Linkwasha private concession in the south-eastern section of Hwange
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Date of Creation
Exclusive Luxury Safari Camp
History & Story
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 doorstep of the famed Ngamo Plains, which offers fantastic summer game viewing, the camp’s excellent location stands sentry over a magnificent plain and a pan that is a magnet for game year round, especially in the dry winter months.
The fresh, open and airy design of Linkwasha Camp is complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary interiors with the original spirit and essence of safari. Eight sumptuous en-suite tents and one family unit look out over the surrounding plain, while the main area – including various multi-level decks, a pool area and a winter lounge complete with library – gazes over the abundant waterhole.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• The most exclusive camp in Hwange
• Easy access to prime game-viewing areas in incredibly productive private concessions
• Longest, most steadfast commitment to Hwange’s conservation and communities
Linkwasha is situated in a private concession in the best location in Hwange. It is found near the famed Ngamo Plains, where wildlife gathers in numbers during summer – to add to the year-round excellent viewing from the camp itself; Linkwasha overlooks a pan that is a magnet for game seeking to quench its thirst.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Game drives
• Guided nature walks.
• Full day outing with picnic at Ngamo Plains.
• “Outdoor” Ecologist presentations on the surrounding area.
• Night drives with red filtered spotlight for nocturnal animals.
• Raised Star Bed at Scott’s Pan.
• Sunken hide at the waterhole in front of camp.
• Visit to a local African village and school.
• Private activities available on request (subject to availability and at an additional cost).
Purpose: Alongside our non-profit partner, Children in the Wilderness, we work 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.
• Children aged 6 years and older are accommodated.
• For families travelling with children between 06 and 12 years of age, require private activities to be booked and paid for.
• Children between 06 and 16 years of age, must share with an adult/s in the same room.
• The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 09 x units in total comprising:
– 08 x twin-bedded canvas tents each with two three quarter beds
– 01 x family canvas unit consisting of two tents (a main bedroom and a living room that can be converted into a second bedroom) each with their own bathroom.
– Mattress converters are available that transforms twin beds into king-size beds. To be arranged prior to arrival.
Plus guide/pilot/tour leader accommodation comprising:
– 01 x twin-bedded tent with two three quarter beds and shared en-suite facilities (not of the same standard as a guest room).
– Canvas tented accommodation on a raised deck, with a combination of sandy pathways on the ground and raised wooden walkways.
– Each tent comprises en-suite facilities, indoor shower with an inward opening door which gives the illusion of an outdoor shower experience, canvas roll down blinds for all weather conditions, with double vanity basin, writing desk and chair, luggage rack, mosquito net, during winter months an electric blanket is provided, electronic safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, indoor lounge area and private viewing deck with outdoor seating area.
– An air cooling unit as well as additional ceiling and mist pedestal fans are provided in each of the rooms.
– Amenities include bathrobes, liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, insect repellent, shower caps, vanity kit with two cotton tipped swabs and cotton balls, tissue dispenser, washing powder (for smalls), umbrella, room spray and a mosquito coil are supplied in each tent.
Restaurants & Bars
Fully Inclusive offering
•Lightweight and light footprint design. Camp structures are built with minimal use of concrete. Composite decking material used to substitute timber for the decks, floors and walkways.
• Dining, bar and lounge under canvas and on a raised wooden multi-level decks with dining opportunities overlooking the plains.
• Fire pit in main area.
• Pizza oven.
• Winter lounge with Library and Jet Master fire place.
Pool in main area.
Extra Notable Features
• Sunken Hide in front of camp waterhole to observe the wildlife at the waterhole from ground-level. Provides fantastic photographic opportunities
• Scott Pans starbed for a romantic night under the stars – a guests’ favorite
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• March 2018 – Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe longlisted in the African Responsible Tourism Awards for Best Responsible Cultural Experience
• March 2018 – Linkwasha Camp wins Hotel & Lodge Award
2017-2016 – 2015
• June 2017 Wilderness Safaris Linkwasha and Little Ruckomechi included in Air France Madame’s Gold List
• June 2016 -Linkwasha Camp named one of the world’s best new hotels in the Condé Nast Traveller Hot List
• February 2016 – Linkwasha listed as one of the best new hotels on the planet in Travel + Leisure’s It List
• December 2015 – Linkwasha Camp listed in the Tatler Travel Guide as one of the World’s Best 101 Hotels
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