Luxury tented camp – 8 Tents in Total – Max 18 guests
Verneys Camp (Hwange National Park) is found on a private 10 000 hectare concession within the Hwange National Park. Located on a concession in the remote southeastern part of the Park, Verneys Camp cannot be accessed by regular Park visitors. Verney’s Camp does, however, have access to the public parts of the National Park to expand game viewing activities.
Verneys Camp (Hwange National Park) is located at Verney’s Pan. The camp is surrounded by teak trees and perfectly situated on a large open floodplain. The waterhole in front of the lodge plays host to numerous animals and is a playground for the famous elephant herds of Hwange. Built with a philosophy to provide the feeling of timeless wonder of a classic safari to Africa. Of course, this means both sell-seasoned safari travelers and safari novices alike will be more than satisfied by the wildlife, experiences & culture at Verney’s Camp.
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.
Morning walking safaris are conducted daily and are always accompanied by armed guides. Smaller, often overlooked, flora and fauna are the focus on morning walks. Walks are, as such, taken at a very leisurely pace. Please note, walking is both weather & guide dependent, or dependent on terrain conditions.
WHAT GUESTS CAN EXPECT TO DO AT VERNEY’S CAMP
- Morning and evening game drives at times to suit your needs.
- All-day game drives and picnic lunches are a favorite.
- Walking. Usually done by driving to a good walking area and then going for a walk.
- Game viewing from the comfort of your own tent; especially during the dry season, animals visit the waterhole directly in front of the camp main area.
- Relaxing and catching up on some reading. There is always something to see at the camp waterhole.
- An antique bridge table is available for anyone interested in a game.
Luxury tents make up the accommodation at Verneys Camp. The teak trees that border the open waterhole in front of the camp shade each tent for ultimate privacy. Features of the luxury tents include an en suite bathroom, a shower, flush toilets, and a double vanity. Each space is beautifully designed to retain the authenticity and magical feeling of being on safari.
Verney’s Camp (Hwange National Park) has eight double/twin rooms and two family rooms. Of course, each room has a wooden deck and rooms are connected by natural pathways on the ground.
Access to Verney’s Camp is by land or air. One can self-drive to Hwange Main Camp or alternatively book a flight to Manga Airstrip where we will arrange a Verney’s Camp ranger to collect you.
- Hwange Main Camp Verney’s Camp /1-hour drive
- Manga Airstrip Verney’s Camp / 45 minutes drive
- Vic Falls Main Camp / 2.5 hours drive
- Hwange Main Camp Kasane / 3.15 hours drive
- Manga Flight VFA Airport / 45 – a 60-minute flight
If necessary we can book inter-camp flight transfers.
A feature of Verney’s Camp is that each day is spent entirely at your request. This means, there is no set itinerary, and you take each day as it comes.
HIGH SEASON 01/06/20 – 31/10/20
Single Supplement – 30% $270.00
Children 6 – 11 years $450.00
LOW SEASON 11/01/20 – 31/03/20
Children 6 – 11 years $225.00
SHOULDER SEASON 01/04/20 – 31/05/20 & 01/11/20 – 10/01/21
Single Supplement – 30% $197.00
Children 6 – 11 years $328.00
Rates are fully inclusive of:
Hwange Park fees for full paying guests, accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers from Manga Three airstrip or Main Camp (for drive-ins from Victoria Falls), alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks) levies and taxes.
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.
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.
Verneys Camp (Hwange National Park) 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 may participate in Game Walk activities.
A maximum of 20kg of luggage per person is allowed for light aircraft flights. This includes hand luggage and camera equipment. Please ensure that all luggage is soft-sided and that 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.