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Rhino safari at Camp Amalinda Matobo Hills

Your life-changing rhino safari at Camp Amalinda in the Matopos Hills awaits when you decide to combine the best of wildlife viewing, history and culture immersion in Zimbabwe’s oldest national park, the Matobos. It’s that place where you can enjoy a unique safari and track the elusive black and white rhinos on a walking safari in a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

It’s that place where more than 3,000 ancient rock paintings depict the daily lives of an ancient tribe and where the highest concentration of leopards in Africa exists. It’s also that place where birders are in heaven and seek out the highest concentration of black eagles in the world exist! Yes, excellent game viewing – leopards are doing so well thanks to the huge population of Rock hyrax on which they feed. Go there and absorb the mystical aura of this magical place.

Amalinda Lodge is an African-inspired refuge featuring world-class facilities combined with the spiritual energy, allure and unique beauty of the Matobos National Park. For here, the massive granite domes and castle kopjes of the Matobos Hills, Zimbabwe, are among the most majestic rock sceneries in the world. Nestled in this unique range of hills is Camp Amalinda, situated only 45 km from Bulawayo.

Amalinda consists of nine individually thatched rooms including 3 honeymoon suites, 3 family rooms, 2 double rooms & 1 single room, which are all set into the huge boulders. Each rustic chic suite is steeped in African historical artefacts of a bygone era and tucked away into an ancient bushman’s shelter. Camp Amalinda’s charm will leave an indelible impression on every visitor, its unique four-star luxury being part of a privately owned and family-run safari business.

It’s the premier accommodation in the area, tucked away in an ancient cave, Camp Amalinda boasts a spa, infinity rock pool, library, wine cellar, sunset lounge and a trending show kitchen. Thrilling activities range from game drives and rhino trekking to cultural tours, hikes to the renowned San bushman paintings and a chance to follow in the footsteps of Cecil John Rhodes. Go and stand at his world-famous tomb known as “View of the World.”



Nestled in a superb setting amongst the gigantic boulders of a bygone era, in a 300-acre private concession of the Matobos Hills National Park, is Camp Amalinda. This exclusive and chic accommodation in Southern Zimbabwe is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, approximately 45 km from Bulawayo. The granite domes and kopjes of Matobos Hills are amongst the most remarkable rock sceneries in the world and home to an eclectic range and concentration of birds of prey worldwide.

Camp Amalinda has been expertly designed into the rocks, affording the impression that it has almost grown out of the landscape itself. Comprising nine individually thatched rooms including three honeymoon suites, this Matobos Hills holiday accommodation offers high levels of comfort, sophistication and excellent service. Each suite has its own unique aura so as to create a romantic ambience without losing the vital essence of Africa. Children are welcome at the allowing for Zimbabwe holidays for families.

The camp features a lounge and entertainment area that are tucked away into a bushman’s den with spectacular vistas of the Matobos Hills. An open-air dining room is where delectable meals are served, on a massive teak table. There is also a comfortable library and a treetop chess room. A cave cellar is also available for wine connoisseurs. A large infinity rock swimming pool with comfy loungers and a bar overlook a waterhole and the Heritage Spa completes the picture of bliss.

Southern Zimbabwe safaris on offer at Camp Amalinda include activities for both adults and children. Children can spend their days chasing rock lizards and climbing rocks. Home to both the white and the black rhino, the camp affords guests the most exhilarating opportunities to track rhinos by vehicle or on foot. Game viewing, village tours and expeditions of the Matobos Hills are also on offer.

Choose Voyage2Africa for your next tour to Southern Zimbabwe to view the Matobos Hills and all that it offers and we can combine this journey with a trip to Victoria Falls and Chobe in Botswana too!

Amazing Holiday Packages including Camp Amalinda

From $366



  • Small, intimate lodge offering personalized service
  • Game drives, rhino trekking, walking trails, birding
  • Hiking, historical & cultural tours
  • Signature spa treatments


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All local drinks
  • 2 game-viewing activities per day
  • Laundry services
  • Return road transfers from Bulawayo Airport

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  • Dining & bar
  • Lounge & boma
  • Spa & steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine cellar


  • The lodge nestles among the most spectacular and impressive rock scenery in the world
  • Discover the highest concentrations of Leopard and Black Eagle in the world plus a healthy population of the endangered Black and White Rhino
  • Wine cellar and hilltop honeymoon suites with outdoor tubs
  • Discover more than 3 000 sites of Bushmen rock art and visit the grave of Cecil John Rhodes

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