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4 Day Kruger Explorer Safari with Outlook Travel

4 Day Kruger Explorer Safari

ZAR 10,300
per person sharing
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What Makes This Kruger Safari So Epic?

Did you know that the Kruger National Park is is home to at least six different types of ecosystems? And with its incredibly vast size (we’re talking almost 2 million hectares of land), there’s plenty to explore and experience! That’s why the 2nd day on this 4 Day Kruger safari allows you, our guest, to enjoy a Full Day Game Drive, from Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the south of the park all the way up to Phalaborwa Gate in the north.

Along the way, you’ll have countless opportunities to spot the famous Big 5 as well as cheetah, impala, kudu, wild dogs, hyena and a whole host of birds, including the beautiful lilac-breasted roller or even the southern-ground hornbill.

From open grassland, to lush, green terrain, to mountainous landscapes - each one is home to different types of mammal and bird species. Other captivating sights on this safari include Olifants River and Sabi River, both of which offer breathtaking views!

Breakfast and Dinner is included in your package during your time in the Kruger National Park as well as at Outlook Lodge Masorini, located in Phalaborwa in the Limpopo province, and you’ll also get to go on a Sunset Drive with a South African National Parks’ guide while in the park.

Safari Accommodation

Kruger National Park
Pretoriuskop

Enjoy your exciting Kruger safari from the comfort of an en-suite chalet, equipped with beds, linen, towels and soap. These chalets also have a small fridge, air conditioning and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows.

 
 

Outlook Lodge Masorini
Phalaborwa

At the lodge, you’ll be staying in a twin room, with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, and tea and coffee-making facilities, a table and chairs and lounging chairs.

 
 

Safari Vehicles

All our Kruger safaris are conducted in specially-adapted open safari vehicles (OSVs) that give our guests a perfect view of the bush. Your transfers from and to the airport and to the Kruger National Park is usually in a 12-seater bus.

 
 

Your Itinerary

 
 
Day 1: Pretoriuskop Camp, Kruger National Park
 

Your Kruger safari experience begins at Pretoriuskop Rest Camp in the Kruger National Park. Rest assured that from the moment you arrive at Outlook Safaris’ camp, until the very last day of your South African adventure with us, our team is dedicated to making your safari an exciting and memorable one! Following a warm and friendly welcome from the staff at the camp, you’ll be shown to your accommodation for the evening - a well-equipped and comfy chalet.

Once you’ve settled in and had a moment to take in the charm and character of the Kruger’s oldest rest camp, you'll get ready for your SANParks Sunset Drive. Your game drive, which is conducted in a SANParks vehicle, is approximately 3 hours long and the guides get to return after the park gate closes.

After the drive, you’ll head back to the camp where our chefs will prepare a delicious, truly South African dinner for you. There’s usually a buzz and air of excitement at dinnertime as guests chat to one another about the day’s sightings as well as what’s in store during the rest of their adventure in the Kruger. (Dinner included)

 
Day 2: Pretoriuskop Rest Camp to Outlook Lodge Masorini

If your first day in the park wasn’t adventurous enough, you’ll enjoy what can only be described as a full day game drive through the Kruger National Park today, exploring more of it than you ever dreamed! With a packed breakfast in-hand, we’ll make our way north, from Pretoriuskop Camp towards the picnic site at Skukuza Rest Camp.

As you’ll know from your previous day’s game drive, the area around Pretoriuskop is dynamic and takes you through several different types of terrain. We’ll then stop at Skukuza Picnic Site on this Kruger safari, to enjoy our packed breakfast before continuing on to Tshokwane Picnic Site.

As we drive further on and past Skukuza Rest Camp, one of the busiest and most bustling of all the camps in the Kruger National Park, you’ll notice the environment around you changing from smaller clusters of trees and grassland to forest-like terrain with plenty of tall, green trees and shaded areas for the wildcats to take refuge during the hot, sunny days. A particularly beautiful sight at this point in your journey is the banks of the Sabi River, which is lush and rocky and can often hold fantastic sightings of elephants, different types of antelope and giraffe, who come to the river to enjoy a midday drink. On this Kruger Park safari, be sure to keep a lookout for impala, vervet monkeys, waterbuck, zebra and duiker along this route, and crocs near the river!

Closer to Tshokwane, you’ll notice open fields, dotted with trees and a sudden and fleeting flurry of termite mounds, which make for quite a sight. The terrain is more dense here and you’ll see horizon-lined trees in the distance. Hint hint: dry riverbeds can be the perfect spot to… well… spot, leopards. And you may even see a klipspringer or two in the rocky structures along the side of the road!

