Jozibanini Camp
Star bed experience Game viewing on mountain bikes
Star bed experience
Game viewing on mountain bikes

Jozibanini Camp

Jozibanini Camp is situated in the remote south west of Hwange National Park in a wilderness unused for nearly 20 years; only the wildlife and the Parks rangers who look after it frequent this area, once roamed by San people. This is a small, truly exclusive camp in a truly wild place, providing a unique, untamed wilderness experience.

The ecosystem here is semi-desert akin to the Kalahari in neighbouring Botswana. Ancient windblown fossil sand dunes are separated by shallow valleys where elephant paths have compacted the terrain, providing Imvelo with the opportunity for a unique experiment of game viewing by mountain bike. Imvelo is breaking new ground in Hwange in terms of the remoteness of the location and the uniqueness of the environment.

Ideally we recommend this as a two day add-on for guests from Imvelo’s other Hwange properties; Bomani, Camelthorn or Nehimba. These special guests will be looking for adventure; the day-long transfer to Jozibanini will be a ‘pump run,’ resupplying waterholes en route, providing an opportunity for guests to get involved in the incredible game water supply program that is unique to Imvelo.





  • Morning and afternoon game drives with snacks in traditional open safari vehicles
  • All day game drives with a packed lunch and snacks in traditional open safari vehicles.
  • Land Cruisers seat up to 9 guests and Land Rovers seat up to 7 guests


  • Conducted by a fully licensed and highly experienced professional guide
  • Usually undertaken in the mornings and ideal for photography of big game on foot


  • Imvelo Safari Lodges operate 15 waterholes for the wildlife of Hwange
  • Transfers to and from Jozibanini from Bomani or Camelthorn include doing pump runs along the way to supply pump attendants with new supplies and to make any necessary repairs


  • Experience Hwange’s giants up close and only a few meters from the watering hole from the safety of this specialized 6m long underground blind with en-suite flush toilet


  • Deep Kalahari sands make much of this area inappropriate for biking, but geography and elephants have worked together to make it a possibility here.

Need to Know

6 - 7 hour drive from Bomani, Camelthorn or Nehimba. 1.5 hour charter flight from VFA


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

LOTS of elephants, also lion, wild dog, plains game and al other resident wildlife found in Hwange National Park



  • Open air dining area
  • No Wi-Fi or cell phone reception
  • No electricity


  • Mosquito nets
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Mobile LED lamp
  • Solar LED lighting


  • Self contained camp with 3 x 34.5 m sq tents on raised decks overlooking the lodge waterhole.
  • 2 x Twin rooms with 2 ¾ beds and an en suite open air bathroom with toilet and bucket shower  
  • 1 x Double room with 1 double bed and an en suite open air bathroom with toilet and bucket shower  
  • Jozi 'Star Bed' Experience - all beds are fitted with wheels allowing them to be easily moved onto the tent deck allowing guests to sleep under the stars!  

Average StayAverage Stay

Minimum 2 pax, minimum 2 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

2017 and 2018

$310 pppn sharing

Children PolicyChild Policy

No children under 7. Children 7 - 12 years pay 50% on accommodtion only

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