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Located in Zimbabwe's flagship Hwange National Park, Little Makalolo is discreetly tucked away in a teak forest and overlooks a waterhole that sees a regular procession of animals coming down to drink. The focus here is firmly on wildlife: you will be urged to try the different viewing hides - including one overlooking the camp's waterhole - for great game and bird viewing as well as excellent photographic opportunities.

At Little Makalolo, your game viewing starts on your doorstep. Morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4s and walks with an armed guide are all part of the experience, and you can expect to see large antelope herds, closely followed by their predators, as well as classic large game species such as elephant, giraffe and buffalo. Birdlife is also abundant in the area with over 400 species recorded.

highlights

  • Set in animal-packed Hwange National Park
  • One of the few camps located within Hwange
  • Remote, authentic & intimate safari experience
  • Excellent bird watching - great raptor sightings
  • Camp overlooks a busy waterhole
  • Enjoy a sleep-out under the stars

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Facilities

Congregate around the campfire for a pre-dawn breakfast before your game drive and again for drinks - and perhaps stories from the day this time - in the evening.

There is also a refreshing swimming pool in the camp to cool off in between safari activities. The dining room and lounge at Little Makalolo are all built under canvas and overlook the teeming waterhole, making game viewing both easy and comfortable.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

Wake up to a light and delicious breakfast before embarking on an early morning game drive.

A hearty lunch follows your return to camp, followed in turn by an indulgent afternoon tea, served before your afternoon safari activity.

Dinner is enjoyed around a large table in the tented dining room overlooking the waterhole or out under the stars.

Room Description

There are only six canvas and wood chalets dotted around camp to ensure an intimate safari feel.

Each tented suite features a day bed, a writing desk with a view and a shaded verandah. The en suite bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers, and one of the suites has a big outdoor tub for starlit baths.

Some guests may prefer the simplicity of the 'sleep-out' platform, which is located a short drive away from camp in a spectacular setting and accommodates between four and eight people. You spend the night either on a bed or a comfortable bed roll, with basic ablution facilities nearby. A highly qualified guide is on standby to ensure your safety at all times and in case you need assistance during the night.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Private game-drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Cultural tours
  • High tea on offer
  • Local village visits
 

Traveller Reviews

  • Little makalolo was wonderful. Our guide and his knowledge and expertise and personality meant we had a fantastic time. He worked so hard to find game for us and we had wonderful viewings of lions, owls, zebra and wildebeest and he found a group of elephants. It was a magical place. Wilderness air were also good.

    Louise Laudy, May 2014
  • We had the best of vacations, especially the kids. We saw the Big Five at Little Makalolo and the guide was the best ever.

    Patricia Larsen, September 2008

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Nicola Steenkamp

Nicola Steenkamp

Africa Safari Expert

"One of Hwange's best. Little Makalolo is the perfect camp to swtich off and be present on your holiday. The social evening boma fire and warmth of the lodge are true highlights with a team of guides and staff who are passionate about and generous in sharing their knowledge and hospitality."

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We had the best of vacations, especially the kids. We saw the Big Five at Little Makalolo and the guide was the best ever.

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