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Maua B
Nampula, Mozambique

Nice game reserve

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Aug 2022via mobile
This place is just fantastic
The location is just 4 to 6 hrs from Joburg. We came by road the scenic road was great.
Makalali have very good and well trained staff. The rangers are good. We saw all the big 5. Had daily morning and evening safari. The cabins are clean and you get a view of the rivers , we had the pleasure to see many animals around the place.
Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

Courteous n very very helpful staff. The manager Lovedaliya was always there 2 make our stay more comfortable.
Rangers Delight n Peace were awesome in game drive. Simply outstanding n loveable guys.
Had Impala deers n elephants for company at the resort.
Rooms were big n neat.
Welcome drink was special.
Will visit again.

Date of stay: August 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Our stay was perfect and it could not have been better. The people were very friendly and helpful.
The safari tours were amazing. We saw lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, black and white rhinos, crocodiles, hippos, hyenas, zebras, kudus, impalas, buffalos and many other animals.
The safaris were safe, but you were still able to be very close to the animals without disturbing them.
The bungalows had much space and a wonderful view.
You should definitely stay there, we would highly recommend it.

Date of stay: July 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

I managed to stay in one of the camps. The experience was just too good to be true. The food presentation and taste was awesome. Game drive was thrilling and we managed to see most of the big five. The staff were all so warm and friendly. A very happy team with lots of incredible safari stories to tell. I would love to do this trip again. !!

Date of stay: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022

I have just returned from a 3 night stay at Makalali and was lucky enough to stay in a beautifully appointed cottage right on the river. Although I am a solo traveler, the staff were so incredibly friendly and kind that it felt like I was part of the family.
The game was superb with some incredible sightings in or very close to the lodge, the Guides were patient and knowledgeable and went above and beyond the call of duty to find our group everything that the people in our vehicle wanted to see from birds to rhinos. I was treated to the most amazing sundowners and bush dinners and the food was exceptional. If I am lucky enough to return to Kruger, it will be to Makalali for sure.

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Date of stay: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

Makalali Private Game Reserve staff,food,rooms,thrilling game drives ,animals I mean EVERYTHING is absolutely out of this world. I’d definitely visit this place every week if money wasn’t involved 😅. Thank you for such a great experience.

Date of stay: June 2022
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