If you are looking for a small quiet place with great game viewing at half the price of most, give Ganda a try. The open air lobby looks onto a waterhole that quite close. You will be housed in little lodges and you have a choice of ground level or upper level accommodation. Each faces the waterhole. The upper level ones have a covered porch view. I was in a lower level one. There is acceptable cell phone coverage and free WiFi.
Ganda is far from new but is well kept and comfortable with a large bedroom and bathroom. Everything was very clean. It is located a few kilometers from Hwange park entrance. I came by bus from Victoria Falls which stops at the Hwange Safari Lodge. If you contact Ganda in advance they will arrange transportation to their lodge. It is only a short drive.
Ganda’s waterhole when I visited (mid September) had great wildlife viewing and I saw Kudu, Zebra, Elephant, baboon, warthog, Impala and more. There was always something to watch wildlife mix seemed to change every 15 minutes. Ganda has a wonderful guide that took me on game drives on their own property and into the National Park. He knew where the lions were! There was a huge gathering of elephants in the park at dusk that was phenomenal.
In the evenings, the lodge has a fire outside near the pool area and has their waterhole floodlit all night. A really joyful bartender will attend.