Makalolo Plains Camp

Makalolo Plains Camp

Rooms
9 tented chalets
Open
All year

Makalolo Plains Camp is a well-established camp in a really game-rich area, overlooking the Somavundla Pan in a remote eastern area of Hwange National Park. Its position, nestled in the tree line between the mopane forest and the waterhole, coupled with the area's broad biodiversity, makes the camp a great place to view game. However, over the last couple of years the camp’s owners have increasingly used it to host large-group tours, to the exclusion of more individual travellers. Therefore this isn’t a lodge which Expert Africa is currently sending travellers to, instead we recommend that most of our travellers opt instead for Makalolo Plain’s newer, smaller and smarter sister camp, Little Makalolo.

Our view of Makalolo Plains Camp

Makalolo Plains Camp has highly qualified guides who have had to gain a lot of experience before being awarded their guiding licences. The rooms are comfortable and the service is good. That said, on our last trip here, the camp felt dated and in need of work in order to bring it up to the quality of its sister camp. Added to this, the presence of large groups inevitably detracts from the kind of exclusive experience that guests might expect from a private lodge such as this.

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