African Bush Adventures specializes in camping safaris that come in close contact with raw nature. Attention is given to your comfort and safety. Our vehicles are equipped with roof top tents that can accommodate two people sharing. Tents are constructed of heavy-duty rip-stop canvas with a robust base, thick foam mattress and mosquito netting.
Although accommodation during a 4x4 Safari is primamily in roof top tents, we normally include a combination of bush lodges or luxury wilderness camps, depending on where the safari takes place.
We generally make use of campsites with well-appointed ablution facilities, but as many of our itineraries are in remote wilderness areas some campsites may have less-established facilities.
Despite the ruggedness of our Safari’s you may be surprised by our ability to satisfy you with simple luxuries that we provide during our expeditions. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel or for a nominal charge we can provide you with a duvet, feather pillows and sheets.
Meals and Drinks
On our all-inclusive Safari’s most meals are prepared by the guides. Tea, coffee and rusks are available upon waking and also in the evenings. We provide brunch a light lunch as well as dinner which is the main meal of the day usually prepared around the campfire. Light snacks are made available during mid morning and mid afternoon breaks. Soft drinks and bottled water are provided and can be included in the cost of your Safari. Alcoholic beverages are for your own account.
For safety reasons we support a policy of no alcohol until the vehicles have been shut down at the end of the day.
Vehicles and Equipment
Along with our commitment to responsible tourism, we use reliable, capable off-road vehicles that are fully equipped for overland expeditions. Our equipment includes refrigerators, rooftop tents, beds, additional fuel and water tanks, roof racks, general kitchen equipment as well as recovery gear. All vehicles have seat belts, safety equipment, fire extinguishes and air conditioning.
The guide vehicle has an on-board power supply available for recharging your camera batteries at the overnight camps. All vehicles have two way radio communications between them and the guide vehicle.
If you participate in an African Bush Adventures 4x4 Guided Safari, our primary concern is your personal safety, comfort, and enjoyment of the experience. For this reason all the tours are guided by Adrian and Rentia personally.We own the business and we make sure that you get what you were promised. The chances of encountering any safety issues on a guided tour are minimal. As guides our extensive knowledge of the areas that we operate in greatly reduces any safety risk to our guests.
First Aid - Our guides know how to respond in the unlikely event of any accident, they carry a comprehensive first aid kit in their vehicle and are trained to use it. The guide’s first aid training is updated every two years and complies with the stringent requirements of the department of environmental affairs and tourism.
Advanced 4x4 driving – Our guides have public driving permits and are qualified and certified in advanced 4x4 driving and recovery skills.
Satellite Phone - Our Guides are permanently equipped with a Satellite phone as well as emergency contact details for the areas that we are operating in.
Jump Bag – We carry a fully stocked emergency “jump bag” for the unlikely event that our vehicle catches alight and burns out. The jump bag contains all the items necessary to survive unassisted in the bush until such time that a rescue is initiated. The guides are trained in survival skills.
GPS and Mapping – The Guide vehicle is equipped with a global positioning system as well as detailed area maps. Reconnaissance of all itineraries is done beforehand, during which time all relevant and important detail is recorded for use during the Safari.
Wildlife - Your guide will conduct a safety talk with you at the pre trip briefing
Whether game viewing is done from a vehicle or on foot, wildlife is potentially dangerous so as long as you adhere to the instructions given by the guide, there is very little to worry about. At viewpoints, hides and camps, wildlife are often more familiar with people and less intimidated by your presence. Never feed, tease or corner wild animals, as this may cause them to lose their fear of humans resulting in an unpredictable response and a potentially dangerous reaction.
Conclusion - A guided 4x4 safari in Africa is intended as an opportunity for guests to forget about the outside world, enjoy nature, become rejuvenated and recharge.
Understanding the rules of conduct and appropriate behavior is an important part of Safari safety. With awareness and cooperation, you'll be ready for a safe and memorable journey!
Experienced Certified Guides
African Bush Adventure guides are registered at the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. They are qualified and certified in advanced 4x4 driving and recovery skills.
Our guides are trained and certified to provide first aid assistance in emergency situations.
During numerous passed African expeditions, Adrian & Rentia have gained vast experience in 4x4 overland travel. Their extensive knowledge of the African bush, its wildlife, the local cultures and weather conditions as well as their ability to surprise you with superb bush cuisine means that by travelling with African Bush Adventures you can rest assured that you are in capable hands.
Costs generally include
• Tour and itinerary planning
• Bookings and administration
• Professional, registered and qualified tour guides
• Park and reserve entrance fees
• Conservation fees
• All accommodation and camping costs for the duration of the tour
• Specified activities as per the itinerary
• Fully equipped four-wheel-drive vehicle hire (if required)
• Use of camping equipment as required
• Meals, bottled water and limited soft drinks
• Airfares and associated costs applicable to fly-in options
• Travel and medical insurances, including repatriation (compulsory)
• Medical requirements (e.g. anti-malaria prophylactics, vaccinations,etc)
• Personal items
• Alcoholic beverages
• Curio purchases
• Optional additional excursions or activities
• Upgrades in accommodation where possible