Located along the Botswanan border and 20 kilometers from Botswana’s capital, Gaberone, Thakadu River Camp is housed within the Madikwe Game Reserve, one of the precious few reserves in Southern Africa that is malaria free. The camp is nestled within the riverine canopy on the banks of the beautiful Marico River and forms the perfect base from which to explore the beauty of the unspoilt surrounds and the African wilderness. A luxurious destination, Thakadu River Camp only offers accommodation for a maximum of 24 guests at any one time ensuring a charming intimacy and personalized service.
The accommodation is in the form of 12 traditional safari-style tents, each overlooking the river from their own private viewing deck outside. The size of the camp lends itself to total peace and tranquility, the birds and flowing river providing the only soundtrack to this exquisite location. The tents themselves are incredibly spacious and beautifully furnished offering guests a luxurious retreat after a day in the bush. Four of the tents are family units each with a convertible sleeper couch.
The main area of the camp has also been tastefully decorated and built using natural materials wherever possible to create a space that blends harmoniously with its surroundings. Guests can relax and unwind in the open plan lounge, dining and bar areas all of which have been furnished with natural stone, carpets and fabrics to create a cozy and authentically African feel. The pool area boasts beautiful views of the gully and river to enjoy while cooling off during the hot summer days.
The camp offers guests daily (and evening) game drives in specially adapted safari vehicles. The drives are well organized and led by expert rangers who have a wealth of local knowledge about the reserve and its animals. The evening drives include a bush sundowner for the archetypal African safari sunset. Madikwe Reserve is home to all of Africa’s Big Five game animals as well as cheetahs, wild dogs, hippos, giraffes and impala, among many others. Nature lovers will be thrilled time and time again by the untouched beauty of this part of Africa.
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- Game Drives