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Deteema Springs Camp | Hwange National Park

Add the delightful Deteema Springs to your southern African safari, stopping for a few days at this fantastical Hwange Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe on a multi country holiday to see wildlife, World Heritage Sites, award-winning game lodges, rustic bush camps and mind blowing landscapes. 

Your trip-of-a-lifetime safari vacation at Deteema Springs eco camp in the much-loved Hwange National Park exceeds all expectations and you will be back for more! Deteema is an awesome place in awesome Zimbabwe, designed for comfort, enjoyment and constant game viewing. There is no need to leave your tent to witness an array of animals – just sit on your cosy deck and observe elephants, baboons, lions, and water buffalo spending hours and hours in plain sight. The very comfortable tents are spread out around the perimeter surrounding the gorgeous central area, providing everyone with the opportunity to enjoy their ‘glamping’ experience and the viewing opportunities.

Every member of the staff is always smiling, willing to help in any and every way, and passionately dedicated towards providing guests with the best time possible. Game guides seem to be super human, knowing everything about everything, tons of patience, informative and passionate about their world, conservation. Guests spend hours upon hours driving around on jeeps, learning, laughing and having a great time. Your committed game rangers are continually searching and finding wildlife, and guests are continually learning about everything under the sun.

Dine on thick juicy burgers with homemade chips around the fire, enjoy lunch in the savannah under a baobab tree, sundowners and appetizers near a group of elephants in the middle of nowhere watching the beautiful sunset, and followed by another barbecue back at camp. 

But of course, the best part about Deteema Springs is the experience within Hwange National Park to see so much – from beautiful unique birds to lions basking in the sun, elephants everywhere, all sorts of antelope, impala, ostriches, bat-eared foxes, kudu, baboons, water buffalo, and tiny things too.

We love Deteema Springs for being a small concession in the northern section of Hwange, near the Deteema Dam, and elevated on a small hill where a natural spring bursts out. The views are breath taking and walking safaris are the main attraction in such a spectacular wilderness area. These springs feed into the main Deka river which then meets the great Zambezi so animal concentrations are rich. 

The best way to go on safari is here, in an unpretentious camp designed to be unobtrusive and to take its inspiration from the nature around it. There are 8 luxury tents with hot showers, private decks and all the comforts you need to relax and enjoy cosy nights after great outdoor adventures. The main deck is also a tent and focuses on the wilderness before it, so sit a while and just watch the wildlife and the ever-changing vistas. 

Look out for African wild dogs, leopards and cheetahs right there and antelope closer to camp, enjoy the game drives every day to find the majestic elephants and rhino, buffalo and more. This is your time to be immersed in nature, to switch off in a rustic chic Zimbabwe camp where staff care about your experience. 



Deteema Springs camp is a Hwange safari eco camp that does the word safari real justice – it is an authentic place to stay in the heart of the renowned Zimbabwe Hwange National Park where huge concentrations of wildlife gather and natural springs feed all life continuously. 

This is all about being minimalistic and fitting into majestic nature, not imposing on her. Deteema Springs is one of those rustic chic camps that offers all a visitor needs on a more relaxed and casual scale of comfort and beauty. 

Find this gorgeous camp on a small rise about the Deka river, just 8 tents offer comfy beds, hot showers and private decks, the main aim being to see and learn more about the incredible wildlife around you. That is what you do on the main deck, sit and game view! Enjoy some of the best food you will ever taste in Africa as the chef goes out of his way to cook up wholesome, succulent meats, side dishes and fresh breads too. 

The best activity on offer at Deteema Springs is the walking safaris – night drives are not permitted in this Zimbabwe park but the other activities are so fulfilling and nights around the fire are so wonderful where nocturnal animals are still heard and enjoyed. The camp only opened in 2019, Machaba Safaris finding the chance to design an intimate camp for nature lovers on the perfect site imaginable so guests who come here are those who choose wild Africa and genuine hospitality. 

Hwange National Park in Spring is truly remarkable as the rains are yet to come and everything is hot and humid but animals are congregating at water holes and you could be part of herds of hundreds of elephants and buffalo. The park is enormous, half the size of Belgium, and animals move freely to Botswana and back again. Deteema has a natural spring line that brings life-giving water to the surface so gigantic bull elephants, lions, buffalo, and kudu live close by and survive by drinking from this mineral-rich water. There is no need to chase down the game; the wildlife surrounds the camp.

Walking safaris reveal reams of information about the area, wildlife and cultural – there are even ancient ruins where guests learn how communities lived and thrived in this region years before it became a national park. Find 8 exquisite, smallish, tented chalets situated among a rocky outcrop, carefully created on decking above the ground to make the most of vast views and watching the sunrise from your beds each morning. The main areas and rooms are simply yet tastefully done, and the camp is intimate enough that guests feel as though small details are never forgotten. 

Join Voyage2Africa on a trip into southern Africa to see game, awesome vistas and the most magnificent bush camps you have ever experienced. We tailor make your holiday to ensure that you get the best safari deal in Africa – Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and more!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Deteema Springs

From $575



  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Birding safaris


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All activities
  • Local Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages – excluding imported and premium drinks)
  • Return vehicle airstrip transfers
  • Park fees & Conservation & Community Levy, Taxes
  • Tourism Levy

bedroom area of the accommodation at Deteema Springs in Zimbabwe
that include this property


  • Tented dining and social area
  • Plunge pool
  • Wi-Fi zone
  • Airstrip access
  • 7 x double tented rooms, 1 x family room
  • Hot showers
  • Private decks 
  • Beautiful linens and artistic African accessories


  • A gorgeous luxury eco camp dedicated to solar energy, a bio plant to recycle solid waste, no air-conditioning and no permanent structures
  • Elevated decks join with the main deck area via neat wooden boardwalks and every angle allows an opportunity for game viewing and meditating
  • Adrenaline rich walks in nature with expert guides to see the animals and birds up close and to learn more about the cultural history of this region
  • Dedicated, friendly staff who go the extra mile to make guests comfy and have as much fun as possible, while appreciated the wilderness.

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