Nine spacious canvas under thatch tents are built on teak decks and along with the guest area, overlook the magnificent lodge pan, which is frequented by large numbers of elephants, particularly in the dry season. All the thatched tents (including Honeymoon Suite and 2 Family Suites) have a private balcony, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, hot running water and electricity by generator.
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.
9 Thatched tents including Two Family Rooms, Doubles/Twin
Closed December to end of February
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 you choose to track a herd of elephant on foot with your highly trained 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 you leave with memories to last a lifetime!
AT THE LODGE
•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 whittle away the last of the daylight hours 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.
•Nehimba is situated in the Northern game-rich section of Hwange National Park.
•During your drives our expert guides will share their extensive knowledge with you – be it while watching the African bush come to life as the sun starts to rise or while marvelling at the site of a large elephant herd quietly drinking their fill at a waterhole as the sun slips below the horizon.
•For an entirely different perspective, get close to nature during a game walk conducted by one of our armed professional guides and experience the thrill of approaching wildlife on foot.
•Your guide will also teach you the basics of how to track wildlife from the ground.
•For those who would like to view Hwange in an entirely different ‘light’, we offer our guests the opportunity to accompany one of our guides on a night drive within our 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!
THE NEHIMBA HIDE
•Situated close to camp, this lovely Hide 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 come to drink their fill at the day’s close.
VISIT THE NEHIMBA SEEP
•This is a special designated conservation area and is one of the only 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.
Northern Hwange is distinctly different from the south, drained by the Lukosi and Deka sand rivers, dominated by Mopane woodlands, and even hills and kopjes. Set firmly astride the southern and western Kalahari Sand and northern Mopane woodlands ecotone is Nehimba Lodge. A fascinating feature of the north west are the natural seeps such as Nehimba and Shakwanki where elephant and other animals still dig for water as did the San people that inhabited the Park historically. The population of African wild dogs to be found in Northern Hwange is thought to be of one of the larger surviving groups in Africa today.