Classic Safaris are the most traditional type of safari offering an authentic wildlife experience in Africa’s famous game parks and reserves. From comfortable safari camps in the heart of the wilderness, you will explore by 4WD vehicle with your guide, looking out for lion, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, leopard etc...
A classic safari is designed to suit your style, with hand-picked, well-positioned safari accommodation, plenty of game viewing activities and knowledgeable guides.
Accommodation can vary from a permanent lodge to a semi-permanent camp which moves with the seasons or with game migrations. Guests usually stay in a large, tented or thatched suite elevated on a timber plinth, with private en-suite bathroom containing modern western-style facilities or a bucket (hot water) shower and bush toilet. Suites are typically furnished with comfortable chairs, tables and a proper bed, and commonly have a viewing deck overlooking the wild surroundings. Classic Safari camps generally comprise of 6-12 guest tents, with a central dining, bar and lounge area for convivial, often buffet-style meals where guests swap stories about their safari adventures that day.
Expect morning and afternoon game drives led by expert guides, whilst some camps on private concessions may also offer guided walks or night drives. Many classic safaris also feature properties with a library, swimming pool and possibly even a gym to keep guests occupied when not out on game drives.
Transportation between the different camps or lodges is by road, scheduled flight, charter flight or a combination of all three – this often depends on the region. Flights are generally more comfortable, provide a birds’ eye view of the landscape and minimise travel times. By contrast, driving is cheaper as well as a good way to see the country up close and meet the locals.