Days 7+8: Safari Part One

SAFARI TIME! When planning a trip to South Africa, there was one thing on our minds: a safari. We ended up traveling with Outlook Safari’s, and can’t say enough incredible things about this company. They catered to our every desire, and we really loved our experience. They truly made it a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Our safari was four days: we flew in from Johannesburg on the first day, and headed to Cape Town on the last day. Since we saw so many cool things, I’ll break this into two parts.

Our quick flight from Johannesburg dropped us at Skukuza airport – very convenient since we were staying at Skukuza rest camp. This is a very family-friendly camp, and I’d recommend it for budget traveling. It’s easy to access and the game viewing is amazing.

Our guide picked us up, and even on the drive from the airport (10 minutes to camp) the wildlife spotting began.

Impalas! These guys are everywhere. After setting up shop in our tent (very cozy!) we headed out for an evening drive. About half of the drive was during daylight, and the other half was after the sun set. Almost immediately we started seeing animals. I’ll let the pictures do the talking from here – suffice it to say, the drives were incredible.

Seeing these animals in the wild was awe-inspiring. Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and clearly had a love for this place and the animals. Every drive brought something new and incredible. It was amazing. We couldn’t wait for more.