Classic Portfolio has added two new camps in Hwange National Park to its collection.

Machaba Safaris launched Deteema Springs in the northwest of the park on May 1. It will be open year round. Deka Camp, which will launch on June 1, will open annually from May 1 to November 15.

Deteema Springs

The camp is designed to blend into the surrounding rock and bush, and has seven luxury tents and one family tent. It takes a maximum of 18 guests, with children over the age of six welcome.

Facilities include a swimming pool, library, and limited WiFi. There are large concentrations of animals around the camp, including elephant, and year-round water makes the area ideal for walking and game drives.

Deka Camp

Deka Camp is also in northwest of the park overlooking Deka Seeps, the headwaters of the Deka River, which flows east to the Zambezi. The camp has six luxury tents and can accommodate 12 guests, with children over six years old welcome.

The camp has a swimming pool and library and activities include day and night drives, walking tours, visits to the Deteema dam and hide, and bush meals and drinks.


Both camps can be accessed by air. The nearest international airport is Victoria Falls International Airport, followed by a 20-minute charter flight to Robins Airstrip (there are daily flights from Victoria Falls to Robins Airstrip). A 40-minute drive then takes guests from Robins Airstrip to Deteema Springs or Deka Camp. Passengers should be reminded that charter flights require soft bags of a maximum of 20kg per guest.

The camps can also be accessed by road – a three-hour drive from Victoria Falls to Robins Camp, followed by a 40-minute drive to Deteema Springs or Deka Camp.