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Little Makalolo Camp

Little Makalolo Camp overlooks a busy and vibrant waterhole that can boast, in the dry months, huge herds of elephant, buffalo, plains game and the accompanying cats

View from the waterhole Beautifully rustic guest rooms Get close at the hide Game drive in Hwange National Park

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Little Makalolo is one of Wilderness Safaris 'Classic' camps, hidden right in the heart of Hwange National Park on a private premier wildlife concession. This high-end tented safari camp brings luxury and comfort to compliment the remoteness of the area. An hour and a half private charter flight from Victoria Falls will land you right in the middle of this wilderness; alternatively it’s a 5 hour road transfer from Victoria Falls.

Little Makalolo overlooks a busy and vibrant waterhole that can boast, in the dry months, huge herds of elephant, buffalo, plains game and the accompanying cats. Each of the six en-suite tents are located perfectly for a spectacular view of the waterhole, and further onto the plains that lie in front of camp. Indoor and outdoor showers compliment the beautiful tents that offer all the basic luxuries you will need. Low teak walkways join each of the tents with the main area and dinning tent, and the pool is a great addition, offering much needed relief from the summer sun, during the siesta hours of mid-day.

The private concession surrounding this camp means you can enjoy one of the best game viewing areas in Zimbabwe completely undisturbed by other tourists. The game drives and night drives will give you a great appreciation for the diversity of both flora and fauna in this area. As well as offering great sightings of the big game including Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and various other predators that call this wilderness their home. Walks with your professional guide allow you to explore ancient river lines and stroll across the plains of Africa, with unforgettable memories and great photographic opportunities being the order of the day.

The varying seasons in Hwange will have a huge impact on your wallet and Safari experience.

The Green season (rainy season) will see incredible bird and insect life but reduced animal sightings. However lodge prices in most cases are dramatically reduced offering really good value.

The High season (dry season) is when animals congregate in vast numbers around the waterholes and National Geographic type scenes are commonplace. This is peak season and lodge prices escalate substantially.

Please feel free to contact us with details of your preferences and allow us the opportunity to discuss which time of year is going to suit you best.

**NB** Hwange Lodges in the peak season get over booked, it is advisable to plan and book well in advance to ensure you get what you want.

Our Opinion

Little Makalolo is the ultimate Safari experience. Being a “Classic” Wilderness Safaris camp and situated on a premiere wildlife concession means nightly rates are not cheap, but then no decent safari is and comparatively speaking Little Makalolo represents good value for money. Wilderness guides are also always of a high standard. We rate this camp very highly and know for certain from the numerous clients who have stayed there that you won’t be disappointed.

Combining Little Makalolo with one of the other Wilderness camps either in Zimbabwe or elsewhere in Southern Africa, will round off a great safari experience with this professional and well organised company.


• A Wilderness Safaris Classic Camp on a private concession in Hwange National Park
• Little Makalolo Camp overlooks a vibrant waterhole which gets very busy during the dry months
• Fly in or road transfers are possible
• Luxury accommodation and facilities
• Professional guides used for games walks and drives
• Excellent photographic opportunities on the private concession, with no other tourists in sight
• Wilderness Safaris is a professional safari company with an excellent track record

PRICE before special offers
Approximate price per person sharing per night

US$ 713  1 to 5 January
US$ 649  6 January to 31 March
US$ 768  1 April to 31 May
US$ 1261  1 June to 31 October
US$ 701  1 November to 19 December
US$ 784  20 to 31 December

US$ 383  6 January to 31 December

Accommodation at Little Makalolo Camp

• Five standard tents with double bed or twin beds
• One family room with one twin bedroom and one double room

All rooms have:
• En-suite bathroom with flush toilet, twin wash basins and shower
• Outdoor shower
• Writing desk
• Fan
• Solar water heater
• Safe


• Great game viewing and bird watching in a private concession
• Good well trained guides
• Very comfortable camp
• Great Location
• Can be combined with other camps in Hwange, Victoria Falls, or outside Zimbabwe for a great safari experience


• Road transfers may be long in distance
• Nightly rates tend to be pricey but you do get good value for money


• Dining area/restaurant is located under the thatched main lodge
• Al fresco dining on the deck
• Meals are included during excursions

Facilities and Services

• Main lodge with dining area, lounge, library and bar
• Swimming pool and deck
• Fire pit
• Water hole in front of main lodge
• Credit card facilities
• Laundry
• Pizza oven
• A game viewing hide near the waterhole
Activities: Game drives; Nature walks; Bird Watching; Game viewing (within a log hide); Sleeping under the stars; Cultural tours/village visits

Fully Inclusive Rates Include

• Accommodation
• All meals and local drinks
• Two camp activities per day
• Laundry
• Park fees

Fully Inclusive Rates Exclude

• Premium imported brands and champagne
• Charter flights
• Transfers to camp other than from the airstrip


• Children are welcome and are required to share a room with an adult at all times
• Children 0 - 2 years stay free of charge. Children 3 - 16 years old get 65% (low season) and 35% (high season) off the adult rate. Children 17 years and older stay at the full adult rate.

How to Get to Little Makalolo Camp

• Private charter flight from Victoria Falls takes about an hour and a half right to the Makalolo airstrip
Road transfer to Little Makalolo Camp (5 hours from Victoria Falls)

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