Khulu’s Retreat

Situated in the North West of Zimbabwe on the border of Hwange National Park

Khulu’s Retreat is the latest addition to the Amalinda Collection and is situated close to the main Khulu Bush Camp in wonderful bush isolation where guests are ‘one with nature’.  Khulu’s Retreat features 2 large main suites and  guests can enjoy wonderful views from the comfort of their bed through tall glass pane windows .

The lodge rooms have en-suite bathrooms with beautiful white marble tops and an open-plan dining, kitchen and lounge which provide for the ultimate home from home relaxation and create a tranquil flow throughout the lodge. The lodge has been fitted out using the magnificent Rhodesian teak which is an indigenous hardwood The teak extends onto a spacious deck which leads down to the fire pit which opens up onto one of Hwange’s  ancient Vlei’s.

Guests are assured of a relaxing and memorable stay through friendly companions; a private chef and private guide with a private game drive vehicle thus ensuring a unique experience in one of the most beautiful locations in Africa

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At A Glance




Khulu’s Retreat has been carefully designed to have minimal impact on its surroundings and the environment and is ideal for those who are looking for a real escape .

Khulu’s Retreat offers:

  • 2 main suites with King Size Beds
  • Mosquito nets covering the entire bed
  • En Suite Bathrooms with beautiful white marble tops
  • Open-plan dining, kitchen and lounge overlooking the spacious teak deck
  • Fire pit, which opens up to one of the ancient Hwange Vlei’s
  • Draw down blinds and tall glass panes, ensuring the best views from the comfort of your bed
  • Fully equipped kitchen & private chef
  • Private guide & private game drive vehicle

Airport and Road

Scheduled Flights:


Guests can fly into Victoria Falls and transfers can be arranged. It is approximately a two hour road trip (173 kms) to Khulu’s Retreat where guests are met by a Khulu Retreat representative.

Khulu’s Retreat is a little over an hours drive from Hwange Main Camp.


Alternatively, you can fly into Bulawayo and it is approx four hours (263 kms) by road to Khulu Lodge. 


Guests can drive to Khulu’s Retreat but off the main roads a 4WD is definitely recommended.


Light Aircraft: 


It is only a 35 minute flight between Victoria Falls Airport and Hwange National air field. Khulu’s Retreat is just 60 mins from the Airport. Transfers can be arranged.



From Victoria Falls:Victoria Falls Airport is approximately 22 kms out of Victoria Falls Town and 150 kms from Khulu Lodge. Pick ups from the airport can be arranged by Khulu Lodge or with local transfer companies at an additional cost.


From Bulawayo: You can fly into Bulawayo and it is approx four hours (263 kms) by road to Ivory Lodge from where you will be transferred to KHulu. You can do self drive or a transfer by ‘Driving You Wild’ can be arranged for a fee.

See ‘Airport and Road‘ 



Fully inclusive rates include:

  • Accommodation twin share, triple or single
  • Honeymooners are well catered for (please notify at time of booking).
  • All meals and snacks
  • Drinks –  including beers, wine, soft drinks and spirits.
  • Coffee & tea available throughout the day
  • Laundry (guests should be in camp minimum 2 nights)
  • Wi-Fi is available in the reception area
  • Bar
  • Fire pit

The main area of the Lodge has a cool and comfortable seating area with tea and coffee served all day. Khulu’s bar has a wide selection of beverages, alcoholic and non alcoholic.

The thatched central dining area, bar and library command great views of the waterhole and overlook the swimming pool which is a welcome haven from the mid-day heat.

Wi-Fi is available in the main lodge area. 

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Khulu Lodge is situated in a private concession on the western boundary of the Hwange National Park.  The unspoilt location of the camp is situated in raw African bush.

Khulu Lodge by road to:

  • Bulawayo is approximately 264 kms (165 miles). It is sign posted just off the Victoria Falls Road.
  • Victoria Falls is approximately 170 kms (107 miles).
  • Hwange Airport is approximately 48 kms (30 miles)
  • Hwange Main Camp is approximately 50 kms (31.3 miles)


There are a number of stimulating things to do whilst staying at Khulu’s Retreat. These include:

  • Birding
  • Walking safaris
  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Birding
  • Visit to the Painted Dog Conservancy
  • Village tour

A variety of activities are offered in camp and Zimbabwean guides are recognized as being amongst the most highly trained and revered in Africa. Walking safaris were perfected in Hwange and Ivory Lodge’s guides offer guests the opportunity to view creatures great and small whilst on foot.

From big game approaches to examining the lowly dung beetle, this is a unique and fascinating way to see Hwange. Game drives allow guests to cover vast distances and see the diversity of the park as well as come across a plethora of wildlife. In addition to getting out of camp, guests are encouraged to sit and enjoy the game that moves through the area and visit the waterhole.

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Nearby Attractions

  • Hwange National Park
  • Painted Dog Conservancy

Hwange National Park has always been one of the best places to visit for a broad range of safari experiences. It is 14,651 square kilometres in area and hosts a vast panoply of wildlife. This is Zimbabwe’s largest National Park and is equivalent in size to Wales.

Lion, elephant leopard and buffalo are seen regularly from camp as well as in the park. There are over a 100 types of mammal and more than 300 species of birds in Hwange with a supporting cast of innumerable insects, spiders, amphibians and reptiles. The park also boasts the world famous Presidential elephants which often drink at Ivory Lodge’s exclusive watering hole. These include ‘giant tuskers’, huge, old elephant bulls with enormous tusks. The game viewing in general is superb and the park is teeming with herds of sable, giraffe, impala, zebra and wildebeest.

The Painted Dog Conservancy (PDC) is well worth a visit. It is estimated that approx 100 years ago there were between 300,000 and 500,000 Painted Dogs occurring in 39 countries. Today the estimate is some 3,000 animals in 14 countries. The work the PDC undertakes is critical to the long term survival of these wonderful animals who are a vital part of the eco system.

The PDC is involved in anti-poaching, Rehabilitation and re-introduction programmes and pack monitoring.


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