Featured Safari Destination by GURU
The private concession of Makalolo (and Linkwasha) in south-eastern Hwange National Park, are built upon a solid foundation of purpose, as they support local community in order to protect the wildlife and help the people in surrounding villages, through active partnerships with the Zimbabwe Parks, Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) and other conservation entities.
Little Makalolo lies in the heart of one of the best game viewing areas in Hwange National Park and is a mere 45-minute flight from Victoria Falls in a light aircraft.
Located beside a vibrant waterhole in the private area of the national park, Little Makalolo allows guest a window view of some of the finest wildlife Africa has to offer. The solar-driven pumps replenish the waterhole daily, attracting masses of Africa's behemoths for your viewing pleasure from the log-pile hide.
Little Makalolo offers guests ultimate privacy, especially for those who enjoy small camps and a sense of remoteness. The camp's six traditional-style tents – including a family unit – are spacious with indoor and outdoor showers. Solar power is used for tent lights and to heat water, ensuring a lighter environmental footprint, yet no compromise in comfort.
Teak walkways link the tents to the main area, where a false mopane tree 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 ‘room’, offers evocative views of the much-frequented waterhole in front of camp.
At Little Makalolo expert safari guides await your journey to share their wealth of wildlife knowledge and cultural tales. Be sure to request a walking safari, where guides can drill down into the detail otherwise not commonly shared on the everyday vehicle-based safari.
Night drives are available, and the perfect ending to your nocturnal wildlife extravagancy is to sleep out in the Starbed / sleep out hide under a bright African sky (request in advance).
Hwange has a mix of different veld and landscape types meaning that game viewing is productive year-round. With over 100 species of mammal, wildlife frequently encountered in the area includes lion, large herds of elephant, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyaena, giraffe, sable, blue wildebeest, impala, waterbuck and reedbuck. In summer, wildebeest, zebra 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 too, with over 400 species populating the varied landscape. Specialist species include Bat hawk and African hobby, Arnot's chat, Bradfield's hornbill and racket-tailed roller.
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This award-winning lodge is the only lodge in the entire Semiliki Valley, in the Semliki National Park, an extension of the Congo's vast Ituri rainforest.
Designed and built in grand old safari tradition with canvas tents under thatched roofs, Semliki is a birders paradise with well over 400 species recorded along their well-established birding trails that loop around the hot springs at Sempaya.
Specialist species include White Crested, Red Dwarf, Black Dwarf and Wattled Casque Hornbills as well as the Shoebill Stork, Red Rumped Tinker Bird and the Palm Greenbul (a localized endemic).
Little Governors’ Camp is a luxury safari camp located on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest, making the camp quiet and undisturbed. Guest tents at Little Governors’ have wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the marsh in front of camp. Guests may need to make way for elephants which sometimes visit the camp at lunchtime.
Little Governors’ Camp has been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating from Eco – Tourism Kenya.
Savuti is set on the productive Savute Channel – a refuge for a variety of wildlife and a fascinating natural phenomenon: When dry, it is a rich feeding ground and corridor between the mopane woodlands for both plains game and predators. When the waters flow, game congregates around it in numbers. Activities include day and night game drives, nature walks and boating (water levels permitting).
Canvas-and-thatch tents (including a family unit) and main area extend outwards on raised decks, facing the Savute Channel. A log-pile hide and a sunken hide provide unique settings to watch wildlife at the water's edge.