Our fourth and final OATS tent camp did not disappoint. By now, we were seasoned Land Rover riders so settled in to the lengthy ride from the airport and gratefully donned much-needed rain ponchos. We were greeted to elevated walkways, magnificent views, lovely cabins, a stunning dining room and extremely competent staff. Too much food and too often? Maybe, but it was very tasty.
Our last sundowner was especially memorable as we watched an elephant herd at a watering hole with a one-week-old calf. Drama ensued when four hyenas stealthily lurked onto the scene and two matriarchs marched over to vehemently swat them away. Our guides knew how to provide a grand finale to an exceptional adventure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the parched, flat grasslands of Hwange, Makalolo Plains Camp is an attraction for thousands of elephant and buffalo and even lion and hyaena. Makalolo boasts one of the few water sources in the area, and therefore a procession of wildlife is a daily event during the dry season. You will enjoy panoramic views of this waterhole from the raised and spacious main area which comprises a lounge, pub, plunge pool and dining area where delicious meals are served. Consisting of ten large comfortable rooms your accommodation has en-suite facilities as well as an outdoor shower for you to immerse yourself in while enjoying the African skies. ... more less