Makalolo Plains Camp
Makalolo Plains Camp sits nestled amongst the tree line overlooking the Somavundla Pan in a remote eastern area of Hwange National Park. This position, between the mopane forest and the water hole, coupled with the area's naturally high levels of biodiversity makes Makalolo Plains Camp a great place to view game. The elephant sightings at Makalolo are particularly good and on our last visit a member of the Expert Africa team had a very close-encounter with a young male not far from camp.
Our view of Makalolo Plains Camp
Makalolo Plains Camp is a well established camp in a really game rich area. It benefits from highly qualified guides who have had to gain a lot of experience before being awarded their guiding license. The rooms are comfortable and the quality of service is good. That said, on our last research trip here (in May 2010) it was fair to say that the difference in quality between the chalets in Makalolo Plains Camp and those at its sister camp, Little Makalolo, was noticeable. Makalolo Plains felt a little out-dated and in need of some work in order to bring it into line with the quality of its sister camp and other lodges in the area. This is still a great place to view game however and the staff are friendly and the guides knowledgeable which all makes Makalolo Plains Camp still well worth a visit.
Makalolo Plains Camp sits nestled amongst the tree line overlooking a pan in eastern Hwange NP.