The Hide Safari Camp
One of the Best Tented Safari Camps in Zimbabwe
- 10 tents
- Doves nest tree house for the ultimate sleep out under the stars
- Plunge pool
- Wine cellar
- Underground hide at the waterhole
- Game Drives
- Bush Walks
The Hide Safari Camp was set up in 1992 by the Preston family out of their passion for nature and the beauty of Hwangwe National Park. The area, now a private concession on the park’s eastern edge, was once the royal hunting ground of Ndebele kings and is famous for its abundant and diverse wildlife.
The Hide’s main camp has ten tents, two of which are slightly larger than the others. Each tent is mosquito-proofed and has an en-suite bathroom, a fan for your comfort in summer and extra warm blankets and hot water bottles for the cool winter months. There’s also Tom’s Little Hide, a secluded three bedroom cottage with awesome views of the waterhole that’s best suited for up to six adults and four children. For an unforgettable night, The Dove’s Nest Treehouse is a sleep out experience for those who are a little more adventurous.
The hub of the camp is the ‘A frame’ which houses the dining room, a downstairs sun lounge and a large comfortable lounge area upstairs. There is also plunge pool near the main lounge and dining room, and a tunnel leading to a wine cellar and hide.
During a stay here you can expect to see herds of elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard and African wild dog as well as some of the four hundred bird species which you can spot on game drives and walking safairs. There is a waterhole just metres away from the tents, which attracts a wide variety of wildlife, and can be viewed seen far from your personal veranda or the hide. Other activities here include visits to community projects and conservation initiatives.