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Madikwe Safari And Marataba Conservation Experience

Tour Details
Marataba Conservation Safari

An experience which extends way beyond your average safari as guests physically take part in the immobilization and DNA sampling of a rhino in Marataba after spending 6 nights in Madikwe Game Reserve.

A first of a kind safari which combines a focus on photography in Madikwe Game Reserve with an incredible opportunity for guests to contribute directly to the conservation activities in Marataba. Guests joining us for this unique safari experience will be funding both the rhino immobilization and DNA sampling as well as donating a camera trap to the Marataba team – all of this in addition to the standard conservation fees which keep both of these reserves functioning.

Towering rocky outcrops, endless vistas, open grasslands and large waterholes drawing animals for a drink during the intense Madikwe heat, all form part of the exciting experience at this malaria-free Big 5 safari destination. It’s often thought that its simply not possible for one place to “have it all” and perhaps this statement is indeed true. That said, the diverse and wildly dynamic fauna and flora of Madikwe Game Reserve is about as close as it gets.

At a glance


11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Capacity:

Maximum 4 Guests hosted by a Wild Eye Guide


From R127 450 per single guest


Minimum 50% deposit to Secure

Tour Focus:

Wildlife, Conservation, Big 5

Countries Visited

South Africa


  • All meals and drinks
  • All conservation fees
  • Accommodation on a single basis
  • 1 Night City Lodge ORT International
  • 6 Nights Nkuru Lodge, Madikwe
  • 4 Nights Marataba Founders Camp, Marataba
  • Road transfers from ORT to Madikwe to Marataba and to ORT International
  • Rhino Immobilization operation
  • Camera Trap Donations
  • All activities outlined in the detailed itinerary


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for local guides and staff
  • Additional conservation donations

Available dates

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Unfortunately we don’t have any set dates for this departure at this time BUT we would love to either craft a private departure suited to your needs or schedule the next departure to line up with your preferred dates of travel.

Your Itinerary

Madikwe and Marataba Conservation Overview

Ready to explore the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve before getting up close and personal with a white rhino, all in the name of conservation?

Day 1: Overnight City Lodge ORT | Day 2: Transfer to Madikwe Game Reserve | Day 3-7: Daily Safari Activities | Day 8: Transfer to Marataba, afternoon boat cruise | Day 9: Rhino Notching & Camera Trap Setup | Day 10: Game drives and Bushman’s Gorge Exploration | Day 11: Telemetry training and cheetah tracking | Day 12: Morning Game Drive & Transfer to ORT

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