Tuningi Safari Lodge Photo GalleryThe first aspect of Tuningi that jumps out is just how friendly and welcoming the staff are. Park the car and one is greeted by just smiles and hand shakes all round, a welcome like that goes such along way and sets the tone for the next few days.
The second aspect is that everything is just so well laid out in the main lodge area. A rustic yet luxury feel abounds in all directions.
The main lodge leads through large glass sliding doors out onto a wooden deck with a rim flow pool and a raised walk way that leads down to a lookout point/ outdoor dining area with a waterhole within 50 metres. The views into the surrounding bushveld are pretty spectacular to say the least. Antelope drinking at the waterhole and birds bouncing around in the trees, what could be better.
The thatched chalets are of a luxurious nature (4 luxury chalets and 2 family chalets) with an outdoor verandah, bedrooms with lounge chairs and bathrooms with baths, indoor and outdoor showers and of course a toilet. We do highly recommend trying out that big bath with the amazing views as well as that oh so nice outdoor shower.
If you are traveling with the family in tow, seriously consider the family suites. There are 2 large en-suite bedrooms that both open up into a central lounge area. The size of these suites does allow for a degree of privacy for mom, dad and the kids, you are not under each others feet the whole time.
Meals are of the finest quality no matter what time of day, be it breakfast, brunch, high tea or diner. The wine list is more that adequate and the beers are always cold.
I am not going to say too much about the wildlife and birdlife as The Madikwe rocks in this department other than the fact that your guides are amazing, professional and highly knowledgeable.
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing Tuningi Safari Lodge from our point of view.