Nantwich Lodge

Stunningly remote Hwange's Nantwich Lodge

The intimacy of the nature experience at Nantwich Safari Lodge in the verdant depths of Hwange National Park is so peaceful and so rewarding that visitors in a trip to Africa find it hard to leave. Balancing on a small rise with jaw dropping views of the open plains below, Hwange’s Nantwich Lodge is stunningly remote and a beautiful recreation of what was once an old Zimbabwe Parks outpost. 

This authentic bush escape attracts visitors who want real raw wilderness and then they get more than that! Connect with the bush, with yourself in the untouched heart of Zimbabwe’ s favourite game reserve, Hwange National Park. Nantwich is a cosy eco lodge set in a remote part of the park where an exceptional game experience goes hand in hand with genuine Zimbabwe hospitality

Yes, Nantwich is a spectacular experience – staff go out of their way to please guests, and the game rangers boast deep knowledge and passion for all life in the park. It’s an outstanding experience, staying in a small safari lodge in the middle of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park and seeing so much wildlife you have to pinch yourself to make sure it is for real. Guests feel so at home and are fed so well with wholesome salads, fruits, fish and other traditional meals. 

Listen to hyenas calling all night in this wild place in Africa and enjoy fantastic game drives on a good road network on this private concession which results in very good game viewing. Many lucky guests get to see great herds of antelope, lion prides with cubs, elephants in their hundreds, hippos, smaller animals and so many birds. 

Find yourself in “Big Cat Country’ away from the crowds but looked after in a way you will never forget. The lodge arose from the ruins of the old Zimparks outpost, recycled and renewed using the old windowpanes for shower screens, and other innovative re-use, recycle, renew projects. Feel the old cultural ethos and the new modern fittings together making a charming and classic lodge in which to unwind and feel grand at the same time. Solar geysers create lots of hot water and there is still Wi-Fi at the main lodge. 

Settle into one of nine elegant rooms with mosquito nets, outside bath tubs and showers, including beautiful linens and artistic touches reminding guests that everything we covert for our comfort comes from nature. The main lodge areas are comfy and natural, with a refreshing swimming pool, dining area and inside and outside lounges where everyone meets up after game drives and walks to share experiences and the fun they had. 



Discover a safari lodge that radiates such good taste and comfort that guests return every year – Nantwich Lodge is one of our favourite Hwange National Park destinations and it is also close to the Victoria Falls so is a hit with families and groups of friends on an exciting safari into Africa. This eco lodge uses solar power and has recycled plenty of materials since was remodelled from the old Zimparks outpost. Find this lodge in the northern section of Hwange National Park where game viewing is first prize, bush walks and birding part of the thrilling deal. It’s also en route to Chobe National Park in Botswana so the perfect wilderness refuge if you want to see all the sights on one tour. 

The Nantwich Lodge is located on a cliff overlooking a large dam that is home to several crocodile and hippo and these views make the holiday even more enjoyable. This region of Hwange is known for its high density of big cats so guests are usually lucky to see prides of lions, solitary leopards and more. This refurbished lodge retains most of the old character of the old safari days and the natural heritage of the site has been preserved, while conservation and sustainable tourism are the overriding ethics of management. 

Enjoy deluxe suites for couples and families with the usual mod cons expected in such an elegant safari destination – en suite showers, comfy beds covered in gratifying linens and décor that makes you feel so at home you never want to leave. The outside bath under the stars is a winner and there is also a unique honeymoon suite for romantic interludes in the wilderness. 

Bring your loved one to Hwange to see the large elephant population, some herds consisting of 400 elephants! It is also one of the best places in Africa to see endangered African wild dogs so enjoy a day out in the reserve with a nouvelle cuisine picnic lunch packed for you by the chef. 

Tell everyone about your trip to Nantwich and plan another trip for next year, we are here to assist you to customise your Zimbabwe safari, to enhance your tour to Africa with visits to the Chobe and South Africa if you like.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Nantwich Lodge

From $350



  • Big Five viewing
  • Guided bush walks
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Bird watching

living room area of the accommodation at Little Makalolo in Zimbabwe
that include this property


  • 8 x standard suites
  • 1 x honeymoon suite
  • En-suite bathroom with shower and double basin
  • Outside bath
  • Mosquito netting
  • Wireless internet at main lodge building
  • Dining area
  • Inside and outside lounge areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Credit card facilities
  • Solar power geysers
  • Safe


  • Eco lodge with solar energy and the combination of an old traditional safari lodge and a new modern facility in the wilds – repurposed building materials have retained the heritage of this site
  • Extraordinary game viewing in the north of Hwange, where huge herds of elephants reside, plus plenty of lions and leopards
  • The lodge is the closest venue to Vic Falls so an ideal base for game viewing, adventure activities and an interlude before hitting the Chobe River in Botswana
  • Enjoy wonderful foods and drinks in the outside dining area and lounge between drives and take a dip in the lodge swimming pool after breakfast.

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