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Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Deep in the heart of what was once the royal hunting ground of Ndebele kings, The Hide Lodge sits regally in the wild, beneath a canopy of trees. Overlooking the waterhole, canvas and thatch structures belie the luxury within. Contemporary, classic, and light, The Hide tents are pleasingly spacious and uniquely styled, creating an elegant retreat in the heart of Zimbabwe.

The hub of the camp is the signature “A” frame lodge that houses the dining room, sun lounge, and an expansive viewing area upstairs, perfectly perched to take in the diverse wildlife wandering by. There is also a plunge pool for a cooling mid-afternoon dip.

Wake up to the first calls of robins as the dawn light starts to stretch across the horizon. Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee on your veranda while you watch elephants, giraffes, and zebra at the waterhole nearby. At the end of the day, soak in a soothing hot bath as the buffalo stroll by or relax with an outdoor shower under the stars. Whether on a drive to one of Hwange’s game-rich pans or on foot exploring the wild, there is never a dull moment at The Hide.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Hwange National Park into a greater Zimbabwe or African holiday. Take a look at Zimbabwe’s Wildlife and Falls as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & Getting There:

The Hide is set along a wide, sandy path in Hwange National Park. Guests can be picked up from Hwange Main Camp (a 60-minute drive) or from Hwange Airport (a 90-minute drive).


The Hide accommodates up to twenty guests in ten airy and spacious tents. Canvas tops stretch across thatched A-frame structures and timber frames, creating light-filled spaces that are firmly connected with nature, while offering all the creature comforts of home.

Inside, polished concrete floors are warmed by woven rugs. Double or twin beds are positioned for the best views out into the wild. There is a writing table, storage rack, and tea-and-coffee station in every room, providing everything you need to unwind and relax. Each chalet includes a large veranda, with views stretching toward the waterhole, and ensuite bathrooms with outdoor showers under the sun and stars.

For an extra special experience, the honeymoon suites, Little Hide, and Private Hide are not to be missed. And for the rarest among the rare, the Dove’s Nest offers a chance to sleep in a treehouse with uninterrupted night skies.


-Swimming pool
-Computer facilities


Visit The Hide and you’ll soon find that life is amplified. The sun stays up longer. The grass stretches for endless miles. Time stands still watching the elephants at the waterhole. Flavours, smells, sounds, sights… everything is somehow enhanced. It’s not your imagination, it’s the magic of life in the wild.

Watch kingfishers plunge into the waters in a brilliant blur. Get carried into another world on a moonlit drive. Observe herds of elephant, buffalo, lions, leopards in their natural habitat. Learn from the expert guides who have undergone some of the most rigorous training in Africa, and who come equipped with unsurpassed knowledge and passion for the safari experience of a lifetime. This is the new reality of your life at The Hide. Things are brighter, bolder, bigger, and more beautiful than you’ve ever imagined, and no two days are the same.


The Hide welcomes children 16+.

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