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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Pascoag, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Hoylake, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Loved everything about Little Makalolo. Large, airy, well appointed 'tents'. Plenty of airy 'windows' looking out onto the game park. Delightful wooden walkway to all the areas. A convenient comvenience close to boom, family dining area and bar/library. The loo with the view! So very well looked after by all the staff, led by Eddie the Manager, who came along... More 

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

Dear Lindam4322014, Thank you for your beautiful review, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Eddie and the entire team at Little Mak. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time in camp and on activities with the wonderful Godfrey. Thank you for your comments about the food as well as the dining... More 

London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I didn't know it was still possible to experience Africa like this! The camp itself is lovely, and the tents and accommodation are very comfortable and well equipped considering how remote this camp is. Eddie and his staff made us feel like family, and nothing was too much trouble. The food was superb - all prepared by chef Innocent and... More 

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

Thank you Mach3blackbird for your magnificent review, we are delighted to have been a part of what appears to have been a magical journey for you. We will be sure to pass along your praise to the chef and all the hard working and often forgotten kitchen staff. It is truly amazing to see what they are able to do... More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First trip back to Zim for 25 years and introducing my adult children to Africa. This camp is the best way to experience game. We felt like we were family. The accommodation is very comfortable but totally natural and in touch with the wild. The food was excellent and the service professional but highly personal. Thanks to Bee for running... More 

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

Thank you LiliasBell for your fabulous review, we are delighted that after 25 years Africa was still able to give you so many great memories and you were then able to share these with your children. You could not have chosen a better time to introduce your children to the grandeur that is Africa. Little Makalolo animal sightings were of... More 

Cayman Islands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a lovely little camp. The tents are gorgeous. The location is great, you can watch the elephants and giraffe come to the watering hole (and the lions!) and the hide is excellent. Food is good, staff are fabulous. Great experience - hard to beat. We would go back.

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

Dear lovesafari222, Thank you for you fantastic review, we are thrilled to hear that you had such a great stay that you would like to return as much as we would love to have you visit again. Our log pile hide is also one of our favourite features at the camp. This hide is beautifully placed at the camp’s productive... More 

south africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was a return trip to Little Mak, and what a great return!! The camp is beautifully and newly refurbished, with wooden walkways between the tents and extended at the main area and pool, which is really a great improvement. The ambiance of this camp is magnificent! Rooms are cosy and large, which together with the wooden walkways was a... More 

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

Thank you Rita for your beautiful words, it is always a pleasure to welcome returning guests and we are ecstatic to hear you enjoyed the small refurbishments we recently completed. We are very proud of our staff and cannot wait to pass on your kind words to everyone in camp. It is hard to decide which we are most blessed... More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just finished a stay here and LOVED it. The place is amazing and the tents are pure luxury in the bush. Ask for tent number 6, it is located closest to the watering hole and has the best views. The staff was amazing, especially our guide Charles. The food was wonderful and the animal sightings were a plenty. You can't... More 

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

Dear Jennifer335, Thank you for your magnificent review, we are so glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us so much. Hwange’s elephant presence has magnified too as the dry season digs its claws into our parched soils, enticing more and more of these noble and terrestrial wonders to our water’s edge. Their intelligence can only inspire us... More 

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