This Tour can be changed to meet your own preferences, time available and budget
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Your guide is available to pick you up at your hotel situated within Johannesburg or Pretoria.
Day 1 – Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
You depart from Johannesburg between 07h00 and 07h30 in the morning and make your way to the Kruger National Park, arriving around 12h00. Before entering the Kruger you will stop for lunch in one of the small towns en-route to the park. Your first afternoon will be spent driving inside the Kruger searching for wild animals; you will be accompanied by a professional guide, who will gladly divulge information on the park’s amazing diversity of wild and plant life. You get to the first camp in the late afternoon where you check into your accommodation and have enough time to go for a swim, purchase necessary items at the camps shop, or simply take a stroll around the camp to stretch your legs after a long days driving. Your guide begins preparing the evening meal just outside your chalet, under the stars and served by candlelight. Apart from the cooking your guide is of course available to identify all the nocturnal sounds you hear, and possibly entertain you with some amazing experiences encountered over many years of guiding in Africa. Wine is served and included in evening meals.
Day 2 – Kruger National Park
The early morning knock on your door signals the start of your second day in the Kruger. After a cup of coffee and some snacks, your guide packs the vehicle and you begin your early morning drive. It’s still really early in the morning, nice and cool, and a perfect time to spot elusive predators, that at this time of the day are still very active. After a successful morning drive you stop at a picnic spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast. After breakfast you continue driving, searching for animals. You will find your guide to be a wealth of knowledge not only concentrating on animals but also identifying birds, trees and insects and able to explain some of the park’s fascinating geology. After a full morning’s driving you reach your next camp where you check in and have a couple of hours to relax during the hottest part of the day, when animals are generally less active and hiding from the midday sun. All the camps used also have restaurant facilities so you will be able to purchase lunch. In the late afternoon you embark on sunset/night drive which gives you an opportunity to spot some of Africa’s elusive, nocturnal animals such as hyena, leopard, owls, nightjars, civet, genet etc. Upon your return, your guide has already prepared your evening meal. And has corked the wine which is now sufficiently aired and at the perfect temperature. Sitting outside on a balmy African night listening to lions roaring in the distance, or the whoop of a hyena is a fantastic experience and one which often brings guests back to Africa.
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 3 – Kruger National Park to Johannesburg
Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals. This morning is no exception and whilst you are leaving Kruger today, there is still time for a couple of hours drive in the hope of seeing and possibly photographing animals you have not yet seen. Your guide knows the Kruger intimately and will focus on areas he knows produce animals you still need to see, it’s not guaranteed but you stand a good chance. Sadly after a couple of hours you depart Kruger and make your way back to Johannesburg. But not before showing you some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery. The panorama route includes Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and Pilgrims Rest, where you stop for lunch. After lunch it’s a good four hours drive back to Johannesburg and you arrive back at your hotel around 18h00.
Those guests flying out of Johannesburg International on Day 3 are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19h30 so that there is enough time to get you to the airport.
Please note however that the arrival time in Johannesburg cannot be guaranteed on the last day and we can therefore not be held responsible for re-imbursements of flight tickets, should you arrive later than expected.
On the safaris, you make use of facilities and accommodation situated within Kruger National Park, and do not stay outside Kruger, unless forced to do so because of availability.
WHAT THE ACCOMMODATION LOOKS LIKE
SIMPLE MAP OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
PRE AND POST ACCOMMODATION
The Outlook Lodge is one of those establishments, perfectly situated to meet all clients specific needs and requests. From discerning travelers, professionals and avid safari enthusiasts, Outlook lodge will meet your expectations.
It is situated within 10 minutes drive from Johannesburg International Airport. Rooms are tastefully and elegantly furnished to celebrate South Africa’s wonderful diversity of wildlife and spectacular landscapes.
Originally established as an overnight stop for guests embarking on safari, it has developed into so much more and now confidently claims to be a lodge that surpasses international standards and maintains the highest possible levels of professionalism, hygiene and comfort.
The lodge can be described as a luxury establishment where rooms are large and beautifully furnished. Coffee and tea making facilities are available in every room as well as satellite television. All rooms have their own private bathroom facilities.
Public areas such as the lounge and bar area are friendly and unassuming with fireplaces scattered throughout the lodge. The lounge is the ideal place to watch a wildlife documentary, read a book or simply relax with friends and family.
WHAT TO BRING
If you’re joining us on a camping safari then there are a few extra’s
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