Week in Pictures: Kruger + Botswana Safari Splendour

What a week it has been with 7 of our camps submitting spectacular photographs for our edition of Week in Pictures. We start in the Greater Kruger, where lodges in the Sabi Sand, Klaserie, and the Balule Nature Reserves have had unbelievable luck with predator sightings, as well as those loveable elephants and their babies….

Safari Highlights: 3 Days at Ezulwini

It’s certainly been a whirlwind 3 days at Ezulwini game lodges in the Balule. This unfenced reserve of the Greater Kruger has an unbelievable capacity of game, and guests have just had a string of superb sightings, from an epic lion pride, to elephants rolling in the mud, to a leopard stalking impala, and a…

From Lizards to Lions and Everything in Between

The thing about Marakapula Reserve is that it pretty much has it all. On the doorstep of the Kruger National Park with exclusive guided tours or self-drive adventures on the menu; a luxury lodge with private riverfront views and creature comforts you can’t live without; and its own Big 5 property that is home to all sorts of wonderful members of the wild!…

Birding, fishing, and walking safaris at Marakapula

Marakapula is no ordinary game reserve. It is land that is owned by the local Mashishimale Community, and has been converted from overfarmed cattle grounds into 20 000 hectares of pristine, Big 5 territory. It’s location near the Kruger Park, the Blyde River Canyon, the Panorama Route, and the Olifants River means that guests here…

Marakapula to Kruger

You know you’re winning when you’re on safari in a Big 5 private reserve of almost 20 000 hectares, but when you’ve got the option to expand your horizons and also visit one of the most prestigious game parks in Africa, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Only a 20 minute drive from one wildlife…

Marakapula’s Makubu Lodge Masterpiece

  In the peace and quiet of the Marakapula Reserve, Makubu Lodge finds its home where the wild fig trees offer shade to the ground-dwelling animals, and the surging Selati River feeds the thirst of the elephants and the antelope. Warmly painted red, with thatched roofs covering high ceilings, and  authentically African artefacts adorning the…

Discover Camp Linyanti

When you’ve been to the top-rated safari hotspots and fallen in love with Africa hook, line, and sinker, you begin to search for the hidden gems. The locations that are more remote, more raw, and more wild are found in Botswana’s swampland paradise just north-west of Chobe. Read what 2 bloggers had to say about…

Camp Linyanti: a destination of dreams

Chobe National Park’s Linyanti Marsh region is one of the country’s most phenomenal game viewing locations. It is an untamed wilderness adjacent to the Linyanti River where riverine woodlands and lagoons surround the saturated areas close to the water, creating characteristic marshland, where the likelihood of spotting rarities, such as the red lechwe and sitatunga…