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Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp

Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 4 days recently at little Mak and were blown away by the abject luxury and attention to detail in such a remote spot. Bea and her team catered for our every need, nothing was too much trouble. Tembo was our guide extraordinaire, also co manager of the camp with Bea. The camp has a boutique feel about it... More 

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Near Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really loved this place ,Bea and her team do everything they can to cater to guest needs and make it a memorable stay . Food was good ,you can eat alone or on a communal table . We saw plenty of game close up and the guides were knowledgeable and great company , safari vehicles are top of the range... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear JJCONearDerby, Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for sharing this special time with us, we are honoured. Winter in Hwange National Park can get quite chilly, thankfully Little Mak is ever ready to handle this and we are glad to hear their efforts were able to comfort you and keep you warm. Winter is all around us now... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is absolutely beautiful and even though there are no rivers, the privately maintained park has developed a system of waterholes (pumped from wells by solar). Our guides were extremely informative and knowledgable and of the four game lodges we visited this was the best. Over a period of days, our guides were able to find a pride of... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Christie C, Thank you for your beautiful review and for sharing your amazing sightings with us. We hope you were able to get photos equal to the experience and would love it if you shared them with us. There is no more special moment for us, than being able to see one of our camps or concessions through the... More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and we had a really wonderful time! We were given the Honeymoon Suite, which was a pleasant surprise. The tented room was really comfortable. The service was great, staff were friendly, and the food was delicious. Our guide was good, although not as personable, patient, or experienced as a guide we... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Paige H, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see you had a great stay with us, eventhough we are sad to hear you preferred your stay at Ruckomechi, we are at least happy that it is our sister Wilderness Safaris camp to which we are being compared. Little Makalolo is situated in the 31 000-hectare... More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The staff at Little Makalolo were the best and the camp was outstanding! We had wonderful game viewing every day and the wonder of being on the watering hole and seeing animals all the time was awesome. Themba and B are the best and Edwin and Eddie also. The entire staff made us feel at home and we loved every... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Guest Relations Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Daiseyjane1, Thank you so much for your magnificent words, we are truly blessed to not only be surrounded by such beauty but have a wonderful team on the ground. The biggest footprint we can ever put on the heart and minds of our guests is always showing them the true African experience that we all are a part of... More 

Burien, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Themba and Bee were such awesome hosts. The staff is also so congenial and so wonderfully helpful. Themba was also our guide and he is awesome at tracking wildlife. Also, coming into the park we had a five hour ride with Livingstone who was so helpful and so knowledgeable. Meal time is quite elegant. Food is tops. The waterhole in... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Angeles, Thank you for your fabulous review, we will be sure to pass along your kind words to Themba, Bee and all our staff at Little Mak. The lights in your tent are powered by a battery which is charged by a solar panel. The energy is stored and this provides lighting in the evening. Plug points in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We can not recommend Little Makalolo and all her staff highly enough! From the moment we met our wonderful guides Charles & Edwin, to the smiling departure from the house staff Bee, Marvellous and others we have just had such an amazing time. Thank you SO much. We stayed 3 nights, so had 6 game drives with Charles. The first... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Aquillegia, Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories and sightings with us, we are greatly humbled by your kind words and will be sure to pass on your high praises to our brilliant Chef and kitchen staff. Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange National Park’s best wildlife viewing areas. It offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What an amazing experience. First trip to Africa, first camp. A little unsure at first, but not a worry. Your own tent, a full size bed, toilet, two showers (one inside one outside). No phone, no internet, no cable. Truly elegant setting, except that you are in the middle of nowhere. Catered to from arrival to departure. As to the... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Bob T, Thank you for the outstanding review for our camp and Pete, we are delighted to see you had such a great stay and that Pete made such a lasting impression on you. Fifteen guides from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia made their way across to Zimbabwe where we hosted a guiding workshop over a week of intensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Charles our guide was very knowledgable and extremely patient. He was a star. The camp is stunning and the staff wonderful providing both comfort and really very good food. We were lucky enough to see lion, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, elephant, caracal, etc, etc and the birdlife was stunning. If you can you really need to go. Fab!!

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Steven W, Thank you for this fabulous feedback, we are delighted to hear that Charles and all our staff treated you to such a fantastic experience. Activities centre on game drives in open 4x4 Land Rovers and guided walks. The area’s large number of waterholes attracts game in both quantity and variety, especially in winter when water sources become... More 

Tenerife, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My friend and I were traveling again in Africa and this was the second camp out of 3 we went to in Zimbabwe ..This camp I would have rated "5 Stars" But !! , As for the Manger and all his staff where faultless ..very friendly ..great people to be with, also very professional with there experience about wildlife and... More 

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WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Roberta H, Thank you for the great feedback, we are delighted and proud to hear that our resident “Macguiver’s” were able to organise a hair-dryer for you, nothing like enjoying life's creature comforts in the middle of the wilderness. As our tents are all Solar powered and the camp is operated by a generator we are unable to supply... More 

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