Lying in a natural amphitheatre of teak trees and facing a well-frequented waterhole, Verney’s Camp has another distinct advantage over other accommodations in Hwange: it lies in a private concession within the national park itself, enabling you to enjoy not just morning and afternoon drives in Zimbabwe’s flagship reserve but also spot-lit night drives and nature walks in the company of expert local guides.
Easily combined with a stay at Victoria Falls and comprising just 10 tented suites, the camp delivers an authentic safari experience for first-timers and safari regulars alike. Each suite has a waterhole view and plenty of comfort, including a private en suite bathroom with a shower. There are two family tents that cater for adventurous groups with older children.
There is an intimate and exclusive feel to Verney’s Camp. It is luxurious without being ostentatious and lies in a remote part of Hwange National Park that is little frequented by other visitors. It is a good choice for discerning safari travellers and honeymooners as well as wildlife photographers and bird watchers. The area is famous for its game sightings, especially of elephants, buffalo and big cats – lions and leopard in particular. There is also excellent general game viewing of zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and many antelope species plus superb bird watching, particularly in summer when the migrant species are in residence. And with the addition of night drives which are only permitted in the concession and not in the national park, guests at Verney’s stand the chance to see Africa’s more unusual nocturnal animals such as porcupines, bush-babies and eagle-owls.