Sinamatella Camp - Hwange Park

located near the northern boundary of the Park on an outcrop, 55 metres high, overlooking a distant riverbed and grassy plain


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The name Sinamatella is a distortion of the name of a local shrub called “chinamatira” which characteristically will stick to clothing when hipposbrushed against.

The Camp is approximately 120 kilometres from Main Camp. Vehicles are not allowed to travel between the two camps after 1400 hours. Sinamatella is an Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ)


The Camp has lodges, chalets and camping sites as described in Main Camp. In addition, a restaurant, bar, shop and fuel are available. Apart from these facilities at the Rest Camp there are also several exclusive camps in the area:

Exclusive Camps

Bumbusi Camp

Bumbusi is situated 24 kilometres northwest of Sinamatella and consists of 4 “A” frame accommodation units, a cottage and a central lounge area. The kitchen is fully equipped with freezer and stove. A central ablution block comprises 2 toilets and 2 bathrooms. The maximum number of persons that may be accommodated

at Bumbusi is 12. There are no electricity facilities available. The access road is rough, but can be negotiated by low clearance vehicles in the dry season.

Lukosi Camp

Located 11 kilometres from Sinamatella. With facilities similar to Bumbusi, the maximum number of occupants is 10. Lukosi Camp is only available for bookings from November through April.

zebraBush Camps

These are undeveloped sites found at Lukosi, Vhikani, Rhino Bar, Salt Springs and Tshakabika. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles are necessary for visitors to Tshakabika.

Attractions & Activities

* Mandavu Dam - provides a beautiful viewing hide to watch animals coming to drink, 27 kilometres from Sinamatella
* Masuma Dam - excellent hide for game viewing about 15 kilometres from Sinamatella
* Detema Dam – exceptional game viewing hide Elephant
* Wilderness trails
* Walks
* Fishing


* Restaurant and bar
* Small shop
* Fuel station – please note petrol deliveries are not reliable so visitors have to take precautionary measures

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