Introducing Hwange Elephant Collaring, one of a portfolio of eight life-changing, ‘purposeful’ journeys crafted to offer guests access to unique and privileged, behind-the-scenes conservation and community projects run by Wilderness Safaris and their conservation partners.
On this itinerary we invite you to join with the professional ground teams in Zimbabwe’s largest national park to collar an elephant, count wildlife, find out more about anti-poaching efforts and meet neighbouring communities.
All funds raised from this itinerary are directly channelled to the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit.
The Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU) works in partnership with Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management (ZPWMA), Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the Wilderness Safaris camps in Hwange to provide the manpower, logistical support and resources to assist ZPWMA to reduce levels of bushmeat and other poaching in the boundary areas of Hwange National Park.
Hwange National Park has a high mortality rate of lion to accidental snaring, while evidence has shown that many wire snares are set for medium and large animals, including elephant and giraffe. In addition, there has been an increase in the poisoning of elephant by ivory poachers.
About the Purpose: Hwange National park is home to some of southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds and plays an integral role in a network of southern African conservation areas. Since 2000, Wilderness Safaris have invested in conservation initiatives in the Park’s south-eastern corner, such as daily provision of water for thirsty wildlife, firebreak maintenance, supporting the anti-poaching units and being part of research projects. Meanwhile, on Hwange’s border lie a number of villages, which have funded and supported vital nutrition and literacy in the schools, adult empowerment projects, and of course their Children in the Wilderness programmes.
Incorporate this itinerary into a more extensive safari journey, encompassing Victoria Falls, Mana Pools National Park or Botswana, South Africa and Zambia.
Itinerary Dates 14 Sept to 19 Sept 2019
Minimum of 4 Guest Required to Guarantee Experience
TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE
Situated in a private concession in the best location in Hwange, Linkwasha is located very near the famed Ngamo Plains, where wildlife gathers in numbers during summer. This only adds to the excellent year-round viewing from the camp itself; Linkwasha overlooks a pan that is a magnet for wildlife seeking to quench its thirst.
The main area includes various multi-level decks, amongst them, a cosy library complete with fireplace and shaded salas surrounding an inviting pool. Our nearby romantic Star Bed looks onto a productive waterhole.
The camp is an eclectic mix of contemporary interiors and Ndebele culture, overlooking the scenic plain.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, the flagship of the Africa Albida Tourism hospitality group, was acclaimed, in the Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Gold List, as one of Africa’s finest safari lodges. Few lodges can surpass its sublime location.
Spectacular views of pristine bushveld and a central waterhole attracting buffalo, elephant, hyena and other wildlife and various bird species.
Just 4km (2.5miles) from the majestic Victoria Falls.
Your safaris perfect starting point.
Ruckomechi Camp rises along the banks of the Zambezi River, gazing out towards Zambia’s evocative escarpment. Its broad-canopied ana trees create glorious shade throughout the camp and are much loved by the elephants for their rich, nutritious seeds.
Activities include vehicle or on foot safari, and boating and canoeing offering a different perspective of the area.
Mana Pools offers the experienced safari goer superb safari experiences and is considered a top photographic destination for elephant and Africa's predators.