A Typical Day On Safari
What a typical day is like on safari with Roger Dugmore Safaris.
A Typical Day On Safari
Your day begins with an early morning gentle wakeup call – “KOKO (Knock-Knock, in Setswana) rise and shine.”
Having your morning coffee & continental breakfast by the fire, listening to the morning chorus of the birds singing and the sounds of nature, this is the perfect way to start your day on safari.
From our beautiful and comfortable base camp, we embark on our morning adventure (game drive). Seeing the rising sun over the horizon, lighting up the beauty of the unfolding day, taking it slow – we soak it all in. Reading the morning newspaper for us is about wildlife tracking. We let nature guide the way or route depending on animal movements or calls. We make the most of the early morning coolness as this is when predators are more active.
Around mid-morning we find a picturesque location to have our tea, coffee & snack break. To keep us going whilst absorbing nature at its finest – the sounds, the smells, the view. We always head off on our drives appreciating all the flora & fauna, big and small that the bush has to offer.
We return to camp around midday for a hearty lunch, followed by an afternoon siesta. This is the time of day when most animals are resting too. When in the wild, do as the animals do.
Late afternoon we head out for another adventure. As the sun starts to touch the horizon, we look for another stunning spot to enjoy our sundowners, while sipping on our local Okavango gin & tonic, we watch our day in the wilderness slowly fading away into the sunset. Returning to camp after sunset we are always on the lookout for wildlife – always!
Returning to camp you will be met by our waiter with warm/cold aroma-filled face towels depending on the outside temperature. Flashlights on the table, the bar open, and hot showers ready and waiting. After freshening up we welcome you to have a drink around the fireplace (our bush tele) reliving the day’s highlights. Our lantern light dinners are a scrumptious three course gourmet meal complimented by a handpicked selection of good quality local wines and spirits. Relaxing around the fire after dinner, star gazing & listening to the sounds of the African night, telling stories of old, stories of new, and laughing together, we build connections for life.
During your mobile safari and depending on the length of time on safari the activities vary. We sometimes go out for the full day with a picnic lunch when moving camp, when boating and when we do day trips to other remote locations. The routine is never the same and it is the guide(s) who will determine each daily activity and program. We are always in search of solitude and wonder!
Spend a day boating, with crystal clear water and white sand banks, and catch sight of a myriad of water bird species whilst winding through a network of pristine lagoons and channels of the Okavango Delta. Undertake mokoro safaris (adults only) and on request. Experience the rich wildlife living in and around these diverse areas.
What our guests have to say…
“Roger, Justin & your wonderful team
What an extraordinary few days together – I think possibly with one particularly enduring memory of you both too – not every night you have a pride of lions in camp hunting a buffalo! We loved every minute of our time together – Roger your 35 years of experience came through in spades – encyclopaedic knowledge of the Moremi coupled with Justin’s ‘Youthful’ (!) intellect on all things wild! See you again.”
Very best Oliva, England, United Kingdom
“What a life experience! Truly an adventure that I will never forget – the animals, the birds, scenery, food and especially the knowledge and expertise you all bring to the safari. The island fly camp – what can I say but wow!!”
Thanks, Bear, California, USA
Tsanakona Ward, Maun, Botswana
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