An insight to a typical day on safari

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Now that most of us are working or staying at home it is the perfect time to dream about your bucket list and a safari to Southern Africa. Go Safari can help you make your dream safari come true, we make use of various selected private game lodges from good value for money 4 star lodges to the ultra-luxurious 5 star lodges situated in all the private and national game reserves in Southern Africa so we can meet your needs be it a family safari, honeymoon safari, fly in safari or a romantic safari.

All the lodges have a similar daily program, the times and the activity may vary but to whet your appetite and get you dreaming and planning here is what you will be doing on a typical day staying at a private game lodge to experience an authentic safari.

A typical day in the bush starts off at around 5:30 am (depending on the time of year) with a wake-up call by your ranger after which follows early morning tea/coffee before you set off on your game adventure for the day...

An informative and professional game drive with the excitement of tracking down the untamed game and big 5 is interrupted by a stopover in the bush for tea or coffee with a light snack. The adventure continues and you return back to camp at around 9:30 am to freshen up. This is followed by a sumptuous brunch with a choice of continental and hot breakfast.

Following brunch the possibility of a bush walk lures the more adventurous or young at heart offering unexpected insight and knowledge of the eco-system to learn more about the fauna & flora unique to the area.

You then have time to rest or relax at the pool, browse our curio shop, visit the library or sit on your private or the lodge deck enjoying the sounds and smells unique to the African bushveld. You are most likely to encounter wild animals browsing the camp grounds or a herd of elephants at the water hole directly in front of the lodge. This is also a unique time for bird lovers to indulge their passion in the abundance of the species found.

Afternoon high tea is a time to interact with other guests and is served at around 3:30pm with a selection of savory and sweet treats, some lodges serve a three course lunch at 2:00pm. Following directly thereafter you are off to an afternoon & evening game drive adventure with a stop-over in the bush for sundowners watching the splendour of the African sun setting over the mountains. Drinks are accompanied by snacks and some South African specialties.

You return after dark to be welcomed with a sherry at the lodge at around 7:30 pm to freshen up for the evening's events. Fetched by your ranger at your room (if the lodge is not fenced it is unwise to walk around by yourself after dark) for a drink at the bar or to select your wine from a wide selection amazing South African wines.

Dinner is a social affair prepared by the in-house chef with fresh ingredients. Dinner is served at various settings - around the fire, by candle light in the dining room, on the lodge deck or even in your suite for a more romantic affair!

You will retire to your bedroom prepared for the evening after a long but refreshing and fulfilling day in Africa - the staff are renowned for their pampering of guests who almost always depart as friends with a tear in their eyes.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a safari in Southern Africa. An experience is priceless!!

Please contact us to plan your dream safari to South Africa