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Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

I didn't know it was still possible to experience Africa like this! The camp itself is lovely, and the tents and accommodation are very comfortable and well equipped considering how remote this camp is. Eddie and his staff made us feel like family, and nothing was too much trouble. The food was superb - all prepared by chef Innocent and...

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

Thank you Mach3blackbird for your magnificent review, we are delighted to have been a part of what appears to have been a magical journey for you. We will be sure to pass along your praise to the chef and all the hard working and often forgotten kitchen staff. It is truly amazing to see what they are able to do...

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2015

First trip back to Zim for 25 years and introducing my adult children to Africa. This camp is the best way to experience game. We felt like we were family. The accommodation is very comfortable but totally natural and in touch with the wild. The food was excellent and the service professional but highly personal. Thanks to Bee for running...

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

Thank you LiliasBell for your fabulous review, we are delighted that after 25 years Africa was still able to give you so many great memories and you were then able to share these with your children. You could not have chosen a better time to introduce your children to the grandeur that is Africa. Little Makalolo animal sightings were of...

Cayman Islands
Reviewed 28 December 2014

This is a lovely little camp. The tents are gorgeous. The location is great, you can watch the elephants and giraffe come to the watering hole (and the lions!) and the hide is excellent. Food is good, staff are fabulous. Great experience - hard to beat. We would go back.

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

Dear lovesafari222, Thank you for you fantastic review, we are thrilled to hear that you had such a great stay that you would like to return as much as we would love to have you visit again. Our log pile hide is also one of our favourite features at the camp. This hide is beautifully placed at the camp’s productive...

south africa
Reviewed 26 November 2014

This was a return trip to Little Mak, and what a great return!! The camp is beautifully and newly refurbished, with wooden walkways between the tents and extended at the main area and pool, which is really a great improvement. The ambiance of this camp is magnificent! Rooms are cosy and large, which together with the wooden walkways was a...

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

Thank you Rita for your beautiful words, it is always a pleasure to welcome returning guests and we are ecstatic to hear you enjoyed the small refurbishments we recently completed. We are very proud of our staff and cannot wait to pass on your kind words to everyone in camp. It is hard to decide which we are most blessed...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Just finished a stay here and LOVED it. The place is amazing and the tents are pure luxury in the bush. Ask for tent number 6, it is located closest to the watering hole and has the best views. The staff was amazing, especially our guide Charles. The food was wonderful and the animal sightings were a plenty. You can't...

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

Dear Jennifer335, Thank you for your magnificent review, we are so glad to see that you enjoyed your time with us so much. Hwange’s elephant presence has magnified too as the dry season digs its claws into our parched soils, enticing more and more of these noble and terrestrial wonders to our water’s edge. Their intelligence can only inspire us...

Reviewed 11 September 2014

We were here in late July and had our wedding at this camp. AMAZING! I thought we us with all the staff from the camp, an arch and tables with linens and champagne and an amazing dance troop from a local area. WOW! In the background we had hippo and giraffe as our drop in guests. It was an amazing...

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

Dear Kathrin C, Thank you for fabulous review, we are so glad to read how much you enjoyed your time with us and we cannot wait to share this with all the staff in camp. The staff were fortunate to witness a martial eagle going in for a kill. Late one afternoon they heard guineafowl making a lot of noise....

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Went in late July, and 2nd Wilderness camp. Exceeded expectations for sure. Drives with Thembu were excellent, and Bea definitely ran a tight and fun camp. Saw all animals, including lions feasting on elephant and buffalo. Accommodations very nice, all u needed, along with the 'Loo with a view'. Food excellent, along with service, announcing dinner in English and local...

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

Dear Mongers, Thank you for your passionate review, we are so glad to see that you had such a great time at our camp. Intimate and exclusive, Little Makalolo is situated in the remote south-east of Hwange, looking out at a waterhole to which animals are drawn in their numbers in the dry season. A false mopane tree in the...

Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is an excellent safari camp. Small and not over crowded. The installations are discrete so as to mix with nature. The lodge itself is really comfortable and the big tents have everything you would need on such a vacation. We spent 4 nights there and were greeted by very friendly staff from the cooks to the guides to the...

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

Hi 101Erik101 It is really awesome to hear that you had such a super stay at Little Makalolo Camp, including a couple of very interesting game sightings. It is evident that your visit exceeded all your expections. We look forward to hosting you again in the very near future. Kind regards the Little Makalolo Team

Beachwood
Reviewed 6 June 2014

From the moment we arrived; until our departure we were treated royally. The staff were friendly, courteous, energetic and responsive. Great food. Outstanding guides. Great game viewing throughout the concession, including 50 to 100 yards in front of tents due to the watering hole. By the way, "tent" is an understatement for those never on safari. They have all the...

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

Dear JaredSch, Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and thank you for letting us share your special celebration with you. We are truly blessed to have such great staff working with us at this great camp, it makes it less like work and more like a family. We look forward to welcoming you back for your...

Cirencester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I can honestly say that this was our best holiday ever! Staff were fantastic, the camp was great and the guides & game superb. The food (catering for children 12 & 14 and vegetarian) was excellent. I did have reservations about 'camping' in the bush, but would recommend this to anyone. JUST BRILLIANT!!!

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

Dear FromCirencester, Thank you for taking the time to post this review on our page. We have been very lucky to have great game viewing in and around our camp this season and are so glad that we could share this experience with you and your children. Kind regards The Little Mak Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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:5 star — Wilderness Safaris Little Makalolo Camp 5*
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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