Our Latest Trip to Elephant's Eye Lodge, Hwange

We recently visited Elephant's Eye Lodge in Hwange National Park this month. This is what we got up to during our stay.

 

After the hype of the marathon had calmed down, I made my way to Elephant’s Eye, Hwange.

 

This gorgeous eco-lodge lies just outside Hwange National Park and is an easy 2,5 - 3 hour drive out of Victoria Falls if taken by transfer, and roughly 2 hours if you’re self driving - perfect for me as I didn’t have much time there before driving back up to the Falls.

 

Arriving around lunch time on Wednesday, I was greeted with an EXTREMELY happy team of staff. Smiles and waves were thrown about joyously and were visible from a mile away.

 

I was introduced to each individual and taken up to the lounge area overlooking the pool which further looked onto a boma and eventually, after a long stretch of grass and bush and a watering hole in the far distance, the horizon was all I could see.

 

Aaron is the manager of Elephant's Eye, and I cannot speak higher of him if I tried! He is wonderful in every regard - knowledgeable, informative, welcoming, and most importantly he is so friendly and has a smile that never fades!

 

Aaron showed me to my beautiful room which had an amazing view from every corner - even the bathtub! A king size bed made up with soft white linen, a fire place and other small touches that made the room what it was - total luxury.

 

I was taken on a game drive around 15:30 on which I managed to visit the local ladies who sew bags, aprons, placemats and more, as well as those that make jewellery out of magazine paper - incredible! It’s special being able to support these women and their families, and the few products that I purchased for myself now certainly have great sentimental value. 

 

We then went for some sundowners quite literally, in the middle of a herd of elephants. Although a little bit nerve wracking, the experience was surreal. I could very happily have sundowners every evening with these gentle giants wandering around me (maybe with an extra tot of gin to calm the nerves!)