What is a typical day on safari in Africa?

Your daily schedule while on safari may vary slightly according to your lodge, but all safari days follow a similar format:

6:00 AM

Early-morning wake-up call from your ranger and a cup of coffee. 

6.30-10:00 AM

Early mornings are considered the best time to view wildlife, so game drives are timed accordingly (the light is clear and the daytime heat will be avoided). During your drive, your safari guide will share their knowledge while navigating a route off-road in pursuit of game sightings. After the morning game drive you will head back to the lodge, where breakfast awaits (in some instances, a table may be set up in the wilderness for a ‘bush breakfast’).

11:00 AM – 3:30 PM

After breakfast, the day is yours to relax, rest or read. You’ll enjoy lunch at the lodge, after which you are free to do as you please. 

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Guests congregate in the late afternoon in the communal area for a cup of coffee (or high tea) before heading off on the afternoon game drive. These drives carry on into the early stages of the night in order to maximise the chance of spotting some of the rarer nocturnal animals. 

7:00-LATE

Sunset ushers in relaxing sundowners before dinner at the lodge and a debrief of the day over a glass of wine.

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