WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!
Situated on the Kalahari’s edge near the Botswana border, the 75,000-hectare Madikwe Private Game Reserve offers diverse big game safaris. This exclusive reserve ensures intimate wildlife encounters, with expert guides coordinating sightings via radio. Madikwe boasts a high chance of spotting the Big 5 and is a rare haven for the endangered African wild dog. The private nature of the reserve means no day-tripper crowds, allowing off-road excursions and night drives.
Perfect for families due to its malaria-free setting, Madikwe’s family-friendly lodges provide tailored activities for kids. Additionally, it caters to romance, offering secluded and luxurious bush retreats for honeymooners.
Itinerary at a glance
◽️ DAY 0 | Travel
◽️ DAY 1 | South Africa
◽️ DAY 2-4 | South Africa
Madikwe Game Reserve
◽️ DAY 5 | Return
Visualize your journey!
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YOUR SAFARI STARTS NOW!
📍 Depart USA
Your adventure starts now!
Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.
* See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics
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JOHANNESBURG (South Africa)
📍 Africa Rock Hotel
AFRICA ROCK HOTEL
This exclusive boutique hotel & Spa is located 6 miles from the Johannesburg International Airport (JNB / OR Tambo) in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park, away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes.
A well-established, lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and a large patio ensures relaxing outdoor living. The interior look and feel is a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
The architecture is contemporary and the establishment includes all modern amenities which makes it practical and comfortable
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📍 Thakadu River Camp
MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
Madikwe Game Reserve: 275,000 acres of pristine malaria-free land. Located in South Africa along the Botswana border, and within a transition region between lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. Consequently, the region hosts an incredible diversity of species from both eco-systems. Geographically, the region has enormous volcanic intrusions known as Inselbergs, which are prominent throughout and create a spectacular backdrop to the reserve.
Home to the Big 5 (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard). The immense diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of animal species, and the distinctive topography presents incredible game viewing opportunities. Over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.
THAKADU RIVER CAMP
Thakadu is set within the canopy of the riverine forest on the banks of the Marico River, in the Eastern portion of the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve.
This treetop lodge has been built to blend in with the nature that surrounds it and allows guests to truly unwind and enjoy their peaceful surroundings. The main lodge consists of an open plan lounge, dining and reception area with a pool and bar area close by. Enjoy the panoramic views from the traditional lapa that is set in the forest glade.
This camp is a tented safari camp and comprises of 12 en-suite, tented suites, each with their own private viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. The tents are large,spacious and have a strong Afro-Asian ambience to them. All of the suites are air conditioned to provide guests with comfort during the hot summer months.
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Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.
Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!
USD $ to be updated / pps*
*pps=per person sharing
Minimum of 2 pax traveling
* Always check the document date and refer to the latest version
- Experience of a lifetime
- Road transfers
- Tours & Activities
- Meals & Drinks
- Tour Guide (where applicable)
- Airport & airstrip transfers
- Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
- Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights
* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary
- Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more
- Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
- Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
- Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country
- Download the Safari Contract
- Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
- Include APPENDIX C / Indemnity for each person going on the safari
- Download the Guest Information sheet
- Fill out for each person going on the safari and email back