Bush Sleepout

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It is hardly possible to get closer to nature than this, an activity tailored specifically for the adventurous and those with a hankering to strip back on luxury and really experience an authentic call of the African wild. Sleeping out in the bush involves heading out into a remote area with a guide and scout to sleep under the stars with only a bed roll, a mosquito net and a sleeping bag for comfort and shelter. The experience begins with a guided walk, before camp is set up and drinks enjoyed as the sun begins to set. A campfire is lit and maintained throughout the night, for warmth, security and to cook a simple but tasty dinner.

Stories of the bush are shared as you sit by the fire, before hunkering down under your mosquito net for a thrilling night of sounds and smells that will get the adrenaline flowing and make you sleep a little lighter than usual! Two of the best experiences are offered by Norman Carr Safaris, on the dry Luwi riverbed, and Shenton Safaris in a remote setting close to a water hole in the Mwamba section of the national park. The cooler, dryer months of late May to early September tend to provide the best conditions for this unique, exhilarating experience.

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