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Makalolo Plains Camp


Works perfectly with a trip to Victoria Falls.


One of the few camps built within the Hwange National Park on the western boarder of Zimbabwe.

  • From: $560 AI Game Package (per person sharing, per night)
  • From: £355 AI Game Package (per person sharing, per night)
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Makalolo Plains Camp is built on raised teak decks & boardwarks offering panoramic views of the luscious landscape over the Samavundhla Pan & flood plain.

Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve and home to some of the last of southern Africa’s great herds of elephant, buffalo & sable. The magic of this reserve is found in the juxtaposition of the eastern most tongues of the Kalahari Desert with the dense teak forests of the interior. This results in rich viewing all year around with lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs on the heels of their prey – the aforementioned great herds of elephant, buffalo & sable along with roan, giraffe, wildebeest, impala & even gemsbok. Smaller predators are found in the African wildcat, honey badger, civet & spotted hyena.

Makalolo Plains Camp

Makalolo Plains Camp:

  • Family Friendly
  • Pool
  • Year Round Game Viewing

Makalolo Plains Camp FAQ

How do you get there?
Flights from the UK to Harare are indirect & best routed via Johannesburg with BA / Virgin / SAA. From Harare there are flights of 2 hour 30 minute duration on to Hwange National Park.

Guests often come from Victoria Falls which is also reached via Johannesburg to Livingstone airport. The flight from Victoria falls to Hwange is 30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on aircraft and we highly recommend a visit to the falls en route to the Zimbabwean National Parks. The transfer by road from Victoria Falls to camps at the Makalolo concession, Hwange National Park (and vice versa) take approximately 6.5 hours.

Please Call: 01227 753181 or contact one of our Safari Experts for more information.


Makalolo Plains Camp has 10 beautifully appointed, tented en suite rooms offering guests spacious accommodation in teak wood and earthly tones of browns and greens. Star gaze whilst bathing under the outdoor shower or while away lazy afternoons on your decking viewing the waterholes.

The communal area has bar & lounge, plunge pool & separate dining area where meals are served.

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Other activities

Day & Night Drives, Guided Walking Drives, Birding.

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Environment and local community

Hwange Water Supply project:

During the dry season, water sources become scarce and Hwange has some 57 boreholes to pump water from deep underground to sustain the wildlife in the area. Makalolo & her neighbouring concessions have drilled and supplied engines, piping and the pumps on 18 of the 57 operational boreholes in the entire Park. Since February 2002, they have taken on responsibility for pumping 22 boreholes 24 hours a day, thereby supporting the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management both logistically and financially. This includes daily refuelling and maintenance and a full oil and filter change every 250 hours.

Hwange Anti-Poaching project & White Rhino reintroduction project:

Makalolo has also joined the National Park in jointly combating the effects of poaching along the Park's southern boundary, an area beyond thier concession. Along the reserve boundary itself and also in the community areas beyond it, a large variety of mammal species fall victim to snaring, with larger species such as elephant and buffalo breaking free of their wire nooses and heading back to the refuge of the Park. Funding and logistical support is provided in the form of transport, fuel and rations to the anti-poaching units of the National Park.

Even white rhino appear to be increasing and in order to bolster and ensure this trend another joint project with the Zimbabwe Department of National Parks has successfully trans located a substantial breeding nucleus of the species into this area of Hwange. The first five animals arrived in July 2007
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Our opinion

The diversity of game within the park is both varied and relatively compact which results in rich viewing from the moment you set foot (or wheel) out from the camp. In fact, the viewing from the lounge, dining area, or your private decking makes Makalolo the perfect place for guests to enjoy the unspoilt plains of the Hwange National Park at whatever pace they so wish to explore.

An excellent camp for reliable game viewing all year around.

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