Ella Barthorp, Kevin Slater and Jana Smith, London, UK & Harare
We had a wonderful couple of days here. It was amazing to see the rhinos, so special. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and the fool was delicious. We can’t wait for our next visit.
Dr Tim Wallis – United Kingdom
This was a wonderful way to start our holiday in Zimbabwe. It is a beautiful place with fascinating accommodation. Also Paul our guide was very helpful. Next time we will saty longer two days wasn’t long enough.
Hilary McGlynn and Mayur Amin, United Kingdom
Amalinda is a fabulous place in its own right and as a base to explore the beautiful Matopos. Our all too brief stay was a highlight of an altogether wonderful holiday in Zimbabwe. Don’t just read the comments in the guest book – visit to find out how brilliant it is for yourselves. Our thanks to Sharon and Phil and all the delightful people who made us feel we were amongst particularly attentive friends: Billy and Priscilla for their hospitality, efficiency and warmth, Paul for his knowledge, humour and stories, Edwin for a great drive and last-minute sighting of Gumboots, the old white rhino, Howard for a fascinating walking tour of Bulawayo, and everyone else too numerous to mention. We will be back!
Una Murphy and family x 4 – United Kingdom
Amalinda has been cleverly built around some of Motobos granite rocks so that our very spacious and luxurious room had a huge boulder which cleverly separated the sleeping area from the washing area. The boys loved the place with its infinity pool and open bar area which were the perfect place to hang out in the late afternoon as the sun plays on the magnificent rock face surrounding this lodge. We went off on evening hikes (much less animal spotting here so safe for the boys to roam around) with a great young guide called Edwin who was really good at engaging the boys. The view of the Motobos from up high is simply breathtaking and your guide takes along the drinks so you can have a cool refreshing beer at the top as you watch the sun set over the Hills. Leopards love Motobo because they are shy and they have so many places to hide here but sadly we did not see any.
I fell in love with this place and the landscape instantly. It has a very spiritual feeling and we visited a number of caves with ancient rock paintings of the San people.
Our excellent guide Paul Hubbard (an archeologist) who spent a day taking us to all the key places of cultural interest is simply a mine of information. He is passionate about his country and his knowledge of its culture and history is encyclopedic. Sharon and Philip who own the place are lovely people and made a point of joining us at dinner one evening.
Gilles Nespeca – United Kingdom
The rooms are really amazing and set discretely, taking in consideration the unique morphology of the place. The only negative aspect of our room was the floor: very shiny but a bit slippery, what requires to move carefully. The activities are very interesting and differentiated, from game wieving to prehistorical paintings, which makes the stay varied. Just an annotation on the park fees: park entrance is 15 USD per person and World’s View is 10 USD per person for non residents.
Our family’s visit was a very memorable one and we think of Amalinda with great fondness. Loved the rooms!..and all of it. I wonder often whatever became of those 2 adorable orphaned lion cubs who were being “babysat” for a time.?.”Playing” with them and watching the two of them was an amazing experience. Found a photo of that time today and so send our very best to you all.
Michael P. Marsh, Toledo, OH USA
Sharon and her team are to be commended for the commitment to the satisfaction of their guests. From the scrumptious food and luxurious accommodations to the games drives, the majestic mountains and scenery everything contributes to a magical experience in a place that looks as if it came straight out a magazine pictorial spread. But, you have to experience it in person!
John and Nan Papps, Australia
Since we stayed with you in 2013 we have often wondered how you are getting along. We always considered the holiday we had at Amalinda Camp and in Hwange was the best holiday we have ever had. We hope you all get over your present problems and that you can offer your unique hospitality to many more grateful travellers.
Sinead Cameron – Mackintosh, Bulawayo
I love camp Amalnda it is soo beautiful there ! The food is to die for and the staff is super friendly , they treat you like family . You will always feel welcome ! The rooms are amazing ! It is one of my best places in Africa! I have had such great adventures there!
Steve Matthews, Tweed Heads
Just going back through some old memories and photos, had a wonderful time, just wish I could go back.
Stan and Elisa Stamey, Dalton, GA USA
We stayed at Camp Amalinda before and after our Safari. What a beautiful setting! The food is great, and we were made to feel welcome. The staff is willing to assist with airport transport, shopping, game viewing, etc. The Matobo Hills are a must see!
Michael Riley, Frankfort, Kentucky USA
Oct 2014 “Thanks for the terrific hospitality! I could not have asked for anything better.
Sharon Ferguson, Texas, USA
I highly recommend Camp Amalinda. The hospitality is impeccable, as well as the accomodations and the food. You will receive individual attention, and the atmosphere is unbelievable. It is an experience you will not soon forget.
Esther Milesi, Queensland Australia,
Thank you for a wonderful time. Have great memories of the white rhino and the absolutely unbelievable lodge. I will be back.
Silvina Santarrosa, Cordoba, Argentina,
Camp Amalinda was an incredible expierence, the last part of an amazing journey. Too bad it was just a short stay, next time I promise to make it longer!
Janet Simmons , Mark Gillispie, Huddersfield,
Camp Amalinda is the most amazing place. Its a magical adventure. amazing people, amazing place. A place you just do not want to leave. Thank you for making us so welcome, Billy, Paul and his amazing team.