Twice daily game drives are conducted in 10 seater 4 wheel drive Landrovers. Game drives are taken by experienced Ranger’s who have had extensive experience guiding in the bush – they share their passion and knowledge of all fauna and flora.
Each game drive is an exploration of the wilderness – to witness nature at it’s best.
Safaris generally begin early in the morning with a wake up call at 05h30. Enjoy tea and coffee before departing on a safari drive. Return to camp mid morning for brunch. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax in camp, and perhaps have a nap! After lunch, we go out on an afternoon safari drive and stop at a spot in the Reserve for sundowner drinks. The game drive then becomes a night safari drive, in search of nocturnal creatures with the aid of a spotlight.
The best times to view game on your African safari, are the early hours of the morning and during the late afternoon. This is when most game is active – during the heat of the day, many animals tend to seek shade and are less active. Night game drives with a spotlight bring you in to contact with nocturnal animals such as Bush babies, Civets, Genets, African wild cats, Porcupines and so forth.
Whilst we make every effort to seek out the “Big Five” animals (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino), we focus on the whole safari environment, showing appreciation for all aspects of the wilderness – animal behaviour and habitat, trees, insect and plant life, as well as viewing all the other species of game found in the bush. Our safari activities and timetable is generally planned around the movements of game in the area – this allows us to be flexible, and to maximize your safari experience.
Our Vehicles: We use open Landrover’s for our game drives – no roof and no windows. This gives you superb visibility. Our guides do carry a rifle on each vehicle.
There is 1 seat in front next to the Ranger, and three rows of 3 seats each at the back. In most cases, we normally seat 8 guests to a Landrover, but cannot guarantee any minimum / maximum guests on a Landrover. If you would like to guarantee a vehicle for your sole use, please enquire about rates for a private Landrover and Guide.
We do supply blankets on our vehicles in winter, and ponchos in summer in case of rain on a game drive.
Please note that your Ranger will give you a safety briefing for your game drive; whilst we will afford you the best opportunity to view game, we will always ensure that we respect wild animals, and do not cause them any concern or intrude on their space. Please do not stand up on the vehicle during game drives.
What to bring on a game drive: camera, sun block, insect repellent (summer only), hat, sunglasses, binoculars and fleece / jumper for evenings. If you need to take any emergency medication (such as for bee stings, asthma pumps etc) please make sure you carry the medication on your person on a game drive. We do have a small medical kit on the vehicle to attend to minor injuries, but if you have any medical conditions that may cause an emergency, please carry your own medication.
Refreshments: In the mornings, we will stop for tea/coffee and biscuits, and in the evenings, we stop at sun down for drinks and snacks.
Special Interests: Please let your guide know if any special interests, or concerns – flora or fauna. (birdlife, trees, photography, specific interests in a particular species)