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From hunting ground to National Park: the story of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park

Situated in the northwest of Zimbabwe, just below the Victoria Falls, is the country’s biggest (and Belgium-sized) national park. Founded in 1928, the park was historically a hunting ground for early colonists. Quick Facts Covers 15 000 square km, about the size of Belgium Home to the Big Five Pans and salt licks unique to …

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Hideaways collaborates with The Conservation & Wildlife Fund: An Update

At the beginning of 2016, Hideaways created a collaborative group and formed The Conservation & Wildlife Fund (CWF) in association with a number of other lodges in the Hwange region. The objective of the CWF is to work together with the wildlife authorities of Zimbabwe to raise awareness, adequately resource local authorities, and promote the …

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What does a luxury lodge in Zimbabwe and an organic community garden have in common?

Eco-tourism is a buzzword that’s been floating around for a while. But what does eco-tourism mean to the luxury lodge Elephant’s Eye in Zimbabwe? Situated 180 km from Victoria Falls, Elephant’s Eye is a luxury lodge with a difference. Why, you may ask? Well, everything at Elephant’s Eye is about conservation, recycling and touching the …

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Hideaways’ Grow Africa Achievements for 2015

2015 was a significant year for Elephant’s Eye, Hwange and Hideaways with the re-launch and re-branding of our responsible tourism initiative The Grow Africa Foundation. We strengthened our commitments to the local community by setting up sustainable projects and sponsorship initiatives as well as improving our environmental and conservation efforts. The beginning of 2015 saw …

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