August 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is pleased to announce that its newly-opened Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe has been listed as the ‘Best New Lodge’ in The Times UK and Ireland’s 20 Best Safari Camps feature, which lauds the best places in Africa for game viewing.
“Our decision to invest in this destination and open a new, luxurious camp in Hwange was based on our tremendous belief in Zimbabwe as a major player in Africa’s tourism industry. With the imminent opening of Victoria Falls International Airport (approximately September 2015), Zimbabwe is gaining traction once again as a leading safari destination”, says Wilderness Safaris CEO, Keith Vincent. “We are excited to deliver not only an exceptional wildlife experience, but also a new level of luxury on a par with what guests associate with our Botswana camps”, he added.
Linkwasha Camp is located on Wilderness Safaris' private concession in the south-eastern part of Hwange National Park. It is designed to have a fresh and contemporary look, with its nine en-suite luxury tents and main area overlooking a productive waterhole. During the dry season, the waterhole is visited by a wide array of wildlife, including enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, while the area in general is home to a huge diversity of game such as lion, leopard, hyaena, giraffe, sable, wildebeest and zebra. Highly-skilled guides lead guests on daily game drives and bush walks, offering exceptional wildlife encounters.
Linkwasha is committed to Wilderness Safaris’ 4Cs ethos (Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce) and as such, works closely with its non-profit partners, Wilderness Wildlife Trust and Children in the Wilderness (CITW). The Trust supports various conservation research projects in Hwange whilst CITW runs numerous community empowerment programmes in the villages and schools on the outskirts of the Park. Guests are able to visit the Ngamo community to see the inspiring ripple effects of ecotourism for themselves.
Combining Linkwasha Camp with some of Wilderness Safaris’ other exceptional wildlife experiences in Zimbabwe, including Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools and Toka Leya on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, provides an in-depth encounter of this diverse destination.