Unlike the crowded cruises and resorts, you will not come into close contact with large numbers of travellers. Whether enjoying a thrilling game drive or transferring between camps, social distancing is inherent in the African bush.
Safari camps and lodges are designed to be small and intimate – the number of rooms or tents can range anywhere between six and 12 – so you feel fully immersed in the wild. Dining at your own table with your travelling buddies, which has always been spaced a safe distance apart to ensure privacy for guests, now ensures safety as well. Some camps also offer private dining experiences in romantic locations under the stars, the best for honeymooners. You’ll notice the high staff-to-guest ratio at safari lodges and camps which not only means great service but cleanliness as well. Rooms and all the common areas are immaculately cleaned each day.
Moreover, the number of guests in a game drive vehicle is also limited to a handful, as are the number of passengers in road transfer vehicles and air transfers between destinations. Safari vehicles are usually open-sided 4X4s, generally seating 6 guests on three rows of tiered bench seats to travel safely and give everyone a great view on game drives. Many safari camps even offer private vehicles for small groups or families travelling together. The light aircrafts used for air transfers are state of the art and expertly adapted to the African safari environment, without compromising on safety and comfort. These aircraft generally have the capacity for only 6 to 12 passengers, but private charter flights are also available.
Safari vehicles are usually open-sided 4X4s, generally seating 6 guests on three rows of tiered bench seats to travel safely and give everyone a great view on game drives
Fresh air, fresh air, and more fresh air. Not only does safari travel keep you away from crowded places, but it also provides you with the healthiest natural air to breathe far from commercial industries and pollution. There’s nothing quite like being in the African wilderness, breathing in the clean air of these protected wildernesses, and feeling one with Mother Nature.
An average day on a safari will see you spending around four to six hours on game drives in the great outdoors. Generally, you’ll go out early in the morning and then again in the late afternoon – and if you stay in a private reserve, you’ll even be able to go on night game drives to discover Africa’s fascinating nocturnal creatures. Private reserves and selected parks also offer guided nature walks, which is another fantastic way to explore the great outdoors and experience Africa with all your senses.
Back at camp, you can enjoy an afternoon siesta in the comfort and privacy of your tented suite, while at night you’ll sit in awe under a never-ending blanket of stars as a cosy campfire roars like a distant freight train.
Some camps offer picnic-style breakfasts or lunches during game drives, which takes al fresco dining to a whole new level
To come up with a safari that runs like clockwork can be a complicated process. It requires threading many logistical needles, which makes it vital to work with a travel agency that’s based in Africa. That requires an expert to ensure safe travel in Africa. An expert that understands the important cultural ins-and-outs of the continent and have extensive experience with the destinations recommended.
As a reliable tour operator this means we continuously have members of the team discovering and inspecting new lodges, camps, experiences and activities to ensure that every itinerary is tried and tested. This trusted network and back up bring absolute peace of mind as long as logistics run smoothly.
Your Health matters the most
Take anti-malarial precautions. Avoid dehydration. This is one of the most common causes of upset on vacation. Overheating, overexertion, and not drinking enough fluids can all cause dehydration. Don’t forget your personal first aid kit. It’s a good idea to carry a small first aid kit when you travel, never assume that you can obtain the same medication in Africa.
Always alert your agent of any chronic illness or allergies so that both your lodge and guide are informed of any special needs you may have. If you feel unwell while you travel, always alert your guide, hotel concierge or lodge host. These individuals are best placed to get you to professional medical care.
Safety on Safari
Always listen to your guide. He/she knows how to keep you safe in Africa but can only do that if you listen to instructions. The great beauty of an African safari is experiencing the wilderness as naturally as possible. Always be mindful and realistic.
Africa is calling you