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Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp

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Near Derby
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Really loved this place ,Bea and her team do everything they can to cater to guest needs and make it a memorable stay . Food was good ,you can eat alone or on a communal table . We saw plenty of game close up and the guides were knowledgeable and great company , safari vehicles are top of the range...

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

Dear JJCONearDerby, Thank you for the wonderful feedback and for sharing this special time with us, we are honoured. Winter in Hwange National Park can get quite chilly, thankfully Little Mak is ever ready to handle this and we are glad to hear their efforts were able to comfort you and keep you warm. Winter is all around us now...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This park is absolutely beautiful and even though there are no rivers, the privately maintained park has developed a system of waterholes (pumped from wells by solar). Our guides were extremely informative and knowledgable and of the four game lodges we visited this was the best. Over a period of days, our guides were able to find a pride of...

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

Dear Christie C, Thank you for your beautiful review and for sharing your amazing sightings with us. We hope you were able to get photos equal to the experience and would love it if you shared them with us. There is no more special moment for us, than being able to see one of our camps or concessions through the...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 26 June 2015

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and we had a really wonderful time! We were given the Honeymoon Suite, which was a pleasant surprise. The tented room was really comfortable. The service was great, staff were friendly, and the food was delicious. Our guide was good, although not as personable, patient, or experienced as a guide we...

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

Dear Paige H, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to see you had a great stay with us, eventhough we are sad to hear you preferred your stay at Ruckomechi, we are at least happy that it is our sister Wilderness Safaris camp to which we are being compared. Little Makalolo is situated in the 31 000-hectare...

Perrysburg, Ohio
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The staff at Little Makalolo were the best and the camp was outstanding! We had wonderful game viewing every day and the wonder of being on the watering hole and seeing animals all the time was awesome. Themba and B are the best and Edwin and Eddie also. The entire staff made us feel at home and we loved every...

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

Dear Daiseyjane1, Thank you so much for your magnificent words, we are truly blessed to not only be surrounded by such beauty but have a wonderful team on the ground. The biggest footprint we can ever put on the heart and minds of our guests is always showing them the true African experience that we all are a part of...

Burien, Washington
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Themba and Bee were such awesome hosts. The staff is also so congenial and so wonderfully helpful. Themba was also our guide and he is awesome at tracking wildlife. Also, coming into the park we had a five hour ride with Livingstone who was so helpful and so knowledgeable. Meal time is quite elegant. Food is tops. The waterhole in...

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

Dear Angeles, Thank you for your fabulous review, we will be sure to pass along your kind words to Themba, Bee and all our staff at Little Mak. The lights in your tent are powered by a battery which is charged by a solar panel. The energy is stored and this provides lighting in the evening. Plug points in the...

Bath
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We can not recommend Little Makalolo and all her staff highly enough! From the moment we met our wonderful guides Charles & Edwin, to the smiling departure from the house staff Bee, Marvellous and others we have just had such an amazing time. Thank you SO much. We stayed 3 nights, so had 6 game drives with Charles. The first...

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

Dear Aquillegia, Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories and sightings with us, we are greatly humbled by your kind words and will be sure to pass on your high praises to our brilliant Chef and kitchen staff. Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange National Park’s best wildlife viewing areas. It offers privacy for guests who enjoy small camps...

Pascoag, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 May 2015

What an amazing experience. First trip to Africa, first camp. A little unsure at first, but not a worry. Your own tent, a full size bed, toilet, two showers (one inside one outside). No phone, no internet, no cable. Truly elegant setting, except that you are in the middle of nowhere. Catered to from arrival to departure. As to the...

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

Dear Bob T, Thank you for the outstanding review for our camp and Pete, we are delighted to see you had such a great stay and that Pete made such a lasting impression on you. Fifteen guides from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia made their way across to Zimbabwe where we hosted a guiding workshop over a week of intensive...

Hoylake, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Charles our guide was very knowledgable and extremely patient. He was a star. The camp is stunning and the staff wonderful providing both comfort and really very good food. We were lucky enough to see lion, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, elephant, caracal, etc, etc and the birdlife was stunning. If you can you really need to go. Fab!!

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

Dear Steven W, Thank you for this fabulous feedback, we are delighted to hear that Charles and all our staff treated you to such a fantastic experience. 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, especially in winter when water sources become...

Tenerife, Spain
Reviewed 18 April 2015

My friend and I were traveling again in Africa and this was the second camp out of 3 we went to in Zimbabwe ..This camp I would have rated "5 Stars" But !! , As for the Manger and all his staff where faultless ..very friendly ..great people to be with, also very professional with there experience about wildlife and...

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

Dear Roberta H, Thank you for the great feedback, we are delighted and proud to hear that our resident “Macguiver’s” were able to organise a hair-dryer for you, nothing like enjoying life's creature comforts in the middle of the wilderness. As our tents are all Solar powered and the camp is operated by a generator we are unable to supply...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Loved everything about Little Makalolo. Large, airy, well appointed 'tents'. Plenty of airy 'windows' looking out onto the game park. Delightful wooden walkway to all the areas. A convenient comvenience close to boom, family dining area and bar/library. The loo with the view! So very well looked after by all the staff, led by Eddie the Manager, who came along...

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

Dear Lindam4322014, Thank you for your beautiful review, we will be sure to pass on your kind words to Eddie and the entire team at Little Mak. We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful time in camp and on activities with the wonderful Godfrey. Thank you for your comments about the food as well as the dining...

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Charming and intimate, Little Makalolo's location in the south-east of Hwange lends it a sense of seclusion and remoteness. Nestled into the treeline, the camp overlooks a productive waterhole that draws large numbers of wildlife, observed up close from the log-pile hide. Elephant, buffalo, giraffe and zebra are regular visitors, while special sightings include sable, roan and eland. The area is best explored on game drives and guided walks, with special extras like an unexpected pizza or a night spent under the stars on the Madison Pan star-bed platform. • 6 tents (1 family) • game drives • nature walks • Madison Pan star-bed • log-pile hide • village visits ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp

Address: Hwange National Park, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange National Park
Hotel Class:4 star — Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Little Makalolo Safari Camp Hotel Hwange National Park
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“1. Tent 3 was very good. 2. Ask to go in the hide as part of an afternoon game drive.”
 of 5 bubbles Oundle-Owls, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Family cabin quite spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles mercerjudy, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tent 6 is the nearest to the watering hole and also away from other tents, so more private.”
 of 5 bubbles Scubaqueen_12, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go on all the game drives and enjoy watching the hot ring at the camp.”
 of 5 bubbles G1913DAcatherinem, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Terrific location--in a private concession, exclusive, but teeming with wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles Mlasley, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
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