Days at nDzuti begin at first light. Dawn is exciting – birds greet the day, there may even be lions calling, and the camp-fire still burning as we meet for tea and filter coffee and rusks to dunk. A hot box is loaded onto the open safari vehicle and fleecy blankets are passed out.
Out in the bushveld, the sandy roads are full of animal tracks and we can interpret what went down while we were tucked up in bed. Animal tracks may dictate the direction the game drive takes. We stop often to view the animals we encounter and to interpret their behavior.
All of the Big 5 animals can be viewed at nDzuti and every endeavor is made to locate these iconic African animals for guests, however, we delight in introducing some birding and small game on safari.
The morning game drive is approximately 3 hours long and at some time, at a viewpoint or such, we halt for hot drinks, homemade cookies, and rusks.
Back in camp, hot cooked breakfast awaits with a selection of fruits, cold meats and cheeses or pastries of sorts.
During the day guests relax in camp in a shady hammock or on the deck watching the animals come down to the waterhole. An outdoor shower in the private bathrooms is such a treat and each tent has private deck with comfortable seating. The swimmming pool, day bed under the trees and upstairs lounge are available for rest time between drives.
Lunch is served before the a afternoon game drive which leaves camp as the heat of the day dissipates.
At sunset, we stop for traditional sun-downer drinks and snacks. After dark, with the aid of a spotlight, we seek out the nocturnal creatures and the big cats.
Guests can freshen up before dinner is served in the boma besides the fire and occasionally in the thatched dinning room . A three-course meal is served with quality South African wines on offer.