Safari Typical Day
A Mobile Safari Camping in the African wilderness offers a thrilling and immersive experience, providing a unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness incredible wildlife up close. Here’s what a typical day on a mobile safari camping might look like:
- Sunrise Game Drive: The day starts early, just before dawn. You’ll wake up to the soothing sounds of nature and enjoy a quick cup of hot coffee or tea before setting off on a game drive. The vehicles used are specially designed 4×4 safari jeeps with open tops, allowing for excellent wildlife viewing and photography.
- Game Drive: The morning game drive usually lasts for around 3 to 4 hours, guided by experienced safari guides who have extensive knowledge about the wildlife and the region. You’ll explore the vast savannahs, woodlands, or grasslands, searching for the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) and other iconic African wildlife species.
- Breakfast: After the morning game drive, you’ll return to the mobile campsite for a delicious and hearty breakfast. Breakfast often includes a spread of fresh fruits, cereals, toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, and other continental and local dishes.
- Relaxation and Leisure: Following breakfast, you have some leisure time to relax at the campsite. You can take a short nap, read a book, or simply soak in the stunning natural surroundings. Some campsites may also offer additional activities during this time, such as guided nature walks or visits to local communities.
- Lunch: Around midday, you’ll be served a satisfying lunch at the camp. The menu typically includes a variety of salads, grilled meats, vegetables, and desserts. The meals are often prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
- Siesta: After lunch, you can take some time to rest during the hotter part of the day. It’s a great time to relax in the shade or take a siesta in your comfortable tent.
- Afternoon Tea: Before heading out for the evening game drive, you’ll be treated to a delightful afternoon tea with snacks and refreshments, providing an energy boost for the upcoming adventure.
- Sundowners: During the evening game drive, there’s a tradition called “sundowners,” where the vehicle stops at a scenic spot, and you get to enjoy drinks and snacks while watching the sun set over the vast African landscape.
- Dinner: After the game drive, you’ll return to the campsite for a well-deserved dinner. The dinner is often a special affair, with a diverse array of dishes, including traditional African cuisine and international favorites.
- Campfire and Stargazing: After dinner, gather around the campfire under the starlit sky. It’s a perfect time to share stories and experiences from the day’s adventures with fellow travelers. Stargazing in the African wilderness is an unforgettable experience due to the lack of light pollution and the clear night sky.
- Overnight: Finally, you retreat to your comfortable tent for a restful night’s sleep, surrounded by the sounds of the wild.
This routine can vary depending on the safari camp and location. The magic of a mobile safari camping lies in the unpredictability of nature and the thrilling encounters with wildlife, making each day an exciting and unforgettable adventure.
What Included And What Is Not Included
What is included:
Transportation: The mobile safari provides transportation to and from the camping destinations in the designated safari vehicle. This vehicle is equipped to handle off-road conditions and may have open-top viewing for wildlife spotting.
Accommodation: Accommodation is included in the form of camping. (En-suit tents) Participants stay in tents that are set up and taken down each day by the safari staff.
Camping Equipment: The camping equipment is provided, including tents, beds, and camping chairs.
Meals: The safari typically includes meals and snacks during the camping trip. Meals are often prepared by a chef or camp staff and may include local cuisine.
Guides and Staff: Mobile safaris are led by experienced guides who have knowledge of the area, wildlife, and safety protocols. There is usually a support staff responsible for camp setup, cooking, and other logistics.
Wildlife Viewing and Activities: Mobile safari camping focuses on wildlife viewing and experiencing nature. Game drive always included unless it is on mokoro excursions with nature walk.
What is not included:
Flights and Visas: The cost of international or domestic flights to the safari destination and any necessary visas are typically not included.
Personal Expenses: Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, laundry, and tips, are usually not included.
Travel Insurance: Participants are generally required to arrange their travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen circumstances.
Optional Activities: Some activities outside the core itinerary might be offered as optional extras, and participants would need to pay for them separately.
Specialized Equipment: While basic camping gear is provided, specialized personal equipment like binoculars or cameras are not included.
Park Fees and Permits: Entrance fees to national parks or conservation areas and necessary permits are included in the initial price.
Additional Accommodation: Accommodation before or after the safari dates are not included, unless stated
We use a 9 seater safari with the following features. Seatbelts, radio (for comminication), charging port, luggage storage, cooler box and weather guards