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Many of the top safari destinations through southern Africa in particular have distinct summers and winters, and just like the northern hemisphere, the winter temperatures can get cold, sometimes very cold. You can have mornings in the Kruger National Park where temperatures at dawn are below freezing! As such, most lodges offer a summer and a winter schedule. While still operating safaris twice daily in the morning and the afternoon, the timings do change, heading out earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon in summer, and later in the morning and earlier in the afternoon in winter.
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Our safaris include friendly airport meet and greets, wildlife viewing from 4×4 vehicles guided walks, and even boat / canoe trips. English speaking local guides, all meals (unless indicated otherwise), park fees, accommodations, laundry, and road / air transfers.
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Sometimes you will also have a tracker. As the name suggests, the main purpose of the tracker is to “track” game. The trackers are usually highly trained in all the little telltale signs in the bush to help you find game that may otherwise remain hidden. These signs can be in the form of spoor on the dirt roads, warning sounds of monkeys or birds or just being able to spot the vaguest of shapes through long grass that the inexperienced eye would miss. The tracker occupies a seat welded to the bonnet of the vehicle to offer completely unobstructed views, see the picture below. As with the number of passengers per vehicle, often the price of the lodge determines whether or not there is a tracker as well as a ranger (though not necessarily so).
Now you are all seated comfortably the safari begins, out in the wild. We do mean, the wild. These are reserves where the animals live in a completely wild state, with as little human interference as possible. This does mean that frequently the game will flee from an approaching vehicle, and often will simply remain hidden from site.
Normally, about half way through the morning safari you will stop in an open area where you will disembark from the vehicle and your ranger will serve tea and coffee and something small to eat, like a muffin or more rusks. This is also the chance to answer the call of nature (usually behind a bush) and for those in need, a chance to replenish the nicotine levels in their bloodstream.