Nehimba Safari Lodge
Elephant drinking in front of the lodge Elephants drinking from our pool
Elephant drinking in front of the lodge
Elephants drinking from our pool

Nehimba Safari Lodge

Deep inside a private concession, nestled inside the remote northern region of Hwange National Park, hides Nehimba Lodge. By combining luxury living with ultimate elegance and lashings of African charm, this Lodge is designed to create the most exceptional safari experiences. Our Main guest area and 9 spacious guest accommodations are thatched tents built on teak decks, overlooking the magnificent lodge pan – a favoured spot frequented by a variety of wildlife and large numbers of elephants, particularly in the dry season.

Nehimba sits firmly on the edge of the mopane woodlands associated with the north of the park and the kalahari sandveld of the south and west. All the diversity of Hwange's fauna and flora is within easy reach. No two days are the same at Nehimba and game viewing experiences are tailor-made to our guest’s preferences, including game drives, walking safaris and night game drives on our private concession in search of nocturnal species of wildlife. Whether you choose to track a herd of elephant on foot with your highly trained guide at dawn or spend the afternoon relaxing overlooking the waterhole on the deck by the pool, this wild and unspoilt bush paradise will guarantee you leave with memories to last a lifetime!




Nehimba "Land of Giants" has seven luxurious chalet accommodation and a main lodge where you can rest and relax at the same time enjoy the wonders that nature has to offer.

Need to Know

Nehimba won SOAZ lodge of the year 2013 and 2014 and has received their certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for constant excellence.
Our all inclusive rate entitles you to:
Luxury Accommodation
All meals / snacks
Local Wines / beers / spirits / soft drinks and mineral water
All Game activities (Walks/Drives)
Teas / coffee
Laundry upon request
WI FI Internet


Nehimba's all inclusive packages entitles you to all game drives and walks in the land of yesteryear, where strongholds of elephant roam freely without fences and restrictions. Our traditional game viewing vehicles will keep you safe as well as allow you the full view that Hwange has to offer. We pride ourselves in the fact that we run an intimate and private safari, allowing our guests to decide on the best times for their safari / walks.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Watch the abundant wildlife visit the natural Nehimba Seep for their life saving thirst quencher. Here our prides of lions have made it their home and pray on the weak and far travelled species that have come in search of water. You could also just stay at the lodge and watch as the many elephants come and drink out the pool right under your nose..

Local ActivitiesLocal 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 nineteen 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 is in an exclusive 43 500 acre portion of Northern Hwange National Park.


  • Nehimba is situated on its own private estate within the national park and wild animals including lion, leopard, buffalo and hyena wander freely through the area.
  • Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee on your private balcony at dawn or whittle away the last of the daylight hours on the guest area deck with sundowners, observing the many different animals that pass in front of the lodge and quench their thirst at the waterhole.


  • 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


  • For those who would like to view Hwange in an entirely different ‘light’, we offer our guests the opportunity to accompany one of our guides on a night drive within our concession
  • Filtered spotlights are used to pick out the various nocturnal species that can be found such as hyena, porcupines, civets, genet cats, and ifyou’re lucky, perhaps even a leopard on a hunt!


  • Situated close to camp, this platform is the perfect spot to marvel at the splendour of an African sunset which provides the perfect back drop to the abundance of wildlife that comes to drink at the day’s close.


  • This is a special designated conservation area and is one of the few year-round, naturally occurring sources of surface water in the massive Hwange National Park
  • The seep is an ancient source of water that was once used by the San bushmen. Today elephant visit the seep to dig for minerals and water

Visit Mandavu Dam

  • Situated in a scenic and hilly spot 15 km from Sinamatella Camp, this dam is a wonderful spot for bird watching and game viewing
  • Take a leisurely drive to the dam in the morning and enjoy a picnic brunch on the dam’s edge, all the while enjoying the variety of life that visit this picturesque spot.



  • Guest area comprising open fronted thatch roof building, bar area, lounge and dining room overlooking the lodge waterhole
  • Free WiFi in the main lodge area
  • Swimming pool
  • Electricity by generator


  • Mosquito nets and mosquito repellent
  • Paging system and air horn
  • Mobile LED lamp
  • Free daily laundry (weather dependent)
  • Bath robes
  • Coffee and tea facilities available in the rooms


  • 2 x Family rooms: 60 m sq with thatched roof overlooking the watering hole, 1 king sized bed and 2 x ¾ beds, fan, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safes, en suite bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 1 x double room with day bed:  60 m sq  with  thatched roof overlooking  the  watering  hole,  king sized bed, fan, tea  and  coffee  making   facilities,   electronic    safe,  ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • 3 x double rooms: 57.75 m sq with thatched roof overlooking the  lodge  waterhole,  king  sized beds, fan, tea and coffee making  facilities,  electronic  safes, en suite bathroom and outdoor shower
  • 1 x double room: 42 m sq with thatched roof overlooking the lodge waterhole, king sized bed, fan, tea and coffee making  facilities,  electronic  safe,  en  suite bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • 2 x twin room: 57.75 m sq with thatched roof overlooking the lodge waterhole, 2 x ¾ beds, fan, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safe, en suite bathroom and outdoor  shower.


Having opened it's doors in December 2011, Nehimba won the Zimbabwe Lodge of the year through SOAZ (Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe) for two years running.

2016 Safari Awards: 3rd Place - Most Romantic Safari Property

2016 Safari Awards: 3rd Place - Best Family Safari Experience

2016 Safari Awards: 3rd Place - Best Safari Spa or Retreat

2018 Safari Awards: 3rd Place - Best Ecologically Responsible

2018 Safari Awards: Highly Commended - Best Family Safari Experience

2018 Safari Awards: Highly Commended - Most Romantic Safari Property



Closed from 7 December 2017 - 21 February 2018

Closed from 1 December 2018 - 28 February 2019

Average StayAverage Stay

It is recommended that you stay for a minimum of three nights in order to experience all that Nehimba has got to offer.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

$595 per person per night sharing - All Inclusive

Children PolicyChild Policy

No children under 7 years. Children 7 - 12 years pay 50% on accommodation only and must chare with an adult. Up to 2 children may share with an adult.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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