Little Makalolo Camp

Hwange, Zimbabwe

On Request

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Little Makalolo Camp

Little Makalolo 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.


We Love
  • The Camp has supplied equipment for 18 of the 57 boreholes in the Park to pump water to sustain the wildlife in the area.  
  • The Camp also supports the National Park in combating the effects of poaching in the area.
  • Research on threatened species as well as lion and wild dog is supported by the Camp’s staff in the area, both in terms of logistical support of the research.
Need to Know
  • Children of 6 years and older are accommodated.
  • The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.
  • The Camp has a 220v generator with solar-powered electricity in the tents which power the lights and fans.
  • All drinks are included in the nightly tariff, except for imported premium brands.

The Review

Little Makalolo Camp lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas, overlooking a vibrant waterhole with excellent concentrations of wildlife. It is one of the best areas for seeing impressive herds of buffalo and elephant as well as apex predators such as lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah. Other general game is very abundant in the Park.

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 ecological footprint. The living areas include a dining room, lounge, plunge pool and an open fire area for those convivial evening fireside tales. There is a log pile hide overlooking the much frequented waterhole in front of camp where guests can enjoy wildlife viewing during the siesta hours.

Located on the border with Botswana, Hwange National Park – one of the largest game reserves in Zimbabwe – is a haven for one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. In particular, its great herds of Cape buffalo and elephants are a sight to see. Hwange has some of the highest mammal diversity for any national park in the world. With over 100 species the diversity is incredible: mongoose, jackal, monkey, baboon, leopard, lion, southern giraffe, hippo, springhare, zebra. Antelope is often seen while White rhino is another special sight to see here.

Bird life in the area is prolific (400+) and varied, with species frequenting teak woodlands as well as those more typical of the drier Kalahari being present.

Activities at Little Makalolo Camp centre on open 4x4 Land Rover game drives and guided nature walks throughout the Makalolo concession. The area's large number of waterholes attracts game in both quantity and variety, especially in the winter months when Hwange is literally home to a Noah's Ark parade of animals as they come down to quench their thirst.

Getting There

Little Makalolo Camp is situated on the private Linkwasha Concession in the south-eastern section of Hwange National Park. The camp can be reached by air from Harare airport in 2 hours 10 minutes, from Kariba airport in 1 hour 40 minutes and Victoria Falls airport in 1 hour. It is also connected with Hwange airport (20 minutes) and Mana West airstrip (2 hrs). Approximate travelling time from Victoria Falls to Davison's Camp is a minimum of 4.5 hours, and from Bulawayo about 4 hours. If travelling by road, please ask us for instructions on how to get there.

Little Makalolo Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe