Madikwe Moments Blog
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
This year, Jaci’s Lodges is hosting a series of specialised safaris that will leave bird lovers twitching.
Legendary golf commentator and radio personality Jim Kelly, otherwise known by his pseudonym, Speedy Greens, recently paid a visit to Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, along with golfer Tom Watson and Watson’s wife, Hillary.
“Remember your pre-shoot checks,” cautions Roger de la Harpe, our wildlife photography tutor for the photo safari workshop at Jaci’s, as we head out on the sand road and into Madikwe Game Reserve. He’s referring to MIFFED, a pre-photography checklist and a self-coined acronym that translates to M – Mode, I – ISO, F – Focus mode, F – Focus point, E – Exposure Comp, and D – Drive.
Garth Kingwell spent some time at Jaci’s Lodges earlier this year. View his video of a magical hour spent with two bull elephants.