November 2014 – Wilderness Safaris has introduced a new Star Bed option for guests staying at Little Makalolo Camp in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Situated on a raised platform overlooking Madison Pan, the Star Bed is just a 20-minute drive away from camp and offers a truly secluded, up-close-and-personal wilderness experience and the opportunity of sleeping under the stars.
Star Bed with comfortable bed roll and sitting area, overlooking Madison Pan which attracts a variety of wildlife
The Star Bed is set up complete with a comfortable bed roll and mosquito netting, sitting area, and basic ablution facilities. A highly-qualified guide will be on standby to ensure guests’ safety at all times and in case they need any assistance during the night.
Madison Pan attracts a wide variety of wildlife, many of which can be seen from the platform, including herds of elephant, buffalo, various antelope and occasionally even predators such as hyaena and lion. It is also known for its incredible sunsets, and with a novel pizza oven on site, it is a favourite spot for sundowners. Guests enjoying the sleep-out experience will be treated to a range of night sounds as they drift off to sleep, as well as an array of sightings as they wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the waterhole.
Little Makalolo is an intimate and exclusive camp situated in the remote south-east of Hwange and overlooking a vibrant waterhole. Accommodation comprises six spacious en-suite tents (including one family tent), each with a private veranda. The main area includes a plunge pool, as well as a log pile hide overlooking the waterhole in front of camp. Activities on offer are day and night game drives and nature walks led by a highly-trained Wilderness Safaris guide.