Upscale Lodge at South African Game Reserve
Zebras freely roam the grounds of the Royal Kruger Lodge, located on the periphery of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Comprising several game reserves, the massive park is home to more than 60 mammal species—including lions, rhinos, and leopards—as well as about 500 different types of birds and reptiles. This six-day, five-night adventure from Royal Kruger Lodge gives you a chance to observe these fascinating creatures on three guided excursions.
This Getaway does not include airfare to Royal Kruger Lodge.
On two guided, open-vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park, vehicles weave through shimmering plains and endless acres of native Bushveld on safaris lasting upwards of seven hours. The trip also includes a bush orientation walk—a two- or three-hour guided inspection of the grounds surrounding the lodge of Marloth Park. During these walks, guides point out animal tracks, monkeys occasionally put in an appearance, and yellow-billed hornbills aggressively hawk souvenir T-shirts.
One of 10 air-conditioned, thatched-roof double or twin rooms provides a respite from the wilderness. The en suite baths are fully stocked, though you might want to give the refreshing outdoor shower a try. Three daily meals include traditional boma dinners, wherein four courses of African cuisine are served before a roaring fire and mesmerizing sunset. On off-days, you can grab a drink or take a dip in the pool by the lapa, a cool oasis frequented by birds and zebras looking for a break from the heat.
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