You know you can’t leave Africa without having seen elephants. So that’s exactly what we’re doing today! Today’s plan includes not one but two exhilarating game drives in the Olifants West Nature Reserve. This is the home of, as you may have guessed it, elephants. And so much more! As the early morning sun paints the horizon with hues of gold, we depart from the lodge to the Olifants River Valley within the reserve. Tucked away along the western border of Kruger National Park, a piece of paradise awaits. Prepare to be spellbound by the breathtaking landscapes, the untouched wilderness, and the diverse array of wildlife that calls this place home. You’ll peer carefully at the waterholes in hopes of spotting leopards or hippos. After the morning safari, breakfast back at the lodge will be a welcomed must. Then, you’ll have some free time before lunch. A perfect opportunity for a power nap. Because in the evening, we’ll be returning to the reserve once more. Be extra quiet and experience the interactions of the animals, from the haunting howls of hyenas to the thunderous roars of lions. With adrenaline still coursing through your veins, you’ll be grateful to return to the lodge for dinner. What a day!
Accommodation: Ku Sungula Safari Lodge
Mealplan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
Activities: Game drive AM & PM
THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
This well-known wildlife park is 380 km long, 60 km wide and has a total area of ± 20,000 km2. The park contains 25 camps, all of which are fenced. Only in these camps, and on the picnic areas, is it allowed to get out of the car. So, stay safe in the car.
In addition to its size, this park is also known for the wide variety of animal species. Of these, the so-called ‘Big Five’ are best known: lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros, and the African elephant.
You must be lucky: Being in the right place at the right time to see all 5 of them!
There are also so many other beautiful animals, the giraffe, cheetah, hippo, beautiful bucks, wild dogs, hyenas, monkeys, wart hogs. In total there are about 150 species in the Kruger Park. Then I haven’t even mentioned the enormous number of birds, often with the strangest names. There are of course also many reptiles, special trees, and special plants.