Named after Hwange National Park’s first head warden, Ted Davison, and situated in the Linkwasha Concession, overlooking a waterhole, Davison Camp is a first-rate tented camp.
The focus at Davison’s is on the beautiful surroundings of the concession, and thus the camp itself is unapologetically classic and fairly basic. That’s not to say that it lacks comfort. On the contrary, the decks, lounge area and dining-room that constitute the main areas are very comfortable indeed, a mix of welcoming modern furniture, canvas and local touches in the form of colourful rugs, throws and thatched roofs. It’s all nestled in the shade of African rosewoods and gives the impres-sion of being a semi-invisible part of the landscape. There is excellent food served in the dining-room and tea and coffee available all day, but it should be noted that other drinks, though readily available, are not included – though prices are reasonable.
The accommodations at Davison’s are a step up from the shared areas in terms of polish. Very com-fortable, each chalet has either a double or twin beds and a solid concrete floor that’s covered in rugs to take the edge of the temperature when it’s cold. There is a canvas roof providing total pro-tection from the elements and expansive mesh windows that can be fully opened for ventilation and to appreciate the views. All the tents are en-suite with flush-toilets and hot and cold running water, and all have ceiling fans and a comfortable sofa or chaise longue. An extra mattress can be added to a twin or double room, comfortably accommodating three.
Activities-wise, Davison’s offers a range of guided driving and walking tours with certified guides.