A typical day on safari in Africa
A frequent question we receive from our guests is "What does a typical day on safari entail?" Now, the exact answer to this depends on the lodge or area you will be visiting, but it is safe to say all safari days follow a similar format:
An early morning wake-up call from your ranger and a steaming cup of African coffee will welcome you to another day in the wilderness.
Early mornings offer a dramatic insight into the awakening of nature and are considered the best time to be out on a game-drive viewing animals (as the light is clear, the sunrise brings new energy and the daytime heat will be avoided). Once on safari, your safari guide imparts accumulated knowledge as you get to understand nature, whilst guiding your off-road in pursuit of Africa’s animals. Lion, leopard, elephant sightings - it is all chance as to what you see. Smaller creatures and birding also hold an incredible fascination. High caliber guiding is the most discerning factor to successful safari. We make sure the guides we utilize are top notch. After the morning game drive it’s back to the lodge, where a sumptuous breakfast awaits you (in certain instances, a table is setup in the wilderness for a 'bush breakfast').
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
After breakfast, the day is yours to relax. Catch up on some rest time or reading, or simply have drinks on the deck while staring out into the bush. Lunch is served, and the rest of the early afternoon is yours to enjoy around as you please. Certain lodges offer an early afternoon game walk, and for the less energetic, it’s also a great time great time for a siesta.
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Late afternoon you will meet in the communal area for a cup of coffee (or high tea) and off on another game drive and the chance of seeing a whole different set of animals. These drives carry on into the early stages of the night so there is always the chance of spotting some of the rarer nocturnal animals.
Watching the sunset in the open bush with a cold gin and tonic will be remembered for years to come; and then it’s back to the and back at the lodge for a full dinner and the chance to swap exciting tales of the days adventure with the other guests over a glass of fine wine and excellent meals.
Off to bed and slip into a deep sleep and further into the African bush routine.