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Greatest Africa calls you to enjoy an opportunity to experience a spectacular wildlife. Allow their friendly team to guide you in the perfect itinerary for a safari in Africa. Get the privilege of seeing the "Big Five" at Tuningi Safari Lodge and Leopard Hills Lodge. You will join the ultimate enjoyment in addressing the detail. So, what are you waiting for? Book now and explore Africa in a luxurious way!
Tuningi Safari Lodge is a 5-star lodge set in the 165,000 acres Madikwe Game Reserve and situated on the border of Botswana. This lodge is a large and beautiful private reserve, home to the "Big Five" such as lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and cheetah as well as the very rare African wild dog. Named after the Tuningi fig tree, Tuningi Safari Lodge is designed for families and caters to children of all ages on a kids program to come and experience the greatness of nature at close quarters. Each of the 8 suites is secluded and can be accessed through a path linked to the main lodge which is situated in a valley where elephant, rhino, and hundreds of different bucks wander past the lodge all day long.
Leopard Hills Lodge is a 5-star lodge situated in a "Big Five" country bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. As a luxury safari destination set in picturesque Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this lodge is built on a hill overlooking the African bushveld and is world renowned for an exceptional game viewing. Moreover, Leopard Hills Lodge is not only good for the "Big Five" in which the elusive leopard is prolific, but also for bird watching. Each chalet has it’s own sun deck and private plunge pool with truly spectacular views of the passing parade of wildlife.
You will arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) located in Johannesburg. There, Greatest Africa will welcome and transfer you to Federal Air Terminal for your 1-hour flight to Tuningi Safari Lodge. Then, you will enjoy an outdoor evening dinner under the African night sky and around the big boma fire where you will be served by the warm, professional, and attentive Tuningi Safari Lodge’s staff. You will stay overnight at Tuningi Safari Lodge for three days.
You will have twice daily game drives and walks at Tuningi Safari Lodge located in Madikwe Private Game Reserve.
You will depart from Tuningi Safari Lodge using Federal Air flight heading back to the Federal Air Terminal. You will have a flight to Leopard Hills located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Until day 7 you will be accommodated in Leopard Hills Safari Lodge.
You will enjoy twice daily game drives at Leopard Hills Lodge located in Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjoining Kruger National Park.
This will be your last day of your safari vacation. You will depart from Leopard Hills Safari Lodge. Greatest Africa will transfer you to Federal Air flight heading to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and have your flight back home.
Livingstone Tourism Academy (Tour Guide)
Andrew Jacobs started his guiding career at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in January 1976. He followed his father’s footsteps who had also worked many decades at Kirstenbosch. Starting in the nursery, Andrew was promoted to Plant Recording Officer in 1979. Then, he moved onto the Information Office in 1983. In 2006, Andrew became a certified guide with the Livingstone Tourism Academy and is proud to be a registered Tour Guide. Enjoying a long history in Cape Flora, Andrew conducts tours in the world famous botanical gardens and loves every moment.
Larry Gould is one of those rare gems who has travelled the world in the hospitality industry and made golf his passion. The result is the publication of the South Africa golf reference guide. Larry’s mission is to promote South Africa as one of the world’s leading golf destinations. Moreover, his Cape guide is now in its 15th edition. Having served on the board of Cape Town tourism, he often travels locally and internationally as a guest speaker on his favourite subject, "How to keep your sense of humour when three putting the 18th green!".
Cape Academy of Guiding Services (Tour Guide)
Lucy spent most of her young adult life working abroad. After completing a full-time Travel & Tourism Diploma in 2000, she worked as a travel agent for several years before working aboard the cruise ships of The Royal Caribbean from 2002 to 2007. Countries, cultures, and people are her passion. Having traveled around the world in both directions for work and pleasure, she holds a Wine Certificate at the Cape Wine Academy and a Professional Guiding Certificate with the Cape Academy of Guiding Services.
Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest game reserve in South Africa and is considered one of the best big 5 conservation areas on the continent. Originally farming land, this hidden gem is a massive 750 square kilometers and lies along the border of Botswana which is just 20 kilometers outside Gaborone. Madikwe Game Reserve offers spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities and is located in a sought after malaria-free safari are.
As one of the largest reserves in the country, Madikwe Game Reserve is managed by the state, the private sector, and the community. They have many programs for sustainability and conservation of this beautiful area of South Africa. Since the re-introduction to game in 1991, over 8,500 animals have been introduced including the now rare African wild dog. Furthermore, Madikwe Game Reserve is rich with exotic African wildlife and home to more than 65 mammals. This area also boasts an impressive avian population of over 300 different species. Madikwe Game Reserve introduced six endangered wild dogs to the reserve in 1994 and the concession now sustains 3 hunting packs of the beautiful ‘painted’ dog.
Rustic lodges are available for visitors seeking an authentic bushveld experience. However, most of Madikwe Game Reserve is equipped with luxurious safari facilities that spare no detail in comfort and service. Nestled between the regions known as the Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld, Madikwe Game Reserve is a pristine panoramic of contrasting landscapes. Complimenting ecosystems are rich with exotic life, Madikwe Game Reserve is a nature lover’s paradise. Wide open plains and riverine canyons offer the breath-taking scene of an unspoiled African wilderness.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the richest "Big Five" game populations in Africa. This area offers some of the most luxurious South Africa safari experiences. With the finest "Big Five" game encounters and some of the best safari lodges in the country, Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a well-known South Africa safari destination. Lying adjacent to the world famous Kruger National Park, this area boasts the same impressive wildlife diversity and some of the best animals that encounter on the continent.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve lies within a wildlife oasis and is renowned for sightings of the big cats such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. This area is famous for its supreme sightings of the elusive leopard. Moreover, Sabi Sand Game Reserve shares unfenced borders with the mighty Kruger National Park. Thus, animals roam ancient trails and move freely within the stunning reserves.
During this safari vacation, you will be prepared daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Furthermore, you will also enjoy teas, coffees, or other beverages.
You can enjoy the world class spa at Leopard Hills Lodge at an additional cost. The spa is guests' favorite and the treatments are either performed under the sala or in the privacy of your luxury suite.
Please arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. Greatest Africa will transfer you from the airport to the safari lodge. The pick-up is included in the price.
"We had the most wonderful couple of weeks in SA organised by Greatest Africa, covering Cape Town, Kruger and Franschhoek; with fishing, riding and wine tours all organised with their expertise. Greatest Africa were always on hand to assist day and night, and went the extra mile to make our holiday as memorable as possible. Highly recommended."
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"We are back in Canada and dealing with jet lag, but we just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful trip that Greatest Africa arranged for us! They did an amazing wine tour for us and the hotels that they arranged were fabulous. We loved Majeka. O on the Kloof was funky and fun to stay at. We just wished that we'd had more time to stay longer. We'll definitely recommend Greatest Africa to our friends for visiting Africa. We will be back in a couple of years too! Thanks for everything, Greatest Africa."
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"I really wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my time at Makanyane. I was incredibly lucky to see the wild dogs on my first morning there. There is now just one pack in Madikwe which hadn’t been seen in the north of the reserve for some time and then, they reappeared! It was just magical. Thank you again, Greatest Africa, for organizing everything. All the arrangements ran smoothly and it was a wonderful holiday. Best regards from me."
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"Jack and I really enjoyed our trip to South Africa, one of our best trips to date. It is very interesting, diverse, and educational. We tasted great food. We loved the history and found Greatest Africa's team are very helpful and kind. Visiting Nkomazi Game Reserve was very special including a tremendous three nights that we did not miss a game drive. Thanks, Greatest Africa for the help and taking us to a great country. We hope to go back again!"
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