Game Drives are at the heart of the Garonga experience, allowing our visitors
to encounter the Big Five up close. Your stay will typically include a morning
and afternoon game drive on our open-air Landrovers.
Enjoy tea, coffee and snacks in the bush as the animals are waking up on our morning
game drives, and cocktails or a glass of wine as the sun dips below the horizon
on our evening game drives. In addition to the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard,
buffalo, white and black rhino), we also have cheetah, hippo, crocodiles, spotted
hyenas, wild dog, and plains animals like zebras, giraffes, and several species of buck.
Cultural walks take place on Tuesdays and Fridays and offer guests the opportunity
to learn about the fauna and flora that surrounds them, paying attention to the little
things that could otherwise have been missed. Additionally, guests will learn about
basic tracking techniques used by our guides and trackers daily (which they make look
so easy!) Your guide will share tales and tips from the bush such as how to make and
use a catapult, how to create a bracelet from a plant and how to identify different
dung. Who knows, you might even bump into some of the bigger things on route too... but
don't worry our guides have a wealth of experience, knowledge and qualifications to
ensure a safe experience for all. This walk lasts approximately 3 hours.
Solitude walks take place on a Wednesday and Sunday. This is a completely silent walk
through the bush where your guide will point out various points of interest along the
route. He/she will not explain or talk, just point, and then leave it for guests to try
and identify what it is. The purpose here is to take the time to take in the natural
sights and sounds of the bush without interruption. On completion of this walk the guide
will then sit the guests down and go through the points of interest asking what they
thought they were. The guide will then sit each guest down on a boulder about 10m apart
and then leave them for 20 minutes to think, meditate and simply absorb nature around
them. An experienced guide and tracker will monitor this to ensure it is a safe experience
for all. This walk lasts approximately 3 hours.