During my two weeks off, I decided to visit the Kruger National Park. It’s been on my bucket list for a long time – I am a big animal lover and to see them roam freely in the wild really makes my heart sing. We bought a 3 day package with Outlook Safari and I was quite impressed with their service. Their staff were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The package included a two course breakfast and a three course dinner with wine. The food was amazing, and they cater for all dietary requirements. The chalets we stayed at were also comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms, aircon, outside patio with a fitted kitchen unit and a braai stand.
The itinerary included an early morning game drive (getting up at 5am!) and a sunset drive. There was an option to take a day tour that took us to see a bit of the scenery outside of Kruger. Unfortunately the Kruger has been experiencing severe drought this past year and has seen little rain fall. It made the landscape look barren and decrepit. The animals were suffering too, which made it a bit difficult to spot the game. Still, we got to see four of the big five, plenty of birds, other mammals and a pack of wild dogs!
It truly was an amazing experience and a much needed holiday after the January madness.