Hwange’s original intimate bush camp, Little Makalolo offers privacy, relaxation, and remoteness. The camp’s six traditional-style rooms – including a family unit – are spacious and en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers. Solar power is used for tent lights and to heat water, ensuring a lighter environmental footprint. Teak walkways link the tents to the main areas: living and dining areas with an open fire deck for starry, storytelling evenings. A raised pool deck, which also shelters the bar and breakfast area, offers evocative views of the active waterhole in front of camp.
Little Makalolo lies in the heart of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, with access to the Makalolo and Linkwasha private conservation land. A staggering 5 657 square miles of diverse habitat, Kalahari sands seeping into teak woodlands and golden savannah grasslands, Hwange serves up some of the best game viewing on Earth, year-round but especially rewarding during the dry season. Its renowned Ngamo Plains, dotted with vleis and ilala palms, are home to an ever-changing wildlife parade.
Watch the multitudes of elephant or buffalo from the log-pile hide near the camp’s waterhole. On day and night game drives, thrill to ‘off-the-charts’ game viewing: lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs, spotted hyaenas, leopards, and a vast range of plains game often fleeing them. Slow down on a nature walk to appreciate the ecosystem’s biodiversity and its smaller creatures. Interact with a local community in their homes and schools, learning something of their culture. Spend the night in the elevated Star Bed at Madison Pan, seeing and hearing wildlife gather under a canopy of stars.