Conservation safaris at Jaci’s Lodges are designed to help everyday bush lovers contribute to on-the-ground wildlife conservation efforts taking place in the greater Madikwe Game Reserve. This Madikwe safari initiative includes exhilarating involvement in wildlife safeguarding efforts within the reserve, such as notching and microchipping rhino, collaring elephants, branding lions and gathering information for North West Parks Board field rangers to help effectively manage Madikwe’s core species of lion and rhino and African wild dog relocation.
Each conservation safari is led by a team of professionals, including:
- A wildlife veterinarian with specific training in immobilising wild animals, with knowledge of their habitat, stress levels and other factors that may affect the outcome of darting procedures.
- A helicopter pilot skilled in low-level flying, who enables the vet a clear and steady shot.
- Field rangers who assist the team in doing the job quickly and efficiently, helping gather essential data and recording the details of each animal, contributing to the successful outcome of a conservation safari.
Please note: Certain safari activities may be restricted due to COVID-19 protocols.
Conservation Safaris are subject to additional costs, availability and prior arrangement.