With three luxury camps in a private concession area in the east of Hwange, the Wilderness company is a great choice for walks in Zimbabwe’s largest park.
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The Linkwasha Concession preserves 14 600 square kilometres of woodlands and savannah in the east of Hwange National Park. It is an area rich in wildlife and with a variety of habitats and terrain that makes for interesting walking at any time of the year. With a choice of three camps clustered in the exclusive concession, Wilderness company is a good choice to mix game drives and walks at more than one camp in a single visit.
With 9 tents shaded by trees, Linkwasha has views of Ngamo Plains. 10km to the west Little Makalolo is smaller but in a similar style and location. A third option is Davisons', situated in a copse of false mopane trees overlooking a busy waterhole that is popular with elephant and buffalo.
The camps are open year round and the best walking time is in the dry season from April-August. Walks are open to children of 13 and above, and the maximum group size is generally six.
For guests with 4x4 vehicles, it is possible to self-drive to Davisons', from where the other camps are accessed by game viewing vehicle. For 2x4 vehicles, guests should park at Hwange Main Camp and the transfer pick-up time is 12:30.
Each evening, guides confer with guests to plan for the morning activities, and this is the time to opt for a walk as part of the dawn drive. It's also a good time to quiz the guide on what to wear and what to carry for the walk.
The walk duration is flexible in response to conditions and the guest interests, and the pace is gentle. Before it gets too hot, guests are back at the vehicle and return to camp for breakfast.
- All meals and all local drinks
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- Premium imported brands and champagne