Madikwe Game Reserve – Three reasons why I can’t wait to get back

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After traveling to Madikwe Game Reserve for the first time earlier this year on a Wild Eye Photo Safari, I’ve since fallen in love with this magical piece of African bush.

Here are just three of the main photographic based reasons why I can’t wait to head back this weekend.

Reason 1: Ellies!



Who doesn’t love to photograph these gentle beasts? Madikwe prides itself on their large elephant numbers and the spectacular sightings they provide.

Reason 2: Big cats & dogs




Nothing beats being able to get up close and personal with these carnivores on a regular basis. During my last four night trip to the reserve we had an unreal hour long experience with their famous cheetah coalition of four brothers, five intimate sightings of a few different prides of lions and two exciting wild dog encounters which involved a bit of highly skilled driving from our guide through some pretty rough terrain!

Reason 3: Let the game come to you



Don’t feel like getting up early for the morning game drive? No problem! Why not sit outside on your room’s veranda or at the lodge’s boma overlooking the waterhole to enjoy a drink whilst capturing the variety of bird and mammal species that come down to drink.

All in all I can’t wait to get back to what I feel is a small slice of African wilderness heaven!

Madikwe Photo Safari (August 2014) trip report –

Chad Wright

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  1. Alex

    Oh yes, Madikwe is a really outstanding reserve and we loved our TWO WEEKS (!) stay at Thakadu River Lodge. What an incredible time we had there! We also can’t wait to get back asap, thanks for the lovely trip report of your Photo Safari in August.

    Greetings from Germany,

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