Wilderness Safaris’ Linkwasha Camp opens in Zimbabwe

Luxury tents and a pool overlook a busy watering hole in Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe | Image: Mike Myers

As Zimbabwe prepares to open a new international airport at Victoria Falls this summer, the visa process has been made simpler with the recent launch of the Kaza Univisa, a single 30-day tourist visa (issued on arrival to citizens from 40 different countries) for Zambia and Zimbabwe (later in the year it will be rolled out to Angola, Botswana and Namibia). Also significant for Zimbabwe’s upswing is the opening of the eight-bedroom Linkwasha Camp (www.wilderness-safaris.com; from $550, all inclusive), its luxury tents and pool overlooking a lively watering hole in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest single protected area. There is significance in the vote of confidence this gives to Zimbabwe: for Wilderness Safaris, a sizeable tourism company listed on the South African stock exchange, Linkwasha is its first foray back into the troubled country since 2000.

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More awe-inspiring wilderness adventures can be created with the new mobile safari camps setting up from Kenya’s Northern Frontier to Ladakh’s Nubra Valley, while on Kenya’s Laikipian plateau, Enasoit safari camp is pioneering a new model for the wilderness experience.

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