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!)