Outstanding experience. Safari was amazing, the rangers are very knowledgeable and passionate about conservation. The hotel is exquisite in terms of rooms, dinning and facilities. Tre staff were professional, friendly and a joy to interact with.
Kenneth, our game driver, was knowledgeable and a safe and capable guide. We managed to see all 4 of the reserve's cheetahs. The facility is lovely. The food was delicious and the staff were attentive. The power cut out during the night so our toasty tent got colder, and then switched on in the AM...but not with quite enough time to warm up before having to do the morning drive. One other note - it might be useful to have driving directions on the website for those driving down from the north. I should have emailed for directions but decided to wing it instead. Friendly neighbor's on the route were kind enough to draw us a map. Overall it was a terrific stay and I will absolutely recommend it to friends.
We chose Jaci's for the the treetop lodges and were not dissapointed, wonderful location, superb hopsitality and fantastic game drives with brilliant staff. I've thought hard and can think of nothing to fault it. We had three nights in March and would go again tommorow. An exceptional African experience, delivering beyond expectations. Breakfast overlooking 35 elephants frolicking in the waterhole will last in the memory for ever.
Chris from Nottingham, UK
Located in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, guests who want a vacation filled with culture and adventure will want to …More
Nothing prepared me for the immediacy and intensity of the experience at Jamala. As an experienced traveller and visitor of other safari lodges I was struck by the intimate exclusivity of this lodge. No detail was overlooked. The wild life and African bush was centre stage, with this immaculate lodge the vehicle of an unforgettable experience. Rodney and Nico made you feel like you have arrived home after a long journey and small details like a hot drawn mineral bath after a game drive made this an incomparable experience. There is no doubt in my mind that I will visit again and as soon as possible.
We had an excellent 3 nights at Madikwe. Our ranger JP made sure we saw lots of exciting things and were always well looked after. At Madikwe, the rangers from all the lodges all the good sightings they see over radio so everyone got to see the big stuff. They only let 2-3 vehicles near the sighting so it still feels like a private experience. Highlights included a leopard up a tree with a kill surrounded by lions, black and white rhinos, a pack of wild dogs, an elephant family munching away next to the roadside - seeing 4 of the big 5 on our first drive was pretty impressive! The facilities at the lodge are very high quality, staying in one of the smaller lodges at Madikwe I felt like staying in our own private luxury home with 2 or 3 other couples. The rooms were very well appointed with a huge bed, outdoor shower and a private plunge pool. The housekeepers also left still nice surprises when we got back from our drive. They try and make dinner different every night. The first night we had dinner as a group in the lodge, the second as a couple and the third in the bush with the rest of the Madikwe Safari lodges under the stars which was very impressive. The staff in the lodge can't be praised enough for making our stay so special.
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