Jaci’s Safari & Tree Lodges offer excellent accommodation and outstanding service in the picturesque settings of the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, which consists of 75,000 hectares of prime wilderness. Jaci’s are unique in that they offer exclusive and specialized children’s safaris.
You can expect to see Wild Dog, Black and White Rhino, Hippo, Lion, Leopard, Spotted and Brown Hyena, Cheetah, Giraffe, Buffalo, over 400 Elephant, extensive plains game as well as over 340 species of bird.
Featuring 8 large rooms and the exclusive 2 bed-roomed “Nare Suite” – all built with shaggy thatched roofs, canvas walls and large tented windows inviting you to enjoy your bush surroundings. A hand crafted rock bath and outdoor safari shower compliment the authentic safari atmosphere. Six of the rooms have twin beds and the seventh and eighth room have king size four-poster beds and fans in each room keep a breeze flowing. Children sharing with their parents are comfortably accommodated on camping stretchers in the rooms. Maximum 3 children per room. There is a well-equipped bush gym and kids play area is situated along the river path, linking the two lodges.
The Nare Suite is an exclusive “bush retreat”- so named because of the resident Buffalo Bull who frequents the waterhole in front of the Suite (along with the numerous other animal visitors). The Nare Suite accommodates a maximum of 4 guests and has a self-contained kitchen and lounge. A private plunge pool built within the wooden viewing deck overlooks a fabulous waterhole and incorporates an outdoor dining area where chefs will prepare sumptuous meals for you in the privacy and luxury of your own bush retreat. Equipped with a private game drive vehicle and professional guide you are assured of an exclusive safari to be remembered and repeated.
Jaci’s Tree Lodge has 8 “Tree Houses”, each encompassing a giant Tambotie or Leadwood Tree. Each “Tree House” is constructed amongst the Riverine forest on stilts, up to 6 meters above the ground. These spacious “Tree Houses” include an open plan, en-suite bathroom with an enormous stone bath and outdoor “Jungle Shower” allowing you to enjoy your forest surrounds. Relax, on the deck in front of your room, in the main lodge or wander to the forest pool to cool off. Raised wooden walkways, suspended in the forest canopy lining the banks of the Marico River, will connect with the extraordinary Main Lodge and its generous facilities (including a magnificent bar and lounge area separate from the dining area by a 4 sided open fireplace).