Wildlife Drives

| May 15, 2020

As in most other reserves, the camps and lodges in Thornybush generally offer twice-daily wildlfe drives, led by professional guides, which provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to the animals. In addition to the ranger, a tracker usually joins, who is seated on the front of the car in a small seat and scans the environment for wildlife. The late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks and often offer glimpses of nocturnal creatures. The guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your interests are met. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviours of the animals that you come across. Sometimes the guides can identify individual animals and talk about their history and their habits. Unlike in the Kruger park itself, Thornybush permits off-road game viewing and night driving. This gives a more varied experience as you are not limited to driving just on tarmac roads. Where there is an opportunity, you may be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.

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