What does a typical day consist of while on safari?
Early start to the day / light breakfast / early morning game drive (+- 2-3 hours) / beverages and snack on game activity / late morning hot & cold full brunch / rest period / tea & savories / afternoon game activity with sundowners & snacks / generous dinner in evening, usually in boma (open air, enclosed dining area with large fire and fine dining under the stars.
What do I need on my safari?
- Small Sewing Kit
- Hand Lotion
- Suntan Lotion
- Lip Salve
- Nail Brush
- Toothpaste and Toothbrush
- Camera (recommend Telephoto Lens)
- Flash Light (Torch) and Batteries
- Pen and Paper
- Malaria Tablets
- Small water bottle for personal use
- Plastic Bags for dirty clothes
Can you smoke when you are on safari?
Due to a variety of factors smoking is not permitted in our safari vehicles. Regular stops will however be scheduled.
What security precautions should one take on safari?
Ensure that you carry a record of the numbers of your passport, airline tickets and travelers checks. These should be kept in a safe place. Never leave baggage or personal items unattended, especially at airports. Please note expensive looking jeweler should not be taken on safari.
How much luggage can I take on safari?
The limit is one soft luggage bag per person with a maximum weight of 10 kg (22 lbs.). (Camera equipment is excluded from the foregoing.). No hard (i.e. Plastic/Samsonite) suitcases may be taken on safari. Only back packs without frames will be permitted. As luggage is packed on the roof racks of the safari vehicles it is recommended that clients use old or inexpensive luggage. Also note that should you not strictly adhere to the luggage restrictions you will be responsible for any additional cost arising out of the transportation of any excesses.
Are meals included?
Depending on what your itinerary turns out to be, in most cases yes. Three meals a day, and dinners at the lodges when appropriate. Bush camping trips include a camp cook, so all meals are prepared for you.
What if I have special dietary needs?
Let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate that. Vegetarians rarely have trouble finding a good assortment of food on safari.
Will this be a private or shared safari?
Unless specifically requested and agreed upon in advance, your safari will be shared. It is our policy to have no more than 4 clients per vehicle ensuring everyone a window seat. Private Safari supplements are available. See the Trips & Itineraries section for more information.
What level of difficulty is the trip?
A safari is not without it own set of rigors and demands. Besides the heat, that is another reason for the few hours of “siesta” every afternoon.
Are children allowed?
A safari is a fantastic experience for a child. Children are welcome, but do keep in mind, long days, food they may not always like, and the need for accommodation.
Is alcohol included and/or available?
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the proposal, but are readily available at most all of the camps and lodges.
What other expenses will I have?
As these safaris are full-board, and our proposal to you is as inclusive as possible, the only other expenses you will have will be for ancillary items, souvenirs, and any gratuities you deem appropriate throughout your safari.
What is the typical number of people on a safari in the bush?
The lodges and camps we use are mostly small and intimate, geared around personal service and comfort and are very luxurious. Bush camps cater to between 16 and 24 guests. Larger game lodges have between 50 and 100 rooms.
Who washes my clothing?
The lodge will usually see to your laundry requirements.
Do you supply bottled water or is there a need to bring some with us?
Bottled water is supplied at all the top camps and lodges and in the vehicle during the day.
What camera equipment is essential on safari?
Binoculars are vital, preferably wide angle. A good 35mm camera with a powerful zoom or telephoto lens will reward you with superb shots.