Situated in the North West of Zimbabwe in Hwange National Park

Nehimba Lodge is situated on a large 278 sq-km private concession in the northern part of Hwange National Park. It combines luxury living, ultimate elegance and African charm to provide guests with an exceptional safari experience.

Nehimba offers seven spacious canvas under thatch tents which are built on teak decks. Together with the guest lounge area they overlook the magnificent lodge pan, which is frequented by large numbers of elephants, particularly in the dry season.

Nehimba sits firmly on the edge of the mopane woodlands associated with the north of the park and the kalahari sandveld of the south and west. All the diversity of Hwange’s fauna and flora is within easy reach. No two days are the same at Nehimba and game viewing experiences are tailor-made to our guest’s preferences, including game drives, walking safaris and night game drives on our private concession in search of nocturnal species of wildlife.

Whether guests choose to track a herd of elephant on foot with an experienced guide at dawn or spend the afternoon relaxing overlooking the waterhole on the deck by the pool, this wild and unspoilt bush paradise will guarantee that guets leave with memories to last a lifetime!

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At A Glance



Nehimba comprises:

  • 2 x Family rooms: 60 m sq with thatched roof . 1 king sized bed and 2 x ¾ beds. 
  • 1 x double room with day bed: 60 m sq with thatched roof 
  • 2 x double rooms: 57.75 m sq with thatched roof. King sized beds. 
  • 1 x double room: 42 m sq with thatched roof. 
  • 1 x twin room: 57.75 m sq with thatched roof. 2 x ¾ beds.


  • All rooms overlook the waterhole.
  • All the rooms have a private balcony, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, hot running water and electricity by generator.
  • The rooms are large, airy and tastefully furnished. 
  • There is complimentary WiFi available in the main guest area.

Room Amenities:

  • Fan
  • Mosquito nets
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Mobile LED lamp
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary daily laundry
  • Coffee and tea facilities available in the thatched tents


Activities include:


Nehimba is situated on its own private estate within the national park and wild animals including lion, leopard, buffalo and hyena wander freely through the area.

Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee on your private balcony at dawn or relax on the guest area deck with sundowners, observing the many different animals that pass in front of the lodge and quench their thirst at the waterhole.


Morning and afternoon game drives with snacks in traditional open safari vehicles.

All day game drives with a packed lunch and snacks in traditional open safari vehicles.

Land Cruisers seat up to 9 guests and Land Rovers seat up to 7 guests.


Conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide.

Usually undertaken in the mornings and ideal for photography of big game on foot.


For those guests who would like to view Hwange in an entirely different ‘light’, Nehimba offers guests the opportunity to accompany one of the guides on a night drive within the concession.

Filtered spotlights are used to pick out the various nocturnal species that can be found such as hyena, porcupines, civets, genet cats, and if you’re lucky, perhaps even a leopard on a hunt!


Situated close to camp, this platform is the perfect spot to marvel at the splendour of an African sunset which provides the perfect back drop to the abundance of wildlife that comes to drink at the day’s close.


This is a special designated conservation area and is one of the few year-round, naturally occurring sources of surface water in the massive Hwange National Park.

The seep is an ancient source of water that was once used by the San bushmen. Today elephant visit the seep to dig for minerals and water.


Air and Road

By road from Victoria Falls: 1.5 hours on tar followed by 2-3 hours through the park.

Camp pick ups and drop offs are from Hwange Main Camp or Hwange Mbala Gate.

Self drives via Main Camp: Follow the main tar road Southeast from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo. At the 264 km peg, follow the signs West to Hwange Main Camp. Once you enter Hwange Main Camp, Nehimba is approximately 58km down the narrow tar Sinametalla Rd. You’ll pass Guvalala Pan, White Hill Pan, and eventually come to Danga Pan. At the Danga sign, turn left and follow the road about 2km to Nehimba Lodge.

Scheduled Flights:

Guests can fly into Victoria Falls and transfers can be arranged. It is approximately 170kms (106  miles) to Nehimba Lodge

Alternatively guests can fly into Bulawayo and it is approx four and a half hours, 351 kms (219 miles) by road to Nehimba Lodge. Guests can do self drive or a transfer can be arranged for a fee.

Guests can drive to Nehimba Lodge but off the main roads a 4WD is definitely recommended.

Light Aircraft:

Hwange Airport: It is only a 35 minute flight between Victoria Falls Airport and Hwange National air field. 


Victoria Falls Airport is approximately 22 kms out of Victoria Falls Town and 170kms (106 miles) from Nehimba Lodge. Pick ups from the airport can be arranged  with local transfer companies at an additional cost.

Guests can fly into Bulawayo and it is approx four and a half hours, 351 kms (219 miles) by road to Nehimba Lodge. Guests can do self drive or a transfer can be arranged for a fee.

Camp pick ups and drop offs are from Hwange Main Camp or Hwange Mbala Gate.



