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Thrilling Hunt: Cheetahs Earn Their Stripes

Cheetahs of Madikwe | October 26, 2018

The hunt – it’s the pinnacle of safari action and something that most visitors to the bush dream of seeing. However, while kills happen every day in the wild, it’s still something of a rarity to witness one because catching sight of a kill is simply a matter of luck. To see my first kill in the open plains of …
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The Alphas Of Madikwe

Safari Experiences | October 17, 2018

One of the main reasons people come to Africa is to see the ‘Big 5’ while on safari, but there are other so-called “alphas” to consider. The term ‘Big 5’, which consists of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard, originates from the old hunting days, when these beasts were considered to be the 5 most dangerous animals …
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world rhino day

A New Birth Brings New Hope For World Rhino Day

World Rhino Day | September 21, 2018

Where did the first part of the year go? As I sit and write this, I lose myself for a while in the memories of what nature has shown us this year at this magical place called Madikwe. In this last few weeks one experience stands out for me as we celebrate World Rhino Day. …
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As Luck Would Have It…

Uncategorized | September 6, 2018

When you think of Madikwe Game Reserve, you might think of a wildlife wonderland known for its wild dog and big cat sightings. While lion sightings happen fairly regularly, that’s not the case with finding their more elusive cousins, the leopards. Leopards by nature are shy and secretive, which certainly makes them a challenge to …
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From Belgium to Madikwe with Filed Guide Annelies

From Belgium to Madikwe with Field Guide Annelies

Our People | August 31, 2018

If I had to tell you what question I’ve been asked most during the last couple of months, it wouldn’t be: “What’s the difference between black and white rhino?” or “Why does the elephant make that noise?” With my accent giving me away as a foreigner, I’m most commonly asked: Why and when did you …
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Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Safari Experiences | August 16, 2018

This story is a sad one and, unfortunately, doesn’t have a happy ending – or at least not the one we would have liked. But while nature might seem cruel, it is important to remember that the death of one life sustains another. A few weeks ago, a newborn baby elephant was found on the …
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Ultimate Winter Safari Experience

The Ultimate Winter Safari Experience at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Families | August 2, 2018

For those looking for a winter adventure I would highly recommend a safari experience at Madikwe Safari Lodge. Having done both summer and winter safaris, I can tell you that the chilly season holds a different, but equally special, allure… The lodge welcomes nature-loving couples, families, friend groups and solo travellers alike. Each day is …
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the Brown Family Safari

The Ups (and Downs) of the Brown Family Safari

Families | July 13, 2018

Every day in the bush is different. Each will always surprise you in multiple ways. I was lucky enough to guide the Brown family for six whole days, and to say it was an experience is an understatement, at least… Emrie Brown is the head of a finance firm and as such, lives a fast-paced …
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