Rebuilt from scratch and reopened to resounding praise, Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe has officially claimed its place as the most luxurious camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Its location in a private, wildlife-rich concession in southeast Hwange provides travelers with exceptional year-round wildlife viewing and a level of service and guiding that is unparalleled in the rest of the country.
Linkwasha Camp in Zimbabwe is fresh and airy in design, seamlessly blending into the surrounding landscape. Each of the eight oversized tents is eclectic and elegant in its approach, maximizing privacy while maintaining a sense of openness. This is especially felt in the open-air showers, private verandas, and king-size beds facing glass sliding doors, all of which provide uncanny views of the constantly active waterhole outside. There is also one family tent, similar to the rest but with the added comforts of multiple bedrooms and a soaking bathtub fronting out toward the pan. While the contemporary interiors of Linkwasha Camp are certainly modular in their feel, they retain the coziness of a traditional safari camp in their essence. Furthermore, natural cooling breezes and maximum sunlight fill the rooms, keeping the energy requirements low and environmental footprint light.
The common areas of Linkwasha Camp are spread across several multi-level decks, ensuring constant and uninterrupted views over the pan, a magnet for resident game. Guests are invited to take advantage of all of these spaces, eating in the welcoming dining area, warming up beside the lounge’s wood-burning fireplaces, reading under the funky pendant lights of the cozy library, and taking a cooling dip in the swimming pool while elephants flock to the adjacent watering hole for a drink. Proximity to wildlife is an inherent feature of Linkwasha Camp. There are no fences enclosing the camp, so wild animals frequently circumnavigate the tents on their way to their next destination, offering a stunning soundtrack as guests are lulled to sleep.
The private concession surrounding Linkwasha Camp is renowned for its year-round game. Situated close to the famed Ngamo Plains, the environment is especially ideal for guided safari walks and day and night game drives, leading to up-close encounters with large herds of elephant and buffalo, prides of lion, leopard, and spotted hyena, and numerous giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, and waterbuck. Hwange is also a hotspot for birders, with more than 400 species found in the area. Following the camp’s resident ecologist not only brings all these creatures into focus, but also teaches guests about the efforts being made to conserve it. Additional activities at Linkwasha Camp include visits to the neighboring Ngamo villages, sundowners in the bush, and sleep-outs in the nearby “Star Bed”, a deck built especially for guests to doze off under the stars while being immersed in the sights and sounds of Africa.Request Information