Elephant procession in Hwange courtesy Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris
Zimbabwe Accommodation,
Western Zimbabwe

Little Makalolo


“Little Mak” is Hwange’s original intimate safari camp. Renowned for year-round and world class game viewing.

Sable at Little Makalolo waterhole courtesy Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris
Sable at Little Makalolo waterhole courtesy Dana Allen for Wilderness Safaris

Little Makalolo is a traditional safari camp in the heart of Hwange National Park. It has direct access to the private Makalolo and Linkwasha conservation areas managed by Wilderness Safaris. This is a hugely diverse habitat. It encompasses a mosaic of teak woodlands and savannah grasslands on a vast bed of Kalahari sands. Seasonal diversity here ensures ever changing wildlife conditions too. Hence the reputation for superb wildlife viewing through the year.

The camp itself offers 6 tented units. All spacious and en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms are linked to the communal living and dining areas by teak walkways. The camp includes a raised pool deck with a bar and breakfast area.

Herds of elephant and buffalo are regularly seen from the log-pile hide near Little Makalolo’s waterhole. Day and night game drives are available from camp. They offer regular viewing of lion, cheetah, African wild dog, spotted hyaena and a vast range of plains game. Leopard are resident in the concession.


The camp's six traditional-style rooms – including a family unit – are spacious and en-suite, with indoor and outdoor showers. Teak walkways link the tents to the main living and dining areas which include an open fire deck. A raised pool deck, which also shelters the bar and breakfast area.

Local Wildlife

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.

Optional Activities

Day and night game drives

The Star Bed at Madison Pan is approximately a 15 minute drive from camp. Suitable for overnight stops (weather permitting).

Liz Ferreira

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Zimbabwe tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965