The Royal Madikwe was purchased by Dr Chai Patel and his family in May 2004 and was a realization of a long-standing personal dream. Ugandan by birth, Chai’s earliest childhood memories are filled with fondness for his African home and it is with great joy that he is now in the privileged position of returning to his roots, to create a new home that will not only provide guests with unforgettable experiences, but will also give Chai the opportunity to reinvest in the continent of his birth.
Our vision is to make a worthwhile difference in luxury eco-tourism, with an emphasis on health and education. Twenty percent of all profits generated through Royal Madikwe are re-invested into local community projects, inviting our guests to make a worthwhile difference, by simply having a superb holiday. Thus, an economic vehicle is created for the greater purpose of making a real difference as we reinvest into local community projects. We are passionately committed to responsible tourism practices and strive to combine tourism, environmental management and local economic development.
The Royal Madikwe is an intimate luxury safari lodge run by a close-knit, experienced team with a dynamic workplace culture based on participation and democratic decision-making. Through an uncompromising dedication to service excellence, The Royal Madikwe offers nothing short of luxurious accommodation, sincere hospitality and spectacular wildlife encounters!