Verney's Camp ★★★★


Verney’s Camp is a private concession area in a typically un-used part of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. It is a beautiful amphitheatre fringed by teak forest that opens up onto an impressive waterhole that is a playground to the famous elephant herds of Hwange. Situated on the central side of the popular south eastern part of Hwange National Park, Verney’s Camp is a private concession of 10 000 hectares (24 710 acres).

Room Amenities

  • En-Suite
  • Safe
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Wheelchair Friendly

What to Expect

Situated in a remote southeastern part of the Hwange National Park, the camp is on a private concession that is not open to regular Park visitors. Verney’s Camp is on a large open floodplain surrounded by mopane and teak forests in which Machaba Safaris’ tents are tucked.

Verney's Camp


Luxury Tent(s)

Verney’s Camp offers a collection of eight well-appointed double/twin rooms, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. Each room is thoughtfully designed, featuring en suite showers, flush toilets, and double vanities. The careful attention to detail in the room’s design preserves the authentic safari ambiance, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the magical essence of the African wilderness. Prepare to be captivated by the seamless blend of modern comforts and the enchanting spirit of safari living during your stay at Verney’s Camp.

Luxury Family Tent(s)

Verney’s Camp offers a selection of two spacious rooms, each accommodating up to four people, making it an ideal choice for families or small groups. These well-appointed rooms provide a comfortable and inviting retreat, featuring en suite showers, flush toilets, and double vanities. Every detail has been carefully considered to ensure a seamless blend of modern convenience and the timeless charm of a safari experience.

The design of the rooms exudes an authentic ambiance, allowing guests to embrace the magical feeling of being immersed in the wild. Whether you’re embarking on thrilling game drives or relaxing in the camp, the comfort and authenticity of these rooms will enhance your journey and create lasting memories of your safari adventure at Verney’s Camp.

Game Drives

During your stay at Verney’s Camp, you will have the delightful opportunity to embark on early morning and sunset game drives, which are included as part of your experience. These captivating game drives offer an immersive exploration of the surrounding wilderness, allowing you to witness the incredible diversity of wildlife in their natural habitat. Each game drive is carefully crafted to last approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, ensuring ample time for remarkable encounters and breathtaking sightings.

Whether you set out at the first light of dawn or revel in the golden hues of the setting sun, these game drives promise to unveil the wonders of Hwange National Park and create cherished memories that will stay with you long after your safari adventure. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the wild and the thrill of encountering iconic African wildlife on these unforgettable excursions.

Guided Walks

Embark on a Guided Walk with your Ranger, as you learn about wildlife, fauna and flora in the area.

Cultural Experience

Half Day Trip
We offer an exciting half day trip that includes visiting our local School, a small rural village near
the National Park, and an informative stop over at the Wild Dog Research Centre.

A Brief Description – After an early breakfast at 7am, guests depart on a slow game drive north east towards Hwange Main Camp, which takes around 2 hours. Guests will visit The National Parks Primary School that we as Verney’s Camp have adopted and sponsor along with other operators in Hwange National Park. After the visit, guest travel to Mabale Village where we visit this authentic rural village typical to the area, and meet the local people from the district.

Following this visit we then head to the Painted Dog Research Centre to learn more about the endangered African Wild Dog, guests also get a chance to meet the researches and get involved in future sponsorship of this critical study. Then it’s back to Verney’s Camp after a scrumptous picnic lunch at one of the numerous waterholes on the way.

Best days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pre-booking this activity helps us to coordinate with
the school and researchers (During school holidays and weekends the school is closed however the trip still operates to the other two venues).

Dining Tent

The dining tent is a comfortable area where guests can sit and relax, while enjoying their morning breakfast, afternoon tea, or evening dinner.


  • Eco Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Pool
  • 24-hour security
  • Library
  • Laundry Service
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