Hwange Little Makalolo Camp, Zimbabwe

008896D-20

Hwange is the largest National Park in Zimbabwe, known for massive herds of elephant and buffalo and is an important breeding ground for the African wild dog, black rhino, roan and sable antelopes. Lion, leopard and cheetah are regularly sighted.

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Highlights
  • Hwange National Park is a major Big 5 game park
  • Easy access from Victoria Falls by scheduled circuit, light aircraft directly to the camp
  • Stay in a tented room and enjoy delicious meals daily
  • Game viewing safaris in this private concession built within the Hwange National Park
  • Typically wildlife seen include elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest, impala, lion, leopard and cheetah as well as over 400 species of birds
Details

Group Size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 10

2018 Dates:
Daily: February, March and May

2018 Pricing:
February & March: From US$1,409 – twin
May: From US$1,885

Prices are shown in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Actual price for your tour may vary from the starting prices shown depending on your date of travel, availability of accommodation. Single rates on request.

Tour Code:
008896D-20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Victoria Falls-Little Makalolo Camp, Hwange National Park

Visit Hwange National Park on this short tour, or add this program on to any tour that ends in Victoria Falls. On arrival to Victoria Falls airport you will be met and transferred by circuit flight to Little Makalolo Camp. You will stay for two nights in a comfortable, tented room. Situated in a remote and private concession within the vast and iconic Hwange National Park, Little Makalolo is one of the few camps built within the park boundaries. Legendary for its array of wildlife, particularly massive herds of elephant and buffalo, you can expect a holiday of a lifetime. Our smiling staff will welcome you into your luxurious en-suite safari-style tent nestled in the treeline. A productive waterhole in front of camp will offer you hours of  entertainment from our raised platform or plunge pool, while the lounge and dining areas will provide you with shaded relaxation. With space for only for 12 guests in camp, Little Makalolo is a place of well-being and seclusion.

Day 2: Little Makalolo Camp

The camp has partnered with the Hwange National Park in jointly combating the effects of poaching along Hwange’s southern boundary, an area beyond our concession. The park is predominately Kalahari sandveld supporting teak and mopane woodlands, dry acacia scrub and is interspersed with saltpans and grasslands. We focus on game drives; however, a well-situated bunker hide provides an idyllic way to spend a lazy afternoon while watching passing wildlife. You will typically see elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest, impala and sometimes even gemsbok. Lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah are regularly sighted. Bird life is prolific with more than 400 species found here.

Day 3: Little Makalolo Camp-Victoria Falls

Fly from the camp back to Victoria Falls Airport. You can extend your stay here for a few days, book an ongoing program to another destination or catch your flight home.

Included
  • Scheduled circuit, light aircraft flights between Maun and camp
  • Tented accommodation at camp
  • All meals while at camp
  • Local drinks (excludes premium imported brands and champagne)
  • Laundry services
  • Services of lodge guides and staff
  • Game viewing safaris daily
  • Park Fees
Not Included
  • Departure taxes from Victoria Falls and Aviation Infastructure Development Fund, payable locally (cash only)
  • Guide and camp staff gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and visa fees, as required
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Accommodation and sightseeing in Victoria Falls or Livingstone, if required
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel surcharges or industry increases beyond our control
Tour Notes

Located on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, Hwange has a semi-arid climate with marked seasonal changes. During the dry winter months (May to October) wildlife congregates around the shallow pans and man-made waterholes, making for excellent game viewing. In rainy season (the green season), wildlife disperses due to abundant surface water, but game viewing is still very good, prices are lower and there are fewer tourists. Fewer tourists mean more time of uninterrupted game viewing, which is the reason we think the green season is the best time to visit.

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