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Join this safari in the second-largest game reserve in Africa and the largest in South Africa - the Kruger National Park. See Africa's famous big five and other wildlife in the park and enjoy the picture-perfect scenery. Your expert game rangers will take you on an adventure of game viewing, bush walking safaris, and tracking wildlife. If you want to see Africa's big five up close, then this holiday safari is for you.
Depending on your accommodation option, you may choose to stay in chalets, safari, or cottage tents in different locations within Kruger National Park. The chalets are en-suite with beds, linen, towels, and soap. They have a small fridge, air-conditioning, and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows.
The cottage tents are equipped with beds, mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows for all camping guests. Ablutions are shared and serviced very regularly. Guests must bring their own towels and soap.
You will leave Johannesburg between 04:00 and 04:30 in the morning and make your way to Kruger National Park, arriving at about 09:30, depending on what gate you will enter. You will stop for lunch in one of the small towns en-route to the Kruger National Park. You will spend your first afternoon inside the park searching for wild animals with a professional guide who will gladly inform you about the park's amazing diversity and behavior of wildlife.
You will reach Kruger Park Camp in the late afternoon where you will check in at your accommodation and go for a swim, purchase necessary items at the camp's shop, or take a stroll around the camp to stretch your legs after a long scenic day of travel. Your guide will prepare the evening South Africa meal in the camp under the stars.
He will also be available to identify all the nocturnal sounds you hear and possibly entertain you with some amazing experiences he encountered over many years of guiding in Africa. Wine is served and included in evening meals.
An early morning knock on your door signals the start of your day in the Kruger National Park. After a cup of coffee and some rusks, you will begin your early morning drive. It’s a nice and cool early morning, a perfect time to spot some elusive predators that might still be on the hunt. After a successful morning game drive, you will stop at a picnic spot and camp to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or brunch.
After breakfast or brunch, you will continue driving to search for wildlife. With a wealth of knowledge, your guide will identify not only mammals, but also birds and trees as well. After a full morning of driving, you will arrive back at the camp and have a couple of hours to relax during the hottest part of the day when most of the wildlife mammals are generally less active and hiding from the midday sun. You will also have bushwalks with a park ranger later in the day.
The camp has restaurant facilities so you will be able to purchase lunch. In the evening, you will embark on a night drive which will give you an opportunity to spot some of Africa’s elusive nocturnal mammals such as lion, hyena, leopard, owls, civet, genet, etc. Upon your return, your guide will have prepared your evening meal with wine that is sufficiently aired and at the perfect temperature. Sitting outside on a balmy African night listening to lions roaring in the distance or the whooping call of a hyena offers you a fantastic experience.
During your stay at Kruger National Park, you will also be able to enjoy bushwalks with a park ranger.
Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there, and seeing the splendid wildlife. This morning is no exception and leaving Kruger National Park today, you will have about two hours drive on your way out in the hope of seeing and possibly photographing the wildlife you have not yet seen.
Sadly, after a couple of hours you depart today Kruger and make your way back to Johannesburg. But not before seeing some of South Africa’s most spectacular scenery such on the Panorama route which includes: Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls, and Lucky Bourkes Potholes, where you stop for lunch en-route at Kombuis Restaurant on the Blyde River. The Panorama route sightseeing is optional and comes at an additional cost.
After visiting the great sightseeing attraction it’s a good four hours drive back to Johannesburg and you arrive back at your hotel here at around 19:30.
Matthew has been a nature conservation lover since he was a little boy. Back then, his interest has always been in outdoor activities studying from the smallest ant to the largest mammal, the