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Built into an old Bushman’s rest area, tucked away beneath the granite boulders of the Matobo Hills – the unique Amalinda lodge is the perfect addition for any original itinerary to Zimbabwe. This is a comfortable, owner run lodge in this small park offering not only vehicle safaris but also a wealth of culture and experiences.
The granite domes and castle kopjes echo the essence of tranquillity and majesty of untamed Africa, where wildlife and birdlife species thrive in prolific numbers. Famous for its healthy population of endangered rhino, the area is one of the most sought-after destinations within Zimbabwe for walking with rhino.
Amalinda offers nine safari chalets, all built beautifully into the rocks giving every room its own individual feel. There are also three suites, each uniquely designed and set further apart making them ideal for honeymooners or families. Matobo not only offers a decent amount of wildlife for vehicle safaris – it’s famous for it’s amazing experience of tracking both black and white rhino!
If you want a break from wildlife Matobo offers cultural significance, visit the grave of the infamous Cecil Rhodes – an important figure in Zimbabwe’s history. This is also one of the world’s richest sources of San rock art found, journey back in time as you discover these amazing works. Get more adventurous with additional activities such as walking or biking or of course totally relax at the on-site spa!
Amalinda Lodge is a brilliant option to extend any Zimbabwe safari and a great park to get active or just take some time to relax and enjoy the view!