The mid-day heat in Africa makes for lazy afternoons when you’re on safari. The animals lie low, trying to stay cool and you do to. We usually used this time to relax in our tent or lounge in the common area, getting to know some of the
When the temperature cools down in the late afternoon, we load up into the jeep and go out for the evening game drive. As much as you hope to see the Big 5 – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino – much of the thrill comes from driving in the all-terrain safari vehicle as you hunt for the animals.
When we were finished with the sundowner, we would pack up the vehicle and return to the camp. Sometimes, when we were lucky, we would get a glimpse of a nocturnal animal that our eagle-eyed driver would spy. Other times, we would just ride in silence, lulled by the rattling of the jeep, anticipating the campfire and evening activities at the camp.