Hippo Pools Camp is just over 2 hours from Harare

130km from the Enterprise Road toll gate

  • At the toll gate take a left turn onto the Shamva Road
  • Continue on the Shamva Road for 107km ‐ the last 700m is dirt road
  • Turn right into Madziwa Business Centre ‐ Madziwa Mine Secondary School is on your left and you will see a sign for ‘Umfurudzi Park’
  • Follow the road and turn right – signposted ‘Umfurudzi Park’
  • Turn left before the double gates – signposted ‘Umfurudzi Park’
  • At the T‐junction turn left ‐ signposted ‘Umfurudzi Park’
  • Follow the signs to the Umfurudzi Park gate entrance This is where National Parks entrance fees are paid
  • Continue for 6km down this road where you will see a sign ‘12.5km Hippo Pools’, bear left
  • Bear right where the road forks – signposted ‘Hippo Pools’
  • Along this road you will encounter two gates, please close after passing through This is the boundary of Umfurudzi Park Buffalo paddock
  • Continue for approximately 8.5km until you reach our car park and reception office

Please report to reception on arrival

Information for Guests

In the chalets you will find:

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kitchen sink
  • Basic crockery, cutlery and pots
  • Braai grid

In the lodges you will find:

  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Saucepans and kitchen utensils
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Gas stove
  • Pantry storage
  • Towels

You will need to bring with you:

  • Torches
  • Sun cream and hats
  • Towels if you are staying in a chalet
  • Prophylactic for malaria (mosquito nets are provided in the chalets) & repellent
  • Crockery, cutlery and all cooking equipment if you are staying in the safari tent or camping

You will be in a wilderness area, please note the following:

  • Our Monkeys are very cheeky, please do not feed them or leave food unattended
  • At night you may be lucky enough to hear our Hippos grazing in front of your chalet,
    you may also find a Bushbaby in your kitchen; these are wild animals, please take care
  • Borehole drinking water is provided, we do not recommend drinking the tap water
  • Please assist us by placing your cans and glass bottles in the black bag beside the bin
  • We hope you will appreciate the beautiful sounds of the bush – Hippos, Bushbabies, Owls, Hyena, etc – so as not to disturb them, music is not allowed

Our staff are on call at all times to make your stay as comfortable as possible:

Our staff clean your chalet daily, make beds and do washing up in the morning. On request staff can wash clothes.

Please note that there is a night guard patrolling the camp at night. If you have a problem please hoot twice and someone will come and assist you.