Up close and personal with the stars
Back on earth nightfall has set the scene for predators on prowl for prey that is doing its best to survive another night.
The mercury dropped enough for the hippo, lion and hyena to signal the next 12 hours of nocturnal dance. It also adds to the marvel of this joint venture between Sanparks and Astronomy South Africa.
"Over the last years we have been researching the concept of offering Africa's magnificent skies in the tourism sector," says Astronomy Africa director Eckhardt Piprek.
"We established a natural link between daytime sightings of Kruger's impressive biodiversity and night time viewing of perfect, unspoiled skies - and now we've combined them, offering a perfect night sky in the unspoiled wilderness."
Patrick Charlot, a professional astronomer from France, and his wife were on their way to Olifants Camp when they stopped at the viewpoint.
"This experience can also be brought to you at any venue, wherever there is a demand," says Juanita, operations manager Astronomy Africa, who can be contacted at 013 735 5512 or 072 530 5297. For reservations for this exciting experience that is only available inside Kruger at Olifants Camp, contact the camp on 013 735 6606 / 7 or SANParks central reservations 012 428 9991.