The Makalolo and Linkwasha Concessions in Hwange National Park hold by far the highest densities of large mammals in Hwange as a result of the woodlands being interspersed with productive grassy plains, vleis and fossil river valleys. Shallow depressions hold rainwater into the dry season, attracting larger concentrations of wildlife, while the summer rains transform the plains into one of southern Africa’s most productive summer game viewing areas.
At 1 708 metres wide, the Victoria Falls is the most expansive curtain of water in the world and drops more than 100 metres into the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Victoria Falls is also home to Wilderness Touring, our touring and transfer business that enhances any visit to the area whether sightseeing, shopping or enjoying cultural activities.
- Our concessions in the south-eastern corner of Hwange National Park Park offer some of the best year round wildlife viewing
- Hwange National Park is home to 100 species of mammals, including one of the largest elephant populations in Africa, and 400 bird species
- In winter, the Hwange National Park waterholes are magnets for huge herds of plains game, elephant and buffalo
- Toka Leya is situated just 12 kilometres from the world-renowned Victoria Falls
- Livingstone offers many activities including safaris, fishing on the Zambezi and adrenalin-pumping adventures
Depart from Victoria Falls Airport and arrive at the Wilderness Safaris Hwange airstrip for three nights at either Davison’s Camp, Little Makalolo or Linkwasha Camp. Hwange National Park’s 1.4 million hectares support a mix of habitats, a diverse area that is shared between desert-adapted and woodland species, ensuring large numbers of animals all year round – elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and even gemsbok.
Game drives take place in open Land Rovers and are led by our highly experienced guides through our private Wilderness Safaris concessions which are situated in the most productive area of Hwange National Park. The varied habitats and vegetation types as well as countless waterholes mean that drives are exciting with diverse species to be seen.
There is no better way to experience this park than on foot with an experienced, qualified walking safari guide. Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities as well as all meals.
Transfer by light aircraft to the Victoria Falls Airport where a scheduled road transfer takes you across the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia and on to Toka Leya. Set in the western sector of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya Camp perches on the banks of the rushing Zambezi River. Only 12 km upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls, the camp is ideally placed for you to explore this scenic and vibrant region.
Limiting our footprint on this pristine land, wooden walkways snake between the 12 spacious en-suite safari-style tents. You will feel safe and comfortable in your tastefully decorated room with an expansive wooden deck looking out over the mighty river – itself a dramatic backdrop to the sight of rambling elephants, grunting pods of hippo and basking crocodiles.
Scheduled camp activities include a river cruise on the camp’s boats, a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park a guided tour of the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, a guided tour of Livingstone and Livingstone Museum, and a visit to a nearby village plus local curio shops. All meals are included.
After breakfast, a scheduled road transfer takes guests to Livingstone’s Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in time for their international return flight home.