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Makalolo Plains Camp

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Makalolo Plains Camp



Makalolo plains Camp Classic Camp Makalolo Plains looks out on a panorama of wildlife drawn to its waterhole, from thousands of elephant and buffalo to lion or hyaena coming to quench their thirst. About Makalolo Plains Camp The camp is built on raised teak decks and boardwalks, providing views over Samavundhla Pan and floodplain with its excellent wildlife concentrations. Accommodation consists of nine large, comfortable tented rooms (including a family room) with en-suite facilities as well as an outdoor shower. The raised spacious main area has a lounge, pub, plunge pool and dining area where delicious meals are served. Environment and Wildlife Makalolo Plains is scenically situated in the south-east corner of Hwange, an area known for its wonderful array of wildlife, particularly massive herds of elephant and buffalo. Summer sees large antelope herds migrate onto the plains, closely followed by their predators, while in winter the area’s large number of waterholes attracts game in both quantity and variety. Bird life in the area is prolific and varied, with species frequenting miombo woodland as well as those of the Kalahari being present.


  • A log-pile hide overlooking the waterhole in front of camp to enjoy wildlife during siesta hours
  • See impressive herds of buffalo and elephant

Room Types

Accommodation comprises of 10 big, comfortable tented suites all with en-suite amenities as well as an outdoor shower for individuals who appreciate showering under the African stars.The lights within the suites is actually battery-powered consequently there is tranquility and calm within the camp, enabling an individual to hear the noises of the bushveld.

 Tented Suites - Double 

Surrounded by the parched, flat grasslands of Hwange, Makalolo Plains Camp is an attraction for thousands of elephant and buffalo and even lion and hyaena. Makalolo boasts one of the few water sources in the area, and therefore a procession of wildlife is a daily event during the dry season. You will enjoy panoramic views of this waterhole from the raised and spacious main area which comprises a lounge, pub, plunge pool and dining area where delicious meals are served. Consisting of ten large comfortable rooms your accommodation has en-suite facilities as well as an outdoor shower for you to immerse yourself in while enjoying the African skies.


The main lodge

The main lodge has a lounge with a roaring fireplace keeping you warm on chilly winter evenings and a well-stocked pub. Wine and dine inside at the elegant sitting area or at the outdoor boma. And there is a plunge pool to wallow in during the heat of day or you could catch a tan on the deckchairs.





Things to do at Makalolo Plains Camp 

Hwange National Park is renowned for its excellent variety of wildlife, in particular the enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, and also the summer months see substantial antelope herds migrate on to the plains, intently followed by large predators.Experiencing Makalolo Plains Camp Day and night wildlife drives • guided walks • waterhole hides and viewing platforms.

Well-Situated Hide

Although the focus is on game drives, night drives and guided walks, well-situated hides or raised observing platforms present the perfect manner to while away those care-free midday hours, observing wildlife come down to the waterholes to drink.




Game Drives
Activities centre on open 4x4 Land Rover game drives and guided nature walks throughout the Makalolo concession. The area's large number of waterholes attracts game in both quantity and variety, especially in the winter months when Hwange is literally home to a Noah's Ark parade of animals as they come down to quench their thirst.



Morning  Walking  Safaris

Hwange was proclaimed some 80 years ago and has served as a haven for one of the densest concentrations of game in Africa. There is no better way to experience this park than on foot with an experienced safari guide.




Wildlife at Makalolo Plains Camp

There are a number of shallow pans spread throughout the Park, around which wildlife congregates, making for excellent and reliable game viewing. During summer plains game migrate onto the plains, closely followed by their predators. Elephant, buffalo, sable, roan, southern giraffe, blue wildebeest, impala and sometimes even gemsbok (oryx) can be seen here. This Park is one of the best for predators - lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah are regularly sighted, along with the smaller African wildcat, serval, honey badger, civet and spotted hyaena.

Makalolo Plain Camp’s Rates

Our fully inclusive rates are not just about the level of accommodation or the thread count of the linen. They encompass elements that cannot be counted or measured, such as exclusive access to more than 3 million hectares (8 million acres) of Africa’s best wildlife areas. This equates to 3 000 hectares (8 000 acres) of private land per guest, creating a unique sense of seclusion, comfort, privacy and space. In turn, your presence helps us in the conservation of these areas.

Makalolo Plain’s  Camp can be booked on a fully-inclusive basis.

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation,
  • All meals,
  • Twice daily scheduled camp activities,
  • Park fees,
  • All local drinks
  • Laundry

Our rates exclude:

  • Premium imported drinks
  • Champagne
  • Transfers to camp

Please Note:

  • All rates below are quoted per person per night sharing




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