The Hide – Hwange National Park

The Hide has set a bar of excellence and luxury for Hwange National Park accommodation and is consistently voted as one of the “Best Safari Lodges” in Zimbabwe. Located in a prime position in the Park, The Hide offers a life-enriching safari experience for its guests, from its fantastic game viewing right on your doorstep, to a variety of daily activities to suit everyone and the warm and welcoming staff, who make you feel like family from the minute you arrive.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, we will be sharing some of our favourite safari highlights in the upcoming months, reminiscing about how far we have come over the last two decades. We dedicate the next 25 years to our managers, guides, cooks, cleaners, conservationists, mechanics, researchers… both past and present – and, most especially, to our wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you warmly, again and again, to The Hide.

2018 Best Safari Cuisine Awards
2018 Best Guiding Award
2018 Best Safari Experience
2018 Best Value Safari Award
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The Hide – Celebrating 25 Years

A lot can happen in 25 years… Dreams are built, friendships are formed, adventures are taken and discoveries made. Before you know it, a quarter of a century has passed. Over this time, our guests from all over the world have embarked on their own life-changing journeys here, embraced their wild side and even explored beyond their limits. Nothing is impossible in the wilds of Hwange at one of its most iconic camps, The Hide…

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Hwange National Park is located in the northwest corner of Zimbabwe and is well known for its large herds of elephants which are famous across Africa. With over 100 species of mammals, you are guaranteed to have a once in a lifetime safari experience that will keep you coming back to Hwange, year after year.

Guests of The Hide can simply choose to enjoy a sundowner from the lodge deck overlooking the waterhole and witness herds of animals coming down to drink at dusk or you can be a bit more adventurous and get right close up to large herds of elephants and buffalo at the Private Hide, which provides excellent photographic opportunities.

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Offering a range of accommodation to suit all travellers, The Hide, combines nature with luxury at its best. From an exclusive getaway to a private family home, there is something for everyone visiting Hwange, from families to honeymooners, small groups to business travelers.

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You can choose up to four activities a day when staying at The Hide. Experience wild animals from a unique vantage point at the Private Hide, go on a professional guided walking safari, spend the morning/afternoon on a game drive or venture out on night drive to find that elusive leopard you’ve been searching for.

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The Hide Community Trust is a non-profit organization that is committed to the conservation and sustainable community development in Hwange National Park. We are also proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the community.

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Safari vacationThe Hide is a brilliant vacation for couples, families and friends. It was the highlight of our stay while visiting Zimbabwe. Absolutely immaculate, safe and beyond comfortable accommodations. The staff was welcoming, caring and professional. All the guides were knowledgeable and passionate about conservation. Nicholas made sure we were safe and saw as many animals as possible. We enjoyed gourmet meals while being in the middle of nature with quick access to see wildlife and frequent excursions throughout the day and in the evenings.” November 2017

Amazing – What an amazing couple of days we had at The Hide. The service, food, location, and guides were all simply amazing! We miss it terribly already. To be woken up with a gentle knock on the door with a coffee and tea before our first drive of the day was a treat.
A big thanks to everyone for looking after us and making our trip so memorable. We hope to be back!” November2017