Step Back Into Pre-History with Modern Comforts in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa
Camp Amalinda is 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. The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills are among the most majestic rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills is Camp Amalinda. This exclusive, privately owned safari lodge is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matobo Hills, and situated only 27 miles from Bulawayo. The granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobo Hills echo the essence of tranquility and the majesty of untamed Africa, where mammal and bird species are prolific. Included here are the highest concentrations of leopards and black eagles in the world, as well as healthy populations of the endangered black and white rhinos. Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including two honeymoon suites, which are set into the huge boulders. “The Lobengula Suite” and “The Rhodes Suite” are steeped in African historical artifacts of a bygone era from these two eponymous men who once walked around these very rocks. Some of the most majestic granite scenery in the world is found in the Matobo Hills. It is here that the hopes, trials and tribulations of the San Bushmen are recorded in the ancient rock art. 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. At the base of the camp is a large swimming pool with comfortable loungers and a bar, all overlooking a waterhole. Near the pool is the Heritage Spa. Drift away on crisp linen while ancient African aromas swirl under the canopy of thatch and rock. Camp Amalinda is in a malaria-free zone and children are most welcome. Children can spend their days rock climbing and chasing rock lizards, skinks and giant plated lizards. The friendly staff is on hand to cater to your every need. Available activities at Amalinda include rhino tracking, hikes to see San Bushmen paintings, cultural visits and a visit to Rhodes Grave & View of the World.
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- Price: From $365 per person per night
- Location: Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
- Age Minimum: 0 years old
- # of Beds: 18 beds
- Amenities: Cell Phone Coverage, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Recharge Facilities
- Type: Lodge
- Included: Accommodation, all house beverages, all meals, two activities per day: historic trek to Rhodes' grave and a view of the world, sunset hikes to the tops of granite dwalas, walks to world renowned caves and bushman paingings, game drives into the national park, Rhino walks on request (scout fees are additional), laundry
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Additional Cost: Premium drinks, spa treatments, massages, Monument and Museum fees excluded, these apply to Bulawayo and Amalinda (to be paid is cash directly by clients), Painted Dog Conservancy fees in Hwange, abseiling, scout fees for Rhino walks
Activities at this Accommodation
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Family Friendly Activities
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Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.
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Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.