Private Game Reserve

Malaria-Free Safari Destination

Malaria-Free Game Reserve

So, are you asking yourself, “isn’t there somewhere I can go on an African safari and not have to worry about malaria?”  Guess what!  There is!  Madikwe Private Game Reserve is your answer.  Madikwe is located in northern South Africa along the Botswana border.  It is a conservation success story because it used to be farmland that has since been brilliantly restored to its natural environment.  You would never know it unless I told you (or you happened to google it).  Madikwe’s flourishing bushveld is chock full of excellent game viewing, including the Big 5wild dogcheetah and 300 bird species.  Off-roading is permitted to guides so you can get up close and personal with the animals.  Madikwe is one of the best places to see the magnificent African wild dogs, although, leopards here are more rare.  If leopards are at the top of your list, visit the Sabi Sand instead.  Madikwe is perfect for families since malaria is not present in this region of South Africa.  Another wonderful thing about Madikwe Private Game Reserve is that it supports local communities by employing area residents at the reserve’s many lodges.  This creates much needed economic sustainability for the local people, which reduces the chances of locals engaging in poaching to support themselves. 

When to Go

May – October

This is the best time to go on safari in South Africa because it’s the dry season which makes wildlife much easier to see due to shorter grass and less-dense vegetation. Also, water is more scarce, and animals are likely to be seen quenching their thirst at waterholes.

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