Settle into rhythms of life as old as time itself, where you rise with the sun, eager with the anticipation of what action the morning’s game drive will bring. Dewdrops sparkle in the cool air and the animals are active, their spoor on the ground telling the tale of the night before. Your experienced guide reveals the secrets of the bush, pointing out what might be easily missed; the twitch of an ear in the thick bush or the lazy flick of a tail suddenly throwing a pride of lions into stark contrast where before there was nothing but vegetation. Along with spectacular scenery and abundant birdlife, encounter the Big 5 in their own habitat, on their own terms, in an untrammelled wilderness.
Return to the lodge from your early drive to be greeted by a sumptuous breakfast, then work it off with a guided bush walk or simply relax by the pool as the heat of the day sets in.
The midday hours in the African bush are a time when activity slows as animals seek out shade and cicadas thrum hypnotically in the trees. After a few hours of rest, reading or relaxation, however, the lowering sun once again tempts you to venture out again, to witness first hand what nature has in store.
Evenings are spent reliving the day’s events - the anecdotes and insights gained from your experiences are all the more fulfilling as you share them around the fire, glass in hand, stars twinkling above. Meals are suitably sumptuous, with the emphasis on fine dining coupled with the offerings from the wine cellar. Round off the evenings around the fire, gazing at the stars or sipping your favourite drink, before slipping between the covers and drifting off to the sound of lions roaring in the distance.