The Siduli Hide in Victoria Falls is located on the edge of a waterhole that is overlooked by the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.
The hide is designed and disguised to appear like a termite mound and allows wildlife enthusiasts the opportunity to observe African animals in a unique and authentic way, up close and personal.
The Siduli Hide is completely unobtrusive and the animals can be completely unaware of human presence.
Guests are safely concealed within the sturdy hide and must sit quietly in order to watch and observe wildlife that frequents the waterhole, to quench their thirst or sample the minerals at the nearby salt-lick.
The Wildlife literally walks within a few feet of the hide giving guests a thrilling close up encounter with nature.
You can closely observe large herds of elephant, buffalo, as well as kudu, warthogs, baboon, crocodiles, marabou storks, vultures and much more.
Guests have previously experienced elephants getting so close to the hide, that you can count their eyelashes.
This experience is a must for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts.
More Information about the Siduli Hide
Guests will meet at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge where a highly qualified professional guide will escort you on a short 5 minute walk from the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to the Siduli Hide.
The exceptionally knowledgeable guides will generously pass on lots of interesting facts about the wildlife, in a hushed whisper.
Morning and afternoon trips are available for the Siduli Hide activity and it is recommended because it’s the cooler part of the day, when there is a chance that animals will be at the waterhole. Times will vary slightly with the seasons.
Time spent in the hide will also vary but will be a minimum of two hours.
Tea and coffee will be served at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge prior to going to the hide on the early morning trips and soft drinks, drinking water and limited amount of beer will be served for the late afternoon trips.
Duration – Approximately 2 hours
When – Early morning and late afternoon (Be aware that with changing seasons, there will certainly be a variation in starting and ending times for the Siduli Hide experience)
Where – Victoria Falls Safari LodgeWeather – Weather permitting
What to wear and bring –
- Wear comfortable attire that provides sun protection
- Hiking/running shoes
- Insect/Mosquito repellent
- Sun hats
- Polarised sunglasses
- Cameras (spare film/SD cards/disks!)
- Warm clothing in winter (April to August-early mornings are cold but heat up quickly)
- Guests are encouraged try to leave valuables at home/the hotel.
Minimum / Maximum participants – Minimum: 2 Maximum: 6
Fitness Level – No Fitness RequirementExperience Level – No Experience Requirement
Age Restriction and Child Policy – No children under 16 years (unless special permission granted)
Times – With changing seasons, there will be a variation in starting and ending times for the Siduli Hide experience
Language – English
Inclusions / Exclusions
Inclusions – Morning tea/coffee at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge prior to departure for the hide. Late afternoon soft drinks, mineral water and a limited amount of beer will be served.
Exclusions – Park fees. Items of a personal nature.
Please note: Due to seasonal changes and the fact that this is an authentic wildlife experience, wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, in drier seasons, there is more chance of having some very good close up encounters with the wildlife.
Guests must be able to sit quietly for long periods of time and should not suffer from claustrophobia. This activity is not for those who cannot keep still and quiet for a long time.