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Nehimba Safari Lodge

Hwange is Big 5 territory, the park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in the world. The Park hosts a great selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species, making it a bird watchers haven, especially in the rainy season. The species that populate Nehimba include large herds of elephant and buffalo, the rare African wild dog, lion, leopard, cheetah, black and white rhino, spotted & brown hyena, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope species such as kudu, impala, wildebeest and even roan antelope and gemsbok.                      

The Lodge                                              
The lodge is comprised of seven superbly placed chalets all with bathrooms, fans, mosquito nets, Wi-Fi internet, twin beds or super king beds for those looking to cuddle. The availability of a hairdryer for the ladies, teas and coffee delivered at requested times and pure heaven with the view of a pan frequented by many different species of the Hwange National Park.
The main entertainment area and Lodge has a his and hers bathroom, many lounges, a dining room which can be set for everyone or just for two, a bar to quench the thirst from the hot Zimbabwean sun and a pool to top it all off!

Cuisine
Cuisine is an integral part of Nehimba and our speciality chef creates mouth-watering masterpieces from simple ingredients. After a long game drive what could be better than returning to the lodge for a scrumptuous meal served in the dining room or under the African sky.
There are many dining options and guests can choose from many delicious options on our menu and dine in our dining room overlooking the waterhole, or by the pool for more casual dining. Or perhaps enjoy an outdoor picnic lunch or bush dinner for the ultimate safari experience.
Please let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements. 

Children - Special Family Weekend
Children are welcome at Nehimba and we have a special family lodge which can accommodate a family of 6 people comfortably.
Imagine your children seeing wild animals roaming freely in the African wilderness for the first time! Please ask about our special family weekends where special activities introduce children to the magic of the African bush. Children can enjoy special wildlife adventures such as nature hunts, safari quizzes, spoor identification, bug catching, bird watching, fishing, wildlife videos and many more. We will try and accommodate one family per vehicle on game drives. However if this is not possible we do ask that parents encourage their children to be quiet to as not to disturb the animals and detract from other guests game viewing enjoyment. A special children's menu is available and meals can be arranged earlier if required.

Activities     
Tailormade Game Viewing                       
Nehimba is situated on its own private wildlife estate. There are no restricting fences and animals wander freely offering unique game viewing opportunities.
No two days are the same at Nehimba and game viewing experiences are tailor-made to our guests preferences, including game drives, walking safaris and night game drives in search of nocturnal species of game. Game drives are conducted with expert safari guides in specially modified open four-wheel drive safari vehicles. What could be better than exploring the African bush and watching wildlife as the dawn is just beginning to break or marvelling at an African sunset whilst enjoying sundowners at a waterhole. 

Walking Safari
Be at one with nature on a walking safari and enjoy the thrill of approaching wildlife on foot and learn about the surrounding vegetation and ecology. Game walks are led by an armed professional guide and can replace a game drive or be incorporated as part of a drive. 

NightSafari          
Spotlights are used on night game drives to introduce you to nocturnal species of game such as hyena, jackal, porcupine, genet, civet and if you are lucky, perhaps even a leopard or lion hunt!
 

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Services Included in the Price What We Offer
Besides the amazing experience of just being here in Hwange National Park, we offer all meals, drinks and laundry as well as a choice of either walks or drives with our Licensed guides. Game drives to view the natural Nehimba seep and other pans will surely highlight your day with a fantastic selection of wildlife waiting to be spotted and almost 400 different species of birds. Please be advised that Premier drinks and specialties will be charged for.
How to get to us. BY AIR
Nehimba is approximately 50 minutes south-west from Hwange main airport and the lodge has its own private air-strip.
Solenta Aviation flies to Hwange Main Airport twice a week. (schedule and rates TBA)

AIR CHARTER
Alternately, guests can arrive by charter flight to Nehimba's private air-strip. If flying to Victoria Falls airport, guests can drive to Nehimba or transfer services can be arranged.

CHARTER FLIGHTS
Charter flights normally have weight restriction, usually between 10-12 kg per person in a soft bag. Weight restriction usually includes camera equipment.

BY ROAD
Driving distances: 300km from Bulawayo and 180km from Victoria Falls on good tar roads.

