Deka Camp

Deka Camp: Our full report

6 safari tents
Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 1 review
All year

Opened on the 1st June 2019 Deka Camp is located in the north-west of Hwange National Park close the the boarder with Botswana. This is a small and intimate camp in an incredibly isolated and wild area of the park.

Deka Camp has just six tents nestled on a small hill overlooking the Deka seeps, one of the only permanent water sources for miles around.

Although we are yet to visit Deka Camp we are familiar with this northern section of the park. While it can be a wildlife rich area the real draw is the isolation from other camps in the park, and on previous visits we've driven for hours without coming across any other vehicles.

Operated by Machaba Safaris Deka Camp will act as a sister property to the more luxurious Deetma Springs Camp (also being constructed in the northern section of the park), and Verney's Camp to the south. Machaba Safaris also has a range of properties in Botswana (Machaba Camp, Little Machaba and Gomoti Plains Camp) which we have visited previously and have hugely enjoyed. We fully expect Deka Camp to match the style and the quality of these Botswana properties.

The activities on offer at Deka will include game drives, walking safaris and night drives in the camps concession and further afield into the national park.

Our view

We've been thoroughly impressed with our previous experiences at Machaba Safaris properties in Botswana, and we are expecting great things from this camp.


Location: Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board


Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk

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