Situated in the Hwange National Park
The Hide Safari Camp is situated in a private concession on the Eastern boundary of the famous Hwange National Park. It opened in September 1992 and was built by the late Tom Preston who had a passion for wildlife and conservation. Since that time The Hide has continued to grow and develop and over the years has earned its reputation as a consummate safari destination for both the exceptional wildlife experience and the hospitality it offers.
The Hide has been designed to accommodate up to twenty plus guests in ten Delux tents, two of which are luxury family or honeymoon tents. The tents are a combination of canvas and thatch and are uniquely styled and spacious.All are mosquito-proofed and have en suite bathrooms, a fans for your comfort in summer and extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cooler winter months. One tent is wheelchair friendly. See ‘Accommodation’ below.
In addition to the Delux tents there is ‘Tom’s Little Hide’ which is a three bedroomed safari house which accommodates six adults and four children. Additional guests can be accommodated in a nearby Delux tent.
Having been voted ‘Best Safari Camp – Tented’ sixteen times is testament to the numerous positive reviews on travel websites.
The Hide really is a place to go an chill out and enjoy what the beautiful Zimbabwean bush has to offer. Not only is the accommodation unique and very well appointed, the food is of a very high standard and the guides and staff are really welcoming and attentive and will ensure your stay is very memorable. Whilst nothing is guaranteed when it comes to wildlife the waterhole does attract a diverse range of animals and birds and the daily passing parade always offers something special.
Wake up to the first calls of robins and hornbills as the dawn light creeps in, enjoy a cup of freshly delivered coffee on your veranda and watch elephants, kudu, giraffe and zebra come down to the mist-edged waterhole. At the end of the day, soak in a soothing hot bath as the buffalo stroll silently by or enjoy an energising outdoor shower under the stars.
The hub of the camp is the signature “A” frame lodge which houses the dining room, a downstairs sun lounge and a large comfortable lounge / viewing area upstairs. There is also a plunge pool near the main lounge and dining room.
“We celebrated my husband’s birthday with a trip to Southern Africa. This wonderful place was the highlight! The location is spectacular, the staff could not have been better. Everyone was very welcoming and kind. We were amazed at the meals that appeared in this remote location. We could have been in the finest restaurant anywhere! Our “tent” was an amazing…”
“The Hide is simply AMAZING. This was the beginning of our honeymoon and we couldn’t have chosen a better way to kick off our trip. If you are looking for the best then book here. It checked all of our boxes and then some. Three game drives a day, fantastic food, superb accommodations and the friendliest of staff”.
“Hwange is the gem among other Zimbabwe’s national parks and The Hide is a gem within Hwange… game drives can be done within the concession or the park…it is not unusual to see herds of buffalo with 200+ animals, followed by elephants, etc. The accommodation is perfect. What I perhaps value most is that the staff is very actively involved in the preservation of Hwange and they are real stewards of the land and animals … I will back as soon as I can”
“My spouse and I spent the final three days of a two-week Southern Africa trip at The Hide, and this camp was by far the best!…The meals were incredible at The Hide – by far the best food we consumed during our 17 day trip in Southern Africa. We also appreciated the fact that the staff sat with us during meals and easily conversed with us about the area and the animals”