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Best Time to Safari? Baby Season in the Bush

Best Time to Safari? Baby Season in the Bush

Safari Experiences | June 15, 2018

A common question asked by guests is: What time of year it is best to go on safari in Madikwe? Usually the answer we give is wintertime (from June onwards). Temperatures during the day are pleasantly cooler and, because there is very little rainfall, we often find animals congregating at the major waterholes on the …
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Africa: A Little Bit Addictive

Africa: A Little Bit Addictive!

Safari Experiences | June 1, 2018

Africa: A Little Bit Addictive The bush is a place of solitude, a place of quietude, a place to just breath. And a breath of fresh air when you need it most. It puts you in a trance that not only makes you high on its sights, sounds and smells, but also pumps your brain …
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Mongoose Species

Four Mongoose Species Found at Madikwe

Wildlife | May 11, 2018

My name is Hugh Morris and I am a trainee field guide from NJ More Field Guide College. During my time at Madikwe Safari Lodge, I have been lucky enough to see many different creatures. One of my favourite families of smaller animals that can be found here is that of the mongooses. Some Quick …
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Unusual predator

Pest control: unusual predator of mice

Wildlife | April 13, 2018

The more time I spend in the bush, the more I’m humbled by how much there is to learn about the strategies nature employs to ensure a fully-functioning, balanced ecosystem. One of the latest surprises for me came from learning of an unusual predator of mice… Despite the struggle mice face for warmth during the …
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Mack & Madi Family Experience

MACK & MADI FAMILY EXPERIENCE – OUR FAMILY WELCOMES YOURS!

Families | April 10, 2018

As parents of twins – Mack and Madi – my late wife Britt (matriarch of the MORE family until her passing in 2016) and I learned first-hand what it meant to travel with young children. They don’t fit into prescribed timelines, and have specific needs when it comes to what they eat, where they sleep, …
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Destination Bush Wedding

A WEDDING GONE WILD – THE DESTINATION BUSH WEDDING

More Lodges & Hotels | April 10, 2018

The popularity of destination weddings has taken off as couples look for unique experiences for themselves and to share with their guests. And there are few locations that can enchant like the Southern African bush. An immemorial land sets the scene for another tale as old as time… love. The magic of the game-filled plains …
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Young Explorer

Little Adventurer, Big Adventure

Safari Experiences | April 6, 2018

Young Explorer When I fetched Raphael, a 10-year-old French boy, and his parents from the Madikwe Eastern Airstrip, I knew I was in for an interesting couple of days. Kitted out with a traditional safari pith helmet strapped to his head, this kid was sure to be a little explorer. I was already considering in …
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Dung Beetles

Dung Beetles: Doing Nature’s Dirty Work

Safari Experiences | March 29, 2018

The dung beetle rolling its prized ball across the road: a familiar and entertaining sight for us on safari during the wetter summer months. When the rains come to Madikwe, the dung beetles come to life. As the rains soften the soil, these little insects come out of their underground slumber (dormant phase) and arrive …
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