Little Makaloko is a small, traditional camp sitting pretty within a teak forest. Overlooking a busy waterhole, this charming Wilderness Safaris property is secluded and serene with exclusive access to a private concession situated within the immense and vibrant Hwange National Park.


Plan your journey

Location

The camp is situated on a private concession within the huge Hwange National Park, one of a few camps within the park boundaries. The 14,5000 square kilometres of Kalahari sandveld saltpans, grassland, acacia scrub and teak and mopane woodland houses a diversity of species with great herds of buffalo, elephant and over 100 species of mammal.

Rooms

Connected by raised walkways to the main area are six tented chalets. The light and airy interiors are tasteful and authentic with wooden and brass furnishings adorning the space. Concrete floors lie underfoot and double doors open out to shaded verandas where guests can enjoy views of the waterhole. En-suites are decorated in wildlife prints and offer indoor and outdoor showers and copper basins.

Communal Areas

The open-sided dining area has a large communal table for shared dining and coffee and tea is available throughout the day. The opulent lounge area offers plush sofas, chairs and a small library furnished with books, magazines and plenty of boardgames. Gather around the firepit for evening drinks or spend the afternoon lounging by the plunge pool.

Activities

Morning game drives begin early in the morning with a stop for mid-morning coffee and a return to camp in time for brunch. Evening game drives include sundowners in the bush and a spotlight exploration of nocturnal wildlife. Guided walks depart at sunrise and there are many hides in the area, including the ‘treehouse’ hide above the waterhole back at camp. To learn more of the local community, guests can visit the nearby Ngamo village to see the community projects underway.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Day and night game drives in 04 x 07-seater open 4x4 Toyota Hilux
Guided nature walks
Star Bed at Madison Pan (weather permitting)
Visit and interact with the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit team
Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience
Laundry

When to go

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WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

Whilst technically still the wet season April sees the end of the rains with clear skies dominating towards the end of the month. Temperatures begin to also drop, making for more pleasant afternoon conditions, though morning can be surprisingly cold, so be sure to pack a warm fleece

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

May is the beginning of the dry season, although the landscape will still be many shades of green following the rains. Midday temperatures are pleasant, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with game sightings becoming more likely, especially around Hwange’s many watering holes. Midday temperatures are pleasant, 26°C/79°F, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives!

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with game sightings becoming more likely, especially around Hwange’s many watering holes. Midday temperatures are pleasant, 26°C/79°F, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives!

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

The landscape continues to dry up, with game sightings becoming more likely, especially around Hwange’s many watering holes. Midday temperatures are pleasant, 26°C/79°F, but the mornings are cold average temperatures of around 7°C/40°F, so be sure to bring several warm layers for those morning game drives!

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate, the landscape has now become quite parched; ultimately making this the perfect time for game viewing. Midday temperatures are hot, with temperatures of over 40°C/104°F common, especially in October. This is a time to get up early to make the most of the more pleasant temperatures, average temperatures of around 17°C/61°F

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies still dominate, the landscape has now become quite parched; ultimately making this the perfect time for game viewing. Midday temperatures are hot, with temperatures of over 40°C/104°F common, especially in October. This is a time to get up early to make the most of the more pleasant temperatures, average temperatures of around 17°C/61°F

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

Technically the start of the wet season, although rain is infrequent, usually in the form of afternoon showers. The arrival of the first rains rapidly transforms the parched landscape. Midday temperatures remain hot, average around 32°C/90°F and the humidity can also be high.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON

This is the wettest period of the year with, again rainfall normally comes in the form of an afternoon thunderstorm. Temperatures are hot during the day, averaging a maximum of 29°C/84°F, mornings are much more pleasant averaging 18°C/64°F.

The landscape by this stage is rapidly becoming lush, green and beautiful. Not perfect for game viewing, but there are many new born animals as well as migratory birdlife to enjoy.

Like the rest of Zimbabwe, Hwange has very distinct wet and dry seasons; rain is common, usually in the form of sharp thunderstorms from November through to early May, the rest of the year clear skies dominate. We would generally recommend visiting Hwange during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up, wildlife becomes more concentrated around the watering holes while at the same time thinner/ drier vegetation improves visibility. Having said this, there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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