For those of you who are new to African safaris please note that Zambia is not at all like what you may have seen on the nature channels on your TV at home. Do not expect multitudes of wildlife migrating across vast vistas and killing/being killed at every turn.
Zambia is instead for the more adventurous type, who is looking for an authentic and experiential safari, where active conservation, the quality of the wilderness experience and the guides entrusted with your care all take precedence over a checklist.
Although there is no such thing as a typical day on a safari, especially as guests are encouraged to choose whatever activities they wish whenever they like, a day could include the following (times change according to the time of year):
06:00 Wake-up. Tea & Coffee brought to your tent
06:15 Toast, muffins, cereals, & fruit served by the camp fire
06:30 – 10:30 Game drive or walk
11:00 Brunch served or choice of full English breakfast with eggs cooked to order
13:00 – 14:30 River safari and/or fishing
16:00 Tea/Coffee with sweet & savoury snacks served overlooking the Zambezi
16:30 Game drive, canoe trip, sunset river safari
18:00 Night game drive after traditional salute to the setting sun
20:00 Cocktails by the camp fire or the “sand bar”
20:30 Four course dinner served with wines, perhaps a liqueur and then off to bed
The ‘schedule’ is determined by guest’s particular interests and enthusiasm.