Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve which is a strip of protected land that sits between Vic Falls and Hwange National Park. The lodge itself is fenced whish is unusual but it does keep the larger animals out so it’s a great spot for families with small children. The lodge sits next to a large watering hole so in the right season it attracts hundreds of elephants, it’s absolutely wonderful to watch these incredible beasts come in for a drink.

Why we love Ivory Lodge!

Fantastic location with a watering hole right in front of the camp. There is also a great lookout point for keen photographers. This is the more budget sensitive option of the Amalinda Camps in Hwange and does have a fence around camp keeping the wildlife out and making it a more family friendly option. The public area has a nice homely feel to it, great guides, and they have good new modern game drive vehicles.

Mike Varndell, April 2019

Fast Facts


Hwange National Park


9 rooms (7 treehouses, 2 presidential elephant suites)

Great for

Elephant Hide

Children welcome

2 years and over welcome


All year

Ideal length of stay

2-3 nights




Can be purchased

(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 Treehouses

Seven of the rooms are treehouses and are built high up on stilts, each with their own balcony the views over the area, mainly over the watering hole; what a way to wake up to nature. The rooms themselves offer a simple decor but are very comfortable and each have an en-suite bathroom (with shower). Sleep up in the trees, it’s a pretty magical experience, listen to the natural surrounds of the bush as you drift off all the way up in the sky.

The Elephant Hide

The watering hole really isn’t too far from the lodge itself but if you want even better views and to get up close and personal with the glorious African elephant then head to the hide. You can spend hours here watching the presidential herd play around in the water together. If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the other wildlife they frequent here, lion and buffalo have been seen and the birdlife is also pretty special.

Local Community

The lodge doesn’t only offer wildlife-focused activities, they are proud of the community initiatives and conservation work. Guests can head out to visit the local community and learn about the culture and local lifestyles. It may not be for everyone, but the local dance group sometimes comes into the lodge and performs post-dinner entertainment; get up and enjoy a dance or two with them if you feel brave enough…it can be very entertaining.

Client Reviews

  • Just WOW!

    Wooden individual rooms on stilts added to a wonderful adventure. Our ‘window’ (not really windows, no glass, an opening in the wall) overlooked the waterhole where the animals came to drink pretty constantly. We could have sat there for hours but had to go to the ‘hide,’ The ‘hide’ is a room set low against a slight rise with again, an open window. Elephants came within touching distance, we could hear them snuffling, they were so close, some of us were emotional being in such close proximity with these beautiful creatures.

  • Up close and personal with the Elephants

    We had an amazing stay at Ivory Lodge. The tree house accommodation is very comfortable and quite unique, you get a great view of the waterhole from your room where all types of animals visit including Elephants, Buffalo, Impala, Baboons, warthog and Impala. The game drives were great, Zeb was an excellent guide and found all the big 5 for us, sundowners in the national park at sunset every evening was a highlight surrounded by the wildlife.

  • A unique adventure

    We loved our stay at the Ivory Lodge. We stayed for 3 days but we good have easily stayed for longer. As soon as we arrived we were greeted in the main lodge, within minutes we could see elephants venturing out of the woods and onto the watering hole. As all of the lodges are on stilts each resident has an amazing viewing point over the watering hole.


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