Game drives are the best way to enjoy up-close encounters with wildlife in their natural habitat. Our specialised, open 4x4 vehicles can seat 10 people comfortably, offering each guest an unobstructed view of the surroundings and animals.
Morning and afternoon game drives in our private Botswana and Kruger concessions are led by a professional guide and tracker and deliver close encounters with Africa's great wild animals. This is the traditional three-hour excursion into the bush, offering the chance to see our planet's iconic species living in vast protected wilderness areas.
There are morning and afternoon game drives available to guests staying at Mankwe Bush Lodge in our 365 000-hectare private concession bordering the eastern boundary of Moremi Game Reserve.
An added benefit of being located in a private concession is that we can drive after dark and are not restricted to park rules, which specify being back at camp by sunset. As a result, we can offer our guests the added option of a night drive, which allows us a good opportunity to see nocturnal predators on the move. Lion, leopard, and hyena are all active at night, and the chances of seeing honey badger, porcupine, genet, civet, and bush baby increase after dark too.
Game drive itinerary:
05h00 – Wake-up call
05h30 – Coffee and biscuits served at the lodge
06h00 – Depart on game drive (includes a coffee break in the bush)
09h00 – Return to the lodge and refresh
09h30 – Breakfast is served in the dining area followed by time to relax
14h30 – Lunch is served
16h00 – Depart on game drive (includes a sundowner stop in the bush)
19h00 – Arrive back at the lodge in the dark and refresh before dinner or enjoy a drink around the fire
19h30 – Dinner is served
In our private Greater Kruger concessions, guests at Bundox Safari Lodge and Bundox Explorer Camp have access to exclusive game drive experiences. Unlike the Kruger National Park, these private concessions are not open to the public, so our wildlife sightings are luxuriously private.
Game drives in the Greater Kruger allow sightings of the Big Five plus many other mammal species – large and small – and river reptiles like Nile crocodile. Morning and afternoon game drives can be booked separately at Bundox Safari Lodge , while game drives at Bundox Explorer Camp are included.
Bundox Safari Lodge game drive itinerary:
05h00 – Wake-up call followed by coffee and biscuits
05h30 – Depart lodge
06h15 – Enter the concession and begin game drive (coffee and snacks included?)
10h00 – Return to the lodge
14h30 – Depart lodge
15h15 – Enter the concession and begin game drive (sundowners and snacks included?)
18h00 – Return to the lodge for dinner
Bundox Explorer Camp game drive itinerary:
05h00 – Wake-up
05h30 – Coffee and biscuits at the dining tent
06h00 – Depart for game drive (coffee break included)
09h00 – Return to camp
09h30 – Breakfast is served followed by leisure time
14h30 – Lunch is served
16h00 – Depart for game drive (sundowners and snacks included)
19h00 – Return to the lodge for dinner