Hwange National Park

Little Makalolo


Hwange bushcamp

Little Makalolo lies in the heart of Hwange National Park with access to wildlife-filled private conservation land.

An intimate camp with just six traditional tented rooms, including one family unit, each with solar powered lights and hot water and looking out from their shaded spots to a busy waterhole.

Teak walkways link the tents to the main spaces – living and dining areas with an open fire deck, the pool and bar. Elephants are frequent visitors, with the sunken hide providing incredible up-close encounters.


At a glance

  • Six tents

  • Swimming pool

  • Wildlife hide

  • Star bed sleep out

A lioness spotted at Hwange National Park


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    Game drives

    The private concessions are situated in the most prolific wildlife area of Hwange National Park with always exciting drives. At night, there’s a chance spot nocturnal rarities such as pangolin, honey badger and cats on the hunt.

  • A walking safari at Hwange National Park

    Nature walks

    There is no better way to experience this park than on foot, discovering the ecological diversity of Hwange on a nature walk with a highly experienced safari guide.

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    Log-pile hide

    This log-pile hide is beautifully placed at the waterhole in front of camp and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon taking incredible photographs.

Community & Culture

Wilderness Safaris, Children in the Wilderness and many donors work closely with the schools and communities that lie on the boundaries of Hwange. Over the years, Wilderness have provided everything from classrooms, clinics and libraries to stationery and equipment. Teacher training and establishing and supporting community initiatives are also part of this uplifting 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 provided one meal on every school day of the year to the children of five schools on the outskirts of Hwange.


As the concessionaire of the private Linkwasha and Makalolo areas in south-eastern Hwange National Park, Wilderness have formed solid partnerships with the Zimbabwe Parks, Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) and other conservation entities as well as the local community in order to protect the wildlife and support the people in surrounding villages.

Wilderness Safaris 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. They also work with the Scorpion Anti-Poaching Unit who protect 56,000 hectares in the south-eastern region of Hwange. Since inception in 2011, the unit has made great progress in reducing poaching within the park and Wilderness are proud to be associated with them through funding, assisting in patrols and removing snares.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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