Game Drives and Guided Walks
We offer the most outback and off the beaten paths of any drive with a chance of having unlimited mileage . They say that going on a game drive is like going to see the movie, but that taking a guided walk is like reading the book. Walking is more about the smaller things and the big things look even bigger on foot!
Whether you are an adrenaline junky or an amateur, each experience offer a totally unique wildlife adventure . Imagine gliding silently downstream navigating the channels and open water in search of wildlife, great birding, open skies and stunning sunsets. What’s not to like?
Boats and Boating
There are canoe safaris on the Zambezi River, above the Victoria Falls. But it is the Lower Zambezi (below Kariba dam) that is the home of the most exhilarating multi-day canoe safaris. From participatory (putting up your own tent, with food preparation) through to luxury camping (large tents and serviced – waiter/cook and camp staff). This is an exciting adventure activity that we highly recommend. All canoe safaris have experienced river guides.
Wherever you find water you will find motor boats and boating activities on offer. These are Okavango Delta, Nyerere National Park, Lake Kariba, and the Zambezi River – to name a few. It offers a whole new perspective and will often allow you to get a lot closer to the wildlife than in a vehicle or on foot.
We will also include houseboats here too. They’re a fabulous alternative accommodation option that allows you to live on the water and find overnight locations well tucked away. A couple of the best locations are Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe and on the Chobe River in the far north of Botswana (and Namibia).
It is rare that you can get a bird’s eye view of anything, whether it’s the plains the Serengeti or Masai Mara plains or above the stunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert in Namibia. And soon over the lush waters of the Okavango Delta!
If you are a horseback rider, being able to get up close to some of African wildlife on horseback is possibly the ultimate thrill or riding on the slopes of Kilimanjaro . If this is what you fancy we will cater established horseback safari with well-schooled horses and experienced guides. Good locations include Serengeti,the Okavango in Botswana, Laikipia, Chyulu Hills & Masai Mara in Kenya, in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Kruger and the Cape region in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Zambia & Zimbabwe.
You might think there would not be a place for either of these on safari. Wrong! They’re great activities while on safari! In certain locations quad bikes come into their own and are a wonderful experience. For example, on the Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana quad bikes are the best way to get right out onto the pans and experience complete openness and isolation. Some of the Kalahari game reserves in Namibia also offer quad bike trails as a game drive. And in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, we can arrange for quad biking adventures to the dunes in the Namibian desert to the flamingo lake in Tanzania.
This is something rather unique
A safaris with BAT includes access to a sound recording system listening to nature’s orchestra and gaining a new insight to animal behaviour. It is what it sounds like (pun intended). We explain the different Sound of the bush around you. Can you imagine…Or picture yourself, sitting quietly after dark, listening to the eerie night sounds all around you. You try to work out which nightjar it might be, which are crickets and which frogs…and then, wait, what was that? Brilliant and, by far, one of the best activities while on safari. Activities with night game drive properties
- One Nature
- Oliver’s Camp
The Art of Seeing: We all love to take photos on safari, whether it be with our phones or using the latest high tech DSLR. And we all need a bit of help, if truth be told (not you, of course!). So if getting better wildlife photos on safari is something you’re keen on, then a photo workshop is the answer. Generally we recommend 2 weeks (photographic adventures ). They are accompanied by one of the best renowned professional photographer Taylor Glenn based in Jackson Hole specializing in private, immersive photography experiences will accompany you. These workshops offer practical photographic advice and an opportunity to review and improve your skills, whilst enjoying all the attractions of being on safari.
Children Actively Program
Our exciting Junior Course is a customised, fun-filled programme that opens up a whole new world to young explorers. It includes learning how to track animals; astronomy; bush survival techniques; game-, tree- and bird-spotting competitions, as well as nature quizzes.
Children aged 10 years and older are welcome at Singita Sabora, Sasakwa, Faru Faru, One Nature and all &beyond properties
More children’s activities offered:
- Cooking interactions
- Board games
- Bush walks (minimum age 16)
- Activity booklets with a variety of games, quizzes and games
- Arts & Crafts
The Safari Experience
Why not start planning your safari adventure now?
You will notice that We’ve not included activities like elephant-back riding or walking-with-lions. There are good reasons for this while you adventure . Simply put, we do understand that people have a strong urge to get up close and personal (touch and feel) with large, dangerous animals. However, it is, in our opinion, disrespectful, demeaning and misguided. The animals may appear well cared for, in good health and treated well but we have to ask ourselves: should they be in captivity at all? Where do they come from? Wouldn’t they be better off in the wild?
And ethics often take a back seat.