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What To Expect On a Typical Day On A Safari

What To Expect On a Typical Day On A Safari

Early in the morning, as the sun rises, your warm-up for the day on a safari experience kicks off. After having breakfast head out at dawn to catch a glimpse of the animals in the chilly morning air, with all the grass filled with mist, driving through the park in search of the big five is one of the highlights of your safari, having a community visit, or a walking safari and many other activities all based on the setup of your program. Looking at visiting East Africa? Wondering what a day on safari in Kenya or Tanzania will look like? Look no further! This article will break down the unforgettable day safari experience for you.

Early Morning – Around 6:00 am

A typical day on a safari begins early, it even starts earlier if a hot air balloon is part of your day’s activities. Hot Air Balloon safaris start at sunrise floating above the landscape, watching the sun streak its first colors across the horizon, and seeing the wild animals in their natural habitats. You’ll be in the air for around two to three hours, and a fresh breakfast awaits on your return to the ground.

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With the hot air balloon excluded, one can kick off with a morning game drive

Making it very favorable for one to see various animals before the day heats up. You will be able to have a mouthwatering breakfast packed for you or enjoy it right before you jump on your safari vehicle. While on the game drive, chances of spotting the big five in their natural habitat in the comfort of your vehicle.

For both Tanzania and Kenya, full board packages are available with a full-time driver guide and safari vehicle throughout your safari. For a safari beginning in Tanzania, you will meet the guide in Arusha, drive to Tarangire, and then to the Serengeti before ending in the Ngorongoro Crater with the same vehicle and driver-guide throughout. To have a comfortable safari, you will opt for a 4×4 land cruiser with a pop-up section in the middle of the roof which enables you to stick out your head to get a better view of the wildlife. When one opts to fly between the parks and reserves it makes the distance shorter and easy. Game Viewing in East Africa lasts for about 4 to 5 hours and then later get transferred to the lodge for lunch and relaxation around the lodge. While at the lodge one can enjoy the campfire, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, nature walks around the lodge, spa treatments, and many more activities around the lodge.

Full-day game drives in Kenya and Tanzania are the way to go. Start the day with early morning breakfast as you head out to the bush tracking animals and generally having a brilliant time. Our driver guide will pack all the food you need from snacks to lunch to drinks, and with his assistance, you will be able to have stopovers at several pretty and shady locations ready for you to stop at in search of the big five. When you head out with your packed lunch, you will return to the lodge at sunset for relaxation and dinner. In case you don’t have your lunch packed, you will have a game drive for about 3 to 4 hours and then move back to the lodge for lunch.

Lunchtime and Afternoon – Around noon – 14:00hrs

The afternoon is for you to do what to fancy. After your hot lunch, grab a cold drink, read a book, hit your bed for a snooze, get pampered at the spa, take a walk around the lodge, or go for a swim. One can later have a light snack at the cafeteria of the lodge and tea. While on a safari in Kenya and Tanzania, you are most likely to have an afternoon community visit where you take part in traditional dances, crafts making, and many more. The Masai community is famous for its cultural practices and is one of the most recommended for a community visit while on your safari in Kenya.

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Evening Game Drive  & High Tea or Sundowner – 15:00hrs – 17:00hrs

An evening game drive is more suitable for a time like this, in the same way, that animals are most active early in the morning, they start to come to life again in the later hours of the day, just as the sun sets predators are easy to spot since it’s their time for hunting. A sundowner experience is one not to miss out, on watching the sun go down, various bird species, and in case of any chance the big five might be spotted as you sip on a drink of your choice and a variety of snacks.

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Dinner Time  – 19:00 hrs

When you make it back to the lodge earlier, you will be able to freshen up before dinner, otherwise, it’s straight to the dining area. After dinner attending a a campfire is a great choice for one to listen to soothing traditional songs and enjoy stories and warmth from the fireplace accompanied by drinks of your choice most especially a cup of tea or cold beer.

Turn In Bed Time – 21:00hrs

A day on safari in Africa usually ends around 9 pm. With such an early wake-up call, most people head to bed after dinner. however, after dinner, some guests would choose to stay a bit longer for a drink and cheer up for another day.

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Your Safari/trip Includes

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers