2023/05/18 - 2023/05/22

From ZAR R38 500.00 price per sharing person

2023/09/09 - 2023/09/13

From ZAR R38 500.00 price per sharing person

Varying Landscapesover seventy-five thousand hectares
of abundant predator viewing.

Madikwe Game reserve a 75,000 Ha reserve with amazingly opposing and varied habitats. The landscapes vary from riverine forest along the Marico river, Kalahari Sandveld to Bushveld with intermittent massive open plains. These are all divided by the 2 mountain ranges that cut through the reserve, the Dwarsberg in the south and the Rant Van Tweedepoort in the middle. The real enticement of Madikwe, is the diversity of species to see and photograph. This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the entire safari indicating what is included and excluded, number of guests and the logistics, please download the full brochure.

This webpage offers you a glimpse of the safari. For the full details of the entire safari indicating what is included and excluded, number of guests and the logistics, please download the full brochure below.

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ITINERARY

This safari will consist of an itinerary as such:

Day 1 - Arrival Day

You will self - drive to Madikwe Game Reserve and proceed to Rockfig Safari Lodge. Upon your arrival, you will be met by your guide Darren Donovan at the lodge for your 4 nights stay

Day 2 - 5

Madikwe has abundant predator viewing - with a healthy Lion population, Cheetah, African Wild dogs, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and the more elusive Brown Hyena. With more than 400 species of bird, the yellow throated Sandgrouse will also be a delightful possibility for birders. Both Southern Pied and Arrow-marked Babblers, White-fronted and Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters occur indicating this a reserve right in the middle of the moister east and the dry west.

Day 5 - Final Day

After your last morning activity, breakfast and final proceedings, you will self - drive yourself back home.

Unfortunately, this is the end of your safari!

who'sGUIDING YOU?

18 May 2023 - 22 May 2023

Darren Shaun Donovan

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.
He started his career as a safari guide in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, where he specialised in birding and animal behaviour. After witnessing the most amazing sightings on his game drives with guests, he quickly realised that he was missing a camera. His photographic journey began with him being drawn to the unusual and artistic depiction of wildlife through photography. He believes in capturing the mood and emotion of a moment in time, and that keeps fuelling his passion. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what he knows and experiments with the unknown! 
With 13 years of guiding in some of the top lodges and reserves in South Africa, Darren not only has the experience of hosting photographers, but also perfected his craft in teaching others to take their own amazing photographs through technical and artistic application. These include teaching guests the camera settings, designing the frame, and anticipating the moment that may be coming by watching the behaviour of the subject. These skills, enthusiasm and a profound professional respect for the bush has made him a sought-after bird and photography guide in the industry.

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.

 

 

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.
He started his career as a safari guide in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, where he specialised in birding and animal behaviour. After witnessing the most amazing sightings on his game drives with guests, he quickly realised that he was missing a camera. His photographic journey began with him being drawn to the unusual and artistic depiction of wildlife through photography. He believes in capturing the mood and emotion of a moment in time, and that keeps fuelling his passion. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what he knows and experiments with the unknown! 
With 13 years of guiding in some of the top lodges and reserves in South Africa, Darren not only has the experience of hosting photographers, but also perfected his craft in teaching others to take their own amazing photographs through technical and artistic application. These include teaching guests the camera settings, designing the frame, and anticipating the moment that may be coming by watching the behaviour of the subject. These skills, enthusiasm and a profound professional respect for the bush has made him a sought-after bird and photography guide in the industry.Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.

9 September 2023 - 13 September 2023

Darren Shaun Donovan

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.
He started his career as a safari guide in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, where he specialised in birding and animal behaviour. After witnessing the most amazing sightings on his game drives with guests, he quickly realised that he was missing a camera. His photographic journey began with him being drawn to the unusual and artistic depiction of wildlife through photography. He believes in capturing the mood and emotion of a moment in time, and that keeps fuelling his passion. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what he knows and experiments with the unknown! 
With 13 years of guiding in some of the top lodges and reserves in South Africa, Darren not only has the experience of hosting photographers, but also perfected his craft in teaching others to take their own amazing photographs through technical and artistic application. These include teaching guests the camera settings, designing the frame, and anticipating the moment that may be coming by watching the behaviour of the subject. These skills, enthusiasm and a profound professional respect for the bush has made him a sought-after bird and photography guide in the industry.

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.

 

 

Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.
He started his career as a safari guide in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, where he specialised in birding and animal behaviour. After witnessing the most amazing sightings on his game drives with guests, he quickly realised that he was missing a camera. His photographic journey began with him being drawn to the unusual and artistic depiction of wildlife through photography. He believes in capturing the mood and emotion of a moment in time, and that keeps fuelling his passion. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what he knows and experiments with the unknown! 
With 13 years of guiding in some of the top lodges and reserves in South Africa, Darren not only has the experience of hosting photographers, but also perfected his craft in teaching others to take their own amazing photographs through technical and artistic application. These include teaching guests the camera settings, designing the frame, and anticipating the moment that may be coming by watching the behaviour of the subject. These skills, enthusiasm and a profound professional respect for the bush has made him a sought-after bird and photography guide in the industry.Darren spent his childhood glued to wildlife documentaries on television, and knew that a life in the bush was his calling. His passion of sharing that love of the natural world has kept burning since.

 

We look forward to hosting you!