All staff were excellent. Michael was outstanding - when does he sleep? A little disappointed with the multitude of additional charges but on balance reasonable value. The Safari drives were all excellent.
Great value for an amazing safari/bush experience”
My wife and I spent three nights at the Bush House and were thoroughly impressed. The staff is incredibly helpful and professional and the owners are warm and committed to their work. Madikwe is a great reserve and you are nearly guaranteed great spottings. However, there are other lodges on the reserve where you can easily pay double or triple the rate for "5-star" experience, which probably amounts to slightly more luxury pampering. The reality is that you will want to spend the majority of your time on the game drives or relaxing on the Bush House's lush lawn, its nice pool, or in its truly unique "Hide," all of which provide amazing views of the watering hole used by all sorts of game. At one point, we saw 35+ elephants watering and playing.
During our six drives, we saw: cheetahs, lions, water buffalo herds, giraffes, white rhinos, elephants, zebras, oryx, and many other types of smaller game and antelope species, not to mention many birds.
Do yourself a favor and book the Bush House!
the Bushhouse ”
The staff, the water hole, and the venue. Absolutely Beautiful.
We had a lovely time on this incredible location. The waterhole with its underground hide makes it truly unique, allowing visitors to get an incredibly close experience of the great African wildlife.