Welcome to The Amalinda Safari Collection - a private, family run, responsible safari and accommodation company. For more than 2 decades The Amalinda Safari Collection has been dedicated to creating world-class safaris in some of Zimbabwe's premium wildlife and cultural destinations.

THE AMALINDA SAFARI COLLECTION CONSISTS OF FOUR LUXURY AND INTIMATE SAFARI CAMPS AND LODGES SET IN THE REMOTE WILDERNESS AREAS OF 
HWANGE NATIONAL PARK AND 
THE MATOPOS NATIONAL PARK

The Amalinda Safari Collection Team includes some of the world's most professional and knowledgeable African safari guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and personal experiences about the surroundings, fauna and flora - providing guests with life long memories of their wilderness experience.


MATOBO HILLS NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE

This exclusive safari lodge is  tucked among the granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills. Famous for its healthy population of endangered rhino, the area is one of the most sought after
destinations within
Zimbabwe.  


PRIVATE CONCESSION BORDERING HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE

Inspired by the splendor of its natural surrounds, Khulu Bush Camp reflects Africa's timeless wonder and natural beauty, providing you with the ultimate and utterly unforgettable safari experience. 



PRIVATE CONCESSION BORDERING HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, ZIMBABWE

Located in the forestry area on the outskirts of Hwange National Park, Ivory Lodge offers family-friendly safari experiences and is famous for its up-close sightings of the Presidential Herd. 


In addition, the Amalinda Safari Collection's 'Driving You Wild' touring service offers reliable, safe and efficient transfers throughout Zimbabwe.  Their Mother Africa Trust strives to aid various communities and individuals in educating and assisting them to live better lives. As a group, we are passionate about the art of service, and strive to consistently deliver an authentic African experience.



Driving You Wild is The Amalinda Safari Collection's exclusive transfer division offering comfortable, cost-effective, safe and reliable transfers between Amalinda Lodge, Khulu Bush Camp or Ivory Lodge, as well as all other destinations within Zimbabwe. Driving You Wild's fleet of vehicles includes the following:
  • 13 seater bus
  • 11 seater bus
  • 6 seater bus
  • 2 x 5 seater double cabs (4 x 4)
  • 1 x 4 seater double cab (4 x 4)
Please note: Driving You Wild is not permitted to cross borders.
A personal note from Andrea Hugo:
I was privileged to travel to Zimbabwe after Indaba 2017 and was so excited to see the lodges that make up the Amalinda Safari Collection.  

The Matopos was a new area for me and WOW, did Amalinda Lodge deliver! It is a combination of a beautiful setting, with incredible rock formations, wonderful San rock art, great history, magical rhino sightings, and it's also only a short drive from Bulawayo!

Then on to Khulu Bush Camp and Ivory Lodge, in Hwange, where the elephants gave me a wonderful showing by drinking right out of the pool! A short drive through the private concession to Hwange National Park and all the game that Hwange has to offer.  Of course, don't forget the amazing quality of the guiding in Zimbabwe which always makes for a special safari experience! The Amalinda Collection's transfer service makes it easy to round off your safari experience with a road transfer to Victoria Falls.  

We are excited to share our enthusiasm for the Amalinda Safari Collection with the North American market. Don't hesitate to contact our office for more information on Amalinda Lodge, Amalinda Home-Stead, Khulu Bush Camp, and Ivory Lodge. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Best wishes, 
Andrea Hugo
africa@andreahugo.com |  1(800) 322 3867
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BEST IN THE WEST STANDARD
Explore multiple lodges and locations

Our Best in the West package combines unique topography with pristine wilderness as well as history & culture, luxury accommodation, authentic safari experiences, world heritage sites and more. All this stretching from Gonarezhou to Victoria Falls with an option to add on Chobe, Botswana.

ITINERARY
-Chilo Gorge, Gonarezhou
-Amalinda Lodge, Matopos
-Ivory Lodge, Hwange
-Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls
-Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe


BEST IN THE WEST ULTRA
Explore multiple lodges and locations

The Ultra Best in the West package allows you to upgrade and combine convenience with luxury, whilst still incorporating some of the best accommodation and most diverse landscapes Zimbabwe has to offer.