Driving from Victoria Falls
If coming from Victoria Falls, guests can self drive to Sinamatella where staff will meet you and transfer you to the lodge. Self drive from Victoria Falls is approximately 1 hour to Sinamatella Camp. A tar road then gravel road branches off the main Bulawayo-Victoria Falls. From there a tar road, approximately 15 km, leads to the Park boundary at the railway crossing, a short distance from Sinamatella Camp.

Driving from Bulawayo
From Bulawayo - approximately 4 hours.

TRANSFER
Please note that a road transfer from Sinamatella or Hwange Main Camp and Airport is not included in our rates, all other transfers fees are for guests own account.
Recommendations MALARIA PRECAUTIONS AND VACCINATIONS
It is essential for all travellers to take malaria prophylaxis. We advise you to consult your personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure. Malaria tablets should be taken a week or two prior to departure, and at least 4 weeks after leaving the In addition to malaria prophylaxis, take precautions to avoid being bitten by insects, use insect repellent at all times, especially after dusk. Wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers in the evenings, and ensure that you use your mosquito net at night.
Please note that malaria can still be contracted despite taking prophylaxis, and if you feel unwell after your safari, please let us know.

VACCINATION CERTIFICATE
With the exception of children less than one year of age, all visitors coming to Zimbabwe from infected areas are requested to possess vaccination certificates, against cholera and yellow fever. Again, please contact your health clinic or physician for further advice on vaccinations.

PACKING
We suggest shorts and a T-shirt for the day and long sleeved shirts and trousers in the evening for warmth and protection from mosquitoes. A loose long-sleeved cotton shirt can also offer protection from the sun during the day. Clothing in neutral, beige colours are recommended for safaris and game walks to help you blend into the surrounding environment. Warm clothes are recommended for evening and night game drives especially during the winter months when it can get quite cold at night.

PACKING LIST
- Khaki cotton trousers & shorts.
- Long sleeved shirts and blouses.
- Short sleeved shirts or T-shirts.
- Underwear and socks.
- Sweater or sweatshirt.
- Lightweight waterproof windbreaker.
- Hat with brim to offer protection from the sun.
- Sandals and walking or hiking boots.
- During the winter months we recommend warm jacket, gloves, scarf & a woollen hat. Wear layers so that you can stay comfortable as the temperature changes.
- Swimming costume.
- Personal toiletries including insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm.
- Good quality sunglasses (Polaroid if possible).
- Camera, film or memory card with spare batteries.
- Binoculars.
- If you take prescription medication, please be sure to bring a sufficient supply with you.
- Basic first-aid kit (the lodge also has medical aid supplies).
- Flashlight / torch.
If you wear contact lenses we suggest you bring a pair of glasses as well.

Same day laundry service is available at Nehimba.
High / Low Seasons CLIMATE
Zimbabwe enjoys a lovely sunny climate and a hat and sunscreen are recommended when outdoors, especially during the heat of the day.

DRY WINTER MAY - SEPTEMBER
The two distinct seasons are the dry winter season from May to September. Winters are mild with warm, sunny days but can drop to below freezing at night. During these dry months the game viewing is prolific as the bush is less dense and wildlife concentrate at the waterholes in search of water.

THE RAINY SEASON
The rainy season is from November to April and birdlife is most spectacular at this time. The area has a relatively low average rainfall and temperatures range from 18-28°C. The hottest month of the year is October where temperatures can reach up to 38°C.
Facilities Available Airport Shuttle Service on request. Bar Service is available. E-mails can be Accessed. Game Drive can be booked. Laundry Service is available on request. Local or Private Airstrip is available. Mobil Works Mosquito Net is available. Swimming pool is available.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions between the Booking Client and Africa Albida Tourism.

OPENING RATES
Our opening special, fully inclusive rate TBA per person per night sharing, includes accommodation, all meals and game viewing activities. Selected beverages, South African house wines and soft drinks are also included. Spirits and speciality wines are available on request and for guests own account.
Please note: that rates are subject to change without prior notice although rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured. Our payment policy is as follows:

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT POLICY
- Provisional reservations will be held for 14 days after which time they will be cancelled if not confirmed.
- 25% deposit calculated on the total cost of the full stay, is required to confirm a reservation.
- Full payment is required 8 weeks prior to date of travel.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation fees will be levied if Nehimba incurs losses as a result of your cancellation.
- All amendments and cancellations should be made in writing.
- Cancellation within 8 weeks prior to travel date will incur a cost of 50% of total cost of reservation.
- Cancellations within 4 weeks prior to date of travel will incur full 100% cancellation fee.

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