game drives will be available during the day and the night. This means that guests will enjoy spotting lots of nocturnal species in addition to the Hwange elephants and the park’s lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, black and white rhino, giraffe, baboon, hyena, jackal, and many more! The bird life is impressive too – specials for birders include Goliath heron and greater flamingo. The camp’s walking safaris will provide opportunities to check out the little lives of the concession, such as the insects and plants. With 10,000 hectares to explore, there is certainly a lot to see here!