Has the drought required bringing in food for the animals ? what about the watering holes ?
I cannot speak for Madikwe itself, you would have to ask, but yes food/prey and water are sometimes bought into the private reserves during drought or to ensure supply. Not the same in Kruger NP, where although some closed boreholes were reopened, hundreds of animals perished during the recent few years of drought.
Madikwe isn’t currently experiencing severe drought. That’s mainly the Western Cape.
Yes, in severe situations it’s possible for reserves to bring in food and supply water. They generally feed in areas they don’t take guests so you are not aware of it and to keep the wildlife wild.
Thanks. We will be visiting Madikwe (3 generations) in July.