6 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari
The beauty of game viewing is rarely having the same wildlife experience twice. With a 6 safari filled with open vehicle game drives, a sunset drive and a Kruger Park ranger led game walk. Your base for the safari is the Skukuza Restcamp inside the Kruger National Park in a comfortable air-conditioned chalet with a private bathroom. At least 6 hours each full day of the safari is spent on game drives with your professional guide. Te expertise offered by a trained guide along with their intimate knowledge of the park will enhance and inform at each sighting. After the final morning game drive see some of South Africa's magnificent panoramic route, including Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and Lisbon Waterfall. Accommodation is in en suite chalets in the Kruger National Park's Skukuza restcamp.
Safari At A Glance
|Day 1: Gauteng – Kruger Park
Heading through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park in the afternoon.
After settling in to our accommodations at Skukuza Restcamp, it's time for SAN PARKS sunset drive. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the Kruger Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times. Note that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s vehicles with a Kruger Park ranger, there may be other guests on this drive.
Dinner is a three course meal served with an accompanying wine, served al fresco at our private camp within Skukuza. (Dinner included)
Classic Kruger Park Safari Accommodation
Accommodation is in en-suite chalets with beds, linen, towels & soap. These chalets have a small fridge, air conditioning and mosquito proofing on the doors & windows.
The chalets are in Skukuza Restcamp, the largest of the Kruger National Parks camps. We have our own private camp with Skukuza accessible only to our clients. This is where we you will enjoy your chef prepared meals and can relax around the campfire in the evening.
All of our guests have acces to the full facilities of the Skukuza Restcamp including the swimming pools.
Days 2 to 5: Full day in the Kruger National ParkAfter an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked in your drink!) We then set off on the morning game drivewhich will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!
On returning to Skukuza, breakfast/brunch will be ready at our camp. Then take some time out to enjoy the camp facilities or have a nap before the afternoon game drive. All our game drives in specially adapted 4x4 open game drive vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point.
We include a SAN Parks Bush walk for all our guests spending 5 days or more with us. These walks are also conducted by a Parks ranger and there may be other guests joining this activity. (Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on bush walks). The Bush walk takes place very early in the morning & you will not be joining our morning game drive on this day. A Bush walk allows guests to really get close to nature! Although you may encounter some animals, you should note that the purpose of such a walk is not game viewing, but rather exploring other aspects of nature. Please remember to pack comfortable walking shoes.
We share safari stories at the camp fire under
the stars after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp.
Day 6: Kruger – Panorama Route – Gauteng
The final morning in the park, there is still one more chance for game viewing as we spend around 1 ½ to 2 hours leaving the park. This drive is from our closed, air conditioned tour vehicle as we leave the park.
The final highlight of our safaris is exploring the renowned Panorama Route! Attractions visited include the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and God’s Window. We stop en-route for lunch (own expense), before heading back to Johannesburg.
Kruger National ParkKruger National Park is one of Africa's wildlife reserves. Parts of the park became protected areas in 1898, and it became South Africa's first National park in 1926. Now the park encompasses over 19,000 square kilometres with ecosystems ranging from woodland, to savanna to arid. Kruger has the widest diversity of any African game reserve and has 147 species of mammal, 114 reptiles, 33 amphibians, 50 fish and up 517 species of bird, 253 of which are resident to the park. The park also has archaeological sites ans areas of special scietifis importance within it's borders.
• Transport for the duration of your safari
• Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
• Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
• Meals as specified per itinerary
• All day drives in the Kruger National Park in an open game drive vehicle
• SAN PARKS sunset drive (All Kruger Safari guests over 6 years of age)
• All entry fees and daily conservation levies
• Accommodation as per chosen option
• Spacious cottage tent equipped with beds, mattresses, sleeping bags & pillows for all Camping guests (Skukuza only)
• Bottled mineral water during the day in the Kruger National Park
• Wine with dinner in the Kruger National Park
• Select Panorama Route attractions, should you chose to join this excursion.
• Meals not specified in itinerary
• Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks to dinner, which can be purchased at the Park’s shop
• Towels & amenities for Camping guests
• Items of a personal nature
•Children are Welcome
• Children under 6 are only permitted on closed vehicle drives
•Children under 12 are permitted on game walks, an alternative activity can be arranged.
Classic Kruger National Park Safari Camp Reviews
14 August 2013
I highly recommend using Outlook as a great way of experiencing Kruger. You maximize your experience as you do not have to be concerned with details of eating and rooming let alone getting around the area to view animals. I stayed in a bungalow which was basic but very adequate. I found all Outlook staff to be excellent, excelling in everything including food and guides. The guides were extremely knowledgeable, eager to share information about the various animals we saw. Shared information added to the experience in a way I could have not appreciated if I were alone, trying to find my way around. The food was outstanding, my vegetarian diet not a problem for the chef. The drivers are prompt, efficient and patient. The passion the Outlook staff has for their work is very evident, making the overall experience exceptional. I wound not hesitate to use them again.
Orange County, USA
28 June 2013
We spent 3 nights in Skukuza Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park. It all worked like clockwork, from collecting us from our Jo'burg hotel to the amazing panoramic tour on the way back. Their chef prepared some excellent meals and we enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. Our guide (Debbie) was exceptional. Not only was she very knowledgeable but she was very friendly and helpful too. We were glad that we didn't try to tour the park on our own. We would have missed so much.