Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
At a Glance
Opened in May 2015, Linkwasha is the most luxurious camp in Hwange National Park
Hwange wildlife is exceptional: home to an huge elephant population, healthy buffalo herds and large lion prides. There's a remarkable variety of mammal and bird life
Fantastic year-round game viewing in the privately operated Linkwasha Concession
Linkwasha Camp is the jewel in the crown of the Wilderness Zimbabwe Collection
Enjoy the flexibility offered by a concessionary area, explore the bush on foot and through day and night game drives
The setting of Linkwasha Camp allows guest to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding bush and water hold from the camp's deck
The Wilderness guides are some of the best in Africa and the guides at Linkwasha are extremely knowledgeable and experienced, making each game drive fun, interesting and exciting.Scott Dunn team
Linkwasha is open throughout the year so as well as dry season visits, guests can experience this wonderful area during the Emerald season, when the bush is lush and green.Anna Hearn
Fabulous game viewing, particularly large herds of elephant for which Hwange is known.Louisa Ross-Taylor
Linkwasha Camp is a coup for Wilderness Safaris. Once the haunt only of researchers, the Linkwasha Concession is arguably the most game-rich area in Hwange, now you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful corner of Zimbabwe whilst staying at a luxury tented camp.Scott Dunn team
Just 2 hours from Victoria Falls so ideal for a visit to see the falls.Scott Dunn team
Linkwasha Camp has the most luxurious and comfortable main area to be found in Hwange National Park. You will find it hard to tear yourself away for game drives.Scott Dunn team
Soak up the afternoon sun on the huge deck while animals come down to drink from the waterhole in frontSophie Levey
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To start planning your vacation to Linkwasha Camp
Linkwasha Camp is set in a spectacular part of the Hwange National Park with incredible wildlife viewing both in summer and winter. With easy access to the best parts of the park, including Ngama Plains, this is a superb camp for both walking safaris and game drives. The camp offers panoramic views from every aspect and you can relax with sundowners whilst watching the continuous parade of wildlife at the camp waterhole.
This open and airy camp blends in with the surroundings perfectly and has been built using sustainable and energy-efficient solutions. The camp sleeps 22 guests in seven twin/double tents and two family tents. The main communal area has multi-level decks ensuring wonderful views and the dining room, bar and lounge overlook the plains. There is a pool in the main area to enjoy cooling dips after game drives and during the winter there is a cosy winter lounge with a fireplace and small dining area as well as a library. For those wanting to enjoy romantic dinners alone there is also the option of private dining in several areas.
As well as game drives and walking safaris you can also visit the local village and learn about the traditional ways of life of the local community. Also the resident ecologist at the camp can teach you more about the area, its wildlife and how they help to conserve it. At night the more adventurous can enjoy a thrilling sleep out on the specially built sleep-out deck where you can doze off under the stars surrounded by the sights and sounds of Africa.
The camp has seven twin/double tents and 2 two bedroom family tents. In total the camp sleeps only 22 guests at any one time, keeping the experience exclusive and the concession free from vehicles.
Linkwasha does not accept children below the age of 6 unless the camp is taken on an exclusive use basis. Families with children below the age of 12 must book and pay for private activities over their stay at Linkwahsa Camp - family bookings will be subject to the availability of a private safari vehicle and guide. Child participation in all activities will be based on approval by the guide and manager - safety of all guests in camp is of course the priority. Families with children over the age of 12 do not need a private vehicle, but the camp requests than all children below the age of 17 should share their accommodation with an adult.
Although there are no specific child care facilities at Linkwahsa, Wilderness Safaris are one of the leading safari operators caring for families. Excellent guides and staff will tailor the experience to make an unforgettable safari for guests of all ages.
There's a swimming pool, essential for those hot Summer months, and a cosy snug with a warm fireplace, great for the cold winter evenings. The waterhole in front of camp draws wildlife from across the area, many guests in the Hwange camps choose to spend an afternoon sitting on the deck watching the wildlife coming to drink - you'll see great herds of elephant, buffalo and often lion and hyena come to drink at dusk.
Meals are usually taken outside on the deck, if it is cooler there's a spacious dining area inside. The focus is on fresh and light meals in the warmer months and for lunch, with soups and warming seasonal dishes in the colder season. The pizza oven is a favorite for lunch.
The Linkwasha Private Concession gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a more flexible and exclusive safari than if they were within the national park. WIthout the restrictions and regulations of the park guests are free to enjoy both day and night game drives as well as excellent walking safaris. Wildlife is the focus, but the history and significance of Hwange National Park is fascinating and well worth asking your guide more about. Linkwasha has always been a hub for research, Wilderness Safaris sponsor a number of researchers and you will have an opportunity to speak to them about the work they are doing in the area. Alongside the safari focussed activities, take time to visit one of the community programs supported by Wilderness and Linkwasha to see first-hand the positive impact tourism has over the local area.
Wilderness Safaris boasts a portfolio of some of the top camps in Africa. Linkwasha joins the list close to the top, it takes the offering in Hwange National Park to another level. Zimbabwean guides are some of the best in Africa with a rigorous apprenticeship and examined qualification process, the guides at Linkwasha will blow you away with their knowledge and passion for their work.
Location & Directions
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Linkwasha is situated in the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe and only a 3-hour drive from Victoria Falls.
When to go
Linkwasha is an all year-round destination: excellent winter viewing within the concession is complemented by the fantastic summer viewing on the nearby famed Ngamo Plains.