Linkwasha Camp

Hwange, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park is the largest national park in Zimbabwe and is known for its large concentrations of both herbivores and carnivores. Within this remarkable National Park, Linkwasha Camp is close to the famed Ngamo Plains, in the Linkwasha Concession.

Overlooking a waterhole near the famous Ngamo Plains in the Linkwasha Concession, Linkwasha Camp is a magnet for game. In a private concession in Hwange’s south-eastern corner this camp offers excellent summer game viewing along with exceptional winter sightings.

The camp itself is an eclectic fusion of contemporary interiors and authentic safari design producing an airy and fresh design very much in keeping with the essence of safari. With multi-level decks the main area overlooks the pan with both the pool and winter lounge having uninterrupted views of the game which congregates around it. Linkwasha Camp has been designed to minimize its impact on the environment with materials such as composite decking substituting for timber on the decks.

Linkwasha’s eight luxury tents and family tent overlook the waterhole. These comfortable tents each comprise en-suite facilities with double vanity basin. In addition tents are well equipped each with a writing desk and chair in the indoor lounge area. Tents are not air conditioned, but both ceiling and pedestal fans are provided. A private viewing deck and outdoor seating area provide excellent vantage points.

Benefiting from its location on a private concession within the Hwange National Park, Linkwasha Camp offers excellent game viewing with game drives in open land Rovers exploring this huge National Park with its varied habitats and vegetation types. Nocturnal species can be seen on evening game drives within the concession. Walking safaris, with one of Zimbabwe’s renowned professional guides, provide an excellent way of seeing the park’s dense concentrations of game. An authentic village is experience provides an understanding of local cultures and are conducted by Wilderness guides or local villagers.

In Outline

Location

Access

Linkwasha Camp is normally accessed by light aircraft to the Linkwasha Airstrip.

Alternatively Linkwasha Camp is accessible in a four-wheel drive vehicle via the Main Camp.

Rates
From USD 550

Climate

The Hwange region experiences summer rainfall (November to April).

SUMMER

Summers in Hwange are hot with temperatures reaching mid 30o Celsius.

WINTER

Winters are cold in the morning with midday temperatures reaching mid 20o Celsius.

Facilities

  • Lightweight and light footprint design.
  • Dining room, bar and lounge under canvas.
  • Pool in main area.
  • Fire pit in main area.
  • Library in winter lounge.
  • Game drives on the private concession in the Hwange National Park.
  • Guided game walks.
  • Village experience.

Travel Notes

Game Sightings

Hwange’s mix of different veld and landscape types means that game viewing is productive year-round. Wildlife frequently encountered in our area includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyaena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebra and eland are found in abundance on the open plains, while in winter elephant congregate in enormous numbers around the waterholes.

Best Time to Travel

Linkwasha Camp is productive year-round.

Bird Sightings

Hwange is also home to a varied bird community. Typical drier Kalahari birds include Kori bustard, crimsonbreasted shrike, Kalahari scrub-robin, scaly-feathered finch, cut-throat finch, red-eyed bulbul, swallow-tailed beeeater, black-cheeked waxbill and southern pied babbler. The Zambezi teak and false mopane woodlands are home to other birding specials like Arnot’s chat, Bradfield’s hornbill and racket-tailed roller.

Guest Safety

Linkwasha Camp is situated in a wildlife area and is not fenced. Guests are requested to take care at all times and adhere to guidance given by guides and camp management.