Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe - Adventure 3
Jozibanini Camp is situated in the remote southern section of Hwange, formerly for many years the home of a national park ranger station, protecting the extreme south of the park. This post was abandoned 12 years ago and Imvelo Safari Lodges is excited to breathe new life into Jozi!
Jozibanini will be a small, exclusive camp in a truly wild place that will provide guests with a unique and very exciting wildlife experience. Set under acacia trees and overlooking the Jozibanini pan, it features two 18m x 18m tents with en suite flush toilets and hot and cold running water built on a raised deck behind an unobtrusive elephant proof barrier. A large pack of 18-22 wild dog is know to den and regularly frequent this area.
It will include a lounge and dining area and camp staff will comprise a guide, tracker (armed), chef, waiter and tent attendant. A second 'Look up Blind' is under construction to be installed at the waterhole. In addition to game drives and walking safaris, we are exploring several exciting new activities including mountain biking down the ancient elephant paths that run for miles and miles in this part of Hwange, game viewing by the full moon from the underground blind and the restoration of the old Rangers house as a museum recording some of Hwange's fascinating past.
It is an ideal two night add-on adventure for Bomani and Camelthorn guests into a very wild and off the beaten path section of the park.
- Situated in the far remote southern part of Hwange National Park
- The two rooms and connected lounge and dining are are built on a raised deck behind an unobtrusive elephant proof barrier.
- 2 18m x 18m raised tents with en suite flush toilets and hot and cold running water
- Game drives, walking safaris and underground blind
- Plans for mountain biking safaris down the ancient elephant paths and the restoration of the old Rangers house as a museum recording some of Hwange's fascinating past
Mountain Biking Safaris
Jozibanini Camp is located in far southern Hwange, where for millennia, sand from the Kalahari has blown and piled into small dunes. In between these dunes are hard packed, fossilized troughs that elephants and other wildlife use to transit the area. These are the paths that will be used for the mountain bike safaris, providing a solid surface for biking. The Imvelo team are developing these circuits with the help of some of the older san bushmen who originally inhabited the area and who know the paths and routes extremely well. The goal is for the bushman to be the advance scouts for the biking activities, providing updates on the terrain and wildlife ahead of the group.
At least initially, these won't be long biking expeditions, probably 15km circuits or less. There will always be a vehicle available for support and refreshments!