Wilderness Safaris’ Little Makalolo Camp, situated in a private concession in the heart of one of the best game-viewing areas in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, has closed for an extensive rebuild, with the new camp set to reopen in early June 2018.
The camp’s rebuild will include a new main area, deck, bar and circular infinity pool overlooking a vibrant waterhole. The six traditional-style safari tents will receive an extensive upgrade with new floors, roofs and completely new interiors, which will be managed by lead interior designer, Caline Williams-Wynn from Artichoke.
Retaining its intimate bush feel, the total rebuild of the main area and new décor throughout will enhance the camp’s remarkable wildlife experience. This has always been the focus of Little Makalolo, with guests able to experience a range of incredible wildlife encounters on a variety of activities – from the log-pile hide to twice-daily game-drives, bush walks and the option to sleep out in the bush on a unique Star Bed. A highlight will be the raised pool deck and bar/breakfast area which will allow for uninterrupted views of the busy waterhole.
Since February 2002, Wilderness Safaris has supplied engines that pump some 15 boreholes in Hwange to ensure that the movement of wildlife in the Park is not restricted, as would be the case if their water supply dried up.
As the concessionaire of the private Linkwasha and Makalolo areas in south-eastern Hwange, Wilderness Safaris has taken responsibility for many aspects of the conservation of this magnificent wild location, including supporting water supply (as mentioned above), the Scorpions Anti-Poaching Unit, and an elephant movement study, as well as supporting ongoing community empowerment projects at the villages on the periphery of the Park in partnership with Children in the Wilderness (CITW).
Click here to read more about our unwavering commitment to authentic and sustainable ecotourism in Hwange; here to watch a short video clip showcasing the inspiring partnership between CITW Zimbabwe, Wilderness Safaris and the Hwange communities; here to watch a video about our water conservation efforts and ‘The Beating Heart of Hwange’; and here to watch a video about the incredible work being done by the Scorpions Anti-Poaching Unit.