Overnight Itinerary

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.



Time Experience Notes
1.30 – 2.15 pm Early Arrivals Meet in uShaka Lodge and chat with your fellow travellers and become acquainted with Colin & Colby (our Black & White Colobus Monkeys), and Homer & Lady (our Queensland Groper &
Leopard Shark).
2.20 pm Afternoon Safari You can enjoy this tour into the National Zoo & Aquarium with one of our talented guides and meet some of our beautiful animals. You also will learn some amazing facts about different species from around the world. Your guide will deliver you to your room around 4pm.
2.20 – 3.30 pm Later Arrivals If its more convenient to arrive a bit later, check in any time between 2:20pm and 3:30pm and you can either explore the zoo or relax in uShaka Lodge until your guide escorts you to your rooms at 3:45pm.
4.00 – 6.00 pm At Your Leisure Your guide will deliver you to your luxurious home away from home to relax or alternatively, you may wish to further explore the zoo.
6.15 pm Head for the Lodge For guests staying in our Treehouses and Bungalows we invite you to walk through the zoo towards uShaka Lodge for pre-dinner drinks.
6.30 pm Pre Dinner Drinks This evening, venture through the Aquarium Rainforest and into ‘The Cave’ to enjoy pre-dinner drinks with your fellow guests and some exotic residents.
7.15 pm Dinner Indulge in our Chef’s African influenced “dinner party” menu. If Jamala Lodge is at capacity our uShaka guests will dine upstairs.
9.00 – 10.00 pm 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.
7:00 – 8.00 am Breakfast Please place your luggage on the inside of the front door to your room if you would like it collected while on tour and advise the breakfast team.
8:00am Morning Safari You will head back out into the Zoo and experience the sights and sounds as our residents awaken and prepare for the day.
From 9:45am until 11:00am Farewell Once you are ready to depart, please return your key to our Reception staff in uShaka Lodge. Guests in the bungalows or treehouses should make their way back to uShaka Lodge and go to the upper level of the aquarium and enter through the door directly to the left of the shark tank. If you’re 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.


** 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.

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