Deka Camp (Hwange National Park)

Deka Camp Hwange National Park

Luxury thatch and canvas camp – 8 Tents in Total –Max 16 guests

Deka Camp Hwange National Park is nestled in the low foothills in the far northwest of Zimbabwe.  This small camp consists of eight units, made of thatch, local rock, and canvas. The camp is uniquely located and isolated and overlooks the Deka floodplains. It is this floodplain that seeps to create the headwaters of the Deka river that flows east to the Zambezi River.


Located in the most remote part of Hwange, Deka Camp offers guests the opportunity to walk and game drive some of the wildest and pristine areas in Southern Africa. Situated within a private concession of Hwange also means guests at Deka Camp can also partake in night drives.

Game drives
Game drives take place each morning & afternoon, and always depart from camp. Each drive will explore the river systems and plains around the camp and lasts approximately 3 hours. The wildlife in the area is prolific with excellent chances to see larger predators, herds of elephant, buffalo and all the plains animals that occur here. Night drives begin in the early evening and offer guests a chance to see smaller more nocturnal animals with spotlights.

Walking safaris
Walking safaris are conducted in the morning with armed guides. Walks are leisurely and time is taken to observe the smaller things in the bush that one normally misses when driving. Walking is weather & guide dependent, or dependent on the condition of the terrain.


  • Plunge Pool
  • Thatched Main Area
  • Library


  • Morning and evening game drives
  • Walking (guide dependant)
  • Game viewing from the comfort of your own tent
  • Catch up on some reading


Deka Camp is a permanent camp and is built from the local rock with canvas walls and thatch roofing. Each luxury unit is small but well-appointed. Of course, each unit offers every comfort one could need including hot and cold running water, flush toilets, comfortable beds with first-class linen and views of the African bush that stretch forever. The camp blends seamlessly into the environment, meaning the camp design complements the philosophy to not disrupt the natural bush environment.

8 x Luxury thatch and canvas tents

Children above the age of 6 years are welcome at Deka Camp.

Only one child over the age of 6 years may share a family luxury tent with two adults. (Additional children can be accommodated on request)

One child and one adult in a standard luxury tent will pay the adult + child rate.

Getting there

A ranger will collect all guests from Robins Airstrip for the transfer to Deteema Springs. guests may choose to self-drive to Robins Camp or book a road transfer or flight from Victoria Falls to Robins Airstrip.  where we will arrange a Deka Camp ranger to collect you.

  • Deka Camp is a 20-minute charter flight from Vic Falls
  • Deka Camp is a 3-hour road transfer from Vic Falls
  • There is a 40-minute drive from the airstrip to camp

If necessary we can book inter-camp flight transfers.


A typical summer day at Deka Camp:
(Kindly note times may vary slightly and winter timings are different)

  • 05h30 Wake up call at the room
  • 06h00 Light breakfast in the main area
  • 06h30 Depart for your morning activity: game drive, nature walk
  • 10h30 Return from the morning activity
  • 11h00 Brunch
  • Afternoon at leisure – possible activities: Swimming pool
  • 15h30 Afternoon Tea
  • 16h00 Depart on afternoon game drive
  • 19h30 Return from the game drive
  • 20h00 Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)
  • After Dinner drive is optional


HIGH SEASON 01/06/20 – 31/10/20
US$765.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $230.00
Children 6 – 11 years $383.00

SHOULDER SEASON 01/05/20 – 31/05/20 & 01/11/20 – 15/11/20
US$575.00 PPS

Single Supplement – 30% $173.00
Children 6 – 11 years $288.00

Rates are fully inclusive of:

Accommodation, all meals, laundry, lodge activities, return vehicle airstrip transfers from Robins airstrip, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages (excluding imported and premium drinks), & taxes.

Rates exclude:

International flights, internal flight transfers, premium imports, travel insurance, visas, and discretionary tips and community and conservation levy of USD 15 per person per day.

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Extra Info

Zimbabwe is a malaria area, as such, we recommend appropriate precautions. All travellers coming from or going through countries that have been declared yellow fever infected areas must provide an international health certificate of vaccination for yellow fever upon arrival into Zimbabwe.

The water in the camp is safe to drink.

Deka Camp has 220V plug points in all the tents which can be used to charge batteries and sleep apnoea machines, however, they are not suitable for hairdryers and electric shavers.

There is no wifi in the tents, but wifi can be accessed near the main area.

No children under 12 are allowed to participate in Game Walk activities.

Each guest is allowed a maximum of 20kg of luggage for light aircraft flights. This restriction includes hand luggage and camera equipment. It is therefore important to ensure that all luggage is soft-sided, and without wheels.

Luggage dimensions should not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.

Passengers weighing between 110 – 120 kg (242 – 264 lbs.) please need to advise us when making a booking, so that we can, in turn, advise the aircraft company for scheduling purposes. Passengers weighing over 120 kg (264 lbs.) are expected to purchase an additional seat.


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