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Set on the banks of the Marico River in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve, Morukuru is an exclusive-use, private safari villa that combines stylish décor with luxury and warm African hospitality. Ideal for a large family or group of friends, the lodge boasts a superb team of dedicated and experienced staff who are always on hand to ensure all your needs and requests are well taken care of.

With its unique blend of classic savannah animals and desert specialists, malaria-free Madikwe offers spectacular wildlife viewing and is home to the Big 5 as well as wild dog, giraffe and cheetah. Morukuru provides you with a personal game ranger and safari vehicle so memorable, exciting and informative game drives can be scheduled at your convenience.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Luxury Hotel Winner 2011 at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2011


  • Located in a private section of the Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Exclusive-use luxury safari villa - a fantastic option for families or friends
  • Informal, yet luxurious feel with beautiful interiors
  • Safari at your own pace - all activities are tailored
  • Team of dedicated team looking after you
  • Children of all ages welcome

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Beat the heat of the afternoon on the sun loungers around the heated infinity pool that overlooks the tumbling Marico River, or just relax on the extensive wooden veranda surrounded by the sounds of the bush.

Dine around the fire in the open-air boma at night for a uniquely African experience or on cold nights make yourself at home in the comfortable lounge area in front of the crackling log fire with a book from the well-stocked library.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Babysitting service available
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Kids Club


Morukuru offers delicious cuisine created for you by your personal chef who will cater to your individual tastes and according to your schedule. Meals are accompanied by a selection of house wines, or you can choose to go down to the wine cellar and select your own. Dine indoors around the lovely 10-seater dining table or enjoy your meals outside in the boma area beside a roaring fire. You can also enjoy an alfresco lunch in the shaded garden area or pool deck.

Exclusive Use

The luxury private villa has three spacious and uniquely themed bedrooms each with their own private deck, air conditioning and fans. Each bedroom has a full en suite bathroom with the option of indulging in a foam bath, bush shower or indoor shower.

Adjacent to the three fully-furnished bedrooms is a family room with satellite TV, internet access and a DVD player to keep the youngsters occupied, plus a large sofa which folds out to provide two super-size single beds should they be required.

Exclusive Use AMENITIES

    Ceiling fan
    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor shower
    Outside area
    Private plunge pools


  • Game drives
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Live music & entertainment
  • Walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 14 Feb 2015 - 19 Apr 2015 $690 Fully Inclusive
  • 20 Apr 2015 - 03 Jul 2015 $470 Fully Inclusive
  • 04 Jul 2015 - 01 Nov 2015 $690 Fully Inclusive
  • 02 Nov 2015 - 11 Dec 2015 $470 Fully Inclusive
  • 11 Jan 2016 - 12 Feb 2016 $510 Fully Inclusive
  • 13 Feb 2016 - 17 Apr 2016 $750 Fully Inclusive
  • 18 Apr 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 $510 Fully Inclusive
  • 02 Jul 2016 - 06 Nov 2016 $750 Fully Inclusive
  • 07 Nov 2016 - 09 Dec 2016 $510 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Lisa Liprini

Lisa Liprini

Africa Safari Expert

"I loved the river location at Morukuru! This is a 100% authentic bush experience that the entire family can enjoy."



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