Where do I begin..Etali Safari lodge spoiled us rotten and gave us the vacation of a lifetime. This place a a true gem. Upon entering the reserve we were whisked away by Patrick to what we thought would be heading to the lodge to get settled. Little did we know Patrick drove us to view a pride of lions sleeping in the bush! Once we arrived at the lodge we were greeted by the wonderful Angie with a cold drink and warm towel. Every member of the staff is extremely attentive and warm. You can tell then genuinely love sharing this amazing place with their guests.
Go hungry when coming to Etali! Food is amazing. Dinners overlooking the watering hole, cake and pastries at teatime, amazing burgers and steak and even a surprise bush breakfast which was a highlight of the trip.
Rooms are gorgeous and huge! We stayed in room 8 and had many Elephant, Zebra and wildebeest sightings from bed!
Game drives were epic! Our Ranger Jacques was fantastic. You can tell he really cares about the environment Madikwe has created and sharing that with guests. He went into great detail at every encounter offering knowledgeable and funny commentary! He gave us ample time at each spot which set him apart. I saw many other lodges who took their guests for a photo op and left. We spent time at each encounter discussing the behavior, history, etc..
Visiting Etali is life changing. I hope to be back some day and encourage anyone looking at Madikwe to stay here..you will be blown away!
Heather And Grahm
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