Wilderness Little Makalolo Zimbabwe Lounge Camp


Little Makalolo

The Original Hwange Safari Camp

A safari camp with a strong legacy, Little Makalolo promises a magnificent experience in a diverse and wild corner of Hwange.


Wilderness Little Makalolo

A signature Zimbabwean safari camp in a classic Southern African setting.


Up-close animal encounters. Thrilling sightings. Exclusive access. Little Makalolo offers an unrivalled safari experience in Hwange National Park, where the wonderful, wild scenery is matched by unforgettable wildlife sightings in this remote, exclusive region of Zimbabwe.

Wilderness Little Makalolo Zimbabwe Wildlife Cheetah


The original intimate bush camp, Little Makalolo has just six tented suites, including a family unit. A safari at Little Makalolo in world-renowned Hwange is an unmatched, soul-rejuvenating experience. Revel in a refreshing outdoor shower after a long day of wildlife thrills, then head to the dining area, where your drink of choice, a warm fire and the joy of sharing the day’s experiences await.
01 / 03


From signature G&T stops out in the bush, to lantern-lit dinners in front of the camp, to breakfast jaffles and traditional nhopi porridge served around the fire, dining at Little Makalolo is a treat for the senses. Have dinner in the bush hide, where foraging elephants may join you, or enjoy a fresh brunch on the pool deck watching amazing scenes playing out at the pan in front of the camp.
01 / 04


Wilderness Little Makalolo

Stroll along the walkway from your tented suite to the main area, where an open fire beckons all to sit, and spend a starry evening sharing stories. From the raised pool deck, enjoy a dip in the pool and a sundowner, keeping an eye on the waterhole that attracts an abundance of wildlife. In this remote part of Hwange, the camp's footprint is minimal, with electricity provided by solar power.


Wilderness Little Makalolo Zimbabwe Purpose Impact

Your presence matters

Your stay with us helps protect Hwange’s wildlife. The 34,000 hectares of land where we operate is home to an impressive diversity of wildlife. Snares set in the reserve are indiscriminate, and even the fiercest of animals end up falling victim. Alongside the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit, we work tirelessly to help keep our precious wildlife safe.






Little Makalolo experiences

Out on game drive, train your eyes on the horizon, in search of herds of buffalo, lone elephant bulls and rare antelope like sable and roan. Scan the treeline for many of the over 400 species of birds found in Hwange, or retire to the hide and wait for them there, binoculars in hand. Meet the people who support Hwange’s wildlife: the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit, and nearby community members.


Explore camps in Hwange

Wilderness Little Makalolo lies in the heart of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, with access to the Linkwasha-Makalolo Private Wilderness Area. Positioned in one of Hwange’s most wildlife-rich regions, where Kalahari sands meet teak woodlands and savannah plains, the area around Little Makalolo delivers excellent year-round game viewing.

Go to destinations map

Little Makalolo Awards

Camp awards

The hard work of our teams on the ground at Little Makalolo and the communities we work alongside have been recognised through numerous awards. And we couldn’t be prouder.
Zimbabwe’s leading tented camp

Readers Choice Award

Gohotels' Outstanding Service 2018

Similar Camps

Similar camps we think you'll love

If you’re looking for a similar safari experience, our featured camps will complement your African itinerary perfectly. From Okavango adventures or a Linyanti safari in Botswana, to a sojourn in the Namib Desert, a journey with Wilderness will meet, and exceed your wildest dreams.




Little Makalolo featured stories

Hwange is the beating heart of Zimbabwe, with a safari legacy that stretches back decades. Enjoy a collection of stories from this wild and wonderful, unforgettable safari destination.
See all stories

Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.