These are our entry level safaris and offer a fantastic experience for great value for money.
3 metre by 3 metre canvas dome tents are used (metres high), sleeping two people each or 3 in case of a couple and a child. We use these same tents for use for single travellers. Good camp stretchers if requested, bedrolls with mattresses, pillow, sleeping bag, small table, solar light and a towel are supplied, and we do all the work for you. Outside your tent is a basin which we fill with warm water each morning and evening and a simple mirror and toiletry holder.
A bucket shower is available with hot, warm or cold water, and a toilet is set up for each six people.
A step up from our classic we use the same equipment but the tents now have an open air en-suite with canvas walls, bucket shower and a pit toilet with ash and sand alongside (to cover and stop odours)
Our final option is spacious ‘Meru’ Tents with ensuite for the ultimate comfort whilst you are still in the luxury of pristine wilderness.
We supply chairs and tables for general dining and carry large quantities of food, both dry and fresh. The Landcruisers are fitted with a 40 litre deep freeze, which enables us to keep perishables frozen for days at a time, and in addition to this we carry several cold boxes. Our vehicles are fitted with 220 volt inverters which are linked to Botswana plug sockets for easy charging. We recommend that you buy a Botswana converter, these are the same as South Africa, 3 round pin plugs. We ask that you use the charging facilities for recharging camera and torch batteries only.
We supply towels but clients are advised to bring their own clothing, soap, toiletries, sunscreen, binoculars, camera with zoom lens, film if necessary and a hat. If clients bring a video camera it is suggested that they also bring a 12 volt charger so batteries can be charged by the Landcruiser. Beanbags for the car windows can be provided for you on request.
FOOD & DRINKS
All meals are prepared and supplied by us. Food is simple, wholesome and tasty. Generally the day starts with toast, muesli, yoghurt, tea and coffee, although if a long drive is in the offing a full English breakfast complete with Bacon, egg and sausage may be served. Depending on the itinerary lunch is usually eaten along the way or at the camp site, and consists of cold meats, salad, tuna, crispbread, wholemeal rolls, cheese etc. Simple snacks such as potato chips, fresh popcorn and nuts are served with drinks in the evening. Dinner is generally something like a stew, pasta or rice dish (meat or chicken) with fresh salad and vegetables. Vegetarians are catered for on request.
A reasonable quantity of juices, soft drinks, beer and local wines are supplied. Drinking water is of course unlimited. Local spirits can be requested prior to the trip and will be catered for wherever possible.
Minimum age is 12 years unless by prior arrangement or on a private Safari. Clients must have an adventurous spirit, as often at night the sounds of lion and hyaena can be heard close at hand, although you are always safe while inside your tent. No maximum age has been set, but reasonable health and fitness is essential. It must be noted that September, October and November can be very hot (up to 40C) and humid.
Clients are normally met in Maun, Kasane or transferred from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe or Livingstone in Zambia and driven to the first place on their itinerary. We normally drive to our camping spot first, where the vehicle(s) is unloaded of camping equipment and left with the camp staff to erect. We then game drive for the rest of the afternoon, before returning to our camp generally just after sunset, for snacks and sundowners around the camp fire.
In the morning, clients are woken at first light, and served with tea, coffee, muesli and toast, before departing on the early morning game drive. Flexibility is the key to be able to take advantage of game viewing possibilities it is essential to be able to adapt. Therefore a cold lunch is generally carried on the vehicle and eaten at a waterhole, along the road or back at camp as the case may be. If we have returned to the camp for lunch, there is usually a siesta/rest period, followed by an afternoon game drive, returning to camp after sunset for snacks and sundowners.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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