Khulu Bush Camp & Khulu’s Retreat

Hwange National Park
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Khulu Bush Camp & Khulu’s Retreat: Our View

Part of the Amalinda Collections stable, Khulu Bush Camp offers a small intimate well priced safari option on the boundary of Hwange National Park. Located on their own 6000 hectare private wildlife concession, Khulu and Khulu’s Retreat offer guests luxurious and private accommodation, with modern amenities fused with an old world, safari style ambience. The entire camp overlooks an ancient riverbed, in today’s terms called a 'vlei', where the wildlife come to drink and feed right in front of camp, which is simply awesome.

Khulu Bush Camp comprises of 7 bespoke, thatched, safari style suites built onto platforms and 2 luxury honeymoon suites complete with romantic outside baths. The rooms are elegant and contemporary with minimal impact to the surroundings and environment. Each unit has indoor and outdoor showers, a balcony for game viewing from your suite, as well as a convenient individual tea and coffee station.

The camp's main area provides a full bar and communal dining area and there is a plunge pool located on the deck of the main area as well as a fire pit for stargazing and sharing stories around the campfire with your hosts.

Lying close to the main Khulu Bush Camp, Khulu´s Retreat is a gorgeous new private villa. Featuring 2 large main suites (maximum 4 people), the Khulu’s Retreat creates the perfect “one with nature” atmosphere through tall glass pane windows with the best views from the comfort of your bed.

En-suite bathrooms with beautiful white marble tops and an open-plan dining, kitchen and lounge area create a tranquil flow throughout the lodge. Through the open-plan, follow the flow towards the spacious teak deck and all the way down to the fire pit which opens up to one of the ancient Hwange Vlei’s.

Khulu’s Retreat includes your own private chef, private guide and a private game drive vehicle.

Activities at both camps include half day and full day game drives in the Hwange National Park and within their own private concession, night drives, game walks, visits to the Painted Dog Research Centre and pan/hide sits.

Khulu Bush Camp & Khulu’s Retreat: Quick Facts

  • Small intimate safari camp
  • Full board basis including all meals, drinks, laundry Park fees and activities
  • Easy access from Victoria Falls and Bulawayo and Hwange airport
  • Easy access to Hwange National Park
  • Khulu’s Retreat private Villa
  • Day and night game drives
  • Game walks
  • Cultural Visits
  • Painted Dog Research Centre visits (entry fee additional on a donation basis)
  • Wifi
  • Plunge pool
  • Founding member of the Conservation Wildlife Fund in Hwange supporting efforts to protect the species and habitat in and around the Hwange

Khulu Bush Camp & Khulu’s Retreat: The Details

If you are looking for a small, intimate but affordable authentic safari experience with excellent game viewing, Khulu really does fit the bill, and comes well recommended.

Khulu Bush Camp was built as a tribute to Cedric Wilde, one of the Directors of the Amalinda Safari Collection - Khulu (meaning ‘grandfather’) is the community and staff’s affectionate name for Cedric.  If you are lucky enough to be in camp with Khulu himself, your evenings will be spent around the fire, sharing in the rich history of Zimbabwe and days gone by in this stunning part of southern Africa, surrounded by the sounds of the African night, much unchanged in the many hundreds of years since people first settled in this area.