We do have lots of activities we offer to the guests visiting the different camps, but Olifants has the most. Just to tell you a little bit more about what you might expect on the different guided expeditions:
As all of you know with the animal sightings, it is to be at the right place, at the right time, so unfortunately the guides guess is just as good as yours of what animals are going to be find on the activities.
The Morning and Sunset drives offered I would suggest, because you do have a longer time period while it is still light and it helps to see further and chances to spot more animals. The Night drives are a different experience and only animals that are close to the road can be picked up with the spotlights.
Unfortunately the walks and drives can not be compared because it is 2 different experiences.
On the walks the guides cover more the small things which you normally don’t focus on, while driving. Normally you see less animals on the walks because while driving you cover a much bigger distance and the animals behavior is completely different from a vehicle than on foot. (Quoted from Berg en Dal Sightings- Then we found an amazing sighting of one of the Bark Spiders that was busy taking down its web. I knew they do it, but seen it for the first time. You see that is what makes the walks soooo special, the small things you will never see out of the vehicle.)
Then Olifants Rest Camp has the Morning and Afternoon Mountain Bikes, River walk and Astronomy (Star Gazing) which the other camps unfortunately don’t have.
The Sighting which is normally guaranteed on the Mountain bikes are the Hippo’s, where you stop to have a break and view them while enjoying your drinks and snacks.
For the bird lovers and especially the water birds the River walks are concentrating on this and also to give you a closer look at the Hippo’s and Crocodiles.
It is a much shorter walk than the Morning and Afternoon Walks, but still a nice experience.
Then my favorite was to do the Astronomy, it is just amazing to see the night skies from a View point like Nwamanzi where the Astronomy is held if the weather allows it.
With this activity you can learn more about the constellations (star signs), different planets, Clusters, Nebula’s and our other 2 Galaxies you can only see from the Southern Hemisphere. Ai how do I miss this activity now!!!
We also offer the Bush Braais and Bush Breakfasts, these ones includes a drive before you enjoy your meal prepared by the Restaurant below the African Night Skies (Bush Braai), and listening at all the guides experiences in the bush.
The time period and costs of all the activities differ, but can be gained from the camps.