Little Makalolo Camp: Information from the owner
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About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Little Makalolo Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 22 Nov 2022
Facilities at Little Makalolo Camp
- Property facilities
- Bar, Library, Pool, Private Vehicle Available
- Room facilities
- Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Safe, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing Hide, Night Drives, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Cultural Tours
Room types at Little Makalolo Camp
The family luxury canvas tented unit has 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.
Standard Twin/Double Tent(s)
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.
Activities at Little Makalolo Camp
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Cultural Village Visits *
An authentic village experience takes place in a manner that is respectful to all parties. Usually around four hours and led 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 interaction with the community.
* The school is closed over the weekend and during school holidays.
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Game Drives
The Makalolo Private Wilderness Reserve is situated in the most prolific wildlife 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 in an exclusive setting.
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Guided Nature Walks
Hwange was proclaimed some 80 years ago and has served as a haven for one of the highest concentrations of game on the African continent. There is no better way to experience this park than on foot, discovering the ecological-diversity of Hwange on a nature walk with a highly experienced safari guide.
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Log-pile Hide *
This log-pile hide is beautifully placed at the waterhole in front of camp, and is the perfect place to spend afternoon siesta hours. The productive waterhole offers thrilling game viewing to literally a Noah's Ark parade of elephant and buffalo. Elephants are often the star attraction at the hide; just watch out for the sprays of water propelled from their nearby trunks.
* Note that during rare times of heavy rains, the log-pile hide becomes very muddy and inoperative.
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Night Drives
Evening game drives offer the best opportunity to see the shy nocturnal animals that are rarely seen in the daylight hours. 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.
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Star Bed At Madison Pan *
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. Spend a romantic night surrounded only by nature, and beneath the canopy of millions of stars.
* Weather permitting and operated subject to the discretion of the Camp Manager.
Wilderness Little Makalolo – Visit The Scorpions Anti-Poaching Unit *
While the area is best explored on game drives, a visit to the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit provides unique insights into our conservation support of Hwange. Depending on the movements of the unit, learn more about the teams and their daily anti-poaching efforts.
* Subject to availability.
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