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Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp

Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This camp is more than comfortable but what sets it apart from others is the kindness of the staff and their desire to make one's stay pleasant and memorable. The quality of guiding is extraordinary - far more sophisticated than one experiences at most camps. The guide we had was a formally trained biologist and we learned a tremendous amount... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice camp, good location with only Wilderness vehicles allowed, a great and very busy waterhole in front of the camp, great food, good rooms and good guides. Wilderness rooms tend to be quite large and they are well spaced out and quiet. The camp is small enough to feel intimate. Staff are friendly, adhered to dietary requests and... More 

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

Dear JandJ90, Thank you for your brilliant review, we are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us and sincerely hope you will return soon. Little Makalolo lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas, overlooking a vibrant waterhole. It offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Makalolo is a lovely traditional safari property with well trained staff who were completely committed to making sure we had a wonderful stay. The tents were very comfortable but did not have charging stations for camera batteries etc. – these were located in the common area – not a huge inconvenience but a bit of extra fuss. There had... More 

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

Dear Edward068, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled to hear what a great time you had with us and hope the “communal” charging station was not too much of an inconvenience. Little Makalolo, in following with Wilderness Safaris environmental and sustainability efforts runs on electricity provided by a series of solar panels. Solar panels charge batteries located... More 

Upper Myall
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great lodge, typical of Wildernes Safaris. I was greeted at Vic Falls airport off the flight from RSA and ushered through passport control like VIP politician. The game drive starts from the bush airstrip and the wildkife viewing is excellent. The lodge is comfotable, food excellent and the staff are probably the best of any lodge... More 

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

Dear SteveUpperMyall, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to pass along your kind words to all those in camp. We are glad to hear everything ended well on your adventurous and scary walking safari. Being on foot in the wilderness presents a totally... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Diane S, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had in camp and out on game drives, also sounds like you made some wonderful new friends who undoubtedly are looking forward to your return with a chilled G&T in hand. Themba and Bea are a truly fabulous management team who... More 

Near Derby
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

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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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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247 reviews
126 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
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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