Imvelo Safari Lodges

Accommodation Suppliers

68 Townsend Road Suburbs Bulawayo
Member Number: 203566 Tel: +263 29 232331/2252231 +263 783 568 632

Imvelo Safari Lodges offer 4 very unique camps in and around Hwange National Park and are known as the experts in doing things differently and offering experiential and community-based safaris in the largest and most diverse national park in Zimbabwe– with a focus on activities such as tracking elephant herds on mountain bikes in southwest Hwange, horse safaris, or travelling into camp on our one of a kind Elephant express rail car - our passion and expertise lies in getting our guests out of the vehicles to explore Hwange National Park in a more intimate and active way, as well as offering truly immersive community visits which genuinely benefits the local communities, providing opportunities for more connected, purposeful and unforgettable safaris, all at excellent value! 

Our circuit of camps include, Bomani Tented Lodge, set in our 5000 acre private concession on the edge of Hwange National Park, Camelthorn Lodge is our flagship lodge nestled in a patch of pristine woodland just west of the famous Ngamo Plains on the edge of the south eastern corner of Hwange National Park, Jozibanini Camp is situated in one the of most southern and untouched areas of Hwange National Park.  This is a small exclusive camp in a truly wild place allowing guests to have a unique untamed wilderness experience from the safety and comfort of our lodge amongst the ancient fossil dunes and lastly, Nehimba Lodge is remotely nestled away on a huge private concession in the northern part of Hwange National Park, offering the greatest elephant show on the planet. 

Where we operate

  • Zimbabwe

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Flying Safaris
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Eco tourism
  • Cultural activities
  • Honeymoon safaris


07 June 2022

Imvelo Safari Lodges have successfully brought rhino back to Hwange after nearly 20years!

After a journey of 17+ hours and 700+ kilometers across Zimbabwe, the first two white rhino to roam Hwange in nearly 20 years are now settling into their new home in the Imvelo Ngamo Wildlife Sanctuary bordering the park.

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18 May 2022

Imvelo Safari Lodges are bringing rhino back to Hwange

Imvelo Safari Lodges is driving one of the most exciting conservation projects in Africa today, and this in the face of a pandemic which has seriously affected our business.

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15 December 2021

Imvelo Safari Lodges' Smile and See Safari was another massive success and another miracle in Matabeleland

If you’re looking for a story of triumph in the face of Covid-related adversity, this is it! Imvelo were able to bring our full Smile and See Safari back to the communities in Matabeleland this year. A multinational effort of individuals from Spain, Italy, The United Kingdom, The United States, South Africa and Zimbabwe coordinated to carry-out this mission.

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26 July 2021

Join Imvelo Safari Lodges innovative virtual pump run

2021's first pump run has begun! “It’s a big job, but a very important one. Thanks to Imvelo and our donor friends' water pumping efforts, many animals in Hwange are looked after and definitely at least 10000 elephant…so it’s all worth it!” says Becki Ncube, who is part of the Imvelo team and is championing our water for wildlife pumping activities and leading the charge on keeping our wildlife hydrated.

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15 April 2021

Vaccination day for the Imvelo Safari Lodges team in Hwange, Zimbabwe

Vaccination programs are rolling out across Zimbabwe and we are so pleased that the tourism industry far and wide have been given the opportunity to receive their vaccinations against Covid19.

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30 March 2021

Hwange canoeing with Imvelo Safari Lodges - absolutely!

Imvelo continues to innovate and introduce world class safari activities for our guests to enjoy on safari with us in Hwange! Always ready to explore new ways to experience our magical environment, Imvelo’s latest activity is canoeing – not on one of Africa’s great rivers, but on Ngamo’s seasonal wetlands.

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12 February 2021

Imvelo Safari Lodges impact on communities and conservation was valued at over USD$700,000 in 2020 alone

Complementing a vast network of partners, donors and friends who generously supported us; together, we have been able to have an impact on wildlife protection and community upliftment that can be valued at over $700,000 for 2020 alone.

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02 February 2021

Imvelo Safari Lodges new conservation course for young adults to help safeguard Hwange's wildlife

Imvelo Safari Lodges in association with Quest Africa has launched a new special edition Conservation Course for young adults. The course will be run from Camelthorn Lodge, one of the largest community based conservation partnerships in Zimbabwe.

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16 December 2020

Tourism returns to Imvelo Safari Lodges, Hwange Zimbabwe - watch the highlights and coffee catchups with our first returning USA and UK guests

Watch all the incredible highlights from our first returning USA guests who enjoyed a 9 night safari travelling to all 4 very different Imvelo camps through the exclusive Hwange National Park.

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25 January 2018

Imvelo Safari Lodges Launches Horseback Riding as an Exhilarating New Activity to Enjoy While on Safari in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe!

Imvelo Safari Lodges are thrilled to announce the launch of daily horseback riding activities for guests enjoying a safari at Bomani Tented Lodge and Camelthorn Lodge in the south of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s premiere national park. This fantastic new activity will kick off on March 1st, 2018 and is the first of its kind in southern Hwange!

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14 December 2017

Seven years of Miracles in Matabeleland - Highlights from Imvelo’s Mobile Dental and Optical Safari 2017!

From a campfire discussion at Bomani many years ago to our first Mobile Dental Safari in 2011, this year our 7th was without a doubt the biggest and best yet. The number of patients treated in a little under a week was just over 4,000, while our first year was 1174! But it’s not just about the numbers – the event has evolved into so much more than annual dental care for villagers. We now have an optical component that this year was larger than the dental, and we added a number of other different new elements each providing relief to thousands.

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14 November 2017

Bomani Tented Lodge - Our Spacious Family Suite and Lodge Plunge Pool is Complete!

Our large, well-appointed family suite is complete and we couldn't be happier with the finished product! Built among a grove of Camelthorn trees and slightly away from the rest of the lodge to give it some privacy, the family suite has splendid views across the Ngamo Plains with regular wildlife sightings as animals move in to drink from the nearby Bomani Pan.

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01 February 2016

Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe adds luxury tented extension at Gorges Lodge

Perched on the edge of Batoka Gorge, with awesome views of the Zambezi River 250 metres below, and across into Zambia, Little Gorges is the latest addition to Imvelo Safari Lodges’ portfolio of spectacular, remote and exclusive destinations. Little Gorges overlooks the dramatic junction of the Dibu Dibu River and the Zambezi, where black eagles and lanner falcons nest in the sheer cliff faces. Little Gorges has five tented bedrooms and a stone-under-thatch central dining and entertainm…

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30 November 2015

Another successful 'smile safari' with Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe

The Imvelo Safari Lodges’ annual Dentists Safari started 5 years ago. The concept was to provide free dental care to the marginalised and disadvantaged village communities living around Hwange Park and Victoria Falls as a way to increase direct community benefits from tourism and conservation. The program centres around a team of volunteer dentists from Spain and Italy who call themselves Sonrisas para Zimbabwe based out of, and supported logistically, by Imvelo Safari lodges. This year…

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23 February 2015

Imvelo Safari lodges in Zimbabwe acquire Nehimba Lodge

We are thrilled to announce that Imvelo Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe has acquired Nehimba Lodge! Situated in a private concession in the Northern part of Hwange National Park, Nehimba has seven spacious raised chalets under African thatch and a charming guest area where you can relax by the pool and enjoy a unique wildlife experience in a remote and previously unexplored sanctuary. A scenic four hour drive from Victoria falls will bring you into the heart of this unspoilt wildlife paradise. No t…

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04 September 2014

Imvelo Safari Lodges have added another luxury addition to their portfolio: Zambezi Sands River Camp

The latest new lodge in our portfolio, Zambezi Sands River Camp opened its doors on the 7th August. Situated on the Upper Zambezi, the lodge sits unobtrusively on the banks of the Zambezi with 5 of the tents overlooking the gurgling rapids and the other 3 nestling quietly on a small tributary that oozes charm and quietude.  Spacious and comfortable, the Bedouin style tents command breathtaking views of the river! Al fresco showers and private plunge pools add the special touches to each l…

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