Little Makalolo Camp, Hwange, Zimbabwe

Little Makalolo is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Little Makalolo

As the concessionaire of the private Linkwasha and Makalolo areas in south-eastern Hwange National Park, Wilderness Safaris has taken responsibility for many aspects of the conservation of this magnificent wild location.


Hwange Water Supply Project

During the dry season, water resources are tested to the limit. Wilderness Safaris maintains some 14 boreholes in the Park, supporting Hwange both logistically and financially. This includes daily refuelling and maintenance of pumps.

Hwange Anti-Poaching Project

Along the Park’s southern boundary, many mammals fall victim to snaring. Wilderness thus has joined Hwange in combatting the effects of poaching, conducting patrols and removing snares.

Elephant Movement Study

Wilderness and the Wilderness Wildlife Trust are supporting – both logistically and financially – a study that aims to gain a better understanding of elephant movements and habitat use in Hwange, where elephant density is particularly high. Ten elephants have been collared and are being monitored.

Village Schools Rehabilitation

A number of schools in the villages that lie on the boundaries of Hwange have been in need of everything from classrooms to chalk. Wilderness works with Children in the Wilderness and many donors to provide all equipment as well as teacher training and accommodation, so that the children can acquire an education.

School Nutrition Programme

In 2008, it was found that many children were getting so little to eat they could not even walk to school. Wilderness Safaris, its guests and Children in the Wilderness have since then provided one meal on every school day of the year to the children of five schools on the outskirts of Hwange.

Green Operating Systems

Little Makalolo is powered by a hybrid system, combining a diesel powered generator that charges a bank of batteries which in turn supplies the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day as opposed to 24 hours. In addition, each guest tent has solar-powered geyser providing hot water.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Little Makalolo’s community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.

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Latest News From Little Makalolo

  • Little Makalolo - June 2016
    Jun 5, 2016

    Confronted by a herd of buffalo, a young male lion drinking at the waterhole in front of Little Makalolo had to take cover in the log-pile hide…

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  • Little Makalolo - May 2016
    May 3, 2016

    Nine cheetah seen on one game drive from Little Makalolo – not bad for a morning’s work…

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  • Little Makalolo - March 2016
    Mar 3, 2016

    The population of cheetah at Little Makalolo has increased noticeably and guests saw a number of different cats on one game drive…

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“ Elephants of all sizes were a constant source of entertainment and our guide, Lewis, was one of the highlights of our trip. ”
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Reviewed by: Dave E, 14 February 2016