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  • Hwange National Park

    Hwange is a semi-arid area, resulting in temperatures reaching opposite ends of the spectrum throughout the day. Khulu Bush Camp & Ivory Lodge are based in an ancient vlei, therefore temperatures drop significantly in the evenings compared to other areas.

    The Hwange National Park grasslands and mopane woods are home to lions, African wild dogs and one of the world’s largest elephant populations. Covering just over 14 600 square kilometres, Hwange carries over 105 mammal species, including all of Zimbabwe’s specially protected animals.

    The landscape showcases varied habitats and includes everything from desert sand to sparse woodland as well as grasslands and granite outcrops.

    Seasonal Information




    What To Expect

    What To Pack:
    During summer - light clothing, closed and open shoes, hats, light trousers for walking through grass, sunblock, insect & mosquito repellent, warm clothing for early evenings and mornings, swimsuit, raincoat, UK “round” adaptors 220 volt.
    During Winter - Layers of clothing that you can take off throughout the day, sunblock, hats, insect and mosquito repellent, closed and open shoes, UK “round” adaptors 220 volt.

    What not to pack:
    Formal clothing, uncomfortable shoes.

    Terrain:
    Generally flat.

    Wildlife:
    Wildlife ranges from smaller antelope to herds of 500+ Buffalo. Family herds of elephants or lone bulls. Predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and even jackals.+/-400 species of bird.

    Malaria:
    Hwange is not a high Malaria prone zone.

    Travel Information

    Self Drive - Zimbabwe has strict laws on vehicles requirements. If these are not met, then a fine could be given.

    Children U18 should have the relevant paperwork required such as birth certificate, formal note from biological father and valid passport.

    Matopos National Park

    Amalinda Lodge/Amalinda Private Villa is built in the caves and crevices in-between the huge granite boulders that the magnificent Matopos has on offer. This creates a cooler surrounding as the granite rock is generally heat resistant it give off little warmth throughout the warmer times of the day.

    The granite hills were formed over 2 billion years ago with granite being forced to the surface, this has eroded to produce smooth “whaleback dwalas” and broken kopjes, strewn with boulders and interspersed with thickets of vegetation. The Ndebele gave the area its name, meaning ‘Bald Heads’.

    An area of high botanic diversity, with over 200 species of tree, there is also a wide diversity of fauna including white rhino, antelope, and leopard.

    Seasonal Information




    What To Expect

    What to pack:
    During summer - light clothing, closed and open shoes, hats, light trousers for walking through grass, sunblock, insect & mosquito repellent, warm clothing for early evenings and mornings, swimsuit, raincoat, UK “round” adaptors 220 volt.
    During Winter - Layers of clothing that you can take off throughout the day, sunblock, hats, insect and mosquito repellent, closed and open shoes, UK “round” adaptors 220 volt.

    What not to pack:
    Formal clothing, uncomfortable shoes.

    Terrain:
    Rocky

    Wildlife:
    Mostly small antelope, however, the Matopos has one of the highest concentrations of leopard in Southern Africa, as well as white and black rhino and a vast array of birdlife.

    Malaria:
    The Matopos is not a Malaria Area

    Travel Information

    Self Drive - Zimbabwe has strict laws on vehicles requirements. If these are not met, then a fine could be given.

    Children U18 should have the relevant paperwork required such as birth certificate, formal note from biological father and valid passport.