Victoria Falls Town to Nehimba Lodge 189 kms (118 miles)

Victoria Falls Airport to Nehimba Lodge 170 kms (106.3 miles)

Livingstone Airport to Victoria Falls Town 20.6 kms (13 miles)

Livingstone airport to Nehimba Lodge 208 kms (130 miles)

Hwange Airport to Nehimba Lodge 102 kms (64 miles)

Bulawayo – Hwange 337 kms (210.63 miles)

Hwange – Victoria Falls Town 102 kms (64 miles)

Bulawayo – Nehimba Lodge 351.2 kms (219.4 miles)

Bulawayo – Victoria Falls Town 438 kms (274 miles)

Harare – Victoria Falls 878 kms (548.75 miles)

Harare – Nehimba Lodge 619 kms (387 miles)

Kariba – Victoria Falls Town 778 kms (486 miles)

Kariba – Nehimba Lodge 689 kms (430miles)

Gweru – Nehimba Lodge 451 kms (281 miles)

Gweru – Victoria Falls Town 539 kms (337 miles)

Bulawayo – Matopas 35 kms (22 miles)

Bulawayo – Beitbridge 320 kms (200 miles)

Bulawayo –  Gweru 164 kms (102 miles)

Bulawayo – Harare 440 kms (274 miles)

Bulawayo – Kariba 803 kms (502 miles)

Harare – Gweru 277 kms (172 miles)

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Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park (formerly called Wankie National Park) was founded in 1928 and set aside as a National Park in 1929. It was named after a local Nhanzwa chief.

Hwange became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th Century.

Hwange is the largest Park in Zimbabwe occupying approximately 14 650 square kilometers. It is located in the northwest of the country about one hour south of the town of Victoria Falls.

Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded. The elephants of Hwange are world famous and the Park’s elephant population is one of the largest in the world. The Park has three distinctive Camps and administrative offices at Robins, Sinamatella and the largest one at Main Camp.

Hwange has two main seasons, one hot and wet season starting in mid November and ending in mid April. This is the season for migratory birds in Hwange ranging from the inter-African migrants like the Southern Carmine Bee-eater to the Palearctic Migrants like the Amur Falcons and the Ruff. The number of bird species found in Hwange exceeds 400 and this is largely due to migrants that take advantage of the huge numbers of insects and favourable conditions during the wet season.

The second season in the cold and dry season starting off in about mid April and ending when the rains break in mid November. The low temperatures occur for a brief period in May/June and July and then it remains dry but get progressively warmer as the season progresses. Summer temperatures can reach into the 40s whilst winter overnight lows can be in the minuses but normally for only short periods. Hwange is on the edge of the Kalahari desert and as such we see a number of desert specialist birds in this dry period such as Sand grouse, Coursers and Nightjars.


Animals: The Dry season (from July to October) is the best time for game viewing when animals gather around predictable water resources.

Animals include: Lion, Elephants, Hyena, Giraffes, Kudu, Sable Roan, Cheetah, Leopard Hippos, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Wild Dogs, Hartebeest, Baboon, Impala, Warthog, Pangolins, Vervet monkeys.

Birds: Over 400 species have been recorded in Hwange which has the largest occurrence of birds in Zimbabwe.

Migratory birds are present from November to April. There are two main birding areas: the one around Main Camp and one to the north of the Park, around Robins and Sinamatella Rest Camps. Both areas are linked by a network of roads which take visitors through a variety of habitats, including many waterholes that attract large numbers of animals and birds.

Birds include: Ground Hornbill, Yellow Hornbill, Lilac Breasted Roller, Spur-winged Goose, Rufous-naped Lark, Red-billed Spurfowl, Bronze-winged Courser, Sandgrouse, Yellow-crimson Breasted Shrike, Kestrel, African Hobby, Kori Bustard, Yellow Billed Kite, Cape Griffon Vulture, Carmine Bee-eater, Martial Eagle, Pearl spotted Owlet, Swallow Tailed Bee Eater, Arnot’s Chat, Racket-tailed Roller, Crimson-breated Shrike, Red-creasted Korhaan, Secretary Bird, Kalahari scrub Robin etc

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Hwange Weather

Hwange National Park weather 

Hwange experiences a mild to warm climate. The warmest months are September to March, while May to August are the coolest. 
Temperatures can vary from 1 degee in winter to 45 degrees in summer, but generally average highs and lows are more moderate. 
The Dry season occurs in April through October and brings fine, fair weather with plenty of blue sky. 
The Wet season occurs from November to March and consists of showers in the afternoon followed by clear, sunny skies. On occasion It can remain cloudy with light showers for a few days. 
Winter is regarded as the dry season and summer the wet season.
Dry season – April to October – Winter
April – Generally this is the month when the rains diminish and temperatures are falling bringing to an end the Wet season.   The evening / night time temperatures can drop rapidly and it is necessary to wrap up warmly particularly when on early morning and evening game drives. 
May, June, July, August – These are essentially the winter months with temperatures rising in late August, early September. 
Given there is no winter rain it is a very dry time of year and many of the waterholes which are not serviced with boreholes will dry up. The lack of water and sparseness of the vegetation generally makes it the best time for game viewing.
Daytime temperatures are around 26°C/79°F, but it gets very cold at night with average temperatures of around 7°C / 40°F. 
September, October – The dry weather continues, but is broken up by the first rains which generally occur in early to mid November.
The change to the bush is almost immediate and new vegetation growth is clearly visible within a few days.
Daytime temperatures rise to 30°C+ quite quickly. October is the hottest month of the year and temperatures frequently rise to over 40°C.
Wet season – November to March – Summer
November – This brings a start to the rainy season and it is common for heavy rain to occur with plenty of thunder and lightening which makes for spectacular viewing. November remains very hot and daytime temperatures average around 32°C.
December, January & February – These are the wettest months of the year and whilst it may rain often the rain maninly occurs in the afternoons and will then clear.  It rarely lasts the whole day. Daytime temperatures average 29°C while night and early morning temperatures average 17°C.
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