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A Typical Day on Safari

Each exciting day on a CW Safari has its special rhythm. Depending on the safari style you’ve chosen, the amenities of the camp or lodge you’re staying in, and the wildlife you encounter, details will differ; however, here are some general guidelines for what to expect.

Start the Day with Adventure

A typical day begins at dawn, with a knock on your door and hot tea or coffee gently tempting you to open your eyes and discover the world coming to life around you. After a breakfast of yogurt, fresh fruit, juice, and toast cooked over the fire, set off on a bush walk or a game drive tracking the Big Five. Early morning is the most active time for many animals, and the golden glow of the rising sun makes this one of the most magical moments of the African day.

Time to Relax

In late morning, enjoy a leisurely, ample brunch, either at a surprise stop in the bush or back at your camp or lodge. Afterward, take a midday break, resting and reflecting on the morning’s events as you relax with a good book in your hammock, observe animals from the viewing platform, take a dip in the plunge pool, or simply appreciate the comforts of your room.

Sundowners & Exploration

In mid-afternoon, rejoin your group for a refreshing tea, served with homemade sweet treats. Next, you’ll typically set off on a late-afternoon game drive, watching the bush spring back to life as the midday heat begins to wane, led by expert guides adept at interpreting each thrilling new wildlife discovery. As dusk approaches and the skies fill with color, your guide will choose the perfect spot to watch the sunset and perhaps sip a traditional sundowner against the glorious backdrop of Africa’s wild landscape. Depending on park policies, you may linger to observe the early evening movements of nocturnal creatures, or return to your camp for pre-dinner drinks.

Gather ‘Round the Fire

Evening brings new pleasures, with dinners ranging from bush pizza cooked in the wood-fired oven to multi-course meals served at your lodge. As night time unfolds, celebrate the exhilaration of the day’s events—swapping stories around the campfire, discovering the constellations of the southern sky with your camp host, or enjoying occasional entertainment before settling in, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the African night.

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