Djuma Game Reserve offers some of the best game viewing in Africa and their expert guides will ensure that you have a memorable safari experience.
So you are finally on holiday and can relax, but what can you expect while on safari in Djuma Game Reserve? A typical stay at Djuma
will have the following rhythm:
Most guests will arrive at the Reserve after lunch and if time allows, will head out on an evening game drive before dinner
. This is a great chance to see the animals and sip on refreshing sundowners.
The next morning, a typical day on safari in the Djuma Game Reserve starts. A guide will wake you up for the early morning for a game drive. This is one of the best times for spotting the animals
, as this is when they are most active and your chances of seeing them are better.
There will be time for a cup of tea or coffee and some fresh muffins to snack on. Then you will head out on the morning game drive. These are conducted in an open safari vehicle. It will be led by a highly experienced guide who will help track down the wildlife. The guides are extremely knowledgeable
and generally know where to find animals such as the Big Five - namely Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino.
The Djuma Game Reserve is known for its excellent Leopard sightings and many of the trackers can even identify individual members and family groups from their patterns. You are sure to have excellent Leopard sightings
while staying at the lodge as they have been habituated to the presence of the game viewing vehicles.
The game drives usually take around 3 hours and at some point during the morning drive you will stop off and savour a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. Then the drive will continue slowly wending back towards camp where a delicious brunch will be waiting
. After brunch there will be time to relax and have a snooze (much needed after the early start), or if you are feeling energetic, a bush walk.
The bush walks are a great opportunity to see the regions birdlife - there are around 500 species of birds found in the region
. The walks are led by one of the guides who will introduce you to the smaller creatures of the bush. Marvel at the miraculous powers of camouflage of a chameleon or the strength of a dung beetle. Approach some of the antelope such as Impala, Kudu and see mongooses and squirrels.
In the late afternoon, enjoy a high tea with delicious treats before enjoying another game drive to see Elephant or if you are lucky a rare Rhino. At the waterhole you might see the great effort of takes for a Giraffe to drink without falling over, or the squabbling antics of a troop of Baboons
. Once again the drive will stop off in a scenic spot and sundowners will be served.
After watching the setting sun flood the landscape with colour the drive will continue in the dusk, providing the opportunity to see some of the areas nocturnal inhabitants such as Bush babies, Leopards or hunting Lions. Then you will return to the lodge for a decadent dinner out under the stars
. Fall asleep to the sound of the African night - Nightjars, Owls and Crickets or perhaps the distant roar of Lions on the prowl.