Little Makalolo Camp
Place: Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange’s most ecologically-diverse areas, ensuring both variety and numbers of animals year round. A large number of waterholes attracts game from far and wide, and with one in front of camp, wildlife activity can even be enjoyed from the pool or your breakfast table or, more intimately, from the camp’s log-pile hide. Game drives, walks and cultural activities sometimes end at our “pizza stop” at Madison Pan, where a Star Bed is ready for your sleep out under the stars.
Accommodation: Hwange's original bush camp Little Makalolo is nestled in a dappled tree-line. Its six stylish tents (including a family unit), with both indoor and outdoor showers, are connected to the main area by teak walkways, where a towering false mopane tree shades a separate dining and living area with views of the much-frequented waterhole.
Purpose: Along the Park’s southern boundary, many mammals fall victim to snaring. Thus our partnership with the Scorpions Anti-Poaching Unit – which includes conducting patrols and removing snares – is critical in aiding the survival of Hwange’s wildlife.
Unique Selling Point
Charming, intimate camp in one of Hwange’s best wildlife areas
A log-pile hide on the camp’s productive waterhole is a thrilling wildlife-viewing experience
Huge dry-season concentrations of elephant and buffalo
There are five standard tents which are made up of four twin-bedded tents and one double-bedded tent. The twins may be converted into doubles on request.
The stylish tents are spacious and the en-suite bathrooms include double vanities, and indoor and outdoor showers. Solar power is used for tent lights and to heat water, ensuring a lighter environmental footprint.
The family luxury canvas tented unit has with two three quarter beds in each bedroom. It consists of two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and entrance with inter-leading door between the two rooms.
Activities & features:
Little Makalolo - Game drives
The private Wilderness Safaris concessions are situated in the most productive area of Hwange National Park. The varied habitats and vegetation types as well as countless waterholes mean that game drives are exciting with always something new to be seen.
Little Makalolo - Morning walking safaris
Hwange was proclaimed some 80 years ago and has served as a haven for one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. There is no better way to experience this park than on foot with an experienced safari guide.
Little Makalolo - Log-pile hide
This hide is beautifully placed at the camp’s productive waterhole and is the perfect place to spend your afternoon siesta hours. Elephants are often the star attraction at the hide; just watch out for the sprays of water propelled from their nearby trunks.
Little Makalolo - Evening drives
The Hwange ‘night act’ includes species such as lesser bushbaby, spotted hyaena, leopard, lion, Selous mongoose, pangolin, caracal, porcupine, scrub hare, springhare and even honey badger.
Little Makalolo - Star Bed
Situated on a raised platform overlooking Madison Pan, the Star Bed is just a 20-minute drive away from camp and offers a truly secluded, remote wilderness experience – and the opportunity of sleeping under the stars.
Little Makalolo - Village Visits
An authentic village experience takes place in a manner that is respectful to all parties. Usually around four hours and lead by one of the local villagers or a Wilderness guide, it often includes a tour of the school, meeting the headman or headwoman and enjoying cultural exchanges with the villagers.