Our 4 Day Remote Northern Kruger Park safari is a luxury fly-in safari based at The Outpost, a beautiful, remote safari lodge overlooking the Levuvhu river in the community-owned Makuleke Conservancy in the far north of the Kruger National Park. This is one of the Kruger Park's most breathtaking and remote locations, with beautiful scenery, good game viewing and fantastic birding opportunities.

Highlights
  • 3 Nights at The Outpost Lodge
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Wild and remote wilderness
  • Community-owned concession area
  • Stunning views over the Luvuvhu river
  • Excellent birding area
  • Beautiful baobab trees
  • Fever Tree forest
  • Lanner Gorge

The Makuleke Conservancy is one of the Kruger Park's success stories. The Makuleke community was displaced in the late 1960's in order to incorporate their land into the Kruger National Park. After a successful land claim in 1996, the Makuleke tribe chose to preserve the land for conservation and eco-tourism, and decided not to resettle on their ancestral land. Today, the safari lodges that operate on this prime concession area of the Kruger National Park partner directly with the Makuleke community to ensure job creation and profit sharing from sustainable eco-tourism.

This 4-day safari package takes you to one of the most remote regions of Kruger, and to a beautiful safari lodge appropriately called The Outpost. Your stay here directly benefits the local Makuleke community.

Outpost bathroom with view

The Outpost is known for its spectacular views

Day 1

Board a light aircraft flight at Grand Central airport in Johannesburg and fly directly to the remote airstrip at Pafuri, close to The Outpost. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will have the opportunity to settle in and enjoy lunch before heading out on your first afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle. The game drive continues after dark with spotlights, searching for those elusive nocturnal animals. We return to the lodge for a delicious dinner.

Day 2-3

The daily itinerary follows a tried and tested routine: Wake up at dawn for a morning game drive. The early morning is the best time of the day for game viewing. You stand a chance of encountering lions or hyenas returning from their nightly hunting, and most animals start to become active as soon as the first light breaks. The bush is at its most beautiful at sunrise.

We return to the lodge for a mouth-watering breakfast. During the late morning, there may be an opportunity for a guided walk. Relax at the lodge during the heat of the day. Some of the rooms have a bush view, others have a majestic view over the Levuvhu river below (additional cost for the river view rooms). A siesta after lunch will refresh you after such an early morning start.

After high tea, the afternoon game drive departs. All game drives are conducted on open safari vehicles with a qualified English speaking guide.

A popular outing is to visit the scenic Fever Tree forest, where you can enjoy a forest walk or a picnic.

Fever tree forest picnic

Fever Tree Forest

Elephants and nyala antelope are common in the far north. The landscape here is dramatic and the area is rich in geological and archaeological treasures.

A highlight is the beautiful Lanner Gorge, where the Levuvhu river has carved a scenic gorge through the Pafuri landscape.

Lanner Gorge - Pafuri

Lanner Gorge

Day 4

You may choose to sleep in this morning, or head out on another early morning game drive to search for any animals that may still hope to see. After breakfast, it is time to check out and head to the airstrip for your flight back to Johannesburg.

For those on a tight budget, it is also possible to get to the lodge via a 7 hour road transfer from Johannesburg, but we recommend spending a little bit more and flying to the lodge and back.

As always, this itinerary is flexible. The safari can be shortened or lengthened, and we can easily add other destinations or lodges to your trip.

Special Offer

This package currently includes a SPECIAL OFFER that includes a 50% discount off your return charter flights from Johannesburg to the lodge, for a stay of 3 nights or longer.

PLEASE NOTE: Charter flight luggage specifications are strictly as follows:

  1. SOFT (all-sides) 40cm x 30cm x 60cm luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg
  2. MAXIMUM hand luggage is 5kg and only ONE piece is allowed
Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 - Bush View Room
$2,028
£1,634
€1,840
R29,945
January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 - River View Room
$2,353
£1,896
€2,134
R34,745

The rate above is a special offer based on discounted return charter flights to the lodge from Grand Central airport in Johannesburg. Your final quote will depend on date of travel, room type and chosen mode of transport to the lodge.

All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote. Likewise, our currency converter will give you a rough idea of the price in another currency, but should not be seen as a firm quote. It is only intended as a guideline, based on the daily interbank exchange rate. Please contact us to receive an accurate, free quote with no obligation.

Includes
  • 3 Nights at The Outpost in bush view rooms
  • All meals
  • All game activities
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to the lodge
  • Pafuri Landing Fee
  • Kruger Park entrance fee and conservation fees
Excludes
  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extras or upgrade to river view room
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The Greater Kruger National Park is South Africa's premier safari destination: it's the largest wildlife conservancy in Africa, set in one of the most accessible yet unspoilt wilderness areas in South Africa. It encompasses the Kruger National Park and a number of adjoining private reserves which share unfenced boundaries with the park; including Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Klaserie and Balule Game Reserves, which are home to a wide variety of private game lodges, each with its own brand of style and luxury.

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