A guest shares with us some of the incredible sightings he and his wife had while staying at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe, South Africa.
We were successful with setting our camera traps along the paths that the wild dogs were taking regularly, hoping that patience would pay off.
An aardwolf makes a surprise appearance on a game drive at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe, South Africa.
It has now been around two years since the resident pack of African wild dogs had puppies, but we have been cautiously optimistic that they would den again this year at Jaci’s Lodge in Madikwe, South Africa.
In Madikwe Game Reserve, Jaci’s Lodges guide, Andrew, has encountered three lion prides with cubs in the area, and just like any family group, each of these prides have their own unique dynamics and stories to tell.
We were incredibly lucky to witness something that I am sure many people want to see, and photograph, for themselves while on safari: a cheetah hunt!
It is incredible to watch the reactions of guests on their first safari when coming across great sightings. Reactions that we often take for granted. Many guests arrive at the lodge hoping to see a plethora of game, both big and small, and most of the times elephants are right up top of that list.
Preferring dense habitat, such as reeds and thickets, buffalos are rarely seen in the open woodland. Fortunately, luck was on their side when guests had a fantastic sighting while out on a game drive with Jaci’s Lodges.
A heated battle between two male zebra was caught on camera by Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Light and subject combine to make for the perfect wildlife photography experience with lions in Madikwe Game Reserve.
A photographic safari in Madikwe Game Reserve is the perfect way to get up close and personal with endangered African wild dogs.
I recently had the pleasure of spending a few days at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve as an initial attempt at a 24 hour bird race in the reserve, revolving around BirdLife South Africa’s Big Birding Day.
East side of Madikwe in the middle of no where, there is life that breaths, eats and sleeps, a home to one of the most adorable but yet ugliest wild animals – with their slopey bodies and intimidating laughter (that they use as mechanism to confuse mostly lions when trying to steal their meal) doesn’t help the ugly hyena stereotype.
During a game drive on a Tuesday morning with young Rebecca, her parents and two other Jaci’s safari lodge guests, driving through airstrip road heading east following wild dogs’ tracks which confused the game ranger Oliver for a long time.
Four o’clock and the alarms sets off… it is still pitch dark and in the distance I can hear the two male lions we saw last night roaring. As I go to pick up my rifle from the safe at the Rangers’ Room, I bump into the only other creatures that are awake, my colleagues.
I’ve worked as the photographic guide at Jaci’s lodges in Madikwe since the beginning of the year and just like with any type of guiding, there are plenty of opportunities to learn something new every day.
The poaching war on rhinos is unfortunately a very real threat to the species and every day men and women are risking their lives to fight back and save the ones that still remain in the African bush.
Jaci’s Lodges recently hosted a most romantic (different from the story book kind) bush wedding for an amazing couple.
The perfect place for young wildlife enthusiasts to learn about wildlife photography and hone their photographic skills in the bush at Jaci’s Lodges
Guides at Madikwe have to prove themselves to conduct walking safaris.
Madikwe Game Reserve recently held their annual Rhino Walk to raise awareness and funds for rhinos.
Guests sponsored a new collar for one of the elephants at Madikwe and got the chance to get up close and personal with the ellie before fitting it.
Jaci’s Lodges waterhole hide is giving guests the chance to have some incredible, up close and personal wildlife sightings.
Hone your photography skills under the guidance of Andrew Aveley at Jaci’s Lodges.
A coalition of lions kill a buffalo in Madikwe and the scavengers reap the rewards!
In an effort to help grow the wild dog population, guides at Madikwe help to relocate two males to a new territory.
Madikwe Game Reserve provides ample photo opportunities, both on game drives or in camp, as wildlife doesn’t always respect fences.
Jaci’s Lodge’s first ever Madikwe Game Reserve cycle saw seven enthusiastic participants cycle through some beautiful African scenery.
Jaci’s Lodges have a number of predators that pass camp on a regular basis.
A lucky safari guest experiences a wild dog chase as they find and hunt down their prey.
Guests flock to Madikwe Game Reserve to learn some valuable lessons in wildlife photography.
After some quality family time, a quarrel breaks out between brothers for the best spot in the shade.
Explore Africa’s smaller side and discover the amazing fauna and flora of Madikwe Game Reserve on a walking safari.
Guests on safari take a stop at a school in Molatedi village to show their generosity and meet the local children.
Jaci’s Lodges guide, Anja went to find out more about wildlife photography in order to better help her guests. Here’s what she learnt.
Andrew Aveley, a professional wildlife and nature photographer, will be in residence at Jaci’s Lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve over eight periods in 2016.
Guests at Jaci’s Lodges savour their first glimpses of three lion cubs in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.
With so many wildlife encounters at the photographic hide at Jaci’s Lodges, you never know what lies in store.
A guest at Jaci’s Lodge shares his photographic adventure in Madikwe.
Lions cause quite a stir at the waterhole in front of the photographic hide at Jaci’s Lodge in Madikwe.
A group of young boys have a fantastic time shooting Africa’s wildlife on a photo safari designed specifically for kids.
A 24-hour stake-out in the Terrapin Hide at Jaci’s Lodges leads to photographing an array of wildlife, including the first predator spotted from the hide and the beautiful blood moon.
The photographic hide at Jaci’s Lodges has been voted by The Huffington Post as one of the top 5 photographic experiences in South Africa. And it’s no wonder why after you watch this video!
The first ever rhino fun walk in Madikwe Game Reserve raised awareness about the plight of rhinos as well as R64,000 for anti-poaching initiatives.
From 29th September to 2nd October 2015, Jaci’s Lodges will be holding their first photographic workshop and safari for children aged between 10 and 13 years old.
Wildlife photographers are in luck because Jaci’s Lodge is proud to announce the launch of its water-level hide. Accessible around the clock and complete with top equipment, let your photographic visions come to life in Madikwe!
The magic of Madikwe knows no bounds when a visitor to Jaci’s Safari Lodge has the chance to photograph an elusive aardwolf.
Nine little tails are wagging in the Madikwe Game Reserve, and while everyone’s desperate for a peek at the new wild dogs, it is also important to follow strict protocol to protect them.
A young lion steals a leopard’s kill in Madikwe.
Lions take down a wildebeest on the Madikwe airstrip.
An amazing interaction between wild dogs and a brown hyena at Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve.
Jaci’s Lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve were treated to some very interesting and unique predator interaction after leaving a camera trap at a buffalo carcass.
Jaci’s Lodge, famous for its wild dog sightings, tells us about the success of these social hunters in Madikwe Game Reserve.