Deteema Springs (Hwange National Park)

Deteema Springs camp Hwange National ParkZimbabwe

Luxury tented camp – 8 Tents in Total – Max 18 guests

Deteema Springs Camp (Hwange) is located near the Deteema dam in northwestern Hwange National Park. This area is famous for its large concentrations of animals, including huge herds of elephant. The year-round water seeps make the area ideal for guided walks and game drives producing unbelievable wildlife sightings.


Deteema Springs Camp (Hwange National Park) was opened in 2019. The camp offers an intimate safari experience within an incredible wildlife area that few can comprehend. Deteema Springs Camp is Africa in its wildest form and guests have the opportunity to explore on foot or take game drives to view this incredible area.

Game drives
Game drives take place each morning & afternoon, and always depart from camp. Each drive will explore the river systems and plains around the camp and lasts approximately 3 hours. The wildlife in the area is prolific with excellent chances to see larger predators, herds of elephant, buffalo and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives begin in the early evening and offer guests a chance to see smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights.

Walking safaris
Morning walking safaris are conducted daily and are always accompanied by armed guides. Smaller, often overlooked, flora and fauna are the focus on moring walks. Walks are, as such, taken at a very leisurely pace. Please note, walking is both weather & guide dependent, or dependent on terrain conditions.


  • Swimming Pool, with loungers
  • Tented Main Area
  • Library
  • Picturesque views over Deteema Springs


  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking (guide dependant)
  • Game viewing from the comfort of your own tent
  • Catch up on some reading, with our large collection of reading material.


Deteema Springs Camp (Hwange National Park) style philosophy is “Less is more” meaning this is a non-pretentious camp designed to blend in with the rock and bush that occurs on the rise above the Deteema Springs. The tents are smaller than the traditional safari-style tents, to maintain immersion within the surroundings of the most iconic areas of Hwange National Park. The tents are comfortable with all the facilities of a luxury camp, including hot and cold running water, flush toilet and decks.

The communal dining and lounge area is tented and sits on a wooden deck that overlooks the Deteema Springs. This view offers guests a rare opportunity to sit and watch stories of the African bush unfold before their eyes.

The camp boasts:

  • 7 x Luxury Tents
  • 1 x Family Luxury Tent

Children above 6 years of age accepted

  1. No more than two children over 6 years of age in a family luxury tent with two adults (Additional children on request, please speak to reservations)
  2. One child and one adult in standard luxury tent pay adult + child rate.
  3. One adult permitted to stay in a family luxury tent with two other adults at the full adult rate.

Getting there

Access to Deteema Springs is by land or air. One can self-drive to Robins Camp or alternatively book a road transfer or flight from Vic Falls to Robins Airstrip where we will arrange a Deteema Springs Camp ranger to collect you. Deteema Springs is a 20-minute charter flight from Vic Falls to Robins airstrip and a 40-minute game drive to the camp. Deteema Springs is a 3-hour road transfer from Vic Falls to Robins and then onto Deteema Springs

If necessary we can book inter-camp flight transfers.


A typical summer day at Deteema Springs:
(Kindly note times may vary slightly and winter timings are different)

  • 05h30 Wake up call at the room
  • 06h00 Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h30 Depart for your morning activity: game drive, nature walk
  • 10h30 Return from the morning activity
  • 11h00 Brunch
  • Afternoon at leisure – possible activities: Swimming pool
  • 15h30 Afternoon Tea
  • 16h00 Depart on afternoon game drive
  • 19h30 Return from the game drive
  • 20h00 Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)


HIGH SEASON 01/06/20 – 31/10/20
US$765.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $230.00
Children 6 – 11 years $383.00

LOW SEASON 11/01/20 – 31/03/20
US$430.00 PPS

Children 6 – 11 years $215.00

SHOULDER SEASON 01/04/20 – 31/05/20 & 01/11/20 – 10/01/21
US$575.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $173.00
Children 6 – 11 years $288.00

Rates are fully inclusive of:

Accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers from Robins airstrip, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks), & taxes.

Rates exclude:

International flights, internal flight transfers, premium imports, travel insurance, visas, and discretionary tips and community and conservation levy of USD 15 per person per day.

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Extra Info

Zimbabwe is a malaria area, as such, we recommend appropriate precautions. All travellers coming from or going through countries that have been declared yellow fever infected areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Zimbabwe.

The water in the camp is safe to drink.

Deteema Springs has 220V plug points in all the tents which can be used to charge batteries and sleep apnoea machines, however, they are not suitable for hairdryers and electric shavers.

There is no wifi in the tents or main areas, wifi can be accessed near the main area.

No children under 12 are allowed to participate in Game Walk activities.

A maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights, including hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided. Only bags without wheels are permitted.

Luggage dimensions should not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.

Passengers weighing between 110 – 120 kg (242 – 264 lbs.) please need to advise us when making a booking, so that we can, in turn, advise the aircraft company for scheduling purposes. Passengers weighing over 120 kg (264 lbs.) will be expected to purchase an additional seat.


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