Gwango Elephant Lodge in Hwange
Gwango Elephant Lodge in Hwange

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We are located on a private estate, nestled within a lush teak forest at the edge of Hwange National Park. Gwango Elephant Lodge offers layers of comfort with 4 spacious luxury Forest Chalets, 2 secluded double story Tree Top Villas, a splash pool, lounge areas and grand dining facilities overlooking a private pristine wildlife waterhole.

Stroll from your room to the pool for a quick dip or enjoy magnificent views of the waterholes from your private veranda. Gwango Elephant Lodge is one of the most exclusive locations on the African continent for experiencing wildlife and the rich biodiversity of Zimbabwe.

Accommodation at Gwango Elephant Lodge

Our guest rooms and amenities provide personally curated experiences, including optional access to safari activities; complimentary meals; fresh juices and garden fresh superfoods; in-room dining and unlimited game viewing from the comform of the lodge. Our guides and concierges are ready to help you create your very own dream safari.

FOREST CHALETS (3 rooms with 1 queen bed + 1 room with 2 twin beds)
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Luxury rooms with a queen bed or two single beds and a spacious bathroom. Stroll from your room to the pool for a quick dip or just enjoy views of the waterhole from your private veranda. Room rate per person includes meals and daily laundry service. 

TREE TOP VILLAS (2 villas with 1 queen bed in each room)
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Spacious double story villas with luxury private bathrooms and layers of comfort. Each villa is a secluded haven with views of waterholes from private raised decks and elevated walkways. Rate includes meals and daily laundry service.

Amenities include...
Gourmet meals | attentive staff | slash pool | a raised outdoor firepit | electricity, mosquito nets | turn down service | daily laundry service | farm tours | game drives (extra cost)

Area attractions...
3km to Hwange National Park | 2-hour drive to Victoria Falls | 3-hour drive to Bulawayo (your gateway to Matopos) | 3km to Gwango Heritage Resort | 8km to Painted Dog Conservation Centre | 6km to horseback safaris

With Hwange National Park close by and so much to see, plan on spending a fair amount of time here. Sightings can include elephant, buffalo, hyena, giraffe, zebra, kudu, waterbuck, impala, sable and the big cats. Roan, eland, cheetah and leopard are also common here, although sightings are rare. For birders, Gwango is also a spectacular setting, attracting a large number of bird species.

Rates at Gwango Elephant Lodge

Gwango activities are not included in Gwango Elephant Lodge Full board or Self-catering rates.

Full board rate

Gwango Elephant Lodge is open year-round. Our Full board rates include luxury accommodation, gourmet dining at the Stone House for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as all non-alocholic beverages, fresh juices and garden fresh superfoods or in-room dining. Please see our Rate Sheet for Full Board rates, or you can use this link to check availability.

Self-catering rate
If you are traveling as a group and wish to self-cater, you can book the entire Gwango Elephant Lodge at US$800 per night. The self-catering rate includes use of the entire lodge with 6 luxury guest rooms, a splash pool, a fully enquipped kichen, a grand dining area, lounges, service staff and daily laundry service. There is also a restaurant (Gobelo Marketplace) across the road for those days when you don't feel like cooking.

Confirmation is subject to receipt of a 50% deposit. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Rates are quoted per person per night in US dollars (USD) and are inclusive of all meals, beverages and daily laundry service. All additional costs incurred during your stay are payable in cash or credit card prior to departure from Gwango Elephant Lodge.

When to visit Gwango Elephant Lodge

We are open all year round. Our peak-season is May-December, but during the green season (December-May), Hwange National Park also provides memorable safaris experiences. Game might be a little harder to spot, but the forest is stunning and green providing a botanical experience like no other time of the year.

Gwango Elephant Lodge is one of the few luxury lodges in Hwange that stays open all year around.

Booking Conditions at Gwango Elephant Lodge

The person making a booking at Gwango Elephant Lodge accepts these booking conditions on behalf of everyone in his / her party. If Gwango accepts your booking we will issue a booking summary confirmation document with a link to this page. An agreement will exist between us from the date when we issue the booking confirmation. The following booking conditions will apply:

PAYMENT: When you receive your Booking Summary please check the details carefully and inform Gwango immediately if anything appears incorrect. All payments due must be paid to Gwango no later than 60 days before arrival. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the date due, Gwango will treat the booking as cancelled by you. Events beyond our control may result in price increases and surcharges – we reserve the right to pass on these increases.

IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING: Changes made by you to your booking will incur an amendment fee of up to $50 per guest per amendment.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS: Cancellation fees apply to all reservations. The date of cancellation is the date on which Gwango receives the written cancellation. Cancellation fees are as follows:

91-120 days prior to arrival: 20% of total original booking
61-90 days prior to arrival: 50% of total original booking
60 days or fewer prior to arrival: 100% of total original booking

No refunds will be made if you leave a trip for any reason whatsoever, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, after the trip has begun. 

No refunds will be made for accommodation, transport, sightseeing, meals or services not utilised.

No refunds will be made for special packages or discounted promotional packages.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is compulsory for all persons staying at Gwango and should provide cover against theft, personal accident, personal liability, medical expenses, repatriation and cancellation of tickets.

RESPONSIBILITY: Gwango reserve the right to cancel any trip prior to departure; in such case, a full refund of all payments will constitute full settlement with the guests.Guests agree to accept the authority of the Gwango guides and staff. Gwango will not accept responsibility or liability for any guest who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited. Where Gwango provides services it will do so with due care and skill. Gwango acts as agent for transport companies, activities, and other contractors and shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur. The guest understands that during the course of the trip certain risks may occur, including, but not limited to the hazards of accident or illness in remote places without medical facilities, and the forces of nature.

Wild animals are able to move through the Gwango camps at any time. The guests agree to assume all risks associated with their stay.

YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS: Gwango strongly recommends a visit to your dentist and doctor before your trip. You must ask your doctor about current inoculation requirements. Full details of pre-existing medical conditions must be forwarded to Gwango when you book. You should undertake extra exercise before traveling to Hwange in order to counteract the effects of heat and a change in diet.


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