Overlooking the open plains and a permanent waterhole, Davison’s Camp is simple accommodation spread beneath the shade of African rosewood trees. Set within a prolific game viewing area, guests can enjoy the comings and goings at the waterhole from the comfort of their private veranda after a day spent with exceptional guides out in the bush.


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Location

The camp is situated within the private Linkwasha Concession, southeast of Hwange National Park, the largest in Zimbabwe. As the camp is built around a waterhole, guests don’t need to leave their rooms for wildlife viewing as elephant and antelope are daily visitors. However, Hwange has a wide range of plains animals and the reserve has over sixty waterholes so wildlife viewing and activities are rewarding.

Rooms

Nine tented chalets are simple and comfortable with twin or double beds looking out to the waterhole, ceiling fans for warm nights and concrete floors covered in rugs. A veranda with chairs and a table overlooks the waterhole and a wooden partition conceals the en-suites.

Communal Areas

The main area is an open-sided and airy V-shaped structure housing a lounge and bar with leather sofas and a dining room with long communal tables which spill out to the outside deck and campfire. On the roof is an open-air lounge providing elevated views of the waterhole and a prime place to enjoy a sundowner. The pool and surrounding loungers are situated on a pine deck which also has wonderful waterhole views.

Activities

When not enjoying views of the waterhole at camp, guests can take day and night game drives in the private concession and further afield in Hwange National Park. Take morning walking safaris with armed guides or visit a local village to tour the local school, meet the village head and learn about local culture

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Day and night game drives in 04 x 7-seater open 4x4 Toyota Hilux
Guided nature walk
Log-pile hide at a small mud wallow within walking distance of camp
Visit and interact with the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit team
Laundry

When to go

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WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

Whilst technically still the wet season April sees the end of the rains with clear skies dominating towards the end of the month. Temperatures begin to also drop, making for more pleasant afternoon conditions, though morning can be surprisingly cold, so be sure to pack a warm fleece

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

May is the beginning of the dry season, although the landscape will still be many shades of green following the rains. Midday temperatures are pleasant, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with game sightings becoming more likely, especially around Hwange’s many watering holes. Midday temperatures are pleasant, 26°C/79°F, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives!

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with game sightings becoming more likely, especially around Hwange’s many watering holes. Midday temperatures are pleasant, 26°C/79°F, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives!

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with game sightings becoming more likely, especially around Hwange’s many watering holes. Midday temperatures are pleasant, 26°C/79°F, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives!

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate, the landscape has now become quite parched; ultimately making this the perfect time for game viewing. Midday temperatures are hot, with temperatures of over 40°C/104°F common, especially in October. This is a time to get up early to make the most of the more pleasant temperatures, average temperatures of around 17°C/61°F

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate, the landscape has now become quite parched; ultimately making this the perfect time for game viewing. Midday temperatures are hot, with temperatures of over 40°C/104°F common, especially in October. This is a time to get up early to make the most of the more pleasant temperatures, average temperatures of around 17°C/61°F

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

Technically the start of the wet season, although rain is infrequent, usually in the form of afternoon showers. The arrival of the first rains rapidly transforms the parched landscape. Midday temperatures remain hot, average around 32°C/90°F and the humidity can also be high.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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