5 Day Madikwe Big 5 Safari Escape

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Just in case you're traveling to South Africa soon, you can enjoy incredible savings with this short-notice 5-day package based on a last-minute special available to you if you Book & Travel within 21 days. Experience a Luxury Safari Adventure at the 5-Star Tuningi Safari Lodge located in the Malaria-Free Madikwe Game Reserve with opportunities to see the famous 'Big Five', & wild dogs a firm favorite in the 75000-hectare reserve. Enjoy top-tier hospitality in a friendly and relaxed environment.


On this 5-day tour you will visit South Africa's best-kept secret, Madikwe Game Reserve which is located in the malaria-free North West province, approximately 350km from Johannesburg. Encompassing grassland, forest and rocky hills, this pristine wilderness borders with Botswana and boasts incredible species of wildlife including elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and endangered wild dogs whom are mostly seen in Botswana.

Activities offered on this tour include exhilarating morning and afternoon game drives, with highly qualified game rangers that have sound knowledge of the fauna and flora within the Madikwe Game Reserve and pass on this knowledge and passion to guests during their game drives.

Indulge in an array of pampering massage treatments in the comfort of your suite or on your private secluded deck. This is the perfect way to round-off your African Safari.

This tour is ideal for solo explorers, couples, and families looking for a unique safari experience.


Day 1: Madikwe Game Reserve

Your African safari adventure begins as you take a road transfer with a professional driver from Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve and onto Tuningi Safari Lodge.

Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to explore the lodge facilities and enjoy a sumptuous lunch before venturing out into the bush on your first-afternoon game drive, in search of the endangered wild dog. Madikwe Game Reserve offers unique typography and is a photographer's paradise, so be sure to have your camera ready as you come up close for some perfect shots including the most magnificent sunset you will ever see.

On your return, you will be greeted by a perfectly prepared dinner served under a canopy of stars. End the evening with a sumptuous dessert and a nightcap before bidding farewell to the simmering fire to the calling of your suite.

Day 2 - 4: Game Drives & Relaxation

In the morning, you will gather in the dining area as you enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee, before heading back into the bush on a morning safari. Game drives are generally 3 -4 hours in duration with a stop en-route to stretch the legs and enjoy a refreshment. When you return to your lodge, breakfast is served and is followed by some free time to relax in your suite or beside the pool. For the more adventurous travellers, we recommend guided bush walks that are sure to heighten your senses as you discover the smaller creatures and enjoy the trees and stunning scenery.

Later in the afternoon, you will venture back into the bush for another afternoon game drive, hopeful of seeing an abundance of wildlife that are most active at night. Experience yet another beautiful sunset whilst enjoying your favourite drink and return to camp for another decadent dinner.

Day 5: Depart

After yet another exhilarating morning game drive and heartwarming breakfast, you will gather your belongings and bid farewell to the African bush as your transfer arrives to pick you up for the drive back to Johannesburg.

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Rates & Pricing

$ 660 USD
$ 350 USD
$ 660 USD
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We can arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.


4 nights at Tuningi Safari Lodge
All meals
Outdoor rain-shower
Twice daily game drives
Traversing Over 75 000 ha of Vast Plains
Legendary Wild Dog Sightings
Qualified Passionate Guides
Tea, Filter Coffee & Biscuits on Morning Drive
Drinks & Canapés on Afternoon Drive
Return transfers to the lodge

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What our guests say about Keith

April 10, 2024
Keith was extremely helpful during the…
Keith was extremely helpful during the booking process. He is the only reason I continued the booking process with your firm. There were issues with your website among other things that had me feeling uncomfortable. Keith has great energy which eased my concerns. I feel the package Keith put together is great and I expect to have a wonderful trip.
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April 9, 2024
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Keith answered all of my questions without any issues. He addressed everything that I asked and was quite prompt in his responses.
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March 29, 2024
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Thank you so much Keith! You’ve made booking our holiday and the Safari so easy. We look forward to meeting you.
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Wow! Shann was and is fantastic! She figured out a way to make our entire trip work. We are going on a 2 week trip to South Africa and Botswana. She really helped tie it all together as a wonderful, cohesive trip. She is super nice and super smart and very knowledgeable. She is also flexible and thoughtful, etc., etc. When the chips were down (and we literally were considering pulling the plug on the whole trip), she found a way to make the entire itinerary work and got us excited about our wonderful adventure! Highly recommend!
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Anja is very attentive and patient.
Anja is very attentive and patient.
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Shann immediately demonstrated pleasant professionalism, competence, experience and patience. She advised and accompanied me in organizing the trip. She listened to all my needs and the suggestions were very fruitful for me. he was very kind and always available even during the holidays. thank you Shann
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