ITINERARY
-Chilo Gorge, Gonarezhou
-Amalinda Lodge, Matopos
-Khulu Bush Camp, Hwange
-Victoria Falls Safari Club, Victoria Falls
-Ngoma Safari Lodge, Chobe


STAY SIX, PAY FIVE SPECIAL
Save big with our 
Stay 6 Pay 5 special! 

This special combines both the Hwange region with the Matopos Region. Spend 3 nights at Amalinda Lodge & 3 nights Khulu Bush Camp/ Ivory Lodge (or vice versa) and receive your last night free. This also includes a free transfer between these destinations (3 Hour transfer saving you $420).

ITINERARY
-Amalinda Lodge, Matopos
-Khulu Bush Camp, Hwange 
OR
-Ivory Lodge, Hwange




AN AFRICAN INSPIRED REFUGE, WHERE WORLD CLASS FACILITIES EFFORTLESSLY HARMONIZE WITH THE CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL ENERGY, ALLURE AND UNIQUE BEAUTY FOR WHICH THE  MATOBO HILLS IS RENOWNED AND CELEBRATED
This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Matobo Hills, the oldest National Park in Zimbabwe, tucked away into an ancient Bushman's shelter. The granite domes and castle kopjes echo the essence of tranquility and majesty of untamed Africa, where wildlife and birdlife species thrive in prolific numbers. Famous for its healthy population of endangered rhino, the area is one of the most sought after destinations within Zimbabwe.

Amalinda Lodge consists of nine individually thatched suites situated in amidst the boulders, including a trio of suites ideal for honeymooners, a trio of family suites which have 2 double beds and space for an extra single bed if required, two standard double suites, and one standard twin suite.

The three honeymoon suites have recently been refurbished and named in accordance with historic figures from the area. Their names are: "The Lobengula Suite", "The Rhodes Suite" and "The San Suite", and each are steeped in African historical artifacts of a bygone era. Each suite has an ensuite bathroom built into the granite rock face, giving a unique accommodation experience.The standard suites have his & hers showers/outside bath, rock basin, tea & coffee stations, a lounge area, fan, mosquito net, wardrobe, hairdryers & electric blankets. 

RELAX AT THE SPA
There are few places, where you can lie beneath a canopy of rocks that emanate an energy which is almost tangible. A mystical spirituality about the Matobo Hills calms, refreshes and rejuvenates the soul. Allow us to enhance this feeling of well-being at Amalinda Lodge's Safari Spa. Drift away on crisp linen, whilst the scents of Ancient African aromas swirl under the canopy of thatch and rock. Drops of aromatherapy oils are added to generous amounts of carrot and nut oil for that exclusive and private massage by our expert in-house masseuse. Spoil yourself with a full Body Massage, Back and neck Massage, Hot Rock Massage, Manicure or Pedicure.
RHINO TRACKING
The Matobo Hills is one of the last bastions of both black and white rhino in Africa. The most unforgettable safari experience will be an approach up to this endangered species. This encounter is offered within the skills and knowledge of our experienced guides.
HISTORICAL EXCURSIONS
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 "View of the World", it's an historical experience not to be forgotten.
BICYCLE CULTURAL & VILLAGE TOURS
A well-plotted and carefully planned cycle route through the villages and rural homes in the Matopos is a once in a lifetime experience; an opportunity to touch the very essence of rural lifer and feel the heart & soul of Zimbabwe. 



HWANGE NATIONAL PARK'S QUINTESSENTIAL LUXURY SAFARI LODGE IS INSPIRED BY THE BREATHTAKING SPLENDOR OF ITS NATURAL SURROUNDS. KHULU BUSH LODGE REFLECTS AFRICA'S TIMELESS WONDER & NATURAL BEAUTY, PROVIDING GUESTS WITH THE ULTIMATE & UTTERLY UNFORGETTABLE SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Khulu Bush Camp is the smaller, more intimate sister lodge to its neighboring Ivory Lodge. The beauty of this camp is that it combines luxurious and private accommodation with old world hospitality. Khulu is set on a private concession and overlooks an ancient riverbed, in today's terms called a 'vlei', known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and bird life in Hwange National Park, right on your doorstep.  The excellent accessibility does not take away from its unparalleled feeling of seclusion and remoteness in the true African wilderness. 

