The intimate Davison’s Camp is located in the game-rich Linkwasha Concession of south-east Hwange. Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe, occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometres. It is located in the northwest corner of the country about one hour south of the iconic Victoria Falls.
The secluded, well maintained camp is hidden in the shade of false mopane trees, overlooking an active waterhole in an expansive open plain. The rustic yet comfortable tented camp provides a classic safari experience in an area known for superb game viewing.
Davison’s Camp offers accommodation for a maximum of eighteen guests in nine tented chalets. Each en-suite chalet opens onto a verandah that overlooks the busy waterhole, affording guests spectacular game sighting from the comfort and privacy of their suites. Large mesh windows give the chalets a light and airy feel, and offer expansive vistas of the surrounding plains. One of the chalets is a family chalet, offering a second en-suite bedroom.
The Linkwasha Concession offers productive year-round game-viewing, including sightings of the Big Five. Other species often encountered include spotted hyena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, impala, eland, common waterbuck, and reedbuck. There are also a number of fascinating lesser known species such as; black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox and five different types of mongoose. A number of small nocturnal creatures are often seen, including the lesser bushbaby, porcupine, aardwolf, pangolin, caracal and African wildcat.
The concession is a birder’s paradise, with over 400 species of bird recorded. An ostrich family has even taken up residence in the camp. Raptor sightings include the rare Red-necked Falcon, Dickinson’s kestrel, Martial eagle, five vulture species, and accipiters such as Shikra and Gabar goshawk.
In the Zambezi teak and false mopane woodlands, birding enthusiasts can spot Arnott’s chat, Crimson-breasted shrike, Kalahari Scrub-robin, Scaly-feathered finch, Swallow-tailed bee-eater, Black-cheeked waxbill, Southern Pied babbler and Bradfield’s hornbill. A number of owl species, including Pearl-spotted owlet and African scop-owl seek refuge here too.
The plains areas offer abundant pipits, larks, coursers and wheatears. Migratory species such as Southern Carmine bee-eaters, Black kites, Broad-billed Rollers, and Abdim’s storks are prolific in the summer months.
- Child Friendly
- Game Drives
- Night drives
- Walking safaris
- Game drives
Please check the visa requirements before your visit.
Children over the age of six are welcome at Davison’s, but parents need to be aware that the area is frequented by free-roaming game. Children need to be under a parent’s supervision at all times.
• Malaria occurs throughout Zimbabwe, right through the year.
• Malaria prophylaxis is recommended for all travellers to Zimbabwe.
• Inoculation against Hepatitis A and typhoid is also recommended.