Sundowners – The What, The Where and The Why

December 16th 2019  |   Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman
Sundowners
Photo: Kwandwe, South Africa credit Scott Ramsay

Discovering what sundowners are on a safari holiday has to be up there with some of life’s greatest moments.

While the dictionary defines a sundowner as ‘an alcoholic drink taken at sunset’ the words aren’t enough to convey the powerful emotions a G&T and a great view can instil as the sun turns the western sky orange and then dips all too quickly behind the horizon.

Whether you’re by the edge of a lake in Tanzania……

Photo: Chem Chem, Tanzania

Photo: Chem Chem, Tanzania

…..on an Indian Ocean beach ….

Photo: Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

Photo: Azura Benguerra, Mozambique

……..or in a desert in Namibia, sunset is the time for few words and contemplation of the day that’s just gone and anticipation of the one to come.

Photo: Wolwedans, Namibia

Photo: Wolwedans, Namibia

Then, once the sun has truly disappeared for the day, oil lamps light the way to a dinner table set in the river bed. This is a place for chatting and laughter, for good food and drinks. Stories are told, memories shared, and plans made for a fresh start at daybreak, just a few hours away.

Photo: Tanda Tula, South Africa

Photo: Tanda Tula, South Africa

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What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a holiday, or answer any questions if you’re at an earlier stage. Our team of experts have travelled widely throughout Africa. They can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris.  If you would like to talk to someone who has been there and done it, please just send us an email or give us a call.

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