Ivory Lodge, located in the forestry area on the outskirts of Hwange National Park, offers family-friendly safari experiences and is famous for its exhilarating up-close sightings of the Presidential Elephant Herd.
The lodge comprises of a main thatched dining and lounge area overlooking a guest swimming pool and overlooking a watering hole which is frequented by elephants, predators and a number of plains game species. The Ivory Lodge rooms themselves are elegantly built on stilted wooden platforms offering elevated views of the open floodplain and watering hole in front of the camp.
What’s on the menu
The Ivory Lodge offers wholesome, hearty, family meals with buffet and cooked breakfast, as well as a 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner. A wide variety of dishes and cuisines to satisfy any appetite.
Enjoy tasty, wholesome food served with typical African hospitality, with a myriad of wildlife within close proximity. A true African experience in the heart of the Hwange National Park.
Activities to Do
Guided Game Drives
Early morning game drives set out at the crack of dawn with our licensed guides, both into the Hwange National Park and on our own 6000-acre concession. Mornings are usually productive, with plenty of hyena and wild dog as well as the other plains game. Afternoon and evening drives in the same areas leave at 3 pm and return with spotting torch by night. Animals and birds seen in the afternoons are prolific with sometimes close encounters with the majestic Presidential Elephant Herd.
Guided Game Walks
Walking Safaris include approaching big herds and cats, an exciting chance to get up close and personal with the small and large creatures of the park.
Dete Cultural Tour
Through our Mother Africa Trust and sponsorship of the Dete Old Age Home, we organise visits to a rural school and clinic in the nearby Dete Village, for those interested in the cultural aspect of this area.
Relax in a secluded hide with full-day waiter service and let the animals come to you, fully immersing yourself in the wonder and splendour of the African bushveld.