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Miombo Safari Camp

170 Km South Of Vic Falls Airport, Near Dete, Hwange Zimbabwe
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#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Hwange
Miombo Safari Camp has the distinction of being the closest quality accommodation to Hwange National Park Main Gate & is located in the DETE annex, on a private concession within the eastern border of the Hwange National Park. Having undergone a total transformation we have seven brand new boutique raised above ground level platforms that are 75sqm, atop of which are exquisite luxury 55sqm safari suites, configured to accommodate two guests in a queen sized double or twin-bed configuration. Each of these guest suites has a main bedroom, with a wardrobe & storage space for clothes & footwear, a private en-suite bathroom with twin ´His & Hers` basins, ample hot & cold running water on demand, an interior private shower & separate private toilet. We also have two standard tree houses. These accommodation units are rustic & not of the same standard as the new platform units. Instead they cater to safari lovers who may have been to Miombo Safari Camp prior to its transformation, or folks who are seeking a slightly less luxury & more `rustic` bush accommodation. In addition to the raised platform guest suites there are four classic ground level thatched roof rondavels, each one accommodating two guests, with bedroom, wardrobe, private bathroom & shower.
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Claudius wrote a review Nov 2019
8 contributions9 helpful votes
Accommodations were nice and spacious, the staff kind and competent. Monkeys, antilopes, wardhogs and even elephants visited the lodge's pond during our stay. Mr B., the lodge's guide, took us to different parts of the Hwange park according to the time of the day and shared his extensive knowledge about the game and plants of the park. There was no question he could not answer. He was modest enough to claim that we were extremely lucky to see so much, but his science of the park certainly helped. Prices have no connection with the cost of living in Zimbabwe, though.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Rooms with a view onto the pond: you will see first hand any visitor
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John doe wrote a review Sep 2019
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I've stayed here on more than one occasion.the staff are fantastic and so is the food but the lodge is very rundown and no input from the owners or upper management staff. The toilets leak.no mosquito nets. No fans or aircon. No shower pressure in the "safari tents.shower leaks water all night and no sleep cos of the constant dripping.toilet seat laterally came off because it wasn't screwed down. With all these fundamental problem the lodge seems to use vital funds on waterfeatures that also leak all over the dining room floor.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Chris R, Owner at Miombo Safari Camp
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Thank you for your feedback, which is greatly appreciated. The lodge was indeed getting a bit rundown a year ago, but it is well-known in Hwange that we embarked on a major refurb which was completed a few months ago. The camp is almost unrecognizable and has received high praise from many sources as providing very good accommodation at an affordable price. We have been running for several months at high occupancies, which means management does not always have the opportunity to check accommodation units for potential problems between guest stays. Almost without exception the feedback we receive from guests & visiting guides alike is very positive, so feedback such as yours is very helpful in identifying areas which can still be improved. Elephant Camp has fans & mosquito nets in every room. The self-catering tents at Little Miombo do not have mosquito nets, but these have been ordered & will be installed before the rainy season later this year. The water feature in the dining area did leak after installation, but the problem was addressed & fixed within 2 days. Following your report, all accommodation units in both camps have been personally checked by top management. Of the total 20 units at Miombo, we found a few problems. These minor issues have been fixed, but we appreciate that you took the trouble to bring them to our attention. You mention you have stayed at Miombo on more than one occasion, so we do hope to see you again soon. Thanks once again for your feedback.
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Jaya T wrote a review Jun 2019
Hamburg, Germany10 contributions16 helpful votes
Situated on the edge of Hwange National Park, Miombi features camping as well as tented accommodation, the highlight of which are three sweet tree houses overlooking the waterhole, which were our home for a couple of nights. The place is immaculately clean and tended to with love and attention to detail. It is excellent value for money with extremely welcoming staff. Highly recommended for a short stay to go game viewing in Hwange.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tangentandcord wrote a review Jan 2019
Lagos, Nigeria13 contributions4 helpful votes
This lodge was our base to do two safari drives in Hwange national park. We spent just one night there. We were staying there on a full board plan. The lodge being closest to the park has no civilization nearby. We arrived late for the check in but were treated to a nice and very tasty lunch. The room was a log hut held above the ground on stilts. The choice of food was limited but they did remember to provide vegetarian food for my wife. The cooking was amazing and we almost felt that the choice of what to eat had been made by wiser heads than ours. Their meal routine was built around the main activity namely safari drives. We has coffee and toast before the safari and a brunch on our return. Dinner was served at the end of the evening safari. Juices, coffee and tea as well as light snacks were always available. We just had to help ourselves. There was no possibility to go anywhere for night entertainment but the lodge had a short entertainment program after dinner. Despite the rustic setting, there were no insects in the rooms and we slept very well. Overall a great place to stay when in Hwange
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Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
RosieR439 wrote a review Oct 2018
Kent8 contributions4 helpful votes
We've just returned from 2 nights in Miombo Safari Camp. We stayed in the elevated tents, which were delightful and comfortable. Don't expect utter luxury because you won't get it at Miombo, but what you will get is clean, comfortable and well-organised. We found the staff to be pleasant and helpful, without being 'in your face'. The food was very good and plentiful. Our guides were Blessing and Bongani, and they made our game drives most interesting and informative. We saw a pride of 17 lions, which was a real highlight, and also approximately 130 elephant at a waterhole. An overwhelming experience. In summary, Miombo is a delightful place to stay and good value for money (in comparison with the costs of other Safari Lodges). We would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Miombo Safari Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Miombo Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Miombo Safari Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Miombo Safari Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Miombo Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.