For the birders, you’ll also most certainly start to see more colourful and lively birdlife on your Kruger safari from here onwards.

As the terrain becomes flatter and easier to navigate with your eyes, you’ll have the chance to carefully peer through the sporadic array of trees and find any wildlife that may be lurking about.

Upon arriving at Tshokwane Picnic Site, we’ll have some time to walk around the site, and grab a cup of coffee or a little lunch (own expense), before we head off towards Satara Rest Camp.

The area just after Tshokwane has been known to hold some truly terrific sightings, so be sure to look in the shaded areas under the trees as we go. The landscape here varies with uneven, mountainous terrain at first and flatter terrain later on. Both are equally beautiful and make for a breathtaking backdrop for our drive through the park. As we pass the green and gold scenery on either side of you, lookout for elephants, eland, kudu, buffalo, baboons, giraffe and an ever-beautiful lilac-breasted roller, perched at the top of the trees.

Once we pass Satara Rest Camp on this Kruger Park safari, the land becomes flat and we’ll see nothing but golden-yellow grassland all around us - often filled with a herd of zebra and several giraffe and wildebeest in between, harmoniously moving around one another. It easy to feel completely at peace and a world away as we drive through this picture-perfect scene of the majestic African bush.

As we continue on, another scenic highlight on this trip comes when we drive over a bridge, overlooking the epic and impressive Olifants River! Looking down, we’ll even get to see several green isles in the river where you may even find impala grazing. The river is a spectacular sight, and is something we’ll see again as we continue to Letaba Rest Camp - the final stop on our journey before we reach Phalaborwa Gate.

As the river follows us, alongside the road, on our left, we head towards tree-covered terrain, where the sand on the ground becomes darker and the trees, just a little more bare.

When we stop at Letaba Rest Camp, you’ll get some time to stretch your legs and perhaps explore the Elephant Museum at the camp. Then we continue on our final leg through the park, where the terrain changes quite dramatically from green, rocky, mountainous terrain with Olifants river in the distance on the left, to flat terrain with mopane trees for miles and then a landscape littered with great termite mounds. It’s a brilliant illustration of the diverse scenery that you can experience on a Kruger safari and brings to a close our drive through the park.

Just before we reach the gate, we’ll take a turn towards Sable Dam, where we can often see both predators and different types of herbivores gathering to quench their thirst in the blazing, Kruger sun. We then exit the park at Phalaborwa Gate and drive towards Outlook Lodge Masorini, where we’ll be spending the evening.

Guests can also often enjoy seeing waterbuck, warthogs, duikers and bush babies moving around the camp. After a welcome by the manager, you’re shown to your room and you’ll then join us back in the dining area/lapa for a tasty dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

 
Day 3: Exploring Outlook Lodge Masorini & Phalaborwa

After a great night’s rest, we’ll meet in the dining area/lapa for a two-course breakfast, which is usually served between 07:00 and 08:00. After fuelling up on fruit and yoghurt, and an amazing hot breakfast, you’ll have this day at leisure with the option of either doing a Morning Walk in Kruger Park or visiting one of the many intriguing attractions around Phalaborwa.

The Kruger Park offers several safaris and night drives. There’s also a craft brewery tour in town, a river safari on the Olifants and more, so enquire with your consultant/agent about these activities, when booking your Kruger safari.

In the evening, we’ll gather back at the lodge to chat about the day’s happenings and to enjoy a perfectly-prepared and wholesome South African dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

 
Day 4: Saying Goodbye to Phalaborwa

We rise with the sun as it lights up the African bush around us and start our day with a filling breakfast. From here, we say Hamba Kahle and Thank You for joining us on this grand adventure! (Breakfast included)

 

  • Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • All game drives in the Kruger National Park are in an open safari vehicle.
  • A SANParks Sunset Drive (All Kruger Park safari guests must be 6 years or older)
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • Accommodation as per chosen option
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

Our 4 Day Kruger Explorer Safari only departs on select days, namely Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

We make use of facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park and do not stay outside the Kruger, unless forced to do so because of availability. This excludes your accommodation at Outlook Lodge Masorini, which is located outside the park.

It is important to note that this is not a private safari and more than likely there will be other guests joining you on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus transfer vehicles as well as in the dining facility.

Although we welcome children on our safaris, we reserve the right not to allow younger children on our normal game drives. This will be entirely up to the guide’s discretion and will be in order to ensure a pleasurable game drive for all our guests (including the parents). Should this be the case, a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted after the normal game drive, especially for the kids. We do not offer babysitting and as such one of the parents will have to stay behind to watch the children. Private game drives for families can be arranged at an extra charge.

