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Field guides look forward to welcoming Helen

Field guides look forward to welcoming another into their fold…

Our People | January 12, 2018

Field guides look forward to welcoming Helen I have been the Head Field Guide at Madikwe Safari Lodge for two years now. It’s challenging work that has its ups and downs, though mostly ups of adventures and strong bonds formed between our people. Building a guide team is no easy task – it takes the …
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Tips for Beginner Photographers

10 Non-Technical Tips for Beginner Photographers on Safari 

Photography | December 11, 2017

Tips for Beginner Photographers After months of planning, you are finally here and ready for your safari. It could be your first time, or maybe you are a returning safari veteran. Either way, your goal is to bring home some incredible wildlife shots from the trip. We’ve compiled some non-technical tips that everyone can and …
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Field Guide Training

Behind the Scenes | Field Guide Training: The Path to Success

Our People | December 5, 2017

The Path to Success We place a high value on professional development to bring out the best in our field guiding teams. It is our responsibility to make our guests’ safari experiences the best they can be, and one of the ways to do this is through regular training sessions. Last week, we welcomed field …
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When it rains…

Cheetahs of Madikwe | November 24, 2017

As team members that spend most of our time in nature, we are no strangers to the elements. Head field guide Gerhard Pieters says, “Madikwe has what we call ‘incredible seasonality’,” and what he means by this is Madikwe can experience all four seasons in a day. Right now, we are reaching the height of …
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Cheetah Facts | Madikwe Safari Blog

The real facts about cheetahs

Cheetahs of Madikwe | November 3, 2017

Cheetah Facts | Madikwe Safari Blog When guiding guests from all over the world, I often pick up on different facts or stories that have somehow incorrectly been modified and passed on to them. Sometimes we get misinformed by our peers or social media about a topic and all of a sudden “elephants get drunk …
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Guiding A Blind Young Woman

Guiding A Blind Young Woman on Safari

Our People | October 27, 2017

Field Guide Josh Duffus shares what he learned during a profound experience of guiding a blind young woman. “As a guide you experience many things — some that will take your breath away and others that will bring a tear to your eye and make you appreciate life a little more. I was allocated to the Valla …
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Madikwe, Horseshoe blog

‘Handsome Harry’ and the Horseshoe, by MJ Tickle

Tales from Madikwe | September 29, 2017

Our Field Guides love to share their stories and experiences with guests, and sometimes our guests reciprocate with their own unique and wonderful ones. Madikwe Safari Lodge Field Guide, MJ Tickle relays one such experience he had recently… “When you are in the guiding industry you get to meet all kinds of people and all …
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Inside The Rhino Crash

Inside the Crash…. By Gerhard Pieters

Special Days | September 22, 2017

Inside The Rhino Crash The Rhino. As iconic as a warm African sunset; part of our heritage; part of Africa and ultimately part of us…. . Known as one of the ‘Big 5′, the rhino is most certainly a species that every traveler to Africa wants to see. But for how much longer will this …
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