Tucked away into an ancient Bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda is an exclusive, privately owned safari lodge in a 300 acre private concession of the Matobo Hills National Park. Only 45 km from Bulawayo the camp was voted in the top 3 best safari lodges in Zimbabwe in 2010. Set amongst the ancient boulders of the hills, the lodge blends in seamlessly with the spectacular scenery of the landscape. Amalinda is great to combine with Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls.
Take a tour with the excellent Paul Hubbard, an academic archaeologist who will recount stories of the key figures in Zimbabwe's history including those of Cecil John Rhodes and Mzilikazi, the famous chief of the Matabele. The lodge overlooks a waterhole which is often frequented by wildlife and as such guests can enjoy casual game viewing from Amalinda's famous 'rock' swimming pool. Guests can tuck into a delicious meal in the open air dining room whilst hidden away into a bushman shelter, with a panoramic view of the Matobo Hills. A tour to the local Matabele village and rhino tracking are also on offer from Amalinda.
Camp Amalinda offers 9 thatched rooms set into the huge boulders of the area. Bathrooms are unique, with the toilet and shower almost becoming a part of the granite rock. During winter guests are provided with electric blankets to stay warm.
Camp Amalinda is a 6 hour drive from Harare, a 30 minute drive from Bulawayo town and a 5 hour drive from Hwange.
Rhino tracking, visits to Cecil John Rhodes' grave, cultural visits to a nearby African village and school, visits to San Bushmen paintings and walking and rock climbing in the Matobo Hills.
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