Guests flying out of Kruger Park Gateway Airport in Phalaborwa on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 12:00 (domestic) or 13:00 (international) in order to give us enough time to get you to the airport. Private transfers for guests with early flights can be arranged in advance at an extra charge. Outlook’s consultants are available to assist in booking your flights on your behalf.


Optional Extras For Day 3

To ensure availability and avoid disappointment, it’s important that all activities on Day 3 be pre-booked with your consultant.

Morning Walk in the Kruger Park

A walk in Kruger Park affords you the opportunity to experience the bush from a totally different perspective. You really do get up close and personal with Africa's wild animals, insects, trees and birds. Qualified trail guides take you on a 3-hour walk where there is chance you could come across Africa's Big 5 on foot. Please be advised however, the focus is not on Big 5 encounters, but rather smaller and often very interesting aspects of the bush that only a walk can offer. Between us, if you’re looking for valuable, budget-friendly experiences in Kruger, this activity is certainly worth it!

ZAR 725.00 per person

 

Includes Kruger National Park entry fees Excludes transfer from Outlook Lodge Masorini to the Kruger National Park - your consultant will advise on this rate.

Kruger Park Night Drive

Experience the park at night with a SANParks Night Drive. It’s a great time to see the wildlife species that are only active after dark and, while you're it, you get the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Kruger Park safari under the starry sky. Night Drives with SANParks depart at 16:30 in winter and 17:00 in summer and are approximately 3 hours long. Night drives must be pre-booked with your agent/consultant and children younger than 6 years of age are not allowed on these drives.

ZAR 595.00 per person

 

Includes Kruger National Park entry fees Excludes transfer from Outlook Lodge Masorini to the Kruger National Park - your consultant will advise on this rate.

Full Day Open Vehicle Safari

Includes Kruger National Park entry fees

ZAR 1,775.00 per person

 

Excludes transfer from Outlook Lodge Masorini to the Kruger National Park, your consultant will advise on this rate.

Mountain Bike Trail

A minimum of 2 pax needed. The trail is about 3.5 hours long and departs at 05:30 in winter and 05:00 in summer. Guests will need to bring their own food and water and no children under 12 are allowed on this activity.

ZAR 1,260.00 per person with rented bike

 

Includes Kruger National Park entry fees Excludes transfer from Outlook Lodge Masorini to the Kruger National Park - your consultant will advise on this rate.

Olifants River Sunset Cruise

Explore the vast and spectacular Olifants River with an Olifants River Boat Cruise. You may even be able to spot the Big 5, while on the cruise. Wildlife frequent the banks of the river and you’ll have a front-row view of them. On Kambaku (the name fondly given to the boat you’ll be travelling on), you’ll also get to see waterbuck, hippo and crocodiles. Spend time in nature and learn more about the surrounding wildlife, birds, indigenous trees and more as you drift along the stunning Olifants River. This cruise is 3 hours long and takes place from 15:00 to 18:00.

ZAR 450.00 per person

 

Excludes transfer from Outlook Lodge Masorini to the Olifants River - your consultant will advise on this rate.

Optional extras that are pre-booked on this Kruger safari are non-refundable in the event that you decide to no longer participate in the activity.

Included

  • Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
  • Accommodation in an en-suite chalet in Kruger Park
  • Accommodation at Outlook Lodge Masorini
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
 

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks not specified in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
 

Notes

Our 4 Day Kruger Explorer Safari only departs on select days, namely Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

We make use of facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park and do not stay outside the Kruger, unless forced to do so because of availability. This excludes your accommodation at Outlook Lodge Masorini, which is located outside the park.

It is important to note that this is not a private safari and more than likely there will be other guests joining you on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus transfer vehicles as well as in the dining facility.

Although we welcome children on our safaris, we reserve the right not to allow younger children on our normal game drives. This will be entirely up to the guide’s discretion and will be in order to ensure a pleasurable game drive for all our guests (including the parents). Should this be the case, a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted after the normal game drive, especially for the kids. We do not offer babysitting and as such one of the parents will have to stay behind to watch the children. Private game drives for families can be arranged at an extra charge.

Guests flying out of Kruger Park Gateway Airport in Phalaborwa on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 12:00 (domestic) or 13:00 (international) in order to give us enough time to get you to the airport. Private transfers for guests with early flights can be arranged in advance at an extra charge. Outlook’s consultants are available to assist in booking your flights on your behalf.

 

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