Itinerary – Three Nights

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Jamala Wildlife Lodge, the ultimate overnight safari at the National Zoo & Aquarium where a world of adventure, luxury and excitement awaits. Please find your itinerary below and we trust that you will enjoy your stay!

Stay 2 nights or more in the same room and receive 10% off the second and subsequent nights.

Alternatively, try two or all three of the very different experiences at uShaka Lodge, Giraffe Treehouses and Jungle Bungalows!

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ARRIVAL DAY

Time Experience Notes
1.30pm to 3.00pm Arrivals Meet in uShaka Lodge, and enjoy some Afternoon Tea, become acquainted with Colin, & Colby (our Black & White Colobus Monkeys) and enjoying the beautiful shark tank. Staff will get you to complete your dinner menu selections before heading out into the zoo.
1:00pm to 3:00pm Self-guided afternoon Safari A self-guided tour booklet will be available at check-in that will allow you to do your own tour of a section of the zoo. This features the recommended trail highlighted for you and interesting facts about our animals that you will see on this route. You will be taken on a guided tour the next morning to see the other areas of the zoo and its beautiful animals.
3:00pm Room access Meet at the marked meeting point in your booklet that was handed to you at check-in, to be given the keys to your room. A guide will deliver you to your luxurious home-away-from-home to relax, or alternatively you may wish to further explore the zoo. Guests staying in a Giraffe Treehouse will be introduced to Hummer at their room at around 4pm.
from 6:30pm Getting to dinner and drinks For guests staying in our Jungle Bungalows and Giraffe Treehouses please meet at the bus stop where there will be a bus pick-up (the first at 6:30pm and the second at 6.40pm) to bring you to the Rainforest Cave for dinner. uShaka guests please make your way to the cave for 6:30 pre-dinner drinks.
7:15pm Dinner Indulge in our Chefs’ African-influenced dinner party menu, featuring some beautiful wines and Moet champagne. When the Rainforest Cave is at maximum occupancy, guests staying in uShaka Lodge (and occasionally other guests) will dine upstairs alongside the sharks after meeting the animals during drinks on the terrace. When Jamala is at peak occupancy, several guests may dine on the heated and enclosed terrace adjoining the Cave.
9:00pm to 10:00pm Transfer As the evening draws to a close we will have a bus service to deliver you back to your suite to enjoy the sounds of the zoo at night.

DAY TWO

9:00am to 9:45am Breakfast Start your day with a full a la carte breakfast in the Rainforest Cave.
11:00am Jamala Exclusive Tour Come face to face with creatures both great and small. Meet your guide at uShaka lodge in the lounge area to begin this special tour.
12:30pm Lunch Enjoy a light lunch served in our Rainforest Cave. If you have booked to change rooms for your second night the keys to your new room will be given to you at lunch and you will have access to your new room from 1.30pm.
6:30pm Evening Program As per arrival day.

DAY THREE AND SUBSEQUENT DAYS

7:00am to 10am Breakfast Start your day with a full a la carte breakfast in the Rainforest Cave at your leisure.
After Breakfast Free time Time you guests to explore the Zoo further or any other great tourist attractions. Lunch can be provided in the Rhino Bistro if desired.

DEPARTURE DAY – Guests staying in Giraffe Treehouses or a Jungle Bungalow

6:45am to 7:00am Rise and shine You can utilise your tea and coffee making facilities and have a pastry prior to your morning safari and then enjoy a full a la carte breakfast afterwards.
7:00am to 8:30am Morning Safari Make your way to the African Plains gazebo (number 16 on the map) to commence your guided morning tour of the zoo. You will be visiting the open range section to experience the sights and sounds as our residents awaken and prepare for the day.
9:00am to 10:00am Breakfast After your morning safari you have an opportunity to freshen up before you make your way to the Rainforest Cave for your a la carte breakfast.
10:30am to 11:00am Luggage collection Please ensure all luggage is packed and placed inside your room by the door for collection prior to 10.30am. If you don’t require baggage collection, please advise reception.

If you are not in a hurry to reach your next destination, feel free to check-out at Jamala Reception and enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. Remember to check if any spots are available for further animal encounters before you leave

11:00am Farewell for all guests If you are not in a hurry to reach your next destination, feel free to check out and enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. Remember to check if any spots are available for further animal encounters before you leave.

DEPARTURE DAY – Guests staying in uShaka Lodge

7:30am to 8.30am Breakfast Start your day with an a la carte breakfast in the Rainforest Cave. Those guests happy with a continental breakfast along with a sleep-in can come down a little later.
9.00am to 10.30am Morning Safari Make your way to the African plains gazebo (number 16 on the map) to commence your guided morning tour in the zoo. You will be visiting the open range section of the zoo to experience the sights and sounds as our residents awaken and prepare for the day.
10.30am to 11.00am At your leisure Relax back in your room and freshen up after your morning tour. When you are ready to depart please bring your luggage to reception with your room key for check out. Should you require assistance with luggage, please contact our reception team and they will be able to assist you.
11:00am Farewell for all guests If you are not in a hurry to reach your next destination, feel free to check out at Jamala Reception and enjoy the zoo for the remainder of the day. Remember to check if any spots are available for further animal encounters before you leave.

Please keep in mind that with the continually changing government regulations regarding COVID –19 our itineraries are subject to change without notice.

** Please note, smoking is only permitted outside your room on the terrace/balcony/landing with the doors and windows closed.

Please dispose of cigarette butts correctly. For the comfort of incoming guests, any evidence of smoking found in your room will incur a cleaning fee.

 

Stay 2 nights or more in the same room and receive 10% off the second and subsequent nights. Alternatively, try two or all three of the very different experiences at uShaka Lodge, Giraffe Treehouses and Jungle Bungalows! View our three night itinerary below.

 

Three Night Itinerary

 

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