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Wilderness Safaris Launches Linkwasha Camp in Zimbabwe

May 5, 2015 | Wilderness Safaris

1 May 2015 – Wilderness Safaris is delighted to announce the opening of the new Linkwasha Camp. Located in a game-rich private concession in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the camp’s contemporary design raises the bar in terms of luxury in the area.

Linkwasha offers a high level of exclusivity and remoteness and features an airy, contemporary design.

“Our decision to invest in this destination and open a new camp was based on our tremendous belief in Zimbabwe as a major player in Africa’s tourism industry”, 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 would associate with our Botswana camps”, he added.

With over 18 years of experience in Hwange, Wilderness Safaris has two private concessions in the most productive wildlife areas of the Park. Situated on the same site as the old Linkwasha, the new camp is perfectly located far away from public access areas, but close to the well-known Ngamo Plains, which offer fantastic summer game viewing to add to the excellent winter viewing within the Linkwasha Concession.

Linkwasha Camp has been designed to complement Wilderness Safaris’ other properties in the concession, Little Makalolo and Davison’s Camp, each catering to the needs and budgets of different markets. The fresh, open and airy Linkwasha Camp has an eclectic, contemporary design. Eight en-suite double or twin luxury tents and one family tent look out over the pan in front of camp, while the main area includes various multi-level decks, a pool area and a winter lounge complete with fireplace and library.

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. The concession’s savannah grassland habitat is the ideal environment for walking safaris, as well as interpretative game drives led by highly experienced Wilderness Safaris guides.

Other activities on offer include visits to the Ngamo community, as well as fresh “out of the oven” pizzas and sundowners in the bush. Alternatively, guests can simply sit back and relax on the deck while enjoying the incredible views of the Makalolo Pan located just in front of the camp.

Linkwasha combines well with Wilderness Safaris’ other exceptional offerings in Zimbabwe, including Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools; or Toka Leya on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. It also makes the perfect addition to a Botswana Okavango Delta or Linyanti itinerary.