Iganyana: Exclusive, Laid Back Luxury in Hwange
Walking into Iganyana Tented Camp feels like a warm welcome home. Subtle comforts, purposeful informality and hand-picked hosts are meant to ensure guests feel at ease. The luxury is in its simplicity. It is in personalised service and in a camp designed to enhance and heighten your sense of the exquisite natural surroundings.
“Like a priceless piece of art, the treasure is the wild. We are but here to frame it and to be drawn into its magic together with you.”
Where else might be able to curl up on a sofa with a book and beer or a piping cup of coffee and simply be YOU – a part of this beautiful picture, at one with Africa?
Destination Hwange National Park
Bordering the famous Hwange National Park, the Iganyana Tented Camp offers 15 simply furnished yet spacious en-suite tented rooms. Every tent enjoys a stunning view over an ancient riverbed called the Dete Vlei. The tents connect by a latticing of natural, red gravel pathways. Each is thoughtfully positioned to form an attractive arc around an open-plan, decked main area featuring a pool deck, a pizza oven and rustic fire Boma.
Wildlife freely walks at Iganyana, and guests can look forward to excellent game viewing opportunities both in and out of camp. No trees were cut out during the building of Iganyana. In fact, the tented rooms were built using ancient elephant pathways that are still in use today.
The guest tents have either a king or twin beds, are light and spacious, and boast 640 square ft. to stretch out and make yourself at home. Two additional single beds may be added per unit for families with small children. En-suite bathrooms at Iganyana feature hot water showers, a toilet and his/hers vanities. There is a separate dressing area and a mini-lounge. Glass sliding doors lead from the bedroom onto a private veranda.
Access to Iganyana by road is conveniently only a 2-hour drive or 30-minute flight from Victoria Falls. For guests preferring arriving from Bulawayo, the journey is a leisurely 3-hour drive and only 5-minute drive from Hwange Main Airport.
A New Addition to Hwange: Iganyana Wild
Iganyana Wild was the first addition made to the original Iganyana Tented Camp. It offers four new tents at the end of the East wing and acts as a seamless extension of Iganyana for bigger groups. Alternatively, groups can book Inganyana Wild exclusively for up to eight adults. In addition, each tent can convert to a family configuration and accommodate an additional two single beds for small children, up to a maximum of four children total in camp.
The tented rooms are designed to mimic those in the original camp but with subtle safari-ranch style décor as a throw-back to the original explorer days on horseback.
An arty steel and canvas design is a fresh take on safari. The main area further distinguishes itself with the triple-tier living area carefully constructed around the natural tree line. Moreover, the trees are used as a feature and incorporate the outside inside, blending Iganyana Wild with the surroundings.
The lower deck features a simple lounge, dining area, bar, fire boma, kitchen and study. A middle-tier reading deck lends segregated seating for pockets of privacy to unwind and watch the wild, and the tree-top deck is perfect for sunrise view over Dete Vlei, an all-safari sundowner or a night beneath the stars.
Iganyana Wild is offered as a fully catered camp but may also be privately hired for self-catered groups, offering the luxury of utter privacy and independence without outside intrusion. This camp is suited to small groups and can be exclusively booked for a minimum of six people. In addition, families with older children (12+ years) are welcome, whereas younger children may be accommodated by special arrangements to ensure their safety and comfort.
Don’t forget that Iganyana Wild is also home to their travel partner, Ride Zimbabwe. Horses are stabled behind camp and are available for the unforgettable experience of a professional horseback safari in Hwange! The horses are a part of the Hwange anti-poaching strategy and are very much a part of the Iganyana family.
At Iganyana Wild you are in great hands! As with Iganyana Tented Camp, guests are hosted by an armed guide to ensure safety on safari. Walking to and from tents is escorted from sunset to sunrise.