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Highly Recommended, ask for Gery!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Jan 2023
Thakadu really had it all; from the tent experience to the top notch food and all the animal sightings, our money was well spent. We'd go back in a heartbeat. Thank you to Gery, our Ranger, who took our experience to a whole new level with his eagle eyes and experience of the park, we saw the Magnificent 7, within 3 days. Thank you for an unforgettable trip.
Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 14 January 2023

    Best service in a breathtakingly beautiful Nature. Unforgetable game drives.
    Lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, impalas, water buffalos, wildebeests, exotic birds like the Lilac Breasted Roller and so much more.

    Date of stay: December 2022
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    Reviewed 11 November 2022

    Thakadu's staff have now set the standard for me in how a lodge should be run. I got the true sense that they liked what they do and that nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely devine, the rooms were incredibly spacious and comfortable and I cannot fault a single aspect of our experience.

    Date of stay: November 2022
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    Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

    Brilliant! Loved that it was a community project so a little rustic as less formal. The staff were warm & friendly. The food exquisite. Exclusive feel with only 12 tents with a jovial spirit amongst the guests which we really enjoyed. Note - 9 & 10 are far but good for walking off all that food! Also no WIFI in tents but you are so busy on game drives or eating that it was OK to use it only in lobby. Our game driver Satis went above and beyond to find us the big 5!! And Agnes is an Angel. All I can recommend to make it better is to get thicker blankets and lined rain ponchos 😁

    Room tip: Bring warm clothes - waterproof, hat & gloves, but also suncream😅 , bug spray, plus binoculars. Madikwee is a great reserve!
    Date of stay: October 2022
    Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 23 October 2022

    Absolutely wonderful! I stayed here 5 nights in a row and I have to say the staff and my jeep driver/guide were so personable and friendly and always so helpful. I felt like they were all my good friends by the end of my stay. They were definitely a part of the reason why my trip was so much fun. The location of the lodge on the river is so nice because it draws all of the animals to come close. The tent was very luxurious with lots of wonderful amenities including a heated bed for when it got cold! And also, all of the food was delicious.

    Room tip: They are all wonderful! Just depends on how close you want to be to the main dining/reception area.
    Date of stay: September 2022
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    Reviewed 23 October 2022

    We had a great stay at Thakadu. Spend 4 nights at the lodge and were not disappointed. Saw a lot of wildlife on the game drives (including Wild Dogs) and Elephants playing in the river in front of the lodge.
    Staff was excellent and so were the meals.
    Last part of road to lo lodge is pretty bumpy but that adds to the remote feeling!

    Date of stay: October 2022
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