On a Safari or overlanding expedition, it’s more about the journey than the final destination. Africa is the heart and soul of safari and lodging holidays, with more and more travellers choosing to explore this vast land at a slow and steady pace.
Safaris are often a lot more structured than normal holidays and are designed to maximize game-viewing as well as guests’ safety and comfort. When on safari, the peak period for watching wildlife is in the morning when the temperatures are not too hot and visibility is good. As a result, early morning rises are common.
Generally, the set routine will include a wake up call by staff serving coffee or tea, followed by an early morning drive or walk to spot game. Breakfast is served following the morning activity. During the middle of the day guests are free to enjoy time to themselves – though wandering around the bush alone is not allowed. Lunch is then provided, followed by siesta and then afternoon tea. By late afternoon another safari drive or walk takes place until sun down. Dinner is served soon after arriving back at the lodge or campsite, and usually includes three courses. After dinner, guests often socialise around the camp fire, turning in early in order to get ready for the next big day.
When it’s time to rest your head after a long day on the land, a night at a lodge is the ideal option. Boasting luxury amenities and privacy, staying at a lodge ensures you get a good night’s sleep and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
Commonly located within remote areas and purposefully built to blend in with its surroundings, lodges are often found near watering holes in order to attract animals, allowing guests to spot wildlife while enjoying breakfast.