FROM $ 445 PER PERSON SHARING
- Single supplements and child discounts may apply
- Price varies with seasonality and room options
- Indicative price is for low season
- Wilderness Safaris
Little Makalolo is a small and intimate camp. It is remote, private and luxurious. The camp staff are friendly and warm, and the allure of the camp is perfectly complimented by the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.
What makes Little Makalolo special?
Hwange National Park has an incredible variety of wildlife, and one of the largest elephant populations in the world. Little Makalolo is set on the edge of a waterhole in a section of the reserve that has an even higher abundance of wildlife.
Hwange National Park is the largest Park in Zimbabwe, occupying roughly 14 650 square kilometres. It became the royal hunting grounds to the Ndebele warrior-king Mzilikazi in the early 19th Century and was set aside as a National Park in 1929. Hwange boasts a remarkable variety of wildlife, with over 100 species of mammals and nearly 400 bird species recorded.
It is one of the last strongholds of wild dog in Zimbabwe, and has one of the largest elephant populations in the world. All of Zimbabwe's protected animals are to be found in Hwange, and it is the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena are relatively common.
The 6 tented suites, including the exclusive honeymoon suite and family suite, were designed with the perfect balance between luxury, comfort and the feeling of the untamed wild. The permanent floors and wooden doors allow some separation from the elements, while the indoor and outdoor showers and the private lookout decks in each suite offer the opportunity for complete immersion into the African bushvelt. The communal lounge, bar, dining and swimming areas are spacious, relaxed and sophisticated, and linked to the suites by teak walkways and shaded by towering false Mopani trees, with a magnificent view of the open plains and the waterhole in front of the camp.
In between exciting game drives or walks, it is easy to relax in the privacy of your suite, or enjoy the fascinating contents of the library. The hide close to the camp is a great way to sit peacefully and watch un-noticed as the waterhole acts as a magnet for animals and birds alike.
After a light early breakfast, the first of the day’s activities begin, and either a morning game drive or a game walk sets off, exploring the reserve with the guidance of some of the best game guides in Africa. Zimbabwe is renowned for some of the best walking guides in the industry, and experiencing the bush from a different perspective is both exhilarating and fascinating. Returning to camp for brunch, the day is left to the individual to relax in the comfort of the camp, or sit undisturbed in the hide, taking photographs or simply immersing in the solitude of nature.
After a high tea, the afternoon game drive or walk heads out. At this time of day, the golden light sets the perfect scene for photography. Evening sundowners in the middle of the reserve precedes the night drive where filtered spotlights illuminate the secret lives of the nocturnal animals. The predators begin to get active, and if you are fortunate, it is the best time to watch these graceful animals head out to hunt or patrol their territory.
After cocktails, a sumptuous dinner around the glowing fire-pit or covered dining room is the signal for the end of a busy day. If stargazing is your thing, the sleep out hide is a perfect way to end the day, staring up into the night sky scattered with twinkling stars, while the sound of frogs, hippo, and the occasional roar of a distant lion fills the air.
The camp offers trips in to the nearby community, offering a fascinating insight in to the lives of the local villagers, guided by a local community member, it is a great opportunity to visit the local schools, meet the village elders and get involved in a unique culture.