7 Day Best Of Madikwe And Timbavati Safari

7 Days


Embark on a 6-Night South African Safari Adventure: Best of Madikwe and Timbavati Safari”

Prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the wilderness of South Africa, where you’ll experience the best of Madikwe and Timbavati Safari. This carefully curated 6-night adventure promises the perfect blend of luxury, wildlife, and natural beauty.

Your remarkable journey begins with a 3-night stay at either Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge or Tuningi Safari Lodge, both renowned for their 5-star luxury and extraordinary wildlife experiences. These lodges are nestled within the Madikwe Game Reserve, a haven for diverse wildlife and pristine landscapes.

From Madikwe, you’ll transition to Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, a jewel in the crown of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Here, you’ll enjoy another 3 nights of opulent accommodation and thrilling wildlife encounters. The Timbavati region is famous for its intimate wildlife experiences and untamed landscapes.

Throughout your adventure, you’ll be embraced by gracious hospitality, with every detail carefully attended to. Relax in the tranquility of the African bush, soak in the sights and sounds of the wild, and indulge in pampering treatments that rejuvenate your body and soul. The culinary experiences are a highlight, with exceptional cuisine that celebrates the flavors of Africa.

As the African sun sets, you’ll witness spectacular displays of color and beauty, each evening more mesmerizing than the last. The magic of the African wilderness comes alive as the stars emerge in the night sky.

But the true essence of this safari lies in the open, state-of-the-art game viewing vehicles that promise to unlock the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife. Your experienced guides will lead you on thrilling safaris, where you may encounter a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippos wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy beach. Each viewing will leave you enthralled, deepening your connection with the untamed world.

This 6-night Best of Madikwe and Timbavati Safari is more than an adventure; it’s an opportunity to experience the heart of Africa’s wilderness. With every moment, you’ll rediscover the untamed spirit that thrives in these remarkable reserves. It’s a journey that etches itself into your memory, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss your chance to explore the best of Madikwe and Timbavati in one unforgettable safari.


  • Exciting ‘Big Five’ Encounters & Exceptional Experiences
  • Exclusive Bush Lodges in Superb Locations
  • Luxurious Accommodation
  • World-class Facilities & Amenities
  • Outstanding Bush Hospitality
  • Luxury Open Vehicles with Expert Rangers & Guides
  • Intimate & Personal
  • The Ultimate Wedding & Honeymoon Package
  • Romantic Private Dining


Arrive at Tuningi Private Game Lodge

On arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and transferred by a scheduled shuttle flight to Madikwe Game Reserve. On landing, your ranger will meet you and transfer you by open vehicle to Tuningi Game Lodge.

Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Tuningi Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality, where you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.

After lunch (subject to flight arrival time at the lodge), you will meet for your first exhilarating game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve.

The 75 000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa, and one of the few reserves in Southern Africa classified as malaria-free. Located in South Africa along the Botswana border, 20 kilometers from Gaberone, the reserve lies within a transition region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. As a result, the region is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora – 86 mammals, 420 bird species and 105 tree species – including the black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.

Day 2 is typically a carbon copy of Day 1, you will just have ticked off some more species on your quest to spot the Big Five and more.

Day 3 is typically a carbon copy of Day 2, you will just have ticked off some more species on your quest to spot the Big Five and more.

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Madikwe Airstrip for your scheduled shuttle flight to ORTambo Airport. Here you will connect to another scheduled shuttle flight, this time to Kings Camp Airstrip. On arrival, your game ranger will transfer you to Kings Camp.

Kings Camp Private Game Reserve is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve adjacent and open to the Kruger National Park. The reserve is a wildlife haven boasting a diversity of animal life including the ‘Big 5’. The reserve is also home to the famous white lions. The camp is positioned on the edge of a savanna plain scattered with Acacia trees. A waterhole, located right in front of the camp attracts a wide variety of wildlife day and night. Kings Camp offers gracious hospitality from a bygone era in a uniquely romantic ambience and invites guests to relax in fine colonial style.

Your afternoon game drive will commence late this afternoon. Africa’s big game abounds in the area and each day brings something different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open, state-of-the-art Land Rover. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy bank; each viewing will enthrall.

Day 5 is typically a carbon copy of Day 4, you will just have ticked off some more species on your quest to spot the Big Five and more.

Day 6 is typically a carbon copy of Day 5, you will just have ticked off some more species on your quest to spot the Big Five and more.

Today your safari trip comes to an end. However, there is still an exciting morning safari game drive planned. You will get a wakeup call from your guide and make your way down to the dining area for tea and coffee which will be served with biscuits before departing on your morning adventure. You will have the opportunity to spot animals that have eluded you thus far. Arriving back at the camp after the safari drive, you enjoy breakfast then check-out from your rooms.

You will then depart for the airstrip where you wil catch a flight back to Johannesburg ORT International Airport.


Cost Includes

  • 3 Nights at any two lodges listed (subject to availability) - Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve, Kings Camp Private Game Reserve, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge / Tuningi Safari Lodge.
  • Airfare based on selected Lodges: O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) – Lodge 1 – Lodge 2 – O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg).
  • All meals
  • Morning And afternoon game drives daily.
  • Selected house drinks.
  • Transfers between the airstrip and the lodge

Cost Excludes

  • Flights and transfers not listed.
  • Conservation levies and park entry fees.
  • Cellar wines, premium brand spirits, champagne, cognacs,
  • cigars and cigarettes.
  • Telephone calls, curios shop purchases, transfers, gratuities, additional activities, wellness treatments and laundry.

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7 Day Best Of Madikwe And Timbavati Safari
From $5,600
/ Adult
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