First the one disappointment. We came hoping to see wild dogs but a pride of lions had killed nearly all of them 2 months ago-nobodies fault-its what lions do. Otherwise the game viewing was great-we saw all the big 5 the first afternoon and evening from the lodge. If you were so inclined you could have spent your time game viewing from your own deck and the main lodge. However we went on a sunrise and sunset game drive each day with our great guide Brendan who was knowledegable about animals birds trees and insects . We also had a terrific tracker, Edward, who guided Brendan to unusual sightings. One of the best things about this lodge is they only have 4 guests to a vehicle
|The food was good, and the house wine extraordinary We ate one night with all the guests (there are only 5 suites) at the main dining table hosted by Susan the American owner, and another downstairs in the wine cellar.
The whole complex was like a museum of mainly West African art collected by Susan-I'm going to inspect the Benin Bronzes in the British Museum next time I am in London.
Our rooms were very comfortable and air conditioned -however do use the mosquito netting -I was careless the first night and got bitten .We did have trouble with bath water but it was fixed quickly .The internet access was the best I had on this African trip. However ,cellphones don't work in the lodge.
- Also Known As:
- Mateya Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve