What To Expect
There truly is no routine experience in the bush. Depending on where you visit or which camp or lodge you book with, daily activities may vary. To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ve included a sample itinerary from a “typical” day on safari.
− At first light, you are politely awakened by staff for a quick continental breakfast.
− After breakfast, you embark on your morning safari experience.
− Return to camp for lunch, usually a buffet of fresh fruit, salad, bread, a meat dish, and other chef creations.
− After lunch, often referred to as “siesta”, you will have time to nap, catch up on a journal, read, freshen up, review pictures, or simply enjoy the serenity of the sounds and sights of nature.
− After “siesta”, guests will meet for tea, drinks, and usually a very delightful sweet snack before heading out for your late afternoon and evening activity.
− The afternoon activity begins with a game drive.
− During the drive, you will arrive at a magical spot to watch the sunset; a bush tradition called the sundowner.
− Enjoy drinks (gin and tonic is the classic sundowner cocktail), snacks, sunset, and great company.
− After sundowners, head out on a night game drive with the focus on nocturnal animals and wildlife activity not typically seen during the day. (Night drives may not be an option in some areas).
− Return to camp for dinner. Dinners are usually plated, beginning with fresh bread and an appetizer, followed by the main course, and finally dessert.
− Depending on time, guests may convene around a campfire with a night cap before being escorted back to their rooms for the night.
− Wake and repeat.
I do recommend hiring a private guide and vehicle to enhance your experience even further. This gives you the freedom to enjoy a safari on your terms.