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Boma Dinner
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Boma Dinner Under The African Stars

Meals at Elephant’s eye, Hwange are always a memorable affair. The lodge uses the finest freshest ingredients and Moffat is a chef extraordinaire. Usually, guests are seated near the main area of the lodge, either indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather or group size. However, when guests stay for 3 nights or more (or if

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Cocktail
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CWF Hosts Illustrious Cocktail Evening

Last month the CWF held a fantastic event at Moonrise Villa in Cape Town to raise awareness about conservation and invite key industry stakeholders to collaborate on critical issues. Katja as CEO and Director of Hideaways (a founding member of the CWF) gave a very inspiring speech on the hot topics of co-opetition, how we

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Game Drive
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Night-Time Game Drives – A Concession Exclusive

As the sun sets in the African bush certain animals start to rouse themselves, ready to stake their claim over their dominion and put the survival of the fittest to test. Most of these nocturnal animals are out of sight during the day which means that if you are only experiencing daytime game drives then

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Find Your Truth on The Zambezi… Coming Soon

You may have heard whispers in the wind of an exclusive new experience from Hideaways on the horizon. After months of planning, creating and fine-tuning we are excited to share the news about Zambezi Truth, our romantic East African style dhow that will escort guests on a Bohemian dream drifting along the Zambezi River at

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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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Pangolin
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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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Concession
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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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Blessed
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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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Naomi
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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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