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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We got on the road early as we knew it was a big travelling day. Danny was expecting a few stoppages as the police are often out and about doing vehicle checks during the Christmas time. We did only get stopped once. The road was good once again and we seemed to move along at a good pace. There was a mixture of rich mining towns and shanty towns, and everything between, on the way up. We stopped at Zeerust to grab something for lunch. We have just been getting the sandwiches from the ...
... water bottle. It is hard to keep rooted to the seat as we bounce along the dirt road. Our mission is to discover the leopard today. JR’s eagle eyes spot a rock hyrax in a cliff side high above and beyond the road. Trips of guinea fowl are like chickens, just managing to stay in front of the vehicle unsure of what to do. JR spots a snake eagle in a tree and we watch it as it takes flight ...
... and to see the outreach that clinics have for a disease that has devastated Botswana. Sadly, despite the significant number of people living with HIV or AIDS, there is still a stigma against people who have HIV, which leads to people being embarrassed to take their medication around family and friends, causing their health to deteriorate even further.
On Tuesday, I got to spend my time at the clinic with a nurse who was consulting with patients since the clinic did ...
... them for a while as they swam, splashed and drank.
We continued on our drive. About an hour later we were back at the waterhole and the elephants were still there. We are so lucky to have this waterhole at our lodge and experience these amazing ...
... I was glad that we were up in the hide, about a metre off the ground. The snake slithered under the hide and came out the other side and then went out of view.
We continued to watch the elephants drink. They did not stay for too long. On leaving, they stopped at the wetlands and got all muddy and then walked off into the sunset. ...