We had an excellent time at Etali! Four of us stayed there for 4 days in early February. Moses (manager), as well our guides, Laz and Doc, provided excellent service and were our friends in short time. Their knowledge of Madikwe and the wildlife, as well as their interest in providing us with an excellent experience is something we will never forget. It was also great to meet the owner, Koos, who had fascinating perspectives about the park and region. Overall, our stay was perfect for what we were looking for: a ‘safari-lite’ trip for a few days before heading to Botswana for work. The accommodations and food were excellent. We especially enjoyed BBQ night.
If I had to give one piece of criticism, it would be that the gym area could use upgrading. I’m sure I’m not in the majority of guests, but I did exercise while staying at Etali and was somewhat limited by the available equipment.
Weather in Feb was beautiful. We had one cold early morning, but there are plenty of blankets in the trucks. Don't worry about dress too much; unless you do game hikes you can pretty much wear anything.
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- Etali Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve