Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
At a Glance
Davison's Camp overlooks an extremely productive waterhole, which attracts large quantities of game who come there to drink
Two bedroomed family tent making it a fantastic option for a family travelling together
Swimming pool to cool off in
Game drives in open 4x4 game viewing vehicles
Guided game walks with an expert guide to bring the bush alive
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
From mid May through to early August the days are warm and clear but the night time temperatures can drop below freezing. September through to May is generally hot in the day and warm at night, Hwange sees rain from late November to April.
The best time for game viewing is from August to early November, water is scarce, the bush has died back and game congregates around the pumped waterholes. Birdlife is prolific during the rainy season, and although the game has dispersed due to readily available surface water, this is still a great time to experience Hwange as the National Park hums with life.
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Davison’s Camp is found in the private Linkwasha Concession in a remote north-eastern corner of Hwange National Park. The nine tented room camp is owned and managed by Wilderness Safaris and offers a high level of service and guiding to its guests.
Nestled under a grove of ancient false mopane trees, Davison’s Camp is situated in a remote north-eastern corner of Hwange National Park, within the Linkwasha Concession. Named after the founder of Hwange National Park and its first warden, Ted Davison, the camp overlooks an extremely productive waterhole that attracts a variety of plains game and predators. The camp has eight twin-bedded en suite tents and one family tent, along with a main area comprising a sitting room and dining room, altogether, this provides guests with the quintessential Hwange experience.
Game activities from Davison's include game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, or guided walks in the early mornings and evenings with an excellent and highly qualified guide. Game viewing is productive year-round in the Linkwasha Concession and wildlife frequently encountered here includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, white rhino, spotted hyena, southern giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, common waterbuck and reedbuck. There are a number of large, open plains areas which make for excellent game viewing; in summer, wildebeest, zebra and eland are found in abundance here, while in winter the waterholes are magnets around which elephant in enormous numbers congregate to drink.
During the siesta hours, guests can view game from their tent verandas, as thirsty wildlife comes down to the waterhole to drink. There is also a small swimming pool to relax by or take a dip to cool down.
Davison's Camp has nine en-suite tented rooms, including one two-bedroom family tent. Each tent is comfortably furnished and has a inside shower and flush loo.
Davison's Camp does accept children, and they do have a two-bedroom family tent, however, it is important to bear in mind that apart from guided safari activities, specific activities for children are not offered. It is also important to bear in mind that this is an unfenced camp in a big game area, as such, children should be supervised at all times by their parents.
Davison's Camp offers a complimentary laundry service with a 24-hour turn around, weather dependant!
There is no mobile phone reception or internet access in camp, however, the manager does have a satellite phone which is available in the case of an emergency.
Early morning and afternoon game drives are offered in one of the camp's converted land rovers. Evening game drives focus on the nocturnal species with game viewing aided by the use of a spotlight. Professional guides can take guests out from camp on foot to experience walking safaris throughout this big game environment. There is also a log hide in front of camp overlooking the watering hole which offers fantastic opportunities to view and photograph animals as they come down to drink.
Weve just returned from Wilderness Safaris Davisons Camp in Hwange. We were travelling with our two sons aged 14 and 12. Davisons was in a wonderful setting overlooking a waterhole where up to 500 elephants came down to drink as we had afternoon tea. A small family of elephants then slowly walked up to the bird bath 70 feet in front of us and gently and quietly drank from it....What an experience. The Zimbabwe managers, guides and staff were incredibly friendly and looked after us so beautifully. Go now before the crowds return to Zimbabwe.
Game Drives in Hwange National Park
Head out with your highly experienced professional safari guide in a converted 4x4 game-viewing vehicle. Game drives are a great way to cover lots of ground when out on safari, enjoy a very interactive experience and introduction to the area.
Zimbabwe is one of the best places in Africa to experience walking in the bush. The guides are of the highest quality, the game is fantastic and the different environments, throughout the country, are well suited for exploring on foot.
Location & directions
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Davison’s Camp lies deep in Hwange National Park, in the south-eastern Linkwasha Concession - one of the best game viewing areas of the entire Park.
How to get there
It is an 11-hour 30-minute international flight to OR Tambo International Airport, connecting to Victoria Falls. Davison's Camp is serviced by a private airstrip which is a 40-minute drive from camp. The airstrip is called Linkwasha.
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