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Bucket List Activities You Can Tick off on An ABC Safari

The safari infrastructure in Africa is top-class. In fact, you’ll find some of the most luxurious camps and lodges on an African safari. Not only is the continent saturated with the most magnificent wildlife and scenery, but also breathtaking experiences, many of which have been on your travel bucket list for a while.

We’ve made sure that our camps and lodges bring you a truly, authentic African safari experience, which incorporates a range of activities, and encounters to last a lifetime.

Here Are the Bucket List Activities You Can Tick Off at Our Camps

Guided Walking Safaris

There is no better way to experience the raw power of Africa than to drive through the bush in one of our cruisers. The thrill of a game drive is what gets us up in the morning. As we sip on hot coffee in the predawn light, we anticipate what this new day will bring. After breakfast, we load up into the 4×4 and set off into the unknown. Not knowing what could be hiding behind the next corner is the most exciting elements of a game drive.

At African Bush Camps, we always take a moment to stop the vehicle, stretch our legs and appreciate the environment we’re driving through. In the mornings we stop for tea, coffee and delicious snacks and in the evening, we find a beautiful sunset spot for something a little stronger as we watch the sunset in paradise.

Mokoro and Canoe Safaris

A mokoro is a dugout canoe used traditionally in the Okavango Delta. People would hollow out the trunk of a large ebony tree and use a wooden pole to push the boat through the shallow delta waters, much like punting in Venice. A Mokoro was once a mode of transport for villagers to get around in the Okavango Delta, now it is a unique safari experience giving guests the ability to glide through the calm water letting modern day stresses melt away. This is a great way to explore Botswana from the perspective of the animals themselves. This is offered in both our Khwai and Linyanti Camps.

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Experience the mighty Zambezi River from a completely different perspective. Canoeing gives you the unique opportunity to feel the refreshing flow of water beneath your boat and experience this world on the water first hand. You can try this out either at Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park at Thorntree or Mana Pools National Park when you stay at Zambezi Expeditions.

Game Drives

There is no better way to experience the raw power of Africa than to drive through the bush in one of our cruisers. The thrill of a game drive is what gets us up in the morning. As we sip on hot coffee in the predawn light, we anticipate what this new day will bring. After breakfast, we load up the 4×4 and set off into the unknown. Not knowing what could be hiding behind the next corner is the most exciting element of a game drive.

At African Bush Camps, we always take a moment to stop the vehicle, stretch our legs, and appreciate the environment we’re driving through. In the mornings, we stop for tea, coffee, and delicious snacks; in the evening, we find a beautiful sunset spot for something a little stronger as we watch the sunset in paradise. Game drives are one of the most common activities on a safari and it’s easy to see why. A vehicle gives you the opportunity to cover large distances and from a high vantage point, which allows you to see more and get closer to the action. Some of the best sightings are seen from a game drive, so keep your eyes peeled and binoculars in hand because you never know what Africa will throw at you.

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Boating Safaris & Sunset Cruises

Biodiversity tends to congregate near a water source so sit back, relax and experience a safari teeming with wildlife. Our boat cruises give you the chance to drift down the Zambezi River in comfort whilst enjoying a beautiful array of birdlife. They are also the safest way to get up close and personal with our aquatic animals like hippos and crocodiles. Sunset cruises are often a perfect way to unwind and end a busy day. To make the most of the experience, we also offer catch and release fishing as an additional activity, which for many of us, is a way of relaxation. Our boat cruises and fishing trips operate in Lake Kariba as well as Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, two exceptional ecosystems.

A Visit To Vic Falls

Being one of the seven wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is definitely one for the bucket list. This colossal cascade of water tumbles down a 108m drop creating an explosion of mist from the Zambezi River below. Because of this, the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park surrounding the falls translates to ‘the smoke that thunders’. There are also plenty of activities to do around the falls including helicopter rides, white water rafting and bungee jumping. Staying on the Zambian side at Thorntree River Lodge, you would be away from the touristy hustle of the town, making it the obvious option for a relaxing destination. You can also view the falls from either the Zimbabwean or Zambian side, depending on the season and waterflow.

Victoria Falls

We offer a variety of ways to experience nature and there is an option for everyone. For those of us that like reconnecting with our roots, the horse back riding and walking safaris provide the chance to interact with nature at another level. Equally, game drives and boat cruises give you the chance to sit back, relax and let nature entertain you. Get in touch here to start planning your trip on a lifetime.

Night Time Game Drives At Lolebezi

Set in the breath-taking, untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia, Lolebezi is the latest property in the African Bush Camps family and will undoubtably be one of the most spectacular.

This lodge is set on five hectares of protected wilderness, and has been designed to make the most of the one kilometre of private river frontage. Waking up with the majestic Zambezi River flowing just in front of your room is a truly exceptional experience! At Lolebezi, guest will be able to enjoy night time game drives up and till 8pm.

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