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Elton
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Meet Elton, Our Enchanting Front of House

Elton started at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange as an intern and so impressed management that he has been invited on board as seasonal Front of House staff. His charming personality and passion for the lodge, as well as his work, is felt instantly after anyone meets him. He likes to use his profession to share his

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Matobo
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Discover The Magic Of Matobo National Park

The almost perfectly round boulders and hidden caves of the Matobo National Park lend themselves to a dramatic and mysterious aura that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Zimbabwe. Discover ancient rock art in cavernous caves, or track rhino on foot in an area that provides a perfect refuge for the endangered species. Matobo National Park

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Dorcas
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Dorcas, Our Delightful Front of House

Dorcas is the first person guests meet when they arrive at the Elephant’s Eye, Hwange eco-lodge, welcoming them with a refreshing cool drink and a warm smile. She gracefully deals with all front of house duties as well as chaperones guests around the lodge making sure they are well taken care of. When guests arrive

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Students
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Providing Opportunities for Zimbabwean Students

One of Zimbabwe’s greatest assets is its warm, welcoming, and friendly citizens. We proudly employ some of the most talented and skilled Zimbabweans at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange and we are dedicated to providing essential employment opportunities and training to as many local Zimbabweans as possible. One way that we do this is through internship programs

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Plastic
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We’ve Been Plastic-Free Since Before it was Trend

The world is increasingly becoming focused on reducing and even eliminating the use of single-use plastics such as water bottles, plastic bags, and most recently straws. At Elephant’s Eye, Hwange we knew from the very beginning that we would not be using any of these environmentally detrimental items at the lodge as part of our

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Pledge
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Stay 3 Nights And Change A Child’s Life With Our Pledge

Hideaways is committed to improving the lives of those living in the Dingani community close to our lodge Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, either through employment, supporting local businesses or through the various projects organized through the Grow Africa Foundation.  One of our deepest concerns most important initiatives is to address the lack of access to education,

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Anti-Poaching Unit
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CWF Anti-Poaching Goals in Hwange

When it comes to wildlife conservation, poaching is a critical issue that needs to be tackled head-on. As a responsible eco-lodge with a prime focus on sustainability and conservation, Elephant’s Eye, Hwange is committed to protecting the wildlife in and around our lodge. We have been collaborating with the Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF), of

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Horseback Safari
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Saddle Up for a Horseback Safari at Elephant’s Eye

Have you ever dreamt of galloping through the wide open vista of the African bush alongside zebra or a passing herd of impala, like a scene from Out of Africa? Well, now you can make this film fantasy a reality at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange, as our lodge has added horseback safaris to its exhilarating list

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Teacher
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Grow Africa: Sponsor a Teacher

A teacher is an educator, a nurturer, a confidante, an inspiration, a mentor, and a force for change in a child’s life. Dingani Primary School needs more teachers and we need your help. Currently, there is only 1 teacher for 108 students. We have hired an Early Childhood Development teacher for Dingani Primary School, the

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Bead
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Spotlight on Vukani Bead Project

Earlier this year we introduced our new Community Upliftment Experience, an opportunity for travellers to learn more about the local community that our lodge is a part of. One of the community projects that we visit on this experience is the Vukani project, a group of elderly and/or disabled men and women who use ordinary

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