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Camelthorn Lodge

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The very beginning/ending of this visit tips you off to how wonderful the experience will be. You board a train car at the Dete station and slowly journey up to the lodge alongside Hwange Park. We saw zebras, giraffes, elephant and even a lion! On the way out we saw "the Bomani Queen", a cheetah who has reared 11 cubs...

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Dear Marty418, Thank your for taking the time to review Camelthorn and thank you especially for the 5 stars! The green season is a wonderful time to visit Camelthorn as being situated alongside the Ngamo Plains, means it has excellent game viewing all year round. The park is so lush and beautiful at this time of the year, it is...

Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Last November I was invited to experience the birding and other wildlife opportunities at Camelthorn Lodge in Hwange National Park. The Ngamo Plains are renowned for the spectacular birding opportunities during the wet season, I jumped at the opportunity even though I would be going there before the rains started, and I wasn't disappointed. Despite the dry conditions in a...

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Dear Derek, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We are so glad to read that you had a wonderful stay and you enjoyed the food, accommodation and hospitality at Camelthorn! Its great to hear you enjoyed the birding during your stay and thank you for your positive comments on our guide Forest - he will be delighted to...

Reviewed 12 December 2016

the lodge is located by one of the best parks in africa.in the summer/dry season the waterholes is the place to be.just sit there and sip g/t's and watch all the wild life coming. wild dogs hunting,chita with her 5 cubs,hundred of elephents, the stuff led by janis was amezing. we love you janis for the champagne for the election...

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Dear LosAngelesSnagov, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review - we are thrilled to read you had such excellent game viewing and enjoyed the ambience, the staff and the location of the lodge on the south eastern boundary of Hwange National Park. Thank you for choosing Camelthorn for your safari experience and we hope to welcome you back to...

Ipswich, UK
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The staff couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome, comfortable and well fed. The guides were experienced and knowledgeable and we felt we made a real connection with Africa and the animals. Plenty of elephants and the experience of seeing them close up from the hide was incredible. We went on a night safari, a walking trek, a...

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Dear Tessa F, Thank you for your lovely 5 star review of Camelthorn Lodge! We are thrilled to read you saw the rare wild dog and enjoyed all the different activities at the lodge. What excellent advice to live in the moment and not only behind the lens - we totally agree! I will pass on your wonderful comments to...

Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to 3 of Imvelos lodges. They are an amazing organization. They truly have helped the community & tribes near Camethorn to survive. 5 of us went safariing for 8 days. This was our second stop. Janice made our experience memorable. She runs a tight ship, from organizing our beautifully appointed rooms, to demonstrating & teaching others how to...

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Dear Linda G, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review of Camelthorn Lodge! I know the team love nothing more than spoiling our guests so i am thrilled you enjoyed every minute! Thank you for the high praise on the community work we do which is the heart and soul of our business! I will pass on your lovely...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 10 September 2016

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Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

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“You must be escorted to your room because of the possibility of animals so we liked being close to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles marty418, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are large and lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are 8 Safari lodges set in a wooded area around the centre complex so all of them are more or less the same”
 of 5 bubbles robertwatt3, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the guide Sibs!”
 of 5 bubbles 548randalll, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the suites we saw seemed well sited. I would not worry about a room choice”
 of 5 bubbles sstockneela124, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
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