Man has been utilizing the spring for some 40,000 years in the form of the bow and arrow. When a bow’s stretched string is tightened to create a bounce, it is considered a “spring”.
The leaf spring can be traced back to the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen, who used them on his carriages for a more comfortable ride and longer durability. The first coiled spring was invented in 1763 by R. Tradwell, registered British patent, number 792. It was an improvement over the leaf spring that needed frequent lubrication.
The first steel coil spring was invented for use in chair seats in 1857. The first reference for automotive seating for a “horseless carriage” was a padded leather bench on springs mounted directly to the frame of the car. Since the invention of these coil springs, springs can be found in almost anything from watches to windows and in all types of machinery. Springs helped make the car industry what it is today.
That brings us to Africa’s renowned safari vehicles. Yes, it does. If you have ever been on safari, you know that ordinarily the combination of safari vehicles and Africa’s roads do not make for the smoothest of rides, even with springs. Indeed, the bounce factor can be jarring to say the least while on some of the really rough roads, you might feel as though you will be shot out of an ejector seat at any moment. Or, maybe that’s what you might be hoping for?
A new safari camp, One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti, presents one remedy by using vehicles that have springs not only in the typical configuration of the vehicle, but also have added springs in each individual seat, a feature usually reserved for large trucks. These fully modified vehicles boast ergonomically designed seats with the extra suspension. One of our staff tried them out recently and gave them a thumbs up for comfort.
But that’s not all. The camp’s open four-seaters have increased leg space with binoculars, USB and charging ports at each seat, ergonomically designed Italian leather seats and teak wood fitted interior compartments, and is fitted with bean bags, gimbal and clamps, foot level camera lens hatch with floor mat for photographers.
Now, that’s a ride.
The ultra luxurious safari camp, with just 13 tents, sits at the heart of Central Serengeti, surrounded by breath-taking views of endless plains and the majestic Nyaruswiga Hills. This locale offers an incredibly rich diversity of resident wildlife as well as the millions of migrating animals that pass through its plains annually, drawn to a permanent source of drinking water of the Seronera River. In addition to game drives, the camp offers activities including hot air balloons over the plains, private photo safaris and walks on foot trails in the bush. If that is not quite enough, you can also take a helicopter to the Kilimanjaro Golf Course for a round of golf amid the striking backdrop of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
The new One Nature Nyaruswiga, Serengeti is worth springing for when planning a safari adventure. For the ride of your life, add it to your dream safari in Tanzania.