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Nehimba Lodge Review

Nehimba is a luxurious camp situated in the relatively remote north-west part of Hwange National Park. It would be a great camp to sell in the dry winter months from say late June onwards. It is close to the famous Nehimba seep which is one of the only permanent water sources in this part of the Park. This means excellent game-viewing especially later in the dry season when elephants and other wildlife are in desparate need of water. However earlier in the season, the bush is quite thick and the grasses are high making game-viewing less rewarding than at the southern camps of Camelthorn and Bomani.

However there are plenty of plus points at Nehimba such as luxurious chalets with an indoor bath and outdoor showers, good food, a stunning setting overlooking a large dam, and best of all – regular (and I mean regular) – visits from elephants coming to drink from the water and even the swimming pool. We were sitting at the fire having drinks and the elephants kept coming to visit, silently arriving, silhouetted by the moonlight. It was a truly magical experience!

I am not sure about the outdoor showers in the winter months of June/July. Could be a bit chilly!

The road transfer into Nehimba is from the north and very attractive. It is one of the few camps that you could come to straight off the Vic Falls flight (preferably with SAA) as you would leave the airport at 1.30pm, get to the gate at 3pm and then have a game drive transfer into the camp.

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