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The lure of the bush attracts many people to visit game reserves. Nature, in all of her glory, can restore anyone no matter how jaded you’re feeling. Whether it’s camping under the stars or staying at a luxury private reserve, a visit to a game reserve is a must.
Wide open spaces, animals roaming freely and feeling the natural earth under your feet are all major attractions for planning a trip to a game reserve. If the bush is beckoning you, read on to find out five ultimate experiences you can expect when you visit a game reserve.
Sunrise and Sunset Game Drives
Game drives go hand-in-hand with a visit to a game reserve. Nothing beats the feeling of an early morning game drive in the bush – dew on the long grass, early morning calls of the birds and the chill before the sun rises. Hot coffee and rusks are served while you watch the dawn breaking.
All your senses are awakened as you head out for a late evening drive. Night animals begin to stir as the sun sets over the horizon. If you’re lucky, there may be a full moon, creating the ultimate game drive atmosphere.
Wild Explorations on Foot
Another way to experience the bush is on foot. With a trained ranger, you can take a hike through the wild. Learn about all the small creatures and have fun tracking wildlife spoor. Take a break under a magnificent tree with its large canopy protecting you from the sun.
A bush walk brings you closer to nature. With no barriers between you and the great outdoors, expect the ultimate sensory experience.
Many game reserves offer an ultimate cuisine experience. Whether it’s breakfast on the safari deck looking out onto a water pan or dinner under the stars, your dining experience will be wild! Some luxury game reserves offer romantic dinners in the bush, boma-style meals next to a roaring bonfire or your own intimate meal at your lodge.
By bringing in the wild, your dining experience will be a sensational experience.
If there is a river on the game reserve you’re visiting, you can be certain there will be a boat cruise. Expect to see crocodiles basking on the banks and hippos snorting from under the water. Elephants could be drinking from the side while antelope hover in the background. Watch the water birdlife as they skim the water top for insects.
Bush Experience for the Whole Family
Watching your children experience the bush for the first time is thrilling. Many happy childhood memories are created from visits to these unique areas. What better way to spend quality time with your family than to experience the wild together?
Start Planning Your Game Reserve Visit Now
If your idea of a holiday is spending it in the bush, then book your next safari now. From luxury game reserves in KZN, South Africa to campgrounds of Southern Australian game reserves you’ll be sure to find the ultimate game reserve experience for you.