Big game, little environmental footprint
Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe at 14,500 km² with varied habitats and vegetation types. Located on the border with Botswana, Hwange was proclaimed some 75 years ago and has served as a haven for one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. In particular, its great herds of Cape buffalo and elephant (nearly 30 000) 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: 4 species of mongoose, honey badger, black-backed & side-striped jackal, bat-eared fox, vervet monkey, baboon, porcupine, aardwolf, spotted hyaena, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo, warthog, Burchell's zebra and a myriad of antelope. White rhino is another special sight to see here.
Little Makalolo Camp lies in the heart of Hwange National Park, in one of its best game viewing areas, overlooking a vibrant waterhole. The camp's six rooms have en-suite facilities, with both indoor and outdoor showers. The living areas include a dining room, lounge, plunge pool & open fire area for convivial evening fireside tales. There is a log pile hide overlooking the waterhole in front of camp where guests can enjoy wildlife viewing during siesta hours.
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. Makalolo is one of the best areas for seeing impressive predators such as lion, leopard, wild dog & cheetah.
Why we like it
- Impressive predators
- Productive waterhole
- White rhino
- Prolific birdlife
- Small & intimate camp