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Little Makololo

Inside Hwange National Park


From US$590

Lodge Description

Along the Park’s southern boundary, many mammals fall victim to snaring. Thus our partnership with the Scorpions AntiPoaching Unit – which includes conducting patrols and removing snares – is critical in aiding the survival of Hwange’s wildlife.

Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange’s most ecologically-diverse areas, ensuring both variety and numbers of animals year round. A large number of waterholes attracts game from far and wide, and with one in front of camp, wildlife activity can even be enjoyed from the pool or your breakfast table or, more intimately, from the camp’s log-pile hide. Game drives, walks and cultural activities sometimes end at our “pizza stop” at Madison Pan, where a Star Bed is ready for your sleep out under the stars.

Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest and most popular national park where our Makalolo and Linkwasha concessions offer some of the best game viewing in Africa. The Zambezi River’s exceptional variety of spectacular scenery is home to one of the world’s Natural Wonders, the Victoria Falls, while downriver, our concession lies in Mana Pools National Park, renowned for its superb wildlife viewing and vistas.

Hwange National Park covers some 1.4 million hectares and supports a mix of habitats. This diverse area is shared between desert-adapted and woodland species, ensuring large numbers of animals all year round – elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala and even gemsbok.

• As Little Makalolo is located in the Hwange National Park, we adhere to the National Parks regulations including no offroad driving.
• Day and night game drives in 4 x 7-seater open 4x4 Toyota Hilux. Hot water bottles, blankets and lined ponchos are provided on game drives - during winter months and on early mornings.
• a pair of Olympus binoculars is available in each of the game drive vehicles for guests to share amongst themselves whilst game viewing and may be requested from our guides.
• Private activities available on request (subject to availability and additional costs applicable).
• Evening drives with a red filtered spotlight for nocturnal animals.
• Guided nature walks.
• Birding.
• Star Bed at Madison Pan (weather permitting) approximately a 15 minute drive from camp, equipped with bed rolls, mosquito net, pizza oven, wash basin and a flush toilet.
• Guided visit to a local African village and school, Private vehicle needs to be booked and paid for in advance.
• Visit and interact with the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit team, and learn more about their daily activities (subject to availability with the duration approximately 45 minutes to 1.0 hour for the experience).
• Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience.

Hwange's original bush camp Little Makalolo is nestled in a dappled tree-line. Its six stylish tents (including a family unit), with both indoor and outdoor showers, are connected to the main area by teak walkways, where a towering false mopane tree shades a separate dining and living area with views of the much-frequented waterhole.

Number of Tents
This camp can currently accommodate 12 guests


Wilderness Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Semi-Permanent Tented Camp






Max. clients in vehicle


Private Airstrip



Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris

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