A day on safari begins very early in the morning when the sun begins to rise, turning your tent into a bright glow of canvas. You will get a customary “Jambo greeting” from the camp staff, as they serve you a cup of coffee or tea (or hot chocolate) and fresh cookies outside your tent.
After your breakfast, you will then proceed to the meeting point then afterwards you will get into your safari vehicle. At
Tranquil Journeys Safari Vehicles
At Tranquil Journeys, our 4×4 Landcruisers are modified to maximize your Tanzania safari experience with large roll down windows, pop up roofs, power sockets to charge your cameras for photographic safaris and a fridge to keep your drinks cool on a hot day.
After meeting your safari guide and boarding your safari vehicle, you will drive into the park, it may be chilly in Africa during the early mornings so it is advised that you bring along warm clothes. Click here to see what to pack and wear for your safari.
Normal game drive duration takes around 4 hours in the morning, when the predators are more active. Be sure to look out for big 5 animals, especially big cats and if you are lucky enough you might spot serval cats, honey badgers or even caracals before you return to camp for your breakfast. Most of the time you will enjoy a full english breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausages, bread and fruits. Yur chefs are professional and they can prepare special diet meals as per your restrictions. You can heve vegan meals on safari, Kosher food on safari, halal meals on safari, these recommendations should be comminucated and adressed earlier with our reservation office before your safari.
If your game drive drags on till lunch time, you will have packed meals in lunch boxes but usually, after breakfast you will relax at the camp. During day time most animals especially predators are not active, they usually take naps under tree shades or on tree branches to conserve their energy. This is the perfect time for you to also relax at the camp, read your favourite book or take a bathe.
Alternatively, some camps and lodges offer cultural tours or just nature walks e.g Endoro lodge to nearby attractions and villages.
Lunch is at the camp is not that heavy meals as the chef can fix a salad or sandwich for you because a few hours after lunch usually around 3:30 pm you will be served with tea or coffee with amazing cakes to escort your tea as you marvel at the surroundings, views and slow rhythms of life in the middle of nowhere.
The second game drive of the day will begin soon in the form of an evening game drive. During the evening when the sun strats to settle down, animals are also active. You will spot lions sstalking prey as your guide will find a way to get you closer to a solitary leopard trying its luck at hunting.
This is the territory of the predators and your guides, they know these surroundings like the back of their hands. Soon enough you will be staring at a male lion, bearing focussed eyes, chiselled body physique and a dark mane, ready for a hunt.
Probably the highlight of the evening is sipping coffee as you watch the amber sun go down behind the endless plains and beautiful hills that silhouette acacia trees. it is sun downer time in the bush and you are lucky to be in the right place at the right time!
Night time is some tourists favourite moments, as you group around a camp fire, a bon fire that consumes firewood as you consume shared stories of the day from your safari guides and your group at the camp but not untill you arrive to your camp from your evening game drive. As you arrive after ending your safari day, you will be received warmly at the camp, with warm face towels, and fresh juice to cool things down as you prepare for dinner.
Dinner is usually a lively event. The dinner table is the size of a conference room table with seats arranged neatly around it and a dinner arrangemnt set, waiting patiently for the four course sumptous delicacies prepared by yours truly, your able chef. After a delicious meal and satistaction you suddenly realise how exhausted and sleepy you are. Time to slide into your bed covers and rewind on the day on safari. Lights out, it was an amazing day on safari, thanks to Tranquil Journeys.