The first aspect of Rhulani that struck me (and this is from a seasoned traveller) is just how spread out the lodge and accommodation i is, this creates feeling of space and privacy which to be honest is somewhat rare these days.
The second aspect was the welcome and the general all-round friendliness of everyone, from management to general staff all the way down to the cleaners. To me this is the most important aspect of any lodge anywhere in the world, it is this friendliness that spreads its magic to the guests, and when this happens the best memories and new friendships are created.
The third aspect was the rooms, not the biggest in the Madikwe by any stretch of the imagination but more than big enough. At the end of the day one just sleeps in a room, the rest of the time you are on wildlife activities, eating and being merry.
Before I forget, each room has its own private plunge pool which would be bliss in the summer months, winter not so much as it is cold and the pools are not heated.
The beds are seriously comfortable, and all chalets that we stayed in and visited have stunning views out into the wilderness of the Madikwe. The en-suite bathrooms with toilet, his and hers basins, large bath and indoor and outdoor showers are more than good enough for a 5-star grading.
There are child-sitting options available and plenty for the little ones to do in-between game activities. On a side note with children, the staff are amazing with them - like lost best friends found.
Interestingly, if you are staying here and get rather game drived out, Rhulani Safari Lodge offers a tour into Gaborone (Botswana). We did not do this but found it interesting that it is offered as an optional extra, no other lodge does (that we have heard of) and Gaborone is an interesting destination.
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing the Rhulani lodge and area from our point of view only.
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