Camelthorn Lodge

Camelthorn is situated on the edge of the famous Ngamo’s Plains in a private concession which it shares with its sister camp (Bomani Tented Camp). The lodge is in a remote location so you can enjoy an intimate safari. Top class guiding, friendly staff and high-end accommodation, you will enjoy a very memorable stay and safari experience. Dine under the trees, sit by the fire first thing in the morning or evening and head out on fantastic activities with plenty of wildlife to see. You will receive the full authentic safari experience staying at Camelthorn Lodge.

Why we love Camelthorn Lodge!

We will be visiting later in 2019

Fast Facts


Hwange National Park


8 Villas

Great for

Top class guiding

Children welcome



All year

Ideal length of stay

2-3 nights





(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


Pricing categories explained

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features

The Villas

The villas are all made from concrete and have all the luxuries you could wish for. Each villa has its own patio and balcony so you can relax and enjoy the bush and wild around from the comfort of the daybed. The rooms are spacious and with lots of windows not only are they kept cool but you get the incredible views from all angles. The en-suite bathrooms are stylish with a shower and bath. A lovely touch is the little cubbyhole for your morning coffee to be brought to you; wake up to the sounds of the bush and enjoy your fresh cup of tea or coffee with glorious morning views from your very own bed.

Quality Guiding

The guides at Camelthorn Lodge are professional, experienced and very personable, they really do make your time spent here one to remember. From walking safaris to game drives you will get an exciting and memorable experience. Together with their friendly approach and incredible knowledge, they are there to ensure you get exactly what you want from your time here. They will take you on an incredible adventure, telling you their stories and continuing to surprise you with wonderful facts during any activity.

Authentic Experiences

The style of the lodge is unique and has an ancient Camelthorn Tree in the outdoor dining area; hence the name. Whether its dining under the tree, enjoying a morning coffee right out near the roaring fire or getting close to nature in the photography hide this incredibly unique, luxurious lodge offers something for everyone to enjoy. Along with all this and their friendly staff who make your stay very homely and memorable, you will get the full authentic African safari experience.

Client Reviews

  • Beautiful and bespoke.

    We had the most amazing few days at Camelthorn Lodge. We arrived on the Elephant Express, a two hour train safari from Dete. It was great fun and we saw so much. The rooms at Camelthorn were all beautifully appointed and private. Very spacious with large bathrooms and outside terrace. The communal areas were well laid out, dining below the stars and sat discussing your day around the huge camp fire.

  • One of the best….anywhere!

    We are experienced world travellers and have been to southern Africa in the past. Camelthorn exceeded all our expectations (even in the off season). 5 star service from every staff member and Aubz was a delight as our guide. Room was absolutely deluxe in every respect….on par with the famous Lake Elementia lodge. Delightful lounge area and super attentive service in the dining room, or candlelight al fresco under the camelthorn tree in the courtyard. We would not hesitate to recommend….or to return !

  • 10 out of 10 in every aspect..

    Having been in the tourism safari business for 25 years, I feel I am qualified to make balanced assessments.
    Camel Thorn exceeded every expectation. The quality of the rooms and central area, the furnishings and decor, the guiding, the staff are all of an exceptional quality.
    I cannot reccommend this camp highly enough.


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