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Little Makalolo Camp is located in the heart of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, and overlooks a busy waterhole in one of the best areas for wildlife.

Six tented rooms (including one family unit) have en suite facilities with both indoor and outdoor showers, and the use of solar power ensures a small environmental footprint. The communal zone has a dining room, lounge, plunge pool and a convivial open-air fireside area. A log-pile hide faces the waterhole in front of camp which attracts many animals, especially in the dry winter months when they congregate to drink. The birdlife is prolific and varied, with woodland species as well as those typical of the Kalahari.

Activities centre on guided day and night vehicle safaris and nature walks in the Makalolo Concession, where the large number of waterholes attracts both quantity and variety of animals. Makalolo is one of the best areas to see Hwange's impressive herds of buffalo and elephant, as well as apex predators such as lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah.

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Best of Zimbabwe & Zambia

This upmarket flying safari combines three of southern Africa’s most fruitful wildlife areas: Hwange and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and the vastness of the Kafue in western Zambia. Staying in delightful tented camps in the best locations, enjoy day and night game drives and boat trips to see the abundant wildlife.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Zimbabwe Highlights

This flying safari is a combination of some of the most diverse and spectacular wildlife areas in Zimbabwe. The journey starts at the unforgettable Victoria Falls, before taking in the country’s foremost national park, Hwange. The final stop is Mana Pools, famed for its scenery and magnificent wildlife viewing.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Hwange National Park

Bordering Botswana, Zimbabwe’s largest park is a haven for over 100 mammal and 400 bird species. Formerly occupied by San bushmen, it became a national park in 1928. The diverse landscapes of teak forests, sandveld, ilala palm islands, savannah and woodland offer a rewarding and interesting wildlife safari.

  • Where: Matabeleland North Province
  • Ideal for viewing: African wildcat, honey badger, leopard, sable, wild dog
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris