Let’s assume you have already made the decision to go on a safari in Tanzania; you are excited about seeing magnificent animals in their natural habitat, but at some point, existential questions occur to you about the safari experience and what to expect. Well, here is a brief idea of what to expect.
Arrival & Departure
During your booking process, we will request for your flight details. Upon arrival at the designated airport, one of our company's local representatives will meet and greet you at the airport. You will then be transferred to your hotel for overnight and preparation for your safari; in-case of any further questions that you might be having, he/she will be more than willing to answer you.
Well, after your safari holiday, depending on your departure point; the company representative will drive you to the airport for your flight back home or to the next destination. We can also assist you in sorting out any other arrangements that you could be having after the safari.
What Vehicles do we use?
While on a game drive safari, we use land rover or land cruiser custom-built four-wheel-drive safari vehicles. These safari vehicles have been designed to have plenty of space and are fitted with a pop-up photographic roof hatch to ensure the best safari experience in the safest manner.
- View detailed information on our safari vehicles
What can I expect to eat and drink?
The food on safari is of very high standard and ranges from simple to gourmet. You can expect a mix of African, European and International cuisine comprising of fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade soups, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.
Excellent South African wines, local beers, sodas and alcoholic beverages are available at all camps and lodges; these are usually not included in the trip price. We highly recommend the use of bottled drinking water of which is supplied at most accommodation and during bush safaris.
Ever wondered what a day on a safari is like?
For a private safari, you would usually expect to be collected from your hotel by your guide and support team at the agreed time; however, for those on a shared safari, pick up time will be at 0730hrs on the morning of your safari date. While on a safari, our itineraries have been designed to maximize game-viewing success as well as guests’ safety and comfort. Though there are variations, a typical day on a safari will be similar to the following timeline (This is just a general outline).
For example: The morning routine may be changed around so that game drives take place before breakfast or you might have to spend the whole day on a game drive; a picnic lunch box will be provided on such days.
A typical day on a safari…
- 6.00 am: Wake up and have a hot drink and snack.
- 6.30 am: (+/- depending on season) Depart on your morning Game drive. Most game-viewing activities occur early morning and late afternoon. This is the period when most wildlife is active and not hiding from the searing midday sun.
- 9.30 am: Return to the Lodge/Camp for a quick wash and then a full cooked breakfast
- 10.30 am: At leisure. Most camps and lodges have a swimming pool to relax around, or you could take part in an additional activity such as additional game-drive or a walking safari with a guide.
- 12.30pm: Lunch. Lunch usually comprises a buffet including soup, salads, bread and a choice of puddings. Meals are also a nice chance to mix with other guests.
- 1.30 pm: Siesta time. When the heat haze rises, all sane living things head for cover. It's siesta time.
- 3.30 pm: Afternoon tea/ coffee, cake & savoury snacks
- 4.30 pm: Evening game drive or walk, a chance to search for a particular species you haven't yet seen, or perhaps follow the progress of a pride or herd spotted earlier.
- 7.00 pm: Return to the lodge for a wash-up and get changed for dinner
- 7.30 pm: Dinner time. Most lodges are very good at providing a wide-ranging menu during your stay. The food in most camps is excellent, but do tell the camp manager if you have any specific dietary requirements or dislikes. Dress codes vary between camps; smart-casual is usually appropriate.
- 10.00 pm - Late: Winding down
The most interesting conversations take place over drinks around the fire. Revelry can continue into the night if people are feeling boisterous (staff will stay up as late as you want), but often it feels natural to sleep early, following the rhythms of the bush.