Cross this off your bucket list
The only way folks could make this adventure any more exciting is if they could talk with the animals. AutoVenture’s three-day safari at Gorah Elephant Camp in South Africa captures the colonial flavor and wild safari sights of another age. Gorah is often described as an “Out of Africa” movie experience come to life.
The exclusive safari lodge of Gorah is the only private concession and camp located in the middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. When the original elephant section of the park was established in 1931, only 11 elephants remained in the area. Today, the park serves as a sanctuary to more than 450 elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, black rhinos, black-backed jackals and antelopes.
AutoVenture guests will spend their days on game drives, viewing the animals in their natural grassland habitat, and learning from their private guide about the area’s history and the park’s current preservation efforts. There’s also a large variety of birds, so bring your birding books, and take care not to step on the flightless dung beetles, since they can be found among … well, you know.
Gorah’s accommodations are anything but rustic. From enjoying coffee in your luxury tent’s canopy bed, to watching the elephants stroll by while sipping afternoon tea on the Colonial manor house’s veranda, you’ll find yourself living a five-star, storybook vacation. Following an afternoon drive to commune with nature, you’ll gather at the manor house for an upscale dining experience paired with excellent wines and decadent desserts. Naturally, drinks by the fire before retiring provides the capper to a perfect day.
For those unfamiliar with South Africa, an AutoVenture guided tour is the surest way of getting closest to the culture, and of capturing an unforgettable land.