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The Best Malaria Free Safari Destination

The malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa is arguably Africa’s finest malaria free safari destination.

Madikwe Game Reserve is located in South Africa in the North of the country close to the Botswana border. This game reserve is one of the biggest game reserves in South Africa and it contains all of the Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard and Lion) as well plains game. Wild Dog sightings at Madikwe are also very good.

Madikwe Game Reserve

At Africa Uncovered we rate the safari experience at Madikwe Game Reserve second only to Kruger when it comes to premier safaris in South Africa. The Madikwe Game Reserve also has a wide variety of accommodation from basic chalets to ultra-luxury lodges. High end luxury lodges such as Mateya Lodge and Madikwe Hills Game Lodge can rival the very best in terms of the quality of safari that they provide.

Madikwe Hills Game Lodge

The malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is also a great option for a family safari, especially for families with young children as Madikwe Hills Game Reserve is a lot more child friendly than for example Kruger. Many lodges offer additional activities for young children in order to keep them entertained whilst on safari. Jaci’s Safari Lodge is one of those such lodges and a great place for a family safari.

Wild Dog

The malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is also only a 4 to 5 hour drive from Johannesburg and so is easily accessible with both flight and road options. Driving to Madikwe is also fairly straight forward and self-driving to Madikwe in order to reduce costs is a very popular option.

Elephant at waterhole

Many malaria free game reserves are quite restricted in the size of their traversing area and it is debatable regarding the authenticity of the safari experience that is offered. The Madikwe Game Reserve is big enough to offer a very authentic safari and sightings of the Big 5 are very good. So, taking into account the massive traversing area on offer, as well as the presence of the Big 5 and excellent plains game, as well as the variety and also high quality of the top end safari lodges we rate the Madikwe Game Reserve as Africa’s best malaria free safari destination.

By Cristina Alias

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