This short film documents a typical, eventful day for the lions of Hwange National Park, the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe.
Little Makalolo Camp is located in the heart of Hwange National Park, the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe in the west of the country between Bulawayo and Victoria Falls.
‘Little Mak’ is in a private concession at the heart of one of Hwange’s best game viewing areas overlooking a busy waterhole visited every day by large breeding herds of elephant coming to drink. This short film documents a typical day in the life of Hwange featuring the elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and sable antelope that are regularly seen in and around the camp.
There have recently been quite a number of foreign visitors that have visited Zimbabwe due to all the tourism events. In fact the country is generally very safe and a safari in Hwange is currently one of the best value safari experiences in Africa. The presence of tourists also helps prevent poaching and supports local communities.
While Hwange remains one of the most bio-diverse National Parks in Africa it is certainly not immune to the scourge of poaching, even though there was a poaching incident, it is very rare.. The poachers have now been arrested and charged.
Richard and Sarah Madden are travelling with Wilderness Safaris (wilderness-safaris.com), which offers access to more than eight million acres of Africa’s wildlife reserves.
Date: 10 October 2013