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Tuningi Safari Lodge

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Five-star luxury
- Lots of activities for children
- Pool overlooking waterhole

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Overview

Five-star lodges that welcome children of all ages are relatively rare, so this one is a real find. Located in the western sector of the Madwike Game Reserve in a tranquil valley, this lodge provides luxury and adventure in equal measure, with a special programme designed to keep younger members of the party engaged throughout their stay.

Tuningi has a unique, flexible design that caters for up to 16 guests in luxurious surroundings. The lodge blends indoor and outdoor spaces using retractable doors and windows wherever possible. The family units comprise two double bedrooms with adjoining living and dining area, plus very large bathrooms with beautifully appointed baths, outdoor rock showers, fireplaces and private wraparound wooden decks. The rim flow pool overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by elephants and other game. The pool, and bar area are interlinked by a sweeping wooden deck, leading to a boma under a spreading, ancient fig tree from which the lodge gets its name. It is here that guests can enjoy a traditional outdoor eating experience under the African sky.

‘Little Tuningi’ is part of the main lodge, but can be booked as standalone accommodation for six guests making it ideal for family groups. It consists of one separate luxury suite for two guests and one double family suite for four guests. It also has a lounge, dining room, kitchenette, wraparound deck, private pool and mini outdoor boma.

Designed with families in mind, children can experience African wildlife with their own special game drive after breakfast, armed with workbooks to tick off things they’ve spotted. A thoughtfully put together list of other activities includes treasure hunts, clay modelling and making plaster casts of tracks, all focused on keeping the younger members of the party occupied. To give parents time off in the evenings, experienced nannies are on hand.

For adults and older children, game drives take place in the morning and late afternoon, accompanied by experienced rangers. Under sixes are not permitted on these drives. Home to the big five, malaria-free Madwike also offers a chance to see the critically endangered African wild dog.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 613 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

    MissingMark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

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