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is located in the Hwange National Park
in northwest Zimbabwe
You will walk between the two Wilderness camps in the Linkwasha concession of the park, Davisons Camp
and Linkwasha Camp
, over the course of four nights staying in a mobile bivouac camp for part of your journey.
Walking will, as usual, mainly concentrate on the nuances of flora, fauna and tracking, but will usually also include deliberate attempts to approach potentially dangerous animals such as elephants, buffaloes, hippos and lions. In other words, this is proper walking safari.
Morning and afternoon walks usually last for 3-4 hours and go at a leisurely pace, with a long break for a proper lunch and a siesta. The usual walking distance is around 10km per day, so really not too tough. Although later in the season, Oct/Nov, the temperatures may climb sufficiently high to make even that seem very arduous.
The overnight stops are in a light mobile camp which is set out by a separate support crew and consists of a table and chairs for dining, plus small bivouac tents. There is a shared safari bathroom with washstand, bucket shower and long-drop toilet.
Hwange Trail is an excellent way to get out an explore the bush, have some real adventures and enjoy the intimate company of a lovely Zimbabwean crew.Seasons