The standard safari involves going on a game drive in an open top Land Rover to view the animals. ...show more At least one game drive per day is included in your accommodation fee at the lodge. You sit, while a driver drives, and a tracker sitting on the front bumper uses his/her skills to direct the driver to where she believes the animals are. The open vehicle gives you unobstructed views while covering a good amount of territory.
You can combine your other hobbies and interests with game viewing and see the animals on horseback, on elephantback, on bicycle, on foot, from a boat, or from up high in a hot air balloon. Check out our other activity recommendations below.
One of the most beautiful flights you can take on a hot air balloon would be to drift silently over the African wilderness, looking down on your giant shadow. ...show more
The pilot controls your height giving you a unique perspective and some great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. The day would start off early at 5 am when you will be collected from your lodge and transferred to the launch site. As the sun rises the massive balloon will rise, you can almost touch the top of the trees at times and apart from when the pilot fires up the burners there is an unbelievable silence where you can only hear the natural sounds of the African Bush. The flight lasts about one hour followed by a full English breakfast in the bush. You will feel you are on the movie set “Out of Africa,” sitting at a table under the shade of a classic umbrella tree, complete with bone china and silver cutlery.
Canoe in a Mokoro
Explore the waterways of the world-famous Okavango Delta by mokoro, the Setswana name for a canoe. ...show more
This is the way navigation was conducted in this pristine wilderness, long before the time of motor boats. Knowledgeable and competent local guides will pole your mokoro as you silently glide past elephants, hippos, crocodiles, zebra and a host of other animals and myriads of birds. Here you may truly feel at one with nature.
Horse Back Safari
A horse back safari can offer the opportunity for some of the greatest game viewing in the African bush. ...show more
A horse back safari truly is an unforgettable adventure, given how close you will be to the game. The pace can be as fast or as relaxed as you would like, and the beginner as well as the experienced rider, are both catered for. Every ride is led by competent guides who focus on the safety of the riders at all times.
One of the most enjoyable and energetic ways to experience the African bush, and to really feel at one with it, is to walk in it. ...show more
A professional guide will be with you at all times, introducing you to Africa's flora and fauna. Approaching animals on foot, whether they are large and dangerous or small and shy, can be a challenging and nerve-wracking experience. In order to fully enjoy your experience, you should be reasonably fit - you may walk up to three hours per day!
You can combine your walking safari with other activities or take a break on some days to enjoy a game drive instead. For more adventurous travelers, some lodges offer dawn lion and leopard tracking as well as close-quarter rhino stalking.
Another unique experience would be to sleep out in the open, usually on a wooden platform with mosquito netting. ...show more
There is no better way to enjoy the sounds of the bush at night. Some lodges will provide armed game rangers to accompany the guests and some offer an elevated deck for honeymooners and bush lovers who prefer to be on their own (very romantic for some).
Hot-air balloon and outdoor sleeping safaris are popular choices for couples. Another very romantic option is a couples spa treatment, where spa facilities are available.
Most luxury lodges cater for couples and honeymooners by setting up a private dining table in the bush, away from other guests, so that they can dine under the stars while protected by an armed game ranger. Alternatively, lovers can dine in the intimacy of the private deck attached to their own suite. Honeymoon suites typically offer private plunge pools and outside showers. A bathtub in the bush with champagne can also be arranged at some lodges.
For accomplished and novice photographers, a photographic safari can enhance any portfolio. ...show more
At some lodges, the safari is facilitated by a photographer who is assisted by a game ranger and tracker. The experienced team works to find exciting shots for the guests.
At other lodges, game rangers, who are also accomplished photographers, lead the safari while instructing and guiding. Together with a tracker, the talented ranger will help you take the shot of a lifetime.
One of the more advanced lodges in Sabi Sands even provides an electric game drive vehicle, fully equipped with swivel seats and the latest technology for photographers.
Prepare and sample authentic South African cuisine in a beautiful bush setting. Kiboko Khaya (KK) Bush Cuisine Safaris lead the field. This full five-day experience will be the the first of its kind.Under the watchful eye of our expert master chef, Pauline Koen, participants will observe and help prepare South African specialities using ingredients, locally sourced but generally widely available. Fruits of participants' labors will be enjoyed by all - be it breakfast, lunch or dinner - on the magnificent decking of KK, and all this while hippo, elephant and an abundance of other wildlife have to fend and forage for themselves right under our very noses. ...show more
KK Bush Cuisine
Prepare and sample authentic South African cuisine in a beautiful bush setting. Kiboko Khaya (KK) Bush Cuisine Safaris lead the field. This full five-day experience will be the the first of its kind.
Under the watchful eye of our expert master chef, Pauline Koen, participants will observe and help prepare South African specialities using ingredients, locally sourced but generally widely available. Fruits of participants' labors will be enjoyed by all - be it breakfast, lunch or dinner - on the magnificent decking of KK, and all this while hippo, elephant and an abundance of other wildlife have to fend and forage for themselves right under our very noses.
Emphasizing traditional South African fare will, we are sure, broaden culinary skills and give the participant a wealth of fresh ideas on outdoor and indoor cooking to take back home.
Alongside the daily culinary sessions we will also offer am and pm bush drives/walks with a fully qualified FGASA guide; these to be taken on Grietjie Private Nature Reserve. Excursions to local attractions such as an enthralling and truly memorable walk with cheetahs*, a superb boat trip on the Olifants river and entertainment by local African musicians, under the stars on the KK deck that transforms itself into a fabulous theatre space, will make up the schedule.
Accommodation will be in the small, very friendly hands of Mike and Laura Joseph's Muweti Lodge* just a short game drive away from Kiboko Khaya.
This all-inclusive** experience is a must for anyone with a love of wildlife and cooking.
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