We have put together a guide explaining the best times to travel, the difference between the various styles of accommodation, game parks and transportation that you will see on our website and will encounter on your safari. Our information is impartial and we aim to provide accurate facts to help you make the right safari choice for you.
We understand that every hour is important on your holiday and the majority of our safaris comprise a combination of road and air transfer between the world famous Game Parks of Africa.
Air transfers allow you fly to some of the best wildlife areas in a shorter amount of time, giving you the opportunity to spend longer viewing the wildlife. Flights are in small, light aircraft planes, offering you another perspective of this amazing continent…from the sky.
Once you arrive in the Game Park you will be met at the airstrip in a 4X4 vehicle to be transferred to your accommodation.
Alternatively we offer a selection of road safaris in comfortable vehicles, usually to the National Parks that are close to the departure destination.
Roads in Africa are unlike those you may be used too. Many are rough terrain and without tarmac, therefore journeys by road can be bumpy hot & dusty. We use only experienced drivers who are used to driving long journeys on this rough terrain and who will ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible.
Africa Sky is committed to ensuring your safari is of top quality and that you receive the best experience possible while you travel with us.
For your comfort and safety we only work with safari camps and lodges that use 4X4 vehicles.
The 4X4 vehicles have a roof hatch for game watching and are very spacious inside. Conservancies may have adapted vehicles, such as customised open sides, for superior viewing.
All vehicles are managed by an experienced driver guide who will enhance you experience in the bush. Our fully trained expert safari guides will assure you experience the best wildlife viewing.
A 4X4 vehicle is essential in many of the game parks especially in the rainy season. The mini-bus style vehicle is not adapted for the rough terrain of the African bushland and is also cramped inside. Our vehicles are better suited to the African landscape, and give a far better safari experience than travelling in the minibus vans with window only seats, that are widely used by other tour operators! Safaris in a minibus may be cheaper than a 4X4 vehicle but the experience will be vastly different.
Transfers from airport or base hotel to a safari destination may be in a mini-bus style vehicle as these are along existing roads, but once in the safari destination only 4X4 vehicles will be used.
We aim to offer a variety of accommodation to provide as broad a range as possible for your safari experience.
We have categorised our properties as:
A Lodge is a permanent structure that is open throughout the year. Accommodation is usually in self contained rooms or bungalows and most lodges have a swimming pool for relaxation in between your game drives. Lodges are usually located in National Parks.
Tented Lodges are a blend of canvas tents combined with permanent structure, offering the adventure of camping with the facilities of a lodge. Tented lodges are usually larger than bush camps and are open throughout the year. A Tented lodge is a good choice if you want the different experience of sleeping in a tent with the facilities of a lodge. Tented Lodges are usually located in National Parks.
Guest tents are spacious with comfortable double beds, wardrobe space and private relaxing area outside. The bathrooms have flush lavatories, running water and hot ‘safari’ showers (usually water is heated twice a day for bucket showers). Electricity is usually restricted as is run off solar power or a generator, but is available first thing and at night. Bush Camps give you the ultimate ‘bush experience’ with the knowledge of being safe and secure out in the African wilds. Bush camps are usually eco aware, using solar power and restricted water and are located in conservancies or outside the National Parks.
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