Place: Wilderness Linkwasha is a luxurious camp that lies in a private concession in the enormously productive south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park. Situated on the edge of the famed Ngamo Plains, where wildlife gathers in numbers during summer – to add to the year-round excellent viewing from the camp itself; Wilderness Linkwasha overlooks a pan that is a magnet for game seeking to quench its thirst, especially in the dry winter months.
Wildlife: Hwange’s mix of different veld and landscape types means that game viewing is productive year-round. Wildlife frequently encountered in our area includes lions, large herds of elephant, buffalos, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyaenas, giraffes, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebras, and eland are found in abundance on the open plains, while in winter elephant congregate in enormous numbers around the waterholes. Birdlife in the area is prolific (400+) and varied.
Accommodation: The fresh, open and airy design of the camp is complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary interiors and Ndebele culture, with its nine sumptuous en-suite tents (eight twins and one family unit) overlooking golden savannah plains. The main area includes various multi-level decks, amongst them, a cosy library, fireplace, and shaded salas surrounding an inviting pool. Our nearby romantic Star Bed looks onto a productive waterhole.
Purpose: Alongside our non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness, Wilderness Linkwasha works closely with the surrounding communities and schools, ensuring they benefit from conservation and sustainable ecotourism. Guests can enjoy a local village visit which often includes a guided tour of the school, meeting the headman or participating in community projects.
Unique Selling Points
- Wilderness Linkwasha is set on the edge of the famed Ngamo Plains, where large herds of plains game are regularly followed by their predators – including lions, cheetahs and African wild dogs – year round
- Due to the ecological diversity (vast, open palm-fringed plains, grasslands, acacia woodlands and teak forests) and fertile ground in the south-eastern corner of Hwange, as well as year-round access to water, the Linkwasha Private Wilderness Reserve is a wildlife magnet
- In winter, the waterholes – including the one in front of camp – teem with elephants and buffalos
- Longest, most steadfast commitment to Hwange’s conservation and communities