Khulu Bush Camp

Khulu Bush Camp is situated in the Sikumi Forest Reserve, adjacent to Hwange National Park. The camp has 6 small, tasteful and comfortable suites and it overlooks a waterhole which are very popular with the elephant that frequent the area. Not only do they enjoy time at the waterhole, but they regularly head up to the pool and enjoy a drink here, you can get so close to them, its spectacular.

Why we love Khulu Bush Camp!

Incredible location overlooking a stunning watering hole. The swimming pool is a common drinking spot for the elephants, as they love the fresh water. I had elephants drinking from the pool while I was swimming. Awesome experience. I had incredible wildlife sightings including lion chasing buffalo, leopard, African wildcat, shrub hare, jackal, giraffe, zebra, sable, roan and much more… The guiding was brilliant. The vehicles all new and well thought out and the rooms are a good blend of luxury and bush. Love this spot. Will be back soon.

Mike Varndell, April 2019

Fast Facts


Hwange National Park


6 suites (5 safari suites, 1 honeymoon suite)

Great for

Sit by the pans and watch the wildlife roll in

Children welcome

No children under 12


All year

Ideal length of stay

2-4 nights (or combine with a sister camp: Amalinda Lodge in Matobo Hills)




In the main area only

(Rates 'from' pppn)

Pricing Category


Pricing categories explained

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost of the respective lodges. Please note: the category is based on the starting from price.

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

Lodge Key Features

The Suites

The Lodge has 5 well-appointed, bespoke, elegant safari suites that are each built onto a platform, as well as these they also have a honeymoon suite. All suites include not only an inside shower and bath but an outside shower and bath too. Each suite has a modern feel to it and guests can enjoy game viewing from their very own balcony where you can enjoy you morning or afternoon cup of tea or coffee (there’s even Nespresso machines in each of the rooms).

Captains Table

Enjoy a set 3 course gourmet meal prepared by the talented chefs and be wined and dined around the Captains Table. Let’s be honest, the second-best thing to being out on safari is the cuisine and Khulu offer a unique experience. They have a ‘show kitchen’ which allows you to fully immerse yourself the process of the food preparation. Watch as your food is made and interact with the chefs themselves; something different and enjoyed by so many who pass through.

Get close to the Ellies

This area is a haven for elephants, the waterhole is close by and you are more than likely to see the glorious beasts coming up for a drink or play around with each other; very entertaining. Not only this, but they tend to enjoy a drink from the pool too. The lodge haven’t left it unclean for days, the elephants have mastered their way up to the pool and enjoy taking large gulps from here. Don’t be surprised when you are sat having lunch, they may appear suddenly; it is an incredible scene so have the camera ready.

Client Reviews

  • Swimming with Elephants in the magical Khulu pool…

    We arrived at Khulu and WOW, what a setting. Perfect location with a modern open plan public area overlooking the pool and watering hole. Beers were cold…another very warm Zimbabwe welcome, it automatically felt like another home away from home. The two days here were fantastic. Highlights were having about 50 Ellies in camp and drinking from the pool, meters away from Moi. While in camp we had various antelope and lots of Ellies come for water at the watering hole and swimming pool… Game drives varied with good Elephant and Buffalo sightings, wildebeest and plenty of Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, great birding and incredible scenery.

  • Unforgettable time in the bush

    From the first moment when Mark greeted us to the last smiling farewell from Mark and all his excellent staff, this place was amazing! The decor of the main lodge and each cabin, including the new teak floor in the main lodge, was native and so beautiful. Mayeso is an exquisitely trained guide and so fun to be with on all the game drives. He didn’t give up until we found every wonderful animal. Benji was a superb chef and made delicious dairy free and gluten free meals for my husband and me.

    Mary S
  • Our first safari delivered!

    This was our first safari experience and it definitely lived up to our expectations. Mark and Lacey were excellent hosts and we greatly enjoyed having dinner with them. Our guide, Mayeso, was incredibly knowledgeable, to the point that I thought things couldn’t be true but everything was accurately fact checked. Even when he said that that was the alarm sound the baboon makes for a lion and it turned out to be true. A lioness had killed a Kudu right in front of the lodge and the baboons let us know with their unique call.


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