A day on Safari with Mhondoro Overland

‘Tall George’ will personally meet you when you arrive back after a day of exploration looking for leopard, spectacular bushveld sceneries and ancient waterways. A cool drink will be on hand and just-boiled French press coffee is ready, with the aroma of freshly baked, fire-cooked bread drifting through the campsite. A mobile gas-heated shower awaits for you to wash away the dust of the day, and your spotless canvas tented Overland accommodation has been prepared with crisp linen, inviting you to have a particularly good night’s rest. 

George keeps an eye out for the local troop of baboons and places the finishing touches on a beautifully set, family-size dinner table under the stars.  A handwritten menu presents the feast of coal-fired fillet steak with mushroom sauce, freshly steamed veggies and baobab pot-bread with local butter and jam, complemented with delicious wine.

This is followed by salted chocolate bits and Dutch cheese and crackers. Linger longer and conclude the evening with fascinating bush stories and fireside conversation while enjoying a cup of fragrant coffee, specially prepared for late-night dreamers, wonderers, and coffee connoisseurs. Sleepyheads may then leave their dusty shoes with George, who will have them ready for you to step into the dawn the next morning.

The African night sky never disappoints and adventure is ever-present. Drifting off to sleep, listen to the night sounds of nocturnal creatures doing what they have done for millennia. See the Milky Way in its brilliance away from city lights, and treasure these memories that will last you a lifetime as you’ll be stamped with a never-ending desire to return to the bush.

Awake and open your eyes to piping hot coffee or tea, with your guide Dean at the ready. The unknown awaits in the swamps of the Okavango delta and the day starts with a morning drive where you’re bound to see a plethora of elephants and magnificent trees, alive with activity. 

Dean will find the perfect spot to charm you with a sumptuous cook-up breakfast prepared under the quick pull-out awnings attached to the vehicle. The map will be opened, and the ongoing journey will be discussed – will lunch be at the camp, or a picnic in the wild, surrounded by Hornbills and impalas?

Experiencing the local sights, sounds and the wonders of Africa’s wildlife is the order of each day. The adventure continues and later on, it’ll be time again to open up the pop-up Safari roof, scan the area for animals in hiding and stretch your legs while the gentle breeze cools you down. Dean opens cold beers and chilled wine while you take in the arresting African sunset, and soon you are back in camp where George is waiting with his warm welcome, after your unforgettable day of sublime adventure.