Hwange National Park

Sable Valley Lodge


Ultimate Private Safari

Sable Valley Lodge is situated at the edge of Hwange National Park, on a secluded private concession just off the famous Dete Vlei, home to the Presidential Elephant herd.

Sable Valley Lodge is the most recent addition to the esteemed Amalinda Safari Collection of Zimbabwe, a family owned, and operated business born out of a deep dedication and love for Zimbabwe’s precious wildlife and unequalled landscapes. The lodge offers 11 thatched traditional African rondavels set into the teak forest, with views towards the pool, each room is ensuite with a shower, toilet & handbasin. The main area under thatch features comfortable sofas, directors’ chairs and a sunken firepit, opening up to the Vlei, with panoramic views of the ever-changing flora & fauna of the savannah.

Guests of Sable Valley can experience a truly unique dining experience, beneath the vast African sky, with views across the countryside rich in local fauna and flora and serenaded by the sounds of the wild. There’s nothing like the African wilderness to work up a healthy appetite.


At a glance

  • 11 rooms

  • Pool

  • Restaurant

  • Pizza oven

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  • Sable Valley Lodge Hwange National Park gamedrive

    Game drives

    Head out on morning and afternoon guided game drives, both within the private reserve and in Hwange National Park.

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    Walking safari

    Professional guided walking safaris with one of the lodge’s professional resident guides, through their private entrance into the Hwange National Park.

  • Sable Valley Lodge Hwange National Park Hide sits

    Hide sits

    Enjoy watching the abundance of wildlife in one of Sable Valley Lodge’s pan or hide sits, which are well hidden and an amazing place to witness the true beauty of the Hwange National Park.

Community & Culture

Amalinda supports The Mother Africa Trust was born out of the belief that, through effective eco-tourism and legitimate community collaborations, a better future can be built for the rural communities in Zimbabwe. The Mother Africa Trust has facilitated the socio-economic development and empowerment of rural communities in Matopos and Hwange District, part funded by the Community and Conservation Levy (CCL) that was recently introduced at Amalinda Lodge which is used entirely to funding of community development projects. These include funding clinics, school supplies and empowering women and those living with disabilities.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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