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Zimbabwe

Camp Amalinda

PLAN MY TRIP

Located in the granite boulders of the Matobo Hills, Camp Amalinda is a unique four-star family-run luxury lodge.

Luxury accommodations at the camp consist of nine individually thatched rooms including a trio of suites, ideal for honeymooners and all set within the granite boulders. Each room has an attached bathroom with an inside and outdoor shower. The Lobengula Suite is ninety steps up in the boulders and includes tea & coffee stations, a lounge area, fan, mosquito net, mosquito coils, open wardrobe, private outside deck, king-size bed, hairdryers, & electric blankets. The Family Room is on the ground floor and features an open plan bedroom, lounge, and bathroom area with two double beds. The Cecil John Rhodes Suite is the most secluded lodge and thirty-six steps up in the boulders. The Home-Stead is perfect for families and includes a master bedroom with an attached bathroom and private deck as well as two additional bedrooms, outside decks and sliding door and separate bathrooms, with an open-plan dining and living area.

The camp is ideally situated in the Matabo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and malaria-free area. These hills once welcomed nomadic tribes and their sacred ceremonies. The rocky granite topography here boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art. Cecil John Rhodes, a British businessman and politician who founded Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe and Zambia is buried nearby in the granite hills in a tomb called the ‘view of the world’. The Matobo Hills is also one of the last strongholds of both black and white rhino in Africa.

The camp has a variety of exciting activities to choose from. Rhino tracking by vehicle is conducted by expert rangers who follow these critically endangered species through the wilds. Tours of the Matabo Hills explore the sacred rock art which is not only beautiful but a depiction of daily life and important ceremonies. Other cultural experiences include a tour to an African homestead to learn more about the local Matabele people. Guests can explore their pole and dagga huts as well as visit a traditional healer and the local primary school. Walk and hikes around the camp property is entirely safe and provide an exciting opportunity to bump into warthog, zebra, klipspringer, kudu, impala, wildebeest, reedbuck, duiker, steenbok, hyrax, and a vast variety of bird life.

The camp was voted in the top three safari lodges in Zimbabwe for 2010 and 2013. The main area has a thatched-elevated dining room. A well-stocked library includes African classics. There are two bars with a selection of local and imported beverages. A delicious three-course meal is served at the Captain’s Table. Lunches are usually eaten around the infinity plunge pool. Private dinners can be arranged as well. The Safari Spa and Sauna not only offer a wide menu of spa treatments, they also harness the mystical energy of the hills themselves.

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Zimbabwe

Camp Amalinda

PLAN MY TRIP

Located in the granite boulders of the Matobo Hills, Camp Amalinda is a unique four-star family-run luxury lodge.

Luxury accommodations at the camp consist of nine individually thatched rooms including a trio of suites, ideal for honeymooners and all set within the granite boulders. Each room has an attached bathroom with an inside and outdoor shower. The Lobengula Suite is ninety steps up in the boulders and includes tea & coffee stations, a lounge area, fan, mosquito net, mosquito coils, open wardrobe, private outside deck, king-size bed, hairdryers, & electric blankets. The Family Room is on the ground floor and features an open plan bedroom, lounge, and bathroom area with two double beds. The Cecil John Rhodes Suite is the most secluded lodge and thirty-six steps up in the boulders. The Home-Stead is perfect for families and includes a master bedroom with an attached bathroom and private deck as well as two additional bedrooms, outside decks and sliding door and separate bathrooms, with an open-plan dining and living area.

The camp is ideally situated in the Matabo Hills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and malaria-free area. These hills once welcomed nomadic tribes and their sacred ceremonies. The rocky granite topography here boasts more than 2000 sites of the San (Bushman) tribes and is probably the richest source of San rock art. Cecil John Rhodes, a British businessman and politician who founded Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe and Zambia is buried nearby in the granite hills in a tomb called the ‘view of the world’. The Matobo Hills is also one of the last strongholds of both black and white rhino in Africa.

The camp has a variety of exciting activities to choose from. Rhino tracking by vehicle is conducted by expert rangers who follow these critically endangered species through the wilds. Tours of the Matabo Hills explore the sacred rock art which is not only beautiful but a depiction of daily life and important ceremonies. Other cultural experiences include a tour to an African homestead to learn more about the local Matabele people. Guests can explore their pole and dagga huts as well as visit a traditional healer and the local primary school. Walk and hikes around the camp property is entirely safe and provide an exciting opportunity to bump into warthog, zebra, klipspringer, kudu, impala, wildebeest, reedbuck, duiker, steenbok, hyrax, and a vast variety of bird life.

The camp was voted in the top three safari lodges in Zimbabwe for 2010 and 2013. The main area has a thatched-elevated dining room. A well-stocked library includes African classics. There are two bars with a selection of local and imported beverages. A delicious three-course meal is served at the Captain’s Table. Lunches are usually eaten around the infinity plunge pool. Private dinners can be arranged as well. The Safari Spa and Sauna not only offer a wide menu of spa treatments, they also harness the mystical energy of the hills themselves.