3 Old Gwanda Road, Hillside, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

price avg $375,00/night

There is nothing like a walking safari for the ultimate adrenaline rush and close game encounters and Khulu Ivory is a top destination in Hwange for such an activity. Set alongside an ancient river bed on the western sector of Hwange National Park, Khulu’s charm and old world safari elegance has captures the soul of every safari enthusiast.

Opened originally in April 2013, Khulu ivory was a resounding success. Tragically in May 2014, Khulu Ivory burnt to the ground due to an electrical fire. Almost immediately, the grandfather himself, Ceddy, started rebuilding his legacy and our quintessential gem, in order to revive the spirit and grandeur of this special place for future travellers to experience. We are proud that Khulu Ivory has risen from the ashes and after opening its doors again on the 21st August 2014, is welcoming guests once again. Come and stay with us and experience Hwange at its best!

Khulu Ivory “Grandfather of Ivory” is located on a private concession of 6,000 acres. The beauty of this camp is that it combines luxurious and private accommodation with old world hospitality. The lodge overlooks an ancient riverbed, a ‘vlei’, and the waterhole in this vlei is known to attract a variety of the greatest wildlife and bird life in Hwange National Park.

Designed for those who are looking for a real escape, Khulu caters for no more than twelve guests at a time. The lodging comprises of 6 suites including one honeymoon suite. Each unique room is slightly elevated allowing an uninterrupted view of Khulu’s private waterhole.

Each suite has an indoor and outdoor shower, a balcony for game viewing and individual tea and coffee making facilities. The beds are twins, but can be converted to super king size for double occupancy. Khulu has been carefully designed to have minimal impact to its surroundings and the environment.

Khulu’s main area has a full bar and provides a wide variety of local and imported beverages. There is a plunge pool located on the deck of the main area, as well as a raised fire pit for stargazing and night caps. All the camps water is from our borehole and there is an on site laundry service.

Meals are served on an antique railway teak table or by the boma fireside, depending on the weather. Our after-dinner entertainment is usually great herds of elephant, sometimes as close as 10 metres from your seat, softly illuminated by the floodlights above the pan.

The following activities are on offer, half or full day game drives, night drives, visits to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre, walking safaris, pan/hide sits and game counts (on request).

Khulu Ivory is accessible via the Bulawayo/Victoria Falls main road and arriving at Ivory Lodge. Ivory Lodge is only two kilometers off the Bulawayo/Victoria Falls road. The distance from Bulawayo is 258 kilometers and from Victoria Falls 180 kilometers. Hwange airport is only 8 kilometers away.


Khulu Ivory is a tribute to Cedric Wilde one of the Directors of the Amalinda Collection, who it is named after. Khulu is the community and staff’s affectionate name for Cedric and it means ‘grandfather’. Cedric is third generation Zimbabwean and came to Hwange in 2002 when, due to the politics in Zimbabwe, he lost his farm. Cedric’s talent and indeed passion lie in the planning and creating of beautiful lodges and camps in wildlife and wilderness areas of this country. Having built the flagship of the collection Camp Amalinda some 23 years ago, it is not since then that he has designed and built a camp of this calibre. If you are lucky enough to be in camp with Khulu himself your evenings will be spent around the fire, talking of days gone by and strumming to old country tunes. Khulu Ivory is testament to the man amongst men that is Cedric Wilde.

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Hotel Facilities

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Khulu Ivory's old world safari elegance captures the soul of every safari enthusiast. Enjoy thrilling walking safaris, game drives & relaxing by the pool.

Available Rooms

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    Luxury Tent. Each suite has an indoor and outdoor shower, a balcony for game viewing and individual tea and coffee...

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