Hwange National Park is Zimbabwe's oldest and largest protected park. Roughly half the size of Belgium, the park includes a diverse mix of savannah habitats, including broadleaf woodlands, acacia scrub, grasslands and salt pans.
Wilderness Linkwasha is set on the edge of the famed Ngamo Plains, where vast herds of plains game are seen year round, followed by predators including lions, cheetahs and African wild dogs.
Due to the ecological diversity and fertile ground in the south-eastern corner of Hwange, as well as year-round access to water, Linkwasha is a wildlife magnet, and in winter particularly, the waterholes – including the one in front of camp – teem with elephants and buffalos.
Access to the equally abundant and adjacent Makalolo Private Wilderness Reserve means Wilderness guests have exclusive access to 34,000 hectares (84,000 acres) of land.
Arguably the most luxurious camp in Hwange, Wilderness Linkwasha lies in a private concession in the enormously productive south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park. It is situated on the edge of the famed Ngamo Plains, where wildlife gathers in uncountable numbers during summer – to add to the year-round excellent viewing from the camp itself. Linkwasha overlooks a pan that is a huge draw for thirsty animals, especially in the dry winter months.
Wild and exclusive, Linkwasha offers thrilling adventures. Guests can discover the wildlife on day and night game drives tracking animals, or gain a new perspective from a guided nature walk, learning more about the area from our knowledgeable and friendly guides. The sunken hide in camp overlooks a particularly productive waterhole, and is the ideal spot for an afternoon siesta, relaxing on the daybed; alternatively, revel in the proximity of the animals wallowing, drinking and playing in the water, where they can be photographed at virtually arm’s length distance.
At night, Linkwasha’s romantic Star Bed at Scott’s Pan is an exclusive immersion into the magnificence of true Hwange wilderness.
Given our steadfast relationship with the community, our cultural village visits usually always include a guided tour of one of the schools we support, meeting the village headman or participating in a community project.
Alongside our non-profit Children in the Wilderness, Wilderness Linkwasha works closely with the surrounding communities and schools, ensuring they benefit from conservation and sustainable tourism. Guests can enjoy a local village visit, which often includes a guided tour of the school, meeting the headman or participating in community projects.
Hwange’s mix of different veld and landscape types means that game viewing is exceptionally productive year-round. Wildlife frequently encountered in our area includes lions, large herds of elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, giraffes, sable, blue wildebeest, impalas, waterbuck, and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebras and eland are seen in great numbers on the open plains, while in winter elephants congregate in enormous herds around the waterholes. Birdlife in the area is prolific, with some 400-plus species recorded.
An eclectic mix of contemporary interiors and Ndebele culture create the convivial main area, which comprises various multi-level decks. Around them are a cosy library, fireplace, and shaded salas surrounding an inviting pool.
Shaded by leadwood trees, nine elegant tented suites, including a family unit, offer views onto the camp’s waterhole and the busy plains beyond. Neutral tones and bold Ndebele patterns create a striking, authentically African atmosphere.
Our nearby Star Bed overlooks Scott’s Pan, a famously productive waterhole, and offers romantic private dinners and sleep-out options.
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