Camp Amalinda is situated just outside Bulawayo, the second largest city in Zimbabwe. This exclusive safari lodge is tucked away in an ancient Bushman’s shelter, in the Matobo Hills and is within the Matobo National Park. The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills, echo the essence of tranquility and the majesty of untamed Africa. Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on even the most intrepid traveller.
Camp Amalinda, an African inspired refuge, where world-class facilities combine with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty, for which the Matobo Hills is so celebrated.
Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including 2 honeymoon suites, which are set into the huge boulders. These 2 suites have just recently been refurbished and it brings us great pleasure to introduce to you for the first time “The Lobengula Suite” and “The Rhodes Suite”.
Each are steeped in African historical artefacts of a bygone era from these two famous men who once walked around these very rocks. Tucked away into an ancient bushman's shelter, Camp Amalinda's charm will leave an indelible impression on every visitor.
The lounge and entertainment area is tucked away into a bushman shelter with a panoramic view of the Matobo Hills. Delicious meals are served on a massive teak table in the open air dining room.
A cosy library contains some of the old "African Classics", whilst a secluded chess room, located amongst the tree tops guarantees peace and tranquillity. At the base of the camp is a large swimming pool with comfortable loungers and a bar, all over-looking a waterhole. Amongst this most miraculous backdrop, which is famous to the Matobo Hills, is an irresistible treasure worth experiencing – situated near the pool is our Heritage Spa.
During your stay at Amalinda you can enjoy a wealth of activities. Rhino tracking by vehicle or on foot. Track the “horn of sorrow” as they have become known – the endangered black rhino. -- Explore the hills where mysterious nomads once held their sacred ceremonies. The rocky granite topography boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art known. -- Drive through the granite hills in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes. Visit his world famous tomb known as the “View of the World”, it’s an experience guaranteed to send a thrill down your spine. -- Take a tour to an African homestead and get down to earth with the local Matabele people. Enjoy their gracious hospitality as they show you around their “pole and dagga” huts. -- Walking on our property is entirely safe – you could bump into warthog, zebra, klipspringer, kudu, impala, wildebeest, reedbuck, duiker, steenbok, hyrax and a vast variety of bird life. For more adventure, abseil these magnificent hills – Amalinda’s new adrenalin activity. $40 per person and all ages welcome.
(Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Bulawayo, Matobo National Park)
You catch sight of a spotted hide moving quickly through the tall grasses. In an instant, the leopard emerges and you lock eyes with the magnificent cat before you. The gaze lasts for only 3… maybe 4 seconds, but you are forever changed.
(Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools, Bulawayo, Matobo National Park)
This itinerary features Victoria Falls, combing the best game viewing and cultural highlights of Zimbabwe. Enjoy hikes, game drives and more as you explore this amazing country on your own terms.
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