So what happens on a typical safari day?
Well, this has to be a generalisation and there will be variations depending on location and season, but the following should give you a pretty good idea of how your day will be spent.
You’ll be woken early, around sunrise, with a hot mug of tea or coffee. You’ll join other guests by the campfire for a small breakfast. Early morning is prime game viewing time and you’ll head off with your guide on your activity, be it a game drive, bush walk or boat safari. After a couple of hours you’ll have a tea break, before resuming wildlife viewing.
Returning to camp in the late morning you’ll find a hearty brunch waiting for you. The time is now your own till later in the afternoon. Curl up on a sofa in the lounge, enjoy a drink from the bar, take a swim in the pool, sunbathe on the deck or take a siesta in the privacy of your room.
In mid-afternoon high tea will be served, with tea, coffee and tempting home-made cakes. This will set you up for the late afternoon game activity. Your guide will make sure you’ve reached an extra special spot just before sunset so you can savour sundowners and nibbles and enjoy the view.
You’ll return to camp with time to take a shower and don a change of clothes, ready for dinner, which may be served indoors or out under the stars. Later, by the light of the campfire, you can relive the day’s highlights and exchange stories with other guests over a nightcap before retiring to your room for a good night’s sleep.