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A Night Under the African Sky

Imagine being woken by the rising sun as the sky is painted in hues of pink and blue, and animals venture to the waterhole for their first refreshing sips of the day. Birds start to chirp and warble and the sound of elephants trumpeting and splashing about in the muddy pool gently rouses you from

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Plight of the Pangolin

Have you heard about the scaly little mammal that can roll itself up into a hard impenetrable ball to protect itself from predators such as lions and leopards? The pangolin is a captivating creature that slightly resembles an armoured anteater but is considered much cuter, and unfortunately much rarer. Pangolins are one of the most

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Debating the Uniqueness of Private Concessions

Africa’s vast national parks are wondrous places to experience animals in the wild. Visitors flock from around the world to search for the African wildlife and are often equally impressed by the abundance of the flora and fauna on offer. Private concessions bordering these national parks are a long-standing phenomenon that attracts travellers for various

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Project Penya Hosts Its First Life Skills Workshop

After Project Penya raised five times more funds than anticipated, it not only allowed for the inclusion of twice the number of girls in the Subz program but also enabled us to support the school with a 3-day life-skills workshop. Local facilitators, school staff, a social worker, Elephant’s Eye staff, and parents joined forces to

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Bidding Farewell To Blessed, Our Elephant’s Eye Lodge Manager

This month we bid adieu to our Elephant’s Eye, Hwange lodge manager Blessed Chalibamba, who although leaving his role as lodge manager, will remain on as a shareholder of the lodge. Closely involved with the lodge from the very start, Blessed helped build it from the ground up and even slept there in a little

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Our Brilliant Head of House, Naomi

This month we would like to introduce you to someone who has a more “behind the scenes” role. You may not meet her when you are at the lodge, and you may not even see her in action. But you would certainly notice her absence. Meet Naomi, our head of housekeeping, who makes sure that the

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Our Sustainable Initiatives at Elephant’s Eye

Hideaways remain committed to creating a bespoke African safari experience as well as ensuring the sustainable conservation of the wilderness area where we operate by developing and implementing sustainable initiatives. Our luxurious lodge, Elephant’s Eye, has been designed to touch the earth lightly, from using eco-friendly products in the kitchens and bathrooms to building the lodge

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A Successful 2017 for the Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF)

2017 was a very successful year for the Conservation and Wildlife Fund (CWF). The organization, of which Hideaways is a founding member,  is a collaborative group of conservationists and stakeholders in the Hwange National Park region who take action on critical conservation issues affecting the area. In 2017 poaching was on top of that list,

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Do You Know What Springboks Have In Common With French Fries?

We sometimes only think of antelope as food for the big cats of the bush but they are actually fascinating creatures themselves who have evolved in many different ways to survive in the wild. Black Sable antelope are incredibly rare but are found in impressive numbers in Hwange National Park, as well as more commonly found buck

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Have You Tried Our New Cocktail Menu?

There’s nothing quite like ending off your day in the African bush with that satisfying safari staple – a refreshing Gin and Tonic. Or perhaps you prefer a creamy Amarula on ice while the sun sets and day turns to dusk. Cocktails really just add that extra touch of luxury to a safari experience. Our

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Celebrating the Festive Season at Elephant’s Eye, Hwange

Guests at our lodge over the festive season were treated to a green bushveld Christmas, quite unlike the ones they used to know. Instead of treetops glistening and children listening for sleigh bells in the snow… it was sunny weather and listening to the trumpeting of elephants or baboons while dining al fresco. It may

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