Verney’s Camp

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Verney's - a legendary safari camp in Hwange

There is a legendary safari camp in Hwange National Park Zimbabwe called Verney’s Camp, named after Verney’s Pan, an astounding water hole located in a vast floodplain rimmed with ancient teak and mopane forests. These Machaba Safari tents nestle in their own 10 000 ha concession in a remote south eastern part of the Park, allowing visitors to Verney’s Camp infinite space and privacy. 

Welcome to a thrilling safari in the heart of Hwange Game Reserve, an affordable Zimbabwean luxury vacation with Machaba Safaris to see the famous elephant herds and the beautiful landscapes like no other. Stay in 8 lavish tented suites (and 2 family suites) under the teak trees with en suite showers, rustic finishes, double beds, lovely chairs on the private decks and quality natural décor.  

Guests wander down the neat pathways to spend much time at the main lodge enjoying the chandeliers, comfy pastel shaded couches and armchairs, books and magazines strewn everywhere to create a sense of homeliness and entertainment in reading. Beautiful colourful rugs and African artefacts encourage that ‘at home’ feeling in a chic African setting.

The waterhole is the central feature at Verney’s Camp, attracting wildlife to drink and attracting tourists to see and learn. This camp is a winning recipe for a fantastic safari in Zimbabwe, true bush camp luxury and service second to none – but the wildlife is the winner of the prize and game rangers doe their best to give everyone a good time and to educate global travellers about the importance of Africa’s biodiversity. 



Recently opened under the Machaba Safaris renowned banner, Verney’s Camp is one of those awe-inspiring Zimbabwe destinations offering wildlife experiences from a unique luxury tented safari camp deep in the forests of Hwange National Park. 

Situated on its own private concession of some 10 000 ha, Verney’s Camp is the perfect choice for big five safaris in Hwange – both day and night drives show guests a pristine wilderness where predator and prey do their dance, where huge old trees create shade and the floodplains shelter myriad birds and beasts. 

This is a safari par excellence at Verney’s Camp, named after the pan near the camp, Verney’s Pan, close to a remote corner of the game reserve where no other tourists really visit. A little gem of luxury accommodation where the elephant herds tread and wildlife lovers come to get away from it all. 

We love the showers, the private decks, the double beds and the infinite views over the waterholes, teak forest and wetlands. We love the chandeliers, the colourful carpets in the central lounge and the dining room with its quality colonial style furniture and gathering place between game drives. 

It’s all tented and temporary, an eco-camp made for comfort and relaxation off the beaten track. Guests love the spa for massages and beauty treatments while the swimming pool offers constant respite from the hot days, the curio shop useful for mementos to take back home. 

Check out some of our Voyage2Africa packages to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe to enjoy extraordinary game viewing, fantastic luxury tented suites in the wilderness and game rangers with a passion to serve and to educate and to conserve the planet. This fully inclusive Verney’s camp holiday includes all meals, drinks, all activities and transfers to and from the local airstrip. This small 10-suite camp is an hour from Hwange Main Camp hiding in its scenic forest-wetland-waterhole location. 

Everything about Verney’s Camp is ingeniously designed and guests feel relaxed and accepted thank to the exceptional service and the once in a lifetime game viewing safari ever in Zimbabwe.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Verney's Camp

From $575



  • Expertly guided game drives and night drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Mokoro excursions
  • Community Visits – visit a local village, Matabe


  • Hwange Park fees for full paying guests 
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Laundry
  • Lodge activities
  • Return vehicle airstrip transfers from Manga Three airstrip or Main Camp (for drive-ins from Victoria Falls)
  • Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks)
  • Levies and taxes

Swimming pool with sunset in the back at Verney's Camp
that include this property


  • Lounge, dining area
  • Swimming pool, deck
  • Curio shop
  • Game viewing deck
  • 10 ensuite tented chalets
  • Showers, double beds, private decks with chairs


  • Huge Zimbabwean teak trees shade this exclusive tented camp on a large floodplain, each tent soaking up a unique wild view of exquisite beauty
  • A remote, secluded camp far from other tourists but also close enough to the rest of Hwange National Park wilderness areas to see plenty of wildlife and changing landscapes 
  • The opening of the camp in 2018 also refreshed the waterholes for the wild animals attracting lions and elephants to the area, with plenty of nocturnal activity
  • Excellent game rangers, guides and staff in the camp who ooze friendly hospitality and professionalism making every tourist feel at home and important.

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