Buffalo Ridge Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBuffalo Ridge Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve
Private villas in the nature and swimming pool with bushveld view, great safaris, superb meals and romantic atmosphere at dinner.
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... tucking into a hare they had just killed. A call then came in for a pack of sleeping lions which we found easily and marvelled at how peaceful they all looked - amazing! On the way back to the lodge we tried again to find that leopard but he's obviously out there somewhere very pleased with his avoidance tactics! Home now for some quiet time and then we'll be off again at 16.00 to see what else we can ...
... eventually and afterwards a family of elephants entertained us by coming for a swim in the river below. The rest of the day was spent escaping the heat in the shade of the tent, watching lizards, monkeys and birds passing through the trees.
A lovely afternoon/evening drive brought us wild dogs, more lions and elephants playing in the water. A fine dinner followed and we fell asleep to the lion's roar again. I think the rhino is giving him ...
I can safely say I have had one of the most memorable experiences of my life today.
We set out on our afternoon game drive as normal. What was a bit unusual is that both vehicles stayed together, but as we'd seen leopard tracks this morning, I assumed that we were going to be looking for leopard.
We're going along at a medium pace, looking out for animals, when the vehicles speed up ...
... They are warming up in small clearing of red dirt and are content to let us observe. The other vehicle moves off after a little while and we have the cheetahs all to ourselves. JR tell us that all we need to do is to stay relaxed, no sudden movements, talk normally, take all the photos we want. The cheetahs remain relaxed as long as we are relaxed. JR would start the engine and move the vehicle ...
It is hard to believe that seven weeks ago, I arrived in Botswana to spend eight weeks here, with the hopes that I could leave speaking a little bit of Setswana and knowing a little bit more about Botswana's health system and culture. The past seven weeks have been quite the adventure, and although I say goodbye to Gabs tomorrow to head to Maun for a few days to experience a safari in the Okavango Delta, I keep telling myself that it is not goodbye, ...