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Safari Schedule

Beautiful Botswanan sunset
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Safari schedule is something I hadn't ever experienced before.  It is very much organized around two factors:

1) Wildlife is most active in the early morning and in the late afternoon - evening
2) For part of the year, it's hot as hell in the middle of the day 

That means that most days are organized as follows:
  • Up between 5-5:30 AM every day for quick breakfast
  • First morning game drive at 5:30-6:00 with coffee/snack break in the middle, then back at the lodge around 11:30 AM for lunch
  • Siesta until around 3:30, then High Tea 
  • Afternoon game drive/activity starting at 4:30  - Sundowners at around 6:30 pm - Arriving back to lodge around 7:30 pm
  • Dinner at the lodge, then SLEEP!

Siesta is an important component of safaris.  That time is taken to cool down in the pool, read a book, take a nap and then another cool dip in the pool or perhaps a shower.  It's also used to fly between lodges if you are moving accommodations.  The schedule all runs like clockwork.  


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