VERNEY'S CAMP - HWANGE NATIONAL PARK
Verney’s Camp is set in a private concession in the heart of Hwange National Park and located at Verney’s Pan which is situated on a large open floodplain surrounded by teak forest typical of Hwange National Park.
The camp has just 10 canvas tents overlooking a waterhole in front of the camp which is host to numerous animals and is a playground for the famous elephant herds of Hwange.
Part of the Machaba family of camps, Verney’s camp offers game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching and cultural visits to a local village and schools which they support.
The camp is situated on a private concession in the central side of the south eastern part of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Access is via a road transfer from Victoria Falls to Main Camp (2.5 hours) and then a game drive to Verney’s which takes around 45 minutes. If flying it takes around 45 minutes to one hour and the nearest airstrip is Manga Airstrip. On arrival you are met and transferred to camp via a game drive which takes around 45 minutes.
Ten tents are tucked away under the shady arms of the teak trees bordering the open waterhole in front of camp. Each tent has been carefully positioned to ensure the best serenity and privacy so that you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area. The rooms are comfortably furnished and have an ensuite shower, flush toilet and double vanity which are all beautifully designed to retain the authenticity and magical feeling of being on safari. Inside, the tents have comfortable beds swathed in mosquito netting, rugs and a sofa, desk and charging points. There are eight double/twin canvas tents and two family tents which form one large unit joined by a lounge area. All the tents are on wooden decks and are connected by natural sandy pathways on the ground.
Verney's main area has an open fronted canvas lounge and dining tent which are linked by walkways and there is a firepit with chairs for pre-dinner drinks and breakfast is often served around the fire. The dining tent has a long table under candelabras and open canvas sides, and the lounge is beautifully furnished with wooden flooring, comfy sofas and chairs and coffee tables with lots of birding and wildlife reference books.
The camp has a swimming pool deck and is fully solar powered. There is limited WIFI in camp.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
Home to over 40 000 elephants, all the big cats and more than 400 species of birds, Hwange National Park offers one of Africa’s top safari experiences.
Verney’s camp is situated on the central side of the south eastern part of Hwange National Park on a private concession of 10 000 hectares. It is in a remote part of the National Park that cannot be accessed by other park visitors - however the camp does have access to the National Park.
Game Drives - early morning and sunset game drives which are around 3.5 hours long or enjoy a full day drive with picnic lunch.
Walking Safaris - embark on a guided walk with your ranger as you learn about wildlife, fauna and flora in the area. You normally drive to a good walking area first.
Game viewing from the comfort of your own tent - during the dry season, animals come down to drink at the waterhole right in front of the camp main area.
Visits to the local community – visit Mabale village where you can talk with the chief and local people and visit their homesteads and experience local life. You can also visit the 2 schools that the camp supports. From Verney’s camp to Mabale village is about 70km on good roads.
Machaba Safaris assists disadvantaged communities close to Hwange National Park. Through thier work with the Mabale village and Hwange Main Camp School Machaba engage in community development including skills development/empowerment and education.
VERNEY’S CAMP IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
THE CAMP WELCOME FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES