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This may sound a daft question but my husband and I intend booking a safari whilst in SA and I want to know if there are toilet stops during the drive as some of them seem to last 6 hrs!

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All the ones I've been on, it's been a crouch behind a bush job :)

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Yep, second that ! Either when you stop for morning drinks or evening sundowners, the ranger will stop in an area which he considers safe to get out of the vehicle and if you need a bush, there will be one around. If you need an urgent stop just ask the ranger if you can make a "loo stop" and he will pull up in an appropriate spot. No need to worry or be embarassed everyone has the 'urge' at some time or other.

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Hi Charlotte. This is a good question! Firstly game drives in South Africa and at Shamwari, average around 3 hours. This is obviously weather dependent and sighting dependent. If it rains, you'll be back at the lodge alot sooner and if you see an amazing sighting toward the end of your drive, you might stay out a bit longer.

NB if you're not comfortable making a wee behind a bush then make sure you use the loo just before you set out on game drive and take it easy on the beers and water! If you are comfortable using the 'bush toilet', a great time to go is when you stop for tea in the morning or sundowners in the evening. Don't be shy to ask your ranger if you'll be doing that. Also, let the ranger know if you need the loo before or after this stop as there's nothing worse than riding those bumpy roads with a full bladder. If there are no dangerous animals nearby, he/ she might make a quick stop for you. Have a wonderful safari*

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