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Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp

Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
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Albany, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This was our last stop on an eleven day African holiday. Our group consisted of my wife and our three adult children. We flew into this camp from Victoria Falls on the "bush planes" which consisted of a 12 passenger single engine and also, for this trip, a smaller 4 passenger plane. You can also go overland to the camp... More 

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

Dear D B, Thank you for your amazing review, we are overjoyed to see how much you enjoyed all aspects of your journey with us, even the short flights in the little bush plane. We are glad too that you liked your luxury tent and hope you were brave enough to bask in the amazing outdoor bath, an experience that... More 

Los Altos, CA (USA)
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239 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Located in the Wilderness Safari concession in Hwange National Park, Little Mak (as it is known) is a great wilderness/safari experience. The staff -- as with all the WS camps -- is friendly and ever so helpful. Managers Bee and Themba went out of their way to be helpful to us and are a delightful couple. Tents are very nicely... More 

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

Thank you Tracy K, for sharing your wonderful memories with us, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us in camp as well as the time you spent out on your adventures with Louis. The Log-pile hide, is also one of our proudest features and we are so glad you enjoyed it so. This hide... More 

Innsbruck
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We stayed four nights here, and it was exceptional - one of the very best camps we´ve ever been to. Managers Eddie and Marvel, Tawanda and Pino, just to name a few - everybody did such a good job, was friendly and always there for everything you could possibly wish for. The tents are huge and very, very comfy, the... More 

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

Thank you Michael-IBK, for sharing your wonderful memories with us, and WOW what fantastic sightings you had. We will be sure to share your high praises with Edwin, Eddie, Marvel, and all the great staff in camp. Hwange National Park has some of the highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world and is known in particular for... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The tents are simple, but very comfortable. All have ensuite facilities and overlook a very active pan. They are situated under trees and therefore remain cool during the middle of the day. The communal areas are designed to make the most of viewing the pan. Everything is cosy and informal. All the staff were very friendly and professional. The food... More 

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

Dear Rjm50, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had in camp with Bee and all her staff. Little Makalolo lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas. Hwange’s mix of different veld and landscape types means that game viewing is productive year-round.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was our third safari camp on our first trip to Africa. I don't know if everyone is as lucky as we were to have all their experiences in safari camps be excellent, but ours were and Little Makalolo was, in fact, excellent. Edwin picked us up at the airstrip and told us to have our cameras ready as he... More 

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

Dear Yonnie D, Thank you for the amazing review, we are so glad to see that as a city girl we were able to exceed your expectations. And we will definitely take a look into your suggestion of a cook book. Through regional training programmes, we provide local people with the skills to become some of the best guides, chefs... More 

Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Because we are travelling every year to Africa since 25 years by now we can tell that this camp is just perfect - we liked it very much! It is small and therefore very familiar, intimate and well kept - the food was very tasty. Wildlife was just terrific and abundant - we had great and exiting experiences. Eustace -... More 

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

Dear Irène P, Thank you for the amazing review, we are thrilled to heart how much you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Eustace, Bee, Themba, Eddie and all the staff in camp. Our private concessions allow for exciting game drives and walking safaris without the crowds. Little Makalolo lies... More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was fortunate enough to have a short stay at Little Makalolo recently. I loved this camp for several reasons - firstly, the staff are awesome and possibly their greatest asset - our guide was Edwin and he was fantastic - such a passion for his job, nothing was too much trouble, a huge sense of humour, and he produced... More 

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Thank Kjal_13
WildernessSafaris, Manager at Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp, responded to this review

Dear Kjal_13 Thank you for your amazing review, we are delighted to hear what a great time you had in camp, especially with all our great staff. We cannot wait to share your kind words with everyone. Hwange National Park has some of the highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world and is known in particular for... More 

New York
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Exceeded our expectations in EVERY aspect of our stay. If offered all the money in the world I could not say one negative thing about our days and nights here. The staff and camp operated like a well oiled machine during each and every minute spent there. I would not hesitate to go straight back there if ever given the... More 

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

Dear Todd D, Thank you for the beautiful and kind feedback, we are over-joyed to see that everything exceeded your expectations. Our private concessions allow for exciting game drives and walking safaris without the crowds. 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... More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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

Dear Magexport, Thank you for your beautifully kind words, we cannot wait to share them with all the staff in camp. Community is one of the pillars of the Wilderness Way and as much as to say; people are the heart of our business. We believe in honest, mutually beneficial and dignified relationships with our rural community partners in ways... More 

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

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 

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