The Safari Advisor


What to Expect on Your Safari


The daily schedule at a game lodge is likely to go something like this:


  • 1 hour before sunrise:  wakeup knock at your door
  • 30 minutes before sunrise:  tea, coffee, juice at the lodge
  • sunrise:  depart on game drive in a six-passenger open Land Cruiser/Rover
  • 9:00 am:  guide sets up a tea break on a camp table in the bush
  • 10:30 am:  arrive back at the lodge, wash up, have breakfast
  • 12:00 noon:  siesta
  • 1:30-2 pm:  buffet or served lunch
  • 3-4 pm:  light snacks and other high tea items
  • 4-4:30 pm:  depart on the afternoon game drive
  • sunset:  guide sets up table with alcohol, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, snacks
  • sunset+1 hour:  drive back to camp with spotlight, looking for predators in action
  • sunset+2-3 hours:  served or buffet dinner