Accommodation at Sable Lodge
We have the following rooms:
Room 1 and 2 – twin rooms sleeping two in single beds
Rooms 3, 4 and 5 – double rooms sleeping two in a king size bed
Room 6 – a family room sleeping four in a double and two single beds on a mezzanine/gallery floor
Room 7 – a family room sleeping six in a double and four single beds
A typical day at Sable Lodge may include an early morning Elephant Ride. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows you to interact closely with these astoundingly intelligent and sensitive animals. Follow this with a full English Breakfast, go out on a game drive or bird walk, climb Castle Kopje or visit Markwe Caves to see bush paintings and ancient tribal artefacts.
Lunch is served out in the game park (weather permitting!), with a visit from the elephants or rhino a highlight of the day; not to mention sundowners from the lookout point later – after that must-do afternoon siesta! If you like, you may learn more about our active community projects, we’ll be happy to fill you in and show you our work.
At night, enjoy chatting around a fire with some star-gazing and end off the day with a hearty meal and a good night’s rest, lulled to sleep by the sounds of nocturnal Africa.
Game drives or walking/photographic safaris. These are our most popular activities. Game drives are full-day excursions, which leave mid-morning and stop for a break at lunchtime. Cool refreshments are provided on each safari and you’ll enjoy the company of our resident guides, who have grown up in the area, are passionate about Imire and can’t wait to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Get up close to four of Africa’s Big 5 and see a huge variety of plains game and birds.
Take an Elephant Ride, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sit atop these moving mountains as you walk slowly across grassy plains, getting up close to antelope or rhino. Our handlers are experienced and the elephants recognise them as part of the herd – you’ll feel comfortable and safe with these magnificent animals.
Horse-riding provides a similar experience. Horse and rider become one with the environment – sharing the same sights, scents, sounds and excitement of the Zimbabwe bush and allows you to get up close to other animals and even in amongst plains game herds, especially our wildebeest and zebra.
Birding. For birding enthusiasts, Imire has an abundance of birdlife, with more than 150 species including raptors, water birds and more unusual species, such as saddle-billed storks and secretary birds.
Fishing. If you’re a keen fisherman, our dam provides an excellent bream-fishing spot. No large boats are allowed on the dam, but you are welcome to bring a canoe, paddle boat or a bass motor along with your fishing gear and enjoy some time by the water.
Mountain-biking. Imire’s tracks and trails are the perfect terrain for cyclists. Bring your bikes and helmets and explore the game park at your own pace.
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