Madikwe Moments Blog

Starry nights, photo safaris and puppies at Jaci’s Safari Lodge

28 May 2013

A blog about Jaci's Safari Lodge was recently published on Classic Safari Camps website

Written by Kelly Kidson, the blog features the fantastic events and upcoming highlights on Jaci's Safari Lodge's calendar, including the imminent arrival of this year's wild dog puppies. 

Meet Diana and Jaco, the new management couple at Jaci’s

21 May 2013

Please join us in welcoming the new Management Couple of Jaci’s Lodges - Jaco & Diana Becker, who both have a deep passion for the bush and all things wild.

Wild tails:  A lesson from Mother Nature

5 May 2013

There was an old buffalo bull, which was in very bad shape at one of our waterholes.  For the purpose of this story, we will just call him Bruno the buffalo.

Wild Tails: Helicopters & saving the day ...

19 March 2013

What an exciting and exhilirating day we enjoyed, starting early we followed instructions and directions issued from the helicopter as it flew over the Madikwe Game Reserve looking for our target animal – a rhino with un “notched” ears. We were actually on a Conservation Safari – Wow!

Wild Tails: Sunscreen, teenage elephants and buffalos ...

14 March 2013

This week has been a scorcher! This resulted in several things – lots of white faces (due to vast amounts of sunblock) or extremly red faces (due to lack of sunblock) which either way gives you something to laugh about!


Wild Tails: Jungle Lane, serious and fun

10 March 2013

Jungle Lane, this is where the field guides in the park do their shooting evaluations to either carry a rifle on a game drive vehicle or to guide walking trails in Madikwe Game Reserve.


Teeny, weeny elephant

9 March 2013

We were on a short bumble with two young guests from Jaci’s Safai Lodge yesterday afternoon when we came across an elephant drinking outside Jaci’s Tree Lodge – and then we saw the teeny, weeny baby – what a surprise!

Wild Tails: Creatures Big and small

21 February 2013

It has been an amazing week for both the big and small creatures, who play a roll in the eco system to show us what it is really capable of.

Digital photography a breeze with these SLR tips

11 February 2013

So, you’re going birding at Jaci’s Lodges and you’ve just purchased the latest state-of-the-art digital SLR camera. But do your skills match your fancy new camera? We’ve compiled some tips to help you take pictures that Annie Leibovitz would be proud of.

The African fish eagle. Photo courtesy of Sumeet Moghe

Look Mom, I’m birding!

14 January 2013

You don’t have to be a professional to be a birder. In fact, you don’t even have to be an adult.

We’ve compiled a top 10 list of interesting birds for youngsters (and beginners) to spot on the specialised birding safari at Jaci’s Lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Learn the terminology that birders use and impress everyone with your knowledge of our fine feathered friends in the wild.