Little Makalolo is, as the name suggests, a small tented camp that caters for a maximum of 12 guests in the Hwange National Park. It is part of the private Makalolo concession, just 20 minutes from its sister camp, Makalolo Plains. The setting is stunning, with the camp nestled under teak trees and all solar powered so as to blend in seamlessly with its environment. The main lodge includes a dining room, though you can also feast around the open fire and boma area on warm evenings. The lounge is cosy, ideal for curling up on the couch and reading up on the animals you saw, while the more active can plunge themselves into the swimming pool.
Accommodation consists of six canvas tents, but this is hardly rough bush camping. Each tent has been erected within a wooden house, with a private verandah and double doors opening out into the pristine wilderness. Each has a well-appointed en-suite bathroom, with an indoor and outdoor shower. The camp is just 100m from a busy waterhole and you can get up close and personal with the animals from the safety and secrecy of a 'tree house' hide.
A spectacular safari awaits you at Little Makalolo. As part of a private concession, there are very few tourists giving you unbridled access to the uninhibited bush and all the animals that are part of it. This is not just the regular 'tick off the Big Five' Safari - these animals are just the tip of the iceberg. Informative rangers will spot predators and prey on game drives, track rhino and other animals on guided walks or point out countless bird species. It is also worth hanging out in a hide and waiting for Africa's wild things to come your way, and in the winter months the whole region is jam-packed with wildlife - so what are you waiting for?