Travels around Southern Africa

Elephants at Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge, near Hwange National Park, is one of my favourite places in the area, especially for viewing elephant, close up. The hide, close to a salt lick, allows me to watch them interact with each other as well as safely take photos. I’m pretty scared of elephants, so this is a must!

Luckily they wanted us to site a borehole, so we were able to stay overnight!

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Its pretty exclusive, so I never feel crowded when I visit there. Below is a pic of one of the rooms. (Love the stilts!)

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The two photos below were taken of the elephants eating salt, both taken at night.

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I took a short video – I was fascinated to see that they never stand on their trunks when digging!

If ever you have a chance, stay at Ivory Lodge – its an experience.

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5 Comments

Mike - 06. Mar, 2016 - Reply

Thanks for sharing.

frankiekay - 06. Mar, 2016 - Reply

As I said above, Ivory lodge is a special place for me. My first siting of a pennant winged night jar was in that hide. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennant-winged_nightjar

Suki - 09. Mar, 2016 - Reply

Oh yeah…Beam me over!! Cool pictures. Liking the accommodation. What views!!!

frankiekay - 09. Mar, 2016 - Reply

My favourite place in the world! I love to stay at Ivory!

Suki - 09. Mar, 2016 - Reply

So would I love to stay there 🙂