No two days on safari are alike, but a typical day on a game-viewing safari usually begins early with the birds singing and a gentle call from your tent attendant to say that tea or coffee is awaiting you on your veranda and hot water is in the basin.
A hearty breakfast of fruit, cereal, porridge, granola, eggs, bacon and pancakes is ready in the mess tent, and you are off for the day’s adventure. The early morning and late afternoon is generally best for game-viewing and photographing. We will often stop for a mid-morning coffee break under a tree before heading back to camp as it starts to get hot.
You return to camp for lunch as early or late as you like; or as the rhythm of the bush dictates. We aim to be flexible with meal times so that if there is something really exciting about to happen, like a cheetah about to make a kill for example, we don’t miss the action.
After lunch there is usually time for reading, writing or taking a nap. Tea at around 4 p.m. is followed by an evening game drive — and sunset.
You arrive back to camp at dark, in time for a shower, cocktails around the campfire, and an evening of good food and lively conversation.
On another day you might leave camp a little earlier and enjoy coffee and fruit on the plains at sunrise, returning for brunch late in the morning.
Or if you are really keen, you may decide not to return to camp until evening – taking a picnic lunch with you.
Each day is different, and every day is planned around your interests and wishes. You may even choose to sleep in some mornings — although probably not without a bit of ribbing from your guide!
Remember – you are on holiday and we make every effort to do what works best for you.