Warthogs Safari Camp | Established Campground

Zimbabwe

Details

Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
487.6 masl
Phone:
+263775068406
Contributor:
Tucks' Truck

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Perfect base to access Mana Pools and Kariba House boats from. Safe storage of overland vehicles provided, with power to keep fridges running. Good potable water to restock water tanks from. Friendly and helpful staff. I'd return here anytime. And of course, wildlife through the camp's to keep us entertained.

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Great spot to camp, flat grassy areas with taps, power and shade. cost from April to august is 15$ pppn (High season prices).

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Stayed here several times and love the place. Welcomng staff and ownes who provide quite helpful information about anything one might need. campsites well maintained, clean ablutions with regularly hot water from the donkey. Nice and well visited bar and restaurant. Well worth the price.

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we loved it and stayed 3 nights. every day, we showed elephants, zebras, hippos, bushbucks, ....
even 3 elephants were coming to drink in the pool ;-)
restaurant, bar, decks available.
you had to put all your food in the fridge at the reception and give your garbage bins to the reception because the elephants can break your car if they smell it.
new small shelter for every pitch for shadow because the elephants destroyed all the trees! electricity and water tap (drinkable water) at every pitch. no light. no mosquitos, it depends of the season ! ;-)
tents and rooms avalaible too.
friendly staff. fast wifi included in the price. small but clean pool. beautiful view. shared ablutions clean and new. hot water if you ask to switch on the donkey ;-)
10$ pppn.

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Lovely place with very clean and functional ablutions and a good bar and restaurant. Not too much shade and grass but lots of wildlife around – and at nightime also in – the camp. 10 USD ppn is a fair price. Mosquitos yes, but not a prohibitive density.

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Returning after 5 years… bit more developed but still a lovely campsite with good food in the restaurant. Shame the pitches are so close together. We looked forward to spending a few days here, but when it filled up we felt quite crowded with campers each side of us. And then the mosquitoes came! It’s probably just the time of year but certainly not helped by the sprinklers trying to maintain green lawn. We’ve never experienced anything like it anywhere else in Africa. We found it unbearable and sadly we left after one night. Perhaps we could have a nicer experience at a different time of year!
$10 pppn for camping.

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Really nice place with a great view on the flood plains and the lake. Bathrooms and toilets are well looked after. Make sure you store your fruits in the fridge at reception as elephants visit the campground frequently and smell everything you hide in your car or camper 😉 Unfortunately, all trees get destroyed by the elephants but there are sun roofs/awnings at every pit. Owners are very welcoming and improve/renew things regularly. 10 USD pppn, wifi included.

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We had such a lovely stay here, the elephants came visit every day. A lot of upgrading has been done, new ablutions built. Lots of wildlife around and good view of the lake and flood plain from the bar. Bar has cold drinks and the kitchen is good as well. We will definitely come back.

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Very nice campsite with great facilities and views to the Lake from 3 sites. Potable water. Nice pool. Bar and restarant at site, too. $10/pppn, great value for money. Spent 3 nights relaxing. We had a very good stay and elephants visited the camp on two days, too. Pretty good wifi at the bar and pool area. Would come back to this place again. Very pleasant.

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Great camp with views of Kariba. Not too much shade but they have erected shade cloth at each spot which is fine. There is a splash pool, good WiFi, electricity at the site, a bar and a restaurant. Good ablutions with hot water. Animals roam around. Be careful of the elephants and don’t leave bread or fruit around. We had our car damaged by an elephant trying to get a loaf of bread. The hippos come out at night. Great value for $10 pppn.

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Lovely stay there
The campsite is close to the lake
The ablutions are cleans and new
There is a restaurant and a bar if you need. Barbara the owner is very friendly if you need to organize activities on the lake
10$ pp + wifi 3$ on request

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Good old bush camp setup.
Power and water points spread out.
Shade is very, very limited, no lawn/grass on camping sites for vehicles.
Very, very basic showers, water flow abit on the weak site
no WiFi at sites, $3. or you might get the password for free....
Kariba is fast becoming another tourist destination and prices will go up substantially.
The premises to the property is not fenced due the local elephant population that roams the area....
paid $10, stayed 2.

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Lovely place overlooking the lake. Friendly staff who are very helpful with anything you need.
You'll hear Hippos calling at night, lots of Zebra and Waterbuck. We had Elephants just outside the campsite, unfortunately there were too many people that the Ellie's didn't come closer. Our second night wasn't that pleasant due to loud music from the neighbouring places.
If you want peace and quiet, then come during the week rather, weekends are loud.

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Wayne the owner is the most helpful person ever. He even drove me to the small grocery shop close by so we did not have to pack up everything!
Clean ablutions with hot shower (donkey).
The business is more focused on tented camp so campsites are not really marked. We could choose where we wanted to go.
Food is good and affordable at the restaurant.
The plus of the campsite is the elephants and hippos roaming around at night. We even saw bafalos.
Will definitely come again!

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What an amazing campsite, worth more than the $10 per night. Friendly staff and owners, who even fixed my broken roofrack for free. Good food, hot showers and amazing views. Elephants walked through the camspit at dusk, great experience

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Not quiet at all, loud music all night from locals and dogs that keep barking. WiFi costs 3 dollars for people that camp with their own verhicle. You can use the password on multiple devices at a time.

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Lovely bush camp with bar/restaurant overviewing the lake. Have not met the owners but the staff is very friendly. Lots of wildlife passing by. We even had elephants, zebra and hippo walking through our camp. Unfortunately there was no water 2 out of our 3 days, and the only day there was the pressure wasn’t great. Wifi is working and pretty good but we were surprised we were charged for it afterwards since no one had mentioned this to us before. We had a lovely stay and would recommend this place.

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On the Northern bank of Lake Kariba about 12km from the Kariba boarder post to Zambia.
Hosts are Wayne and his wife Louisa. Frendly, very helpful and accommodating.

2 Safari tents with private brick ablutions and several camping sites between Mopani trees. Clean ablusions with Donkey for hot water.

Restaurant & Bar at Swimmingpool overlooking the lake.

Electricity at most sites. Water potable but not at all sites.

Fast wifi at Restaurant not at sites - included in price.

We stayed for 3 nights and loved the tranquility and wildlife passing through and around the camp - elephants, zebras, waterbuck, Bushbuck and Birdlife of all sorts. Fish Eagles greated us every morning.

Big Rig limited to Iveco Daily 4x4 similar size. No 10Ton Rigs!

On site massage tent in camping area @ USD30 for 1hr.

Price: USD10 pppn camping.

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Such an amazing place.
The owner has taken over management and is still busy expanding the place to cater more for overlanders. So far, there are two sites with electricity, more two come. Several taps with drinking water. Ablution block basic but clean. Hot water from donkey, good pressure in the shower.

Still 10 US$ pppn.

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Absolutely beautiful camp site. Spotless ablutions with hot water. Restaurant and bar overlooking Kariba Dam. Wildlife often roam the site and can also be viewed from the deck at the bar.

Wayne and Louisa were so friendly and helpful. We had a few vehicle issues and Wayne sorted them out immediately which was a bonus.

Would highly recommend for a relaxing few days.

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Really awesome campsite!
Lots of space for overlanders. They also have many safari tent options.
Elephants in and around the camp regularly - we watched them drinking from the pool just a few meters in front of the bar!

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Great campsite. Clean, nicely thought through, lovely owners. Taking great care of the area and wildlife. Highly recommend.

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Beautiful place at the flood plains. Wayne and Louisa are lovely hosts, willing to help wherever they can. Elephants are visiting on a regular, in our case daily, basis and are very tolerant to people. Recommendation!

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Due to problems with our car we stayed for several days on this campsite. We consider ourselves very lucky that we had to stay in this place; the owners, Wayne and Louisa were very helpful. The bar and the terrace in front of the bar are a very good place relax and enjoy the view. Elephants, zebra's, hippo's and buffalo's you can see from the terrace. We witnessed even the birth of a elephant, a once in a lifetime experience!

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Warthogs is a delightful space and delightful place. Super friendly staff and owners, Wayne and Louisa welcomed me when I arrived and Daniel, Lancelot and Danford took care of my needs. Nice Bar area with a superb view, cold beverages and good food. I enjoyed my time 100%

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Very hospitable campsite / tented accommodation
Owners are extremely pleasant and helpful
Free Wifi at bar - has very reasonable restaurant and bar
Nice view of Lake from bar, clean ablutions with hot water and electricity
Campsite under development , tight fit for big rigs,

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I'm the owner. I just wanted to say that the description is now 13 years old....we moved to our current spot in 2013. We do not have just one potable water tap. ...we have heaps. We have en-suite safari tents, non en suite safari tents, doe tents, camping. We now have finished the ablution block. We have electricity points for campers. We also have a restaurant, pub and splash pool. And lots of elephants and other wildlife.

