Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Elephants on safari

Imvelo Safari Lodges offers a variety of unique ways to view and experience elephants on safari!

Hwange is best known for its elephant, and it is home to a major portion of the largest remaining population of elephant in Africa.  June is the start of ‘elephant season,’ as rain-filled waterholes dry up and the herds move toward permanent sources of water.  In Hwange, most of these water points are equipped with boreholes, powered by diesel or solar systems – which is a story in itself.

Over the years, Imvelo has honed various ways for our guests to get to appreciate these gentle giants. There is always the traditional game drive – best for covering distance; and also the walk – best for indulging all five senses in the wild.  Unparalleled for close encounters is our ‘Look-up’ underground hides located at pans near Bomani, Camelthorn and Jozibanini.  At Jozi, there is also the opportunity to go mountain biking along a game trail for a unique adventure while on safari.  At Zambezi Sands you can paddle past elephants in stable inflatable canoes, as the herds come down to drink from the riverbank. Our aptly named rail car, the 'Elephant Express' which connects guests to our southern Hwange properties travels along the railway line that borders the park and affords guests another unique way to view Hwange's giants. Or for those of us content to wait for the animals to come to us, we recommend Nehimba, built around a waterhole which the elephants love as much as our guests.

In 2017 our guests can experience Camelthorn, Zambezi Sands and Nehimba at a very discounted rate on our amazing stay for 9, pay for 6 special! For the adventure-seekers a 2 night Jozi add-on would create an unparalleled safari experience!

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