Hwange National Park has among the highest diversity of animals of any national park in the world. There are more than 100 species of mammals here, including all of the Big Five, as well as over 400 species of birds. The park boasts huge herds of buffalos, and large numbers of the unusual and distinctive black sable antelope. Other animals commonly seen here include lions, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and hyenas. But, Hwange is perhaps most famous for its elephants. In fact, more than 30,000 elephants live here, making Hwange one of Africa’s most important elephant sanctuaries. The park is also home to one of the last and largest remaining populations of African painted dogs. Because there are so few packs left, and their ranges are so extensive, a sighting of these remarkable hunters is a rare and memorable occasion.

From the awesome grandeur of the Victoria Falls, it’s an easy two-hour drive, or a quick 30-minute charter flight, to the seclusion of Iganyana Tented Camp. This Luxury Tented Camp is situated on a private concession just minutes from Hwange airport and Hwange National Park. We’re also right around the corner from the African Painted Dog Conservation Centre. Iganyana Tented camp is easy to get to. But, once you arrive, the rest of the world feels far away.

Tucked into a teak forest, our African Luxury Tented Camp looks out over the wide, open grass plain of a long-dry riverbed. This is, in fact, a highway of sorts. However, the only traffic on it is wildlife on their daily commute between waterholes – one of which is directly in front of Iganyana Tented Camp. Natural walkways of compacted red river sand lead to the centre of the camp. Here, tall rain trees shade the large Bedouin tented dining and living area. This opens onto a large, raised wooden deck overlooking the waterhole just a stone’s throw away. Below the deck is the boma with a fire pit: the hearth and heart of the luxury camp. A low, sculptural wall of twisted acacia boughs is all that separates you from the wilderness beyond.

Our 15 large luxury safari tented accommodation have been specially designed and purpose built just for Iganyana Tented Camp. Offering 640 square feet of pure peace and privacy, all rooms have king or twin beds and en-suite bathrooms, as well as a separate dressing area, an indoor sitting area, tea and coffee making facilities, and double doors leading onto a shaded outdoor veranda. The sturdy steel-framed tents feature a double layer of canvas for additional insulation, and cool, polished cement floors topped with natural fibre rugs. The luxurious large tented rooms are elegantly furnished with lovingly restored antiques and locally crafted wooden furniture. Bathrooms are equipped with flush toilets, double vanities, and indoor showers with solar-powered hot water. Air-conditioning and electricity ensure your room is always bright, cool and comfortable. Top-quality bedding and linen guarantee a heavenly night’s sleep.

On safari at Iganyana Tented Camp, you’re free to do as much or as little as you choose. Because our game activities are optional, you don’t have to feel obliged to be busy in the bush all the time. If you like, you can spend your day simply detoxing from the stress of civilisation and sit peacefully on the deck with a book and a pair of binoculars. But, it would be a shame not to experience all our game activities at least once. Each of them offers a special way to discover the beauty and wildness of Hwange up close.

A full day game drive inside Hwange National Park offers you the best opportunity to see a wide variety of the plentiful African animals the park is famous for. You’ll set out shortly after breakfast in an open safari vehicle, wrapped warmly in blankets to ward off the morning chill. It’s a short and pleasant drive to the park, and you might spot the spoor of wild dogs along the way.

Enjoy a bush lunch under the trees beside a waterhole. Here, you can watch crocodiles bask in the sun, while zebras and giraffes come cautiously to drink. Return to Iganyana Tented Camp in time for sundowner drinks and dinner. Then enjoy an evening around the fireside, reliving the special sightings of the day.

Valid from 01-05-2020 to 30-04-2021

(1st May 2020 – 31st October 2020)
(1st November 2020 – 19th December 2020 & 6th January 2021 – 30th April 2021)
(20th December 2020 – 5th January 2021)
15 Tents USD 580 USD 510 USD 580

*All rates are per person per night sharing

 Rooms – 15 luxury tents
 Child Policy – All ages accepted
Malaria Area – Yes
Conference – No
Spa – No
Big 5 Area – Yes
Location – Hwange – Zimbabwe
Drive Time – 30 Minutes from Hwange Main Airport

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Safaris/ Activities/ Transfers offered on site:

  • Activities & safaris will be restricted to a maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
  • Masks and alcohol-based sanitizer (70%) will be available on all game vehicles and in public spaces

Sanitization facilities of Suites/ Tents & Public areas:

  • Extensive and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be carried out in all rooms and shared spaces
  • On check out, rooms will be completely deep cleaned, disinfected and sanitized
  • Suites/ Tents & public areas will have sanitizing soaps, hand sanitizer and paper towels as opposed to cotton towels

Dining facilities & Kitchen:

  • Social distancing protocols will be implemented in the dining areas with tables set apart from each other with option for private patio dining
  • Most meals, including snacks before game drives and high tea, will be individually prepared and plated under strict hygiene standards
  • All staff and supplies purchased will be sprayed with sanitizing spray before they enter the kitchen

Guests – Monitoring & Protection:

  • Should a guest show signs of COVID-19 infection, all lodge management staff are trained on what to do in accordance with SA Government & the W.H.O legislation

Staff – Monitoring, Training & Protection:

  • Daily detailed health checks and screening, as well as temperature checks, will be implemented for all staff and all data stored
  • Staff teams to be kept to a minimum and staff that travelled will be requested to self-quarantine at home for 14 days prior to returning to work.  All staff will be tested before returning to work and must have a clearance certificate
  • All staff will be wearing masks & gloves

Wellness centre/Fitness:

  • N/A

Covid-19 Support Services:

  • Should a guest show signs or be flagged as a potential COVID-19 case, we have access to doctors on call in Bulawayo as well as Medical Air Rescue
  • The necessary course of action to follow for a suspect case will be guided by our emergency medical partners
  • Healthcare facilities are easily accessible from Iganyana Tented Camp should a guest need to be hospitalised
  • We would highly recommend local Medical Air Rescue cover of $10 per day. Local cover air rescue is much faster than utilizing large external medical insurance companies for emergencies due to time differences etc.  (PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOULD NOT REPLACE EXISTING MEDICAL PACKAGES – IT IS A RECOMMENDED ADDITION THAT WILL SAVE TIME IN EMERGENCIES FOR RESCUE ONLY

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