Macatoo is a great place for honeymoons with private dinner and champagne on arrival, a honeymoon suite and the option to spend a night in their tree house – a candle-lit platform high in the trees with a double bed. Although you are high in a tree, an armed guide stays in a tent nearby for added security.
With the exception of the tree house, accommodation is in old style canvas tents but with all the luxurious trimmings, including plumbing and electricity.
As it is a Big Five game area, only strong riders are allowed to take part in the horseback games drives, and this also ensures that you cover large areas. For non-riders there is the option of 4WD drives and as the camp is within its own concession, fishing and night drives are permitted – these are not allowed within the National Parks.
Most couples come to Macatoo for 3-4 nights, then return for a 7 night stay next time. There is a minimum 3 night stay.
For those with children, note that the minimum age is 12 years.
The best time for game viewing is September to October when vegetation is sparse and wildlife is concentrated around the watering holes.
The rainy season starts around November and lasts until February, and is not the ideal time for a safari.
From March to May it tends to be warm day and night but with plenty of water on the ground wildlife is dispersed and vegetation is lush so hard to see game through.
From June to August it is winter, with beautifully warm days but cold evenings, nights and early mornings. The game viewing improves as vegetaition dries up and becomes more sparse.
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Macatoo Lodge Riding safaris
Choose your season carefully….
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