A Jaci’s Top 10 safari is an exhilarating adventure, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will colour your memory of Africa forever.

Nowhere else but in the glorious African bushveld can visitors come face to face with the continent’s Top 10 great wild animals – the famous “Big 5” – Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Black & White Rhino – as well Madikwe specialities – Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Both Brown & Spotted hyena, Giraffe & Hippo to mention a few …

At Jaci’s Lodges guests are invited on daily safari excursions into the wild, where they may be rewarded with memorable and exceptional sighting of Africa’s most renowned and some of the endangerd wildlife species.

Am I guaranteed to see the Big 5?

Out in the wild there are no guarantees, but Jaci’s expert field guides have years of experience in tracking and identifying animals of the African bush.

Your field guide will do his utmost to ensure that you enjoy an incredible bush safari adventure.

Early morning and evening are the best times to catch a glimpse of Africa’s top ten: lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino (both black and white), along with the equally impressive hippo, giraffeand the endangered wild dog, hyena (spotted and brown) and cheetah.

Be sure to keep an eye out for large antelope species such as eland, gemsbok, sable and nyala.

Smaller buck species such as springbok, oribi, duiker and klipspringer also abound.

Over the years our highly qualified field guides have accumulated a wonderful repertoire of anecdotes and interesting facts on local wildlife, geology, history and geography.

As you traverse the African bush, these tales of the wild will make your African safari game drive a fun and informative experience.

What to Expect

After taking their seats in one of Jaci’s open-top safari vehicles, guests are driven through the wild, sometimes venturing off-road onto bush trails and into natural terrain to track animals.

A safari game drive can be a pretty bumpy affair, especially when plunging off the beaten track to see something really special, like a leopard kill or young cubs at a hyena den.

However, one soon adjusts to the rugged ride and it’s not long before your eyes focus on the middle distance where animals are likely to be spotted.

Expect to hear language you don’t understand! Jaci’s field guides will communicate sightings and recent kills via a two-way radio, using vernacular code words.

To ensure a private safari experience, only three safari vehicles at a time are allowed at each viewing.

Guests must remain in the vehicle at all times, save for a morning stop for hot chocolate, coffee or tea and home-baked rusks, or for an afternoon treat of sundownders and snacks while taking in an unforgettable African sunset.

Dont forget to bring


Your Camera (or learn to use one of ours)


A pair of binoculars


Something Warm


Hat and Sunscreen