Hwange safari lodge?

Old Jul 7th, 2007, 11:43 PM
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Hwange safari lodge?

Have anyone stayed there and how was it?
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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 08:20 AM
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I think you will be lucky to find someone who has stayed there lately, they are running at about 5% of capacity.

If you are going to Hwange try either the Hide or Somalisa, they are both in the park.
Old Jul 9th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Last week we got this email from a buddy doing Lion research in Hwange.

"The lions have recovered so well in Hwange and we are getting the most awesome information now, and seeing some really incredible behaviour. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in lion, we see them every day."

We stayed in Hwange (2005) at Robbins Camp, alone, with the rangers and had a fantastic time.
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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 06:33 PM
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I just returned from Hwange (Somalisa), and HIGHLY reccomend it. "The Hide" also is a good location, however I don't want to hear trains in camp (especially at 0230 in the morning). Somalisa was wonderful, large amounts of ele's drinking from the swimming pool, lovely accom, food was great, and Terry and Sheona (guide and Hostess) became good friends in a short time!! Very good sightings!!! I had a fantastic time, and would reccomend Somlisa highly. I hope to return this November! Suzic
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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 06:43 PM
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suzic~wasn't Somalisa magical? I LOVED the camp! Hope to go back next year. Where's your pics and trip report?
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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 07:05 PM
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Did we by chance cross paths in Selinda? I have a feeling we did....while i was at Zib?

Glad you had a great trip.

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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Definitely read Dennis' (matnikstym) trip report. It had me in stitches.
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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 08:16 PM
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Little known, but there is another camp in Hwange - Bomani (www.matupula.co.uk/bomani.aspx). Bomani is located in Ngamo Forest Land, 2 kms from the park. Rates: about US$280 pppns.
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Old Jul 9th, 2007, 08:35 PM
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looks nice Nyama, is that at the other end of the park from the Hwange gate?
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Old Jul 10th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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Ngamo Forest borders the north-eastern part of the park, south-east of The Hide, and near to Linkwasha, Makalolo and Somalisa concessions.

Btw, The Hide is not located in the park. While it's true that the camp is located south of the railway which generally forms the park border in this area, The Hide finds itself in a small enclave of private land called Kennedy Annex.
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