February 2016 – Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce that Linkwasha Camp in Zimbabwe has been included as one of the planet’s best new hotels in the US Travel + Leisure It List 2016.
“We are honoured that the editors of Travel + Leisure (T+L) have featured Linkwasha amongst the world’s best new hotels – not only for the camp itself, but also for Hwange and Zimbabwe as a whole. We are extremely proud to continue playing an important role in pioneering sustainable ecotourism to this remarkable country and hope that Linkwasha, as our flagship in Zimbabwe, will continue to exceed our guests’ expectations”, says Ron Goatley, Wilderness Safaris Zambezi MD.
Linkwasha Camp is situated in a private game-rich concession in the south-eastern part of Hwange National Park. Designed to have a fresh and contemporary look, its nine en-suite luxury tents and main area overlook a productive waterhole. Activities make the most of the exceptional year-round wildlife-viewing opportunities the area has to offer, with regular sightings of large herds of elephant and buffalo, prides of lion, and an abundance of plains game and birdlife.
Describing Linkwasha Camp, T+L says: “Zimbabwe is hands-down the hot safari destination of the moment, and Wilderness Safaris has wasted no time upping the ante in game-rich Hwange National Park. Here in the private Linkwasha concession, you can witness enormous concentrations of elephant and buffalo right from your ultramodern tented suite – there are nine in total, each set on a raised platform for optimal views of the grassy plains. The tents themselves are like self-contained sanctuaries, with king-size beds, private dining areas, and indoor-outdoor showers. The real luxury, however, is access: guests rarely run into other vehicles during game drives, and Linkwasha’s guides and trackers are trained according to the most rigorous standards in all of Africa”.
The T+L It List is selected by the magazine’s editors who evaluated over 300 new openings before deciding on a shortlist that its reviewers visited. The 48 winners are those who, in T+L’s view, are worth “putting on your bucket list”. The full list will be published in the March issue of Travel + Leisure and is available online at www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/it-list-the-best-new-hotels.
Stylish tented accommodation, superlative service and extraordinary wildlife encounters.