8 forest villas: 82 m sq flat roof with stone walls. Outdoor maisonette with hammocks – ideal for a siesta or a night ‘under the stars’. Accessed via a spiral stairway. Large bedroom and lounge area with large sliding glass doors and overhead fans and fireplace. Room configuration – one king bed or twin double beds. En-suite bathroom with bath in front of a picture window, shower, basin and toilet.
The main lodge is a magnificent stone structure with thatch roof built in an open U around the lodge’s splendid namesake – The Camelthorn Tree. The Western wing is a closed in dining room protected from the elements with 3 fireplaces. The central portion of the main lodge is an open fronted reception area and lounge. The Eastern wing has open fronted bar and lounge area on a raised teak deck. Within the U lies an open patio area under The Camelthorn, ideal for enjoying leisurely brunches and candlelit dinners under the stars on warm evenings. Electricity by generator. Cell phone reception.
Hwange National Park & Activities
Hwange National park at 14,500 sq km, is one of Africa’s great Parks and is home to over 100 species of mammals, including 19 large herbivore and eight large carnivore species, and nearly 400 species of birds. Hwange is elephant country and much of the game viewing relates to magnificent opportunities to view these, the largest land mammals, in a completely wild state. The lodge estate lies within the Tsholotsho Communal area and is directly linked with local communities to make this a true eco-tourism lodge.
SCHOOL TOURS AND VILLAGE VISITS
Camelthorn lodge is nestled in a patch of pristine woodland just west of Ngamo on the edge of the south eastern corner of Hwange National Park. The lodge is unique in its style and design and has as its centre piece a huge ancient Camelthorn tree. On the edge of the Ngamo Plain, and strategically placed to explore the remote and unspoilt south eastern portion of the park, Camelthorn offers a spectacular wilderness experience.