Overview

 

A signature Zimbabwean safari camp in a classic Southern African setting.

Up-close animal encounters. Thrilling sightings. Exclusive access. Little Makalolo offers an unrivalled safari experience in Hwange National Park, where the wonderful, wild scenery is matched by unforgettable wildlife sightings in this remote, exclusive region of Zimbabwe.

 

Little Makalolo is in the ideal location for an authentic safari in Zimbabwe. Arrive as strangers, leave as friends. The camp’s exceptionally warm staff take care of your every need, while you take in all that Hwange has to offer. Relax poolside, and watch the wildlife parade from the raised deck with views over the waterhole

 


STANDARD SEASON

From USD 650 per person, per night

PREMIUM SEASON

From USD 1,260 per person, per night

 

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  • Location

    At an expansive 14,651km² (roughly half the size of Belgium,) Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest national park. The Linkwasha-Makalolo Private Wilderness Area in the south-east of the park is an exceptionally diverse region of teak woodlands, golden savannah, and Kalahari sands. In summer, the Ngamo Plains heave with plains game, followed closely by predators.

     

    Wilderness Little Makalolo Zimbabwe Hwange

  • Accommodation

    The original intimate bush camp, Little Makalolo has just six tented suites, including a family unit. A safari at Little Makalolo in world-renowned Hwange is an unmatched, soul-rejuvenating experience. Revel in a refreshing outdoor shower after a long day of wildlife thrills, then head to the dining area, where your drink of choice, a warm fire and the joy of sharing the day’s experiences await.

     

    Stroll along the walkway from your tented suite to the main area, where an open fire beckons all to sit, and spend a starry evening sharing stories. From the raised pool deck, enjoy a dip in the pool and a sundowner, keeping an eye on the waterhole that attracts an abundance of wildlife. In this remote part of Hwange, the camp’s footprint is minimal, with electricity provided by solar power.

     

     

    Room Types

    Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)
    (5 ROOMS)
    With just five en-suite units, intimate Wilderness Little Makalolo is Hwange’s original – and greatly cherished – bush camp, known for its exceptionally warm and genuine staff.

    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.

     

    Family Tent
    (1 ROOM)
    The family luxury canvas tented unit has two three quarter beds in each bedroom. Each having its own entrance with an inter-leading door between the two rooms.

     

    Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)

     

     

    Family Tent

  • Facilities

     

    Property Facilities


     

    Family room
    A holiday of lasting family memories is guaranteed.

    Pool
    Cool off between game drives in the inviting swimming pool.

    Star Bed
    Experience a night under the stars, safely elevated above the ground.

    Log-pile hide
    Watch undetected as herds of elephant and buffalo drink at the pan.

    Wi-Fi
    Stay in touch with friends and family back home and share your safari sightings.


     

    Rooms

    Electrical Outlets
    En-Suite
    Fan
    Internet Access (Complimentary)
    Laundry Service (Complimentary)
    Outside Shower
    Safe
    Tea / Coffee
    Verandah

  • Activties

    • Game Drive Day
    • Game Drive Night
    • Guided Walks
    • Hide
    • Star bed/ sleep – out at an extra cost
    • Cultural experiences
    • Photo Hub – Olympus camera experience dependent on the Camera

    Game drives.

    Our private concessions mean that sightings of the prolific wildlife are exclusive and private.

     

    On foot

    Discover the ecological diversity of Hwange on a morning nature walk with an experienced guide.

     

    Night-time safaris

    Evening game drives offer the best opportunity to see the shy nocturnal animals that are rarely seen in the daylight hours.

     

    Up close and personal

    The log-pile hide at the waterhole in front of camp offers thrilling game viewing to literally a Noah’s Ark parade of elephant and buffalo.

     

    Star Bed

    Spend a romantic night surrounded only by nature and beneath the canopy of millions of stars.

     

    Cultural Tours

    Visit the local village and interact with the community in the school and in their homes.

     

  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts
    RATING
    Classic Camp
    TYPE
    Safari Lodge
    NO. ROOMS
    6
    SPECIAL INTERESTS
    Birding, Nature, Wildlife

  • Cuisine

     

    From signature G&T stops out in the bush, to lantern-lit dinners in front of the camp, to breakfast jaffles and traditional nhopi porridge served around the fire, dining at Little Makalolo is a treat for the senses. Have dinner in the bush hide, where foraging elephants may join you, or enjoy a fresh brunch on the pool deck watching amazing scenes playing out at the pan in front of the camp.

     

     

  • Why stay there

  • Getting there

  • Hwange National Park

     

    Climate

    Winter Months – Mid May, June, July, early August, although the days are warm with beautiful blue skies, the evenings can get extremely cold and temperatures below freezing are not uncommon, so definitely bring warm clothing. It’s cold I promise you!

    Summer months – September through to May. Hot to extremely hot days and warm evenings.

    Rainy season – Generally between late November and April although the occasional rain can occur out of these dates.

     

    Best Game Viewing Months
    August, September, October and early November are by far the best months for game viewing in this park. Water becomes extremely scarce and the animals congregate around the few pumped waterholes. Sitting patiently and quietly at one of these water holes will reward you with very good game viewing.

    During the rainy season from late November through to April, a completely different park emerges to that of the dry season. Parched savannahs turn into lush fields with an abundance of grazing. The animals disperse and game viewing becomes limited. It’s called the green season and has it’s own magic as this is when the park and all the animals rejuvenate themselves, feeding like crazy on the abundance of food. Newly born animals can be seen everywhere and the birdlife is absolutely prolific.

    It is situated in the southwest of Zimbabwe between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.

    Credit Victoria Falls Guide

Tour Map

Google Map for Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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