Situated in a remote southeastern part of the Hwange National Park, the camp is on a private concession that is not open to regular Park visitors. Verneys Camp is on a large open floodplain surrounded by mopane and teak forests in which Machaba Safaris’ tents are tucked.
Access & Location
The camp is accessed via an hour’s road transfer from Hwange Main Camp, which is situated near the park’s main entrance and approximately 2 hours 30 minutes’ drive from Victoria Falls Airport.
Verney’s Camp has a stunning location, surrounded by forest and overlooking a waterhole within the remote south-eastern region of Hwange.
Access to Verney’s Camp is by land or air. One can self-drive to Hwange Main Camp or alternatively book a flight to Manga Airstrip where we will arrange a Verney’s Camp ranger to collect you.
Zimbabwe is a malaria area, as such, we recommend appropriate precautions. All travelers coming from or going through countries that have been declared yellow fever infected areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Zimbabwe.
.Premium imported drinks, international flights, internal transfers, travel insurance, visas and discretionary tips.
.Machaba Safaris Conservation and Community Levy(CCL) of USD 15 per person per night at all camps.
ACTIVITIES AT VERNEY'S CAMP
Expertly guided game drives – The camp’s private concession covers over 10,000 hectares of savanna, woodlands, and water sources. Drives are available in early morning and late afternoon, presenting opportunities to view a real wealth of wildlife! Highlights include all the Big Five – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo – in addition to smaller predators and herbivores such as cheetah, hyena, jackal, wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, antelopes, and baboon.
Night drives – Guests interested in taking a look at the nocturnal species of the concession can head out after sunset with a guide. You’ll have a lot of fun searching for leopard, aardvark, porcupine, and the charming pangolin!
Walking safaris – Also enjoyed in the presence of your knowledgeable guide, walks are fantastic for finding out about the smaller lives of the concession – the plants, insects, and birdlife. Verney’s bird specials include Goliath heron and greater flamingo.
Community Visits – Guests are invited to visit a local village, Matabe. Here, you can talk with the village chief and enjoy a guided tour, which includes two schools. You can also look around Mabale’s church, clinic, nutritional garden, and even the cattle dip! This is a fascinating add-on to your safari.
FACILITIES & AMENITIES
Tented dining and social area - The oversized tented deck area forms the social hub of our camps. You can swap stories at the bar, relax in the lounge or gather around the large fire pits to swap stories, fueling the feeling of being on an authentic African safari in the bush.
Plunge pool - Africa is a sun-drenched country where summer temperatures often reach the high thirties and low forty-degrees Celsius. After a morning safari, counting the passing clouds while floating in a pool or resting on a sun bed is nothing short of sublime.
Dedicated Wi-Fi zone - A holiday in Africa is the perfect place in which to disconnect from the ‘net and connect with friends and nature. We deliberately don’t have Wi-Fi access throughout the camp, but we do have designated Wi-Fi areas if you do need access to the web.
Solar energy - We harvest the sun’s energy via solar panels, that store electricity in a battery bank. Our hot water supply is generated by a state of the art Thermodynamic Solar Energy system, which ensures that the camps have hot water, no matter the weather.
Eco-friendly kitchen and food storage - To keep our eco-footprint light, we use energy-efficient fridges in our kitchens, which we turn off at night. We also use coal cold rooms and cellars to store heat-sensitive items.
Airstrip access - The camp is only a short game drive away from the nearest airstrip, providing game viewing opportunities en route to and from the camp.