We recently visited Little Makalolo camp and had a wonderful time. From the warm welcome by camp staff (not only initially, but after each game drive) to the fantastic food, to the great game viewing, to the beautiful accomodations, Little Makalolo made our trip to southern Africa well worth while and one we would like to repeat. Wildnerness Safaris, which runs the camp, has truly figured out what it takes to make guests feel that they are welcome and appreciated. They employ professionally trained managers and guides and it pays off. Although we did not see rhino at the camp, we did see the other "4" of the Big 5--and not only once, but repeatedly. The safari vehicles, which were in excellent condition, were limited to 7 guests, but we never had more than 5, so everyone was able to take photos without obstruction from other guests.
The food was prepared and presented beautifully and was well-balanced and nutritious. Little things, like the chef grilling one evening by the tables, made our visit to Little Makalolo very special. Our guide, who was with us from arrival to departure, was very knowledgeable and took time to explain interesting details of the animal and plant life in Hwange. Night drives used red-tone lights to protect the animals sight--one of many steps taken to show that Wilderness respects the environment.
The camp was solar powered, yet there was no shortage of electrical power. Steps again had been taken to ensure that the solar panels were sufficient to operate each unit comfortably.
Although the camp is not air conditioned, fans and the design of each "cabin" allow the units to be comfortable for sleeping. Little Makalolo is the perfect safari camp from all perspectives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little Makalolo Camp lies in one of Hwange National Park's best wildlife viewing areas. It offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. The area is ecologically diverse, ensuring great numbers of animals year-round. The camp's six spacious en-suite tents, with both indoor and outdoor showers, are nestled in the tree line, with solar power for hot water and lighting ensuring a lighter footprint. A false mopane tree in the centre of the camp shades a separate dining and living area. During siesta hours, guests can enjoy up-close and outstanding wildlife viewing at the log pile hide that overlooks the waterhole in front of camp. 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. This is especially true in winter when water sources become scarce and Wilderness Safaris takes responsibility for pumping 22 of Hwange's boreholes in the Concession to sustain its wildlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Makalolo Safari Camp Hotel Hwange National Park