What to expect on Safari

So that we do not miss all the African wildlife, expect to be woken up really early, game viewing is best around dawn and dusk because the nocturnal animals are out at that time.

You will be in an open vehicle with wild animals very close to you, on occasion they can be very close to the vehicle, you could almost touch them …  but don’t unless you have a death wish. As long as you remain quiet and in the vehicle you should be fine.

Game drives are usually 3 hours or longer, remember there are no toilets in the bush so if you are desperate and have to go you will have to behind a bush or a tree.

On all the game drives both morning and afternoon you will stop for something to drink, perhaps overlooking a waterhole or just on the savanna -morning game drives it is tea/coffee break with a snack and on evening game drives  drinks are offered with snacks.

Safari guides, game rangers or field guides – whatever they may call them – usually have a lot of experience and can tell you the most fascinating stories about their encounters with wildlife.  On some of the game drives you may see a vast array of wildlife, but on other days you may see very little.  There are no guarantees in the wild. Expect a lot of bumping and bouncing around because the roads are untarred.

Clothing to take. No matter how hot it is in the camp remember game drives can get chilly especially in the evening as the vehicles are open. Always carry a jacket.

Pack neutral colored clothes and very comfortable walking shoes. There are insects so long trousers are best when you out and about, always remember a hat and sunscreen.  DO NOT forget your camera and binoculars.

When you are in the camps you can relax, be waited on with the most amazing array of delicious meals, swim, sunbath, read in the library, chat to the rangers, take a nap and if you lucky have numerous animals walk by.