No African safari vacation is complete without going on a game drive or two. This is the only way you’ll see magnificent species of local wildlife as close as you can be. After reserving accommodations near African safaris and booking your game drive, you have to prepare the things you will need for your excursion to the African wild. Here’s a list of the 7 essential items that you should pack in your bag for the drive.
1 ) Camera equipment
For most people, their smartphone is enough to take photos for Instagram. But for people who are more particular with their photos, a high-quality DSLR is a must, along with the standard equipment. A telephoto lens can make a big difference when it comes to taking more wildlife shots up close. Don’t forget the memory cards and extra batteries!
2 ) Binoculars
Not all animals can be viewed up close, so you may have to make do with binoculars. This is a must especially if you want to check out birds. Make sure that your binoculars 8×30 magnification.
3 ) Insect repellent
A lot of game lodges give free repellent to guests, but pack some just in case. Slather on your body each time you head out, especially before or after sunrise; mosquitoes tend to appear when the sun is out.
4 ) Appropriate clothing
Safari fashion is not just for the sake of looking good for photos. There is a reason why there are guidelines for appropriate safari clothing. Neutral earth tones such as brown, tan, green, and gray are preferred over brighter colors because you need to blend into the environment. Dress in layers if you plan to go to an early morning game drive as it tends to be cool during that time.
5 ) Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen
The sun is out full-force and you will be at its mercy when you’re out on a game drive. You must have the gear to protect your face and body. Polarized glasses not only protect your eye area from future wrinkles but also reduce the glare of the sun. A hat prevents your hair from being toasted in the sun and finally, sunscreen protects your skin from harmful rays.
6 ) Proper footwear
Hiking boots or walking shoes are the best footwear for safari game drives.
7 ) Medical kit
You never know what’s going to happen when you’re out there so you better have an aspirin in hand for headaches or bandages for wounds and scratches. Keep your medical kit small and pack only the essentials.
To make your game drive experience more convenient and enjoyable, it’s best to book reservations at hotels or resorts with their own game drive locations. The Christiana All Seasons Resort is the ultimate haven for people looking for luxury, comfort, and excellent dining in a stylish and tranquil setting.
You can arrange for game drives at its adjacent 1194-hectare farm. Aside from the standard giraffe and zebra, you can check out game species such as springbuck, kudu, impala, orex, and waterbuck.
There are 46 bedrooms beautifully outfitted with African-inspired furnishings and styling, producing relaxing abodes of comfort and elegance. The rooms are equipped with big beds, flat-screen TV, mini-bar refrigerator, electronic safe, tea-coffee maker, and bathrooms with shower. You can book for Standard, Luxury, Family, or Executive rooms.
The facilities and services at The Christiana All Seasons Resort match the quality of their luxury accommodations. Whether you’re staying for business and leisure, the resort will a make sure that your needs will be catered to in style.
Setting up important events such as meetings, conferences, and weddings is a breeze at The Christiana All Seasons Resort. There are five conferencing venues that can be arranged and configured according to your specifications. The resort can accommodate various set-ups, from intimate boardroom functions to on-site theatre setting.
Organizing fairytale weddings is one of the resort’s specialties. Whether you want an intimate garden function or a big reception on the restaurant terrace, you can rest easy knowing you will have stellar venues and a resident chef at your disposal.
Experience the most memorable game drive ever and the very best accommodations in this charming part of South Africa. Book rooms direct at http://www.casr.co.za/ or visit their Facebook page for more information.