Tented Safaris

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Shindzela Safari Activities

Walking Trails

All our walking trails are led by experienced, qualified and armed trails guides. A maximum of 8 guests are allowed on a guided walk. Chat to your guide upon arrival at camp to arrange a walking safari. If you choose to go on our morning walking trail, please note the following qualifying criteria: You need to be able to understand and speak English, be in good physical condition and do not need any walking assistance, must be between 16yrs and 60yrs old. If you are above 60, just chat to your GP to get a medical certificate stating that you are able to walk in the African bush for approximately 3 hours. Our guides will do their utmost to offer guests sightings of the larger animals, but our walks are more of an educational experience, focusing on our amazing fauna and flora.

A typical day on Safari

Upon your arrival at Shindzela Tented Camp, you will be welcomed by either one of our guides or front-of-house ladies, who will assist you with checking in (filling in an indemnity form and going through our safety rules and daily programme), after which they will then take you through to your tented accommodation. Enjoy lunch before embarking on your first late-afternoon/early-evening safari.

Summer/Winter Programme (times may vary, depending on the season and animal activity):

05:00/06:00 – Wake-up call (early but worth it!) 05:15/06:15 – Morning coffee and rusks in the dining room before departure. 05:30/06:30 – Morning safari departs. 07:30/08:00 – Stop for morning coffee-break somewhere in the bush. 09:00/10:00 – Back at Camp for breakfast/brunch. 11:00 – Check-out. 11:00-14:30 – If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book.
11:00-14:30 - If you are not checking out, enjoy time around the pool or just relaxing in the lounge with a book. 14:30 - Lunch. 15:30/16:00 - Afternoon safari departs.
17:30/18:30 - Stop for a sundowner break. 18:30/19:30 - Return to camp, time to freshen up or just relax around the fire before dinner starts. 19:00/20:00 - Dinner.

What to bring on Safari

We have a small curio shop in camp where you can purchase souvenirs, shirts and caps. For the ladies we offer lovely African silver jewellery and for kids cute stuffed animal toys.

Walking shoes, sandals, neutral-coloured clothing: long pants, shorts, fleece/jumper, light raincoat, long-sleeved tops


A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunblock, personal amenities, insect repellent, reading material


During the winter months (May to September), add a tracksuit, beanie, scarf, gloves and a warm fleece.


A flashlight, camera and spare batteries.