- Due to the ecological diversity (vast open palm-fringed plains, grasslands, acacia woodlands and teak forests) and fertile ground in the south-eastern corner of Hwange, as well as year-round access to water, the Makalolo Private Wilderness Reserve attracts high concentrations of plains game followed by their predators
- Access to the equally abundant and adjacent Linkwasha Private Wilderness Reserve means Wilderness guests have exclusive access to 34 000-hectares (84 000-acres) of land
- Meet the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit and learn about their work, and then venture further afield for a cultural visit at a nearby community
Little Makalolo lies in one of Hwange’s most ecologically-diverse areas, ensuring both variety and numbers of animals year round. A large number of waterholes attracts game from far and wide, and with one in front of camp, wildlife activity can even be enjoyed from the pool or your breakfast table or, more intimately, from the camp’s log-pile hide. Game drives, guided nature walks and cultural activities sometimes end at their "pizza stop" at Madison Pan; a Star Bed allows for a sleep-out under the stars.
Wildlife: Hwange’s mix of different veld and landscape types means that game viewing is productive year-round. Wildlife frequently encountered in our area includes lions, large herds of elephant, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyaenas, giraffes, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebras, and eland are found in abundance on the open plains, while in winter elephant congregate in enormous numbers around the waterholes. Birdlife in the area is prolific (400+) and varied.
Accommodation: Hwange's original bush camp Little Makalolo is nestled in a dappled tree-line. Its six traditional-style tents (including a family unit), with both indoor and outdoor showers, are connected to the main area by teak walkways, where a towering false mopane tree in the centre of the camp shades a separate dining and living area with an open fire deck for those convivial evening fireside tales under the stars. A raised pool deck, which also shelters the bar and breakfast area, offers evocative views of the much-frequented waterhole in front of camp.
Purpose: along the Park's southern boundary, many mammals fall victim to snaring. Thus, their partnership with the Scorpions Anti-Poaching Unit – which includes conducting patrols and removing snares – is critical in aiding the survival of Hwange’s wildlife.
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