The Hide was built in 1992, a family-run lodge, accessed via charter flight from Victoria Falls, or a 3 hour scheduled road transfer from Victoria Falls, or on a self-drive basis. It is situated within the Hwange National Park, surrounded by a private concession. Its location is unique, adjacent to historic elephant trails and a huge grassland corridor. Herds of elephant, buffalo, and a multitude of other game are drawn to the dependable waters of the Hide's waterhole, whilst the camps two concealed hides, positioned either side of the water hole, are a photographer’s dream.
Accommodation is offered in ten tented suites under thatch, styled along classic lines, with views across the waterhole. Each tented room has an en-suite bathroom, some with outdoor showers and some with large baths. All the tents are mosquito—proofed and have fans.
The Hide also offers accommodation at the romantic Dove’s Nest, a splendid tree house overlooking the vlei and pan, for a real ‘in the bush’ experience. Activities on offer at The Hide Safari Camp include game viewing by vehicle, either in the morning, the afternoon or at night with a spotlight, morning or evening guided bush walks, the chance to view game from underground hides, bush breakfasts and an overnight stay at Doves Nest.
Hwange is home to one of the largest populations of African wild dog in Africa and it’s a good place to see leopard and rhino among the many other mammal species. Interesting too are the bat-eared foxes, the genets, the caracal and a host of other "specials".
The Park has an incredible bird population with over 400 species recorded to date.