Khulu Bush Camp comprises of 5 bespoke, thatched, safari style suites built onto platforms and 1 luxury honeymoon suite. The honeymoon suite comprises of an inside & outside shower and outside bath, as well as a swinging pod chair on the private balcony.

All rooms are similar, each boasting a magnificent view of a productive waterhole set in an ancient river bed, with abundant local wildlife. Each suite is elegant and contemporary with minimal impact to the surroundings and environment. Each suite, including the honeymoon suite, consists of inside & outside showers, complimentary mini bars, nespresso machines and private balconies. The beds are twins but can all be converted to king sized for double occupancy. The camp has a total capacity of only 12 people.
GUIDED GAME WALKS
Enjoy the early crisp mornings as you discover the wonders of the African bush and witness its wildlife come to life. Starting time is first light. Walking Safaris are carried out on our private concession of 6000 acres and are weather dependent.
GUIDED GAME DRIVES
Morning, afternoon & full day game drives can be arranged on the private concession and into the Hwange National Park in open 4x4 vehicles.  Within the concession, evening game drives can be arranged with a sunset stopover for sundowners, returning to the lodge by spotlight to find those elusive night animals. 
DETE CULTURAL TOUR
Through our Mother Africa Trust and sponsorship of the Dete Old Age Home, we organize visits to a rural school and clinic in the nearby Dete Village for those interested in the cultural aspect of the area.



LOCATED IN THE FORESTRY AREA ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, IVORY LODGE OFFERS 
FAMILY-FRIENDLY SAFARI EXPERIENCES AND IS FAMOUS FOR ITS EXHILARATING UP-CLOSE SIGHTINGS OF 
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELEPHANT HERD

Guests have the opportunity to view some of Hwange's most prolific wildlife species from the comfort of their room or the main dining area. The most commonly viewed species from Ivory Lodge range from big cat carnivores, to plains game, to herds of buffalo and elephant, sometimes up to 500 strong. 

Ivory Lodge comprises of 7 en-suite rooms and 2 newly built luxury Suites, each elegantly built on stilted wooden platforms offering elevated views of the open floodplain and watering hole in front of camp. The elevated rooms stand between 3 - 16 ft above ground, all offering a unique view of the private waterholes. Lying in bed and being at elephant eye height is quite an experience! 

All rooms are en-suite with hot & cold water on tap, the standard rooms have showers and the two luxury suites have bathtubs and showers. 24 hour power allows electric blankets keep guests warm and snug during the cold winter nights and ceiling fans to keep the rooms cool in summer. All rooms have mosquito nets, tea & coffee station, and hair dryers. Each room also has a deck with chairs so one can sit and enjoy sundowners in the privacy of ones room.

Ivory Lodge is a family friendly bush lodge with luxuries catering for a more rustic & authentic tree-house style African experience. Ivory offers 3 Family room options made up of 1 standard room and 2 suites. Each family unit can be fitted with suitable beds catering for children under 12 sharing a room with their parents.
GUIDED GAME DRIVES
Morning, afternoon & full day game drives can be arranged on the private concession and into the Hwange National Park in open 4x4 vehicles.  Within the concession, evening game drives can be arranged with a sunset stopover for sundowners, returning to the lodge by spotlight to find those elusive night animals. 
GUIDED GAME WALKS
Enjoy the early crisp mornings as you discover the wonders of the African bush and witness its wildlife come to life. Starting time is first light. Walking Safaris are carried out on our private concession of 6000 acres and are weather dependent.
DETE CULTURAL TOUR
Through our Mother Africa Trust and sponsorship of the Dete Old Age Home, we organize visits to a rural school and clinic in the nearby Dete Village for those interested in the cultural aspect of the area.



SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ZIMBABWE'S PEOPLE & ENVIRONMENT
The Mother Africa Trust was founded in 2006 to help build a better future for Zimbabweans. We create sustainable and meaningful partnerships with various communities and individuals, aimed at assisting them to live better lives.

Mother Africa works with volunteers from around the world, actively sourcing equipment and materials for our conservation, research and education projects. 
WE WELCOME YOU TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION: AFRICA@ANDREAHUGO.COM 

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Tel:  +263 29 2243954  /  46430
Sales & Marketing:  savannah@amalindacollection.co.zw
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