A Typical Safari Day in Southern Africa

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A typical safari day in Africa usually starts very early in the morning. This is for some animals the best time to observe them, because they are most active in the the early morning hours.

Sunrise:  You wake up in the morning with a friendly knock on your door from an eager safari guide ready for you to start this incredible journey of experiencing what you have been longing for !

Breakfast: Enjoy a light continental breakfast to fuel a day full of adventure and exploration. Take a quick cup of coffee or tea and you'll be all set for the morning game drive.

Coffee to start safari morning

Morning Game Viewing: Take a guided walk or drive through the African bush and watch animals in their natural habitat.  Doing their daily chores including elephants bathing in a mud pool, Zebras nibbling on the local foliage, Giraffe stretching their long necks to reach the leaves at the very top of the tallest tree. And buffalo herds coming down to the river for a drink.

Midday Lunch: Stop along the way for a fully catered picnic or buffet lunch in the bush, where you'll get to sample some of the delicious local flavors.

Picknick in the African Bush
Picnic in the Bush

Early Afternoon:  Return to your lodge for a little downtime. Rest and recharge for a while by reading, writing, going for a swim or enjoy hide viewing as you get an up-close-and-personal view of animals undisturbed in their environment.

Afternoon Tea: Enjoy a taste of home as you settle down with a tea or coffee with cake and biscuits — with a view you wish you could take home with you!

Afternoon Safari Activity: Choose from a variety of activities such as an afternoon nature walk, visit to a traditional village, or a scenic boat cruise on the river.

Late Afternoon Game Viewing: Enjoy an evening game drive as the sun sets and watch as the African bush comes to life with nocturnal activity

Game viewing during sunset

Sundown: After the sun has set and the night begins, enjoy pre-dinner drinks and bar snacks

Dinner: Finish off the night with a fully catered three-course meal beneath the stars before retiring to your lodge to relax in style


Zambian born and the founder of Ntanda, Kerry’s love of Zambia was nurtured from a young age where she spent many years as a child in the Luangwa Valley.

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