This is a lovely little camp. The tents are gorgeous. Great experience - hard to beat!
Amy M 35 yrs, Cayman Islands, Read 15 reviews »
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Little Makalolo Camp
- A log-pile hide overlooking the waterhole in front of camp
- Impressive herds of buffalo & elephant throughout the year
- Solar powered camp to ensure a lighter environmental footprint
Facilities includePool in the main area Living area Outdoor dining area
- Game Drives
- Night Drives
- Village Visits
- Guided Walking Safaris
Seasons in Zimbabwe
About Little Makalolo Camp
Intimate and exclusive, Little Makalolo is situated in the remote south-east of Hwange, looking out at a waterhole to which animals are drawn in their numbers in the dry season. A false mopane tree in the centre of the camp shades a dining and living area, with a plunge pool in which to cool off, and an open area for convivial evening fireside tales. During siesta hours, you can enjoy outstanding wildlife viewing at the log pile hide that overlooks the waterhole in front of camp.
There are six canvas tented rooms with wooden doors, joined with sandy walkways. Each tent comprises en-suite facilities, outside shower and a veranda with two chairs and a view. There is no air-conditioning however there are pedestal fans provided in the rooms. During the winter hot water bottles and extra blankets are provided. Room comes equipped with shampoo, body shower gel, body lotion, guest soap, sunscreen, room spray, shower cap, accessory kit, insect repellents spray/cream, mosquito oil, re-chargeable torch, umbrella and robes.
In winter, small wood heaters are used in the main areas and knee blankets are provided during dinner.
Little Makalolo is in one of Hwange’s best game viewing areas, where a number of shallow pans in the vicinity draw a constant parade of elephant (estimated at 30 000 in the Park), buffalo, southern giraffe and Burchell’s zebra, creating one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. Sable, roan and eland are special here, with lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah present as apex predators.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
The nearest airstrip is called Linkwasha and it is located a 20-minute drive from camp
From Hwange airport flight time is 20 minutes
From Victoria Falls airport flight time is 1 hour
From Kariba airport flight time is 1 hour and 40 minutes
From Mana West airstrip flight time is 2 hours and 5 minutes
From Harare airport flight time is 2 hours and 10 minutes
Fly with Wilderness Air
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Low Season: 11th January - 14th June and 1st November - 10th January
High Season: 15th June - 31st October
Credit card facilities are not available at Little Makalolo; payment can be made in cash only. As the country has adopted a multi-currency system for payments, hard currencies such as US Dollars, GBP Sterling, Euros and South African Rand are accepted widely and you are encouraged to carry small denominations for ease of trade.
Batteries are charged in the main area or office while you are out on an activity so please bring spare batteries for use. There are only 220V power points in camp. If you have an item that runs on 110V, please bring a converter.
Tips/gratuities for guides can be made directly and there is a tip box in the main area for the junior staff.
The following is the suggested gratuity schedule only and is subject to service standards:
Guides - US$10.00 per person per day
General Camp Staff - US$5.00 per person per day
Specialist Guides (if applicable) - US$10.00 per person per day
Laundry is provided on a daily basis (weather permitting) and included on the Fully Inclusive (FI) rate basis. However, as the laundry is done by hand, the camps do not wash any ‘smalls’. Washing detergent is supplied for you to wash your own underwear.
Travelling with children
Children of 6 years and older are welcomed.
Parties with children 12 years and younger are required to book and pay for private activities unless the camp is booked as exclusive use or they have filled a vehicle (6 guests).
A family booking will depend on availability of the private vehicle/activities at the camp for the period requested.
Child participation in activities will vary depending on the camp and the activity
Child rates apply only when children aged 16 years or under are sharing with full paying adult/s and must be calculated accordingly i.e. 2 adults and 2 children in a family, charge 2 x adult sharing rate plus 2 x the applicable child rate.
Children under the age of 17 years are required to share accommodation with at least one adult at all times.
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