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We had a very nice experience there as there were lots of elephants walking through the garden of the camp. We saw very small baby elephant as well as big male ones. They are coming very close but the owners are taking good care of everyone! So you can really enjoy!!!
They are are building the ablutions for campers at the moment, one ready, one still in process and they will also built a kitchen for their guests.
The owner and the staff are nice and incredibly helpful. We had a problem with our truck, needed some welding and they stopped their building process and took care of your truck.
Now 10 USD pppn (WiFi free).

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Not really a Campsite anymore. Stayed next to an old cottage in their car park to use the ablutions as no other ones available. Space has been converted for deluxe tents $50-75 pppn. Asked us for $15 per site plus $3 WiFi. Negotiated to $30 for 3 nights with WiFi for 2 people. Didn't meet the owner but employees were all friendly. No lake view for campers unless you go to the restaurant.

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Very nice bushcamp, clean shower and toilet. Good meals. Very nice and helpful staff.

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good campsite for 5$USppn. ablutions okay, much better than in mana pools! swimming pool and view on the Kariba lake. Food is also okay.

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great camp still 5usd per person. wifi is very fast and nice staff! hippos and elefants around

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Nice location, basic but fine, good food small pool, staff very friendly and helpful, loads of hippos to see. Price still 5$/ppn.

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Sorry... but nothing like Ngepi on the Caprivi! Nice enough. Price is good at $5pppn. Hopping on a Saturday night. Food good but pricey. Showers hot with good water flow. Hippos nearby. George very helpful.

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Nothing to add - just that there is at least one campsite with electricity. Nice view from bar/pool area and friendly staff

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The cheapest and, in my opinion, the best campsite in Kariba. Very simple but perfectly good enough with little touches that make it special- far more character than any of the other sites we looked at. A bit of a ‘Ngepi’ vibe but on a much smaller scale, for those whose have visited the infamous Namibian camp!
Camping on bare ground under trees. Water and electricity points available (shared rather than on every pitch). Showers with donkey boiler. Bar and restaurant, reasonably priced with delicious food. Elephants and hippos came through camp.
US$5 pppn.
Only downside is that the bar is popular with locals and can get a bit noisy in the evenings (we were there at the weekend). Music was switched off immediately on our request though.

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Basic campsite, with a nice view to a little part of the lake, no sunset view but there are always hippo's out in the water in front of you, camping 5 usd pppn, beer 2 usd for 340 ml bottles.

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Electricity here has been cut off ( due to bills not being paid we were told) and so relies on very noisy old diesel generator. This is switched on part time but thankfully broke down when we were there. Fast wifi when electricity on. Distant music all night but didn't keep us awake (but hippos did 🙂 ). Lots of camping spaces and small trees but not much shade. Could be tricky with a big vehicle but perhaps they could find a more accessible place. Handy place for border crossing spoiled by electricity/generator situation. Nice views and animals roaming close by.

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Manager, Barbara, was very hospitable and invited me to set my tent up near the bar due to heavy rain. Wifi was fast and free, and the staff set up a warm shower for me in one of the houses the following morning. Would stay here again.

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nice spot by the lake. $5ppn. toilets/showers are basic but fine. hippos, elephants and zebra in the area. friendly staff.

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Basic place but cool bar and great views. It's the local friendly watering hole and rugby is also on the box. Hippos in the lake in front of the camping. No fencing around the camp because it's a game corridor but they put a watchman on our tent the whole night. 5$pppn camping. 15$ pn pre standing tent (sleeps two) and 45$ for a cabin.

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Nice and simple bushcamp along lake. Ablutions still to be improved though clean and with warm water from wood fire. Prices still at US$5 pppn.

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Camping (self sufficient) $5 pppn. Decent, basic campsite with gas/wood available for campers. Decent bar and good view of lake & flats. Crocs & hippo out front, elephants frequently pass through. No wifi. Small dogs tolerated but must be kept on lead.

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Campsite has just been relocated to this position. Elephants walk through the camp.

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