Safari Holidays are particularly rewarding, especially when it comes to family holidays! The reason I say this is because you are amused pretty much 24 hours of the day – with so much on offer! The mornings start around 5.30am (depending upon the season) and one goes off in search of the last nocturnal predators, returning back to the camp or lodge in time for breakfast. Alternately, you might walk for the last half hour or hour (if you are in a private concession and not a national Park), and stumble upon a magnificent English breakfast, perfectly cooked up for you in the bush – a wonderfully welcome sight – having got up early and then expended your energy walking!
After breakfast, depending upon where you are, one can either spend time relaxing and chatting to fellow guests, or reading, until lunch time when you congregate together again. Sometimes another walk is on offer.After lunch, there is time for a snooze or a swim (depending upon where you are), a quick catch up and then its time for tea….. with lovely freshly baked cakes and nibbles and then you are off on your afternoon game drive. Many people add on the coast after a safari – for very good reason! For those who like to be more active, the activities can take the form of riding on horseback, walking, boating or canoeing – but ultimately – its a holiday where one ends up doing things!
Accommodation can take the form of a luxury mobile tented camp, complete with private guide, gourmet cuisine and persian rugs, to flycamping for a night with a bedroll and mosquito net, to staying at a simple tented camp, to being in a state of the art designer lodge – the option is yours! However, whichever way you undertake your safari holidays, the most important thing is the quality of guiding – and if possible, having a private vehicle as well which allows you complete flexibility! With over 20 years of advising our discerning clients on the very best safaris, by our specialists who all come from Africa – you can be assured of a safari holiday of a lifetime!