wanyc wrote in post #17642722
In the end if the transition day in Joburg was not a concern, would you still include Madikwe? Would you recommend including it with a Timbavati and Sabi Sand itinerary for a bit more variety?
I'm still up in the air on Madikwe. Here are my concerns:
a) no off road for elephants, rhino and buffalo ... but in your case you will have them from the Greater Kruger trip
b) bush is very heavy in many areas, so off road tracking or viewing game in bush can be a challenge.
While those are a challenge, I will say here are some reasons to go:
a) excellent lodges, meals and staff at Jaci's and Jaci's Tree House. Owner Jay is a true hotel expert as well as lover of the bush.
b) new 'Terrapin Hide', this is going to give you shots of a lifetime. I've shot from a similar bunker and have images that will blow your mind (one attached)
c) brown hyena, ostrich, cheetah, black rhino, springbok, etc. A lot of game you don't see in the lowveld but would see in the Kalahari.
Yes, I plan to be back and do recommend this as an add on. BTW, you can also fly directly there with FedAir.
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