Khulu Bush Camp

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Khulu Bush Camp - proudly in a private concession bordering Hwange National Park

Create your own happiness on a successful wildlife safari to the classic and elegant Khulu Bush Camp bordering the compelling wilderness of Hwange National Park, in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, where you get full access to both this private Zimbabwe concession and the national park for ultimate game viewing and birding. Find all you need to know to plan your Zimbabwe holiday with the safari experts here.

Khulu Bush Camp is smaller than its big sister, Khulu Ivory Lodge, and is named after the well-loved director of the Amalinda Safari Collection, Cedric Wilde, as he loved this camp and would tell his stories around the fire while strumming his guitar. Khulu is an affectionate local word for ‘grandfather’.

Khulu Bush Camp is the best way to go on safari, camping out in nature on the edge of a large floodplain or wetland where wildlife is prolific and the silence is golden. Enjoy traditional colonial-style accommodation and kind, slick hospitality in a camp that is easy to get to by road and airport so the perfect getaway for visitors who are touring Zimbabwe on their dream safari holiday.

Spend your days out game viewing, on walking safaris and birding then return to the comfort of your tented chalet elevated on a wooden deck with stairs going up to the clear glass sliding doors which open into a large, elegant bedroom with a double bed, fan, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and indoor and outdoor showers too. 

Meet fellow animal trackers in the open-air guest area with waterhole views and a delightfully refreshing swimming pool where a large dining table attracts everyone for dinners under the stars. Take the steps down to the fire pit beside the waterhole and view animals as you sip evening drinks in a state of bliss.



Stay for a while in unparalleled beauty and solitude in the intimate Khulu Bush Camp snuggling in a private nature conservation area in the Sikumi Forest Reserve adjacent to the awe-inspiring Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest natural reserve stretching a vast 14,600 square km in area. It’s easily accessible, lying in the northwest of the country, just off the main road between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. 

Khulu means ‘grandfather’ and was the nickname for one of the directors of the Amalinda Safari Collection, Cedric Wilde, who loved this Khulu Bush Camp, the smaller sister to its nearby Ivory Lodge. Watch large herds of elephants come and go to the waterhole and to the guests’ swimming pool from a wonderful spot on the raised deck area. An open bar and lounge feature comfy chairs and a shared dining table for fun evening meals and game viewing all the while. Or take a drink down to the fire pit beside the waterhole and see what appears deep into the night. 

Guests are treated to game drives in both conservation areas where full-day game drives explore every nook and cranny of the various ecosystems. Return at night to a hot inside or outside shower in your luxury tent, one of only 6 canvas chalets with a few steps to the private decks and inside large sliding doors to the double bed, fans, minibar and tea and coffee-making facilities.  

Take time to visit one of the ecotourism projects, the Free Range Chicken project, the drought relief feeding programme and the conservation projects which include anti-poaching units and conservation education at all schools. Choose one of our Zimbabwe package tours to Hwange National Park and combine it with a foray to Victoria Falls too.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Khulu Bush Camp

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  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Cultural activities 
  • Birding
  • Visits to the Painted Dog Conservancy


  • Luxury tented accommodation
  • Local beverages
  • All meals
  • All activities in camp
  • National Park Fees
  • All shared transfers within a 20km radius of camp
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi

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  • Swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Waterhole
  • Plunge pool 
  • Lounge
  • Dining area and Bar
  • Campfire


  • Interact with gifted chefs who invite you into their ‘show kitchen’ to see what they are doing and how they do it.
  • Meet friendly local people on a tour of the community NPO project called ‘The Mother Africa Trust’ and visit the clinic, rural schools and old age home. 
  • 6 elevated tents with indoor and outdoor showers, fans, minibars, Nespresso machines and large glass doors opening out onto a private deck.
  • Elephants drink from the waterhole and the swimming pool while you eat dinner and swim.

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