are many ways in which you can observe wildlife. The
safari operators usually offer what they call game viewing
activities at each establishment. Activities are based
on the habitat, existence of rivers, climate, wildlife
and most importantly the level of experience of their
acquainted with the different habitats and animal’s
behavior before you travel. If you decide to focus in
a particular area or are concentrating on certain animals
or birds prepare yourself well and select your destination
based on the activities that suite your interest.
greatest opportunity to see lion is usually just after
sunrise. Most other large animals are more visible an
hour before sunset. This is general rule for most areas.
the warmer months most animals find shelter during the
heat of the day. Most safari activities take place in
the early morning and late afternoon which maximize
the chance of encountering animals when they are the
All game drives are undertaken in an open sided 4x4
drive vehicle with a driver / naturalist who has experience
and knowledge of the area, and is thus an expert on
game movement and other ecological aspects of the region.
Drives usually depart in the early morning and late
afternoon when it is cooler and there is a better chance
of encountering wildlife.
you travel, birds will be found, although some areas
offer better bird watching than others. The greatest
number of birds may be seen between October and March,
when the central African migrants are present. Endemic
species will be seen throughout the year.
certain areas we are able to travel in safari vehicles
after dark. This offers you an opportunity to experience
some of the nocturnal mammals and birds which are only
very rarely encountered during the day.
is no finer way to enjoy the essence of the African
bush like on foot. The freedom from exhaust fumes, clattering
and the bumpy locomotion is beyond compare. Walking
safaris inspire a degree of respect for the wild environment
as you are soon to realize that you are a participant
here and not a spectator.
Wherever possible, we offer you the
opportunity of exploring parts of
the area on foot, in the company of
an experienced and knowledgeable guide.
In some camps, boating is one of the
activities we offer. We travel out
into the surrounding areas by boat
looking for game, birds and at the
In many of the regions we visit, opportunities
exist to explore the wildlife of the
In some instances, traveling by canoe
or mokoro (dugout canoe) may be the
best or only way of reaching certain
locations. *(Mokoro=single, mekoro=plural)
Some camps have 'hides' where guests
can leave their vehicles and watch
wildlife peacefully, from the safety
of the hide.Patience
is the key to profitable game viewing.
If you are going to explore the wilds
on your own, you must be well prepared
and adequately equipped. The outer
reaches of southern Africa are remote
and vast. The roads are long, lonely
and often rough, signposts are almost
nonexistent and facilities for travelers
are rudimentary and unreliable.
Activities may include; horse-back
and elephant-back safaris, ballooning,
quad bike drives, mountain biking,
scenic flights, game capture, assistance
with field research, anti-poaching
exercises….. the options are