The Hwange Safari Lodge has two restaurants: the Dingani Restaurant (seating for 150 persons) and the open air pool area (seating for 200 persons). The Dingani Restaurant offers an a la carte menu and has a splendid view of the surrounding bush through the glass windows and sliding doors. The pool area offers snacks and light meals, buffet breakfasts, lunch and dinners, and a bonfire is made every night. If you really want to experience Hwange Safari Lodge at its best, ask for a bush dinner. Here, long tables are set up alongside sparkling bonfires and a sumptious bush buffet is served.
The Tusker Cocktail Bar can accommodate 50 people (and a 100 more, if the lounge is also taken into account). The Waterhole Bar is situated on the viewing deck, and is usually closed during the low season. However, the Waterhole Bar will be opened for guests on request. This is the ideal place to watch the animals coming for a drink while you are sipping a cool sundowner. The conference facilities at Hwange Safari Lodge are of an international standard and cater for up to 100 delegates. The facilities include all electronic equipment necessary for conferencing, the staff at Hwange Safari Lodge will also be very accommodating should you need extra equipment.
Hwange Safari Lodge is situated just outside the borders of the well-known Hwange National Park, and essentially forms part of the Park. Hwange Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe is only an hour’s drive from the Victoria Falls on the road from Bulawayo. At Hwange Safari Lodge guests are accommodated in 100 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, all en-suite and with air-conditioning, fan and heating. All rooms overlook either the waterhole, savanna bush or swimming pool. Guests shouldn’t be too surprised if they can spot a curious elephant from their window.
The Hwange Safari Lodge caters for guests with diverse needs – from families, to couples, to singles, to tour groups. Guests can choose between spacious suites or standard rooms, with double or twin beds. Only a limited number of rooms have TV to ensure peace and quiet. Mosquito nets, tea/coffee-making facilities, coffee table and lounge chairs, hairdryer, telephone and a writing desk are standard in all rooms and suites.
The highlights at Hwange Safari Lodge are the guided night or daytime game drives. If you don’t feel like venturing into the bush, you can simply enjoy the parade of animals visiting the waterhole. A nearby pottery village offers unique gifts to take home. While staying at Hwange Safari Lodge, you can also visit the nearby Dete, to visit their animal sanctuary for the well-known “painted dogs”.