Hwange, Zimbabwe

Wilderness Little Makalolo Newsletter – April 2024

Camp news



Hwange landscapes in April

The vegetation around Wilderness Little Makalolo has gradually changed colour from bright green to yellowish, signalling the onset of winter. After very little precipitation received in the 2023/24 season, we are hoping for early rains this year for the survival of the fauna. 

Little Makalolo weather in April 

April delivered lower temperatures and almost 50 mm of rain, which brought relief and a revival of life on the reserve. 





Temperatures started to change noticeably from the third week in April, and staff members and guests all brought out their fleeces. 
At this point, as a team we started preparing “bush babies” (hot water bottles) for our guests – both in their beds and also on the game drive vehicles. It’s feeling like it’s going to be a particularly cold winter this year!

Wildlife sightings at Little Makalolo

Makalolo Plains and the Ngamo Vlei host a wide diversity of species, including lions, blue wildebeest, impala, zebras, jumbos, giraffes, buffalos, baboons, and many more. As guides, we were proud to create spectacular wildlife moments while out on drives for our guests throughout the month of April. 





Ketai and Leo even spotted bat-eared foxes at Ngamo Vlei when guiding the Tasimba group. This was a truly exceptional sighting after years of being in the field and not seeing this beautiful and sought-after little canid.

Birds of Little Makalolo

Birders continue to find their experiences rewarding, although we are gradually saying farewell to the migratory species. Summer and the post-rainfall season were characterised by sightings of numerous species, making all our game drives more fruitful and enjoyable. We are looking forward to sharing more news about the raptors and other beautiful birds on our concession.

Behind the Scenes

Camp Manager: Ed
Managers: Valentine & Methuli
Junior Manager: Rumbi
Guides: Charles, Joshua, Liberty, Leonard and Chalton
Housekeeping: Prince, Pagiwa, Ntokozo, Thembelani and Nyajani
Maintenance: Mbeke, Beki, Pious and Robson
Kitchen: Mayisa, Privilege, Daniel, Lighton, Thabani and Dwality
Waiters: Didmas, Kuda, Last, Godfrey and Amigo

On my sixth African safari, Little Mak is in the running to be my favorite camp. My travelling companion and I both hope to return and will always have the best memories of the camp.
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