ONE of Africa’s top ecotourism operator, Wilderness Safaris, will open a new camp in Hwange National Park next year as it expands its footprint.
The property, Linkwasha Camp, will be opened in May and is an addition to the company’s two other investments in the concession — Little Makalolo and Davison’s Camp.
“We are making the commitment to invest in this destination based on our tremendous belief in Zimbabwe as a major player in Africa’s tourism industry,” Wilderness Safaris chief executive officer Keith Vincent said.
“We are confident that we will be able to offer an exceptional wildlife experience, with a level of luxury on a par with what guests would associate with our Botswana camps.”
Situated on the same site as the old Linkwasha, the new camp is far away from public access areas, but close to Ngamo, which offers summer game viewing to add to the winter viewing within the Linkwasha concession.
It will offer seven en-suite double or twin luxury tents and one family tent, accommodating a total of 18 guests.
Vincent said Linkwasha combines well with Wilderness Safaris’ other exceptional offerings in Zimbabwe, including Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools; or TokaLeya and The River Club on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. It also makes the perfect addition to a Botswana Okavango Delta or Linyanti itinerary.
Founded in Botswana in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is widely regarded as one of the continent’s foremost ecotourism operator.
It offers private access to more than three million hectares of Africa’s finest wildlife and wilderness areas through more than 50 luxury camps and safaris across nine African countries—Botswana, Congo (Brazzaville), Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.