In the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Royal Madikwe is the realisation of a long-standing dream - not only for the travellers who venture to this lodge but for owner, Chai Patel, a Ugandan doctor who, together with his family, re-invests a portion of the profits generated by Royal Madikwe back into local community projects.
The lodge accommodates up to 12 guests at a time, in either the Royal Villa, Luxury Suites or Emperor Suite. It has a front row seat to a busy waterhole, where Africa's wild creatures come to play - from wild dog and cheetah to the Big 5. Behold their daily activities from the main lodge, beneath the ancient Leadwood and Marula trees. Relax in the comfort of the lounge and library or beside the infinity pool which spills seamlessly into the uninhibited bush, and enjoy meals in the elegant dining room or under the stars. Children of all ages are welcome; the lodge offers an exciting kids programme to entertain the curious little one - including face painting, African beading, board games and DVDs. Parents can join in or relax by the poolside.
You can spot game gathering at the busy waterhole with an ice-cold drink in hand, or head out on game drives and guided bush walks. Suites offer unrivalled luxury with a private plunge pool and deck with sweeping views of the bush. The Emperor Suite is the only exception as it doesn't have a private viewing deck and plunge pool, but these features are available at the main Clubhouse area.