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Khulu Bush Camp

When To Visit Hwange National Park:
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We are happy to recommend Khulu as an exclusive little lodge with everything going for it – and if you have a passion for painted dogs, a trip to the Research Center is a definite draw!


Khulu Bush Camp is one of three properties owned and operated by the Amalinda Collection. This company has over twenty years’ experience in creating safaris, so you are in safe hands! Amalinda aims to deliver unparalleled safari adventures and the company’s enthusiasm reverberates through camp together with their stated number-one priority, guest delight. Guests return praising the old-world charm and hospitality of Khulu. With service as good as this, it is difficult to leave!


Khulu is the little-sibling camp of Ivory Lodge. It too is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, within a private concession near the east of Hwange National Park.


The main lodge at Khulu consists of an impressive thatch-roofed structure with supportive beams and shiny teak floors. Within this structure, there is a comfortable lounge, a dining area with a long table for communal meals, and a full bar. One side is open fronted, presenting superb views out to the vlei (ancient riverbed) and a busy waterhole. There is also a deck with plenty of sunloungers, leading down to a plunge pool. A short distance away, there is a fenced fire-pit for stargazing and nightcaps!

Khulu’s guest accommodation comprises three chalets, each divided in two to make six separate suites including a honeymoon suite. The chalets are connected to the lodge via sandy tracks. All chalets are raised on stilts and the standard suites may be arranged as one king-size bed or twin beds. All suites are contemporary in style and boast tea- and coffee-making facilities, indoor and outdoor showers, and a lovely veranda for enjoying the views.


  • Due to its excellent location, Khulu is able to offer great game drives. Hwange is just 3–4km from camp and the park fairly teems with wildlife – all Big Five animals, over 100 other animal species, plus almost 400 species of bird!
  • The reserve is also wonderful for spotting game, as the vlei attracts vast numbers of zebra, impala and buffalo. Night drives often reveal hyena, pangolin, porcupine and mongoose.
  • Walking safaris are popular too and the lodge is happy to arrange visits to Dete, the local village.
  • Additionally, we recommend a trip to the Painted Dog Research Center to find out about ongoing efforts to conserve these rare canines – including anti-poaching endeavours, monitoring and rehabilitation.

*This property is unfenced and located in a wildlife area, so large and potentially dangerous animals do pass through. If you opt to stay here, always be alert when walking around the camp and request for a member of staff to escort you if you have any concerns. Any guest is escorted after dark as a matter of course.

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