Deka Camp

Hwange National Park
Birding Daydrive Nightdrive Walk Swimming

Star Rating
Game Viewing
Price Guide $$$

Deka Camp: Our View

Deka Camp is the most remote camp in Hwange, located to the extreme north-west of the National Park, relatively close to the Botswana border. Completed in June 2019, this new Machaba Safaris Camp is ideal for people who really want to get away from anything remotely resembling a crowd.

The habitat of the area leans towards the more stark vistas of the Kalahari, and with this brings incredible numbers of the more desert-adapted animals including massive herds of roan and sable antelope, eland and even onyx have been sighted here. 

The large elephant herds that move between Botswana and Hwange pass through this part of the Park to reach the fresh feeding areas surrounding Deka Camp and to gratefully slake their thirst at the natural spring seeps in front of camp which forms the source waters of the great Deka River. The area supports numerous large lion prides, good cheetah numbers, wild dog packs, and you may even get the chance to see the rare brown hyena here.

Deka Camp: Quick Facts

  • A maximum of 16 guests in 8 en-suite double/twin units
  • Private concession
  • Swimming pool
  • Day and night game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Optional after dinner night drives
  • Desert adapted wildlife species
  • Dedicated wifi zone
  • Library
  • Solar-powered
  • 40min road transfer/game drive from Robins airstrip

Deka Camp: The Details

We would recommend at least three nights minimum at this amazing little camp. The game viewing potential is such that you would want enough time to really immerse yourself in the area and get busy finding those rare species. 

With only eight luxury en-suite units (no family tents) this camp guarantees privacy and an extremely intimate safari experience.  

The camp is built using a combination of canvas and locally sourced rock, with thatched roofs, which is perfect for keeping the rooms cool in summer and warm in winter. 

The main communal areas are similarly constructed, surrounding a lovely swimming pool with views out to the water pan and Deka flood plains in front of the camp. The décor has been artfully created to mirror the desolate arid beauty of the surrounds, using a rather minimalistic light touch overall whilst maintaining quality and comfort through-out.