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What to expect
No two safaris are the same and every day will bring different sights, experiences and adventures.
There is always an element of luck on any safari but the intimate and local knowledge of the bush which our guides and trackers bring will ensure that you will have a truly memorable experience.
A typical day will begin with an early morning call and hot cup of tea or coffee, followed by a game drive usually returning to camp mid morning for a late breakfast or brunch.
Sometimes a longer game drive may be planned in which case lunch and or breakfast is normally a picnic in the bush
All our vehicles will normally carry a good stock of ice cold soft drinks, water and beers.
Normally during the middle part of the day the animals are resting and this gives you an opportunity to enjoy a siesta or make use of the camp facilities.
An afternoon or evening game drive then starts mid to late afternoon returning to camp at dusk.
Where night drives are available, these may be a continuation of the afternoon drive or a new game drive
The last game drive of the day is normally followed by a delicious three course, home-style meal at elegantly set dining tables, under the stars, under thatch, in an open air boma or an elegant dining room.
Finally, finish off the day with a nightcap in a well stocked bar and exchange stories of the day’s adventures.
Most of our camps offer other types of game activities, for example: guided bush walks, boat and mokoro trips, horse riding, fishing, ballooning and many others, these make an alternative to game drives by 4×4 vehicles.
Our camps are mostly located in private concession areas or areas where there are few, if any other tour operators, ensuring a unique and exclusive experience for every one of our clients.
We also offer a number of mobile safaris and fly camping options in several of our destinations. These are suitable for those who are looking for a more adventurous experience camping wild in the bush and getting even closer to nature. These include cycle, canoe and horse riding trips as well as 4×4 vehicles.
Our well maintained safari vehicles are mainly open top Land rovers and Land Cruisers. We do not generally use minibuses. This ensures an intimate experience and personal attention from your driver/guide.
We personalise your safari as far as possible. Please let our consultant know if there is anything you particularly want to see or do and we will tailor your trip to satisfy your demands.
We try to make our safaris as inclusive as possible most of our camps include all meals, drinks, game activities, park fees, laundry service, transfers (often a game drive in their own right). Items of a personal nature and tips are not included. Luxury imported spirits and wines are included in some camps but not in others.
To make the most of your safari experience and to ensure that you see a wide range of animals and environments we suggest that you combine two or more camps in different parks or areas of the park. Our consultants will be pleased to advise you as to which camps or reserves complement each other.
Our philosophy, shared with our associates in Africa , is “conservation through tourism” which aims to share the benefits of tourism with local communities to ensure the protection of these special areas for future generations.
We also offer holidays in other very special places where game viewing is not the principal attraction; many of these complement a Safari Club tailor made safari perfectly.
Please remember no two camps or destinations are the same. Please look at the details of the individual camps for what activities are available and what is included. The details of the reserves will give you an idea of what to expect in the way of game and scenery and our well informed consultants can answer any other questions you may have.