Linkwasha, Hwange National Park

Introduction

The eiptomy of wild luxury, Linkwasha offers sumptuous comfort in the heart of the Zimbabwean wilderness.

Linkwasha is situated on the edge of the Ngamo Plains in a private concession in the enormously productive south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park. Incredible views can be enjoyed from the multi-level decks, pool area and winter lounge/library that form the main part of this spacious and welcoming camp. Guest accommodation comprises eight contemporary en-suite tents and one family unit.

Linkwasha’s prolific waterhole attracts a wealth of wildlife, esepcially in the dry winter months, whilst beyond the camp the surrounding plains, pans and veld offer diverse landscapes that draw wildlife year round. Regular sightings in the area include lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck. Hwange also boasts over 400 species of bird.

Features

  • Lounge & dining area
  • Viewing decks
  • Swimming pool
  • Viewing hide
  • Star Bed
  • Olympus Photo Hub

The Linkwasha Concession works closely with Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) and other conservation entities, as well as the local community, in order to protect the wildlife and support the people that live in surrounding villages.

 

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Activities

The following activities are included at this lodge:

Game Drives
With access to two of the best private concessions in Hwange, Linkwasha game drives are particularly exciting, taking in herds as well as the carnivores that call the area home.

Walking Safaris
Enjoy close encounters with Hwange’s wildlife, under the watchful eye of your experienced safari guide. 

Evening Game Drives
Night drives can yield many species less-frequently-seen species, such as lesser bushbaby, pangolin, caracal, porcupine, springhare and honey badger.

Star Bed Experience
Spend the night on a romantically-lit platform under crystal clear skies in the heart of the African wilderness.

Cultural Visits
Cultural visits include a tour of the local village and school and meeting the prominent and respected headman or headwoman.

Birding
Hwange has over 400 recorded bird species. Look out for Arnot’s chat, Dickinson’s kestrel and Bradfield’s hornbill among many others.

Olympus Photo Hub
The Photo Hub offers guests the chance to try out top-of-the-range camera equipment under the guidance of an experienced photographer, helping you get the best possible wildlife photos on safari and enabling you to capture the the spirit of your African adventure.

In partnership with Olympus, Wilderness Safaris are using wildlife photography as a means of sharing and educating to ensure the ongoing conservation of Africa’s remote wilderness areas. The scheme also contributes to the empowerment of local people, and to social development in the area by supporting a scholarship programme run by Children in the Wilderness.

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