Rhino Safari Camp

Top choice lodge in Matusadona National Park

One of the best camps in the country, this is remote, wild and everything you want from a safari experience. Its simplicity in design is genius; it blends beautifully into its surrounds, with sandy paths and a rustic charm mixed with subtle luxuries. The thatched, stilted chalets have magnificent views and delightful outdoor bathrooms.

Food is exceptional, featuring home-baked goods served under the stars by the camp fire. The staff is friendly and super passionate, with hosts Karl and Jenny going to great lengths to make you feel at home. Its head guide, Peter (who helped set up the original camp), is a bona fide character with unsurpassed knowledge of the area; he can also arrange fossicks for dinosaur fossils and semiprecious stones.

There's no electricity, but there are paraffin and solar lamps, limited wi-fi and camera batteries can be charged. No children under 12.

It's located on a peninsula at Elephant Point, where lions and elephants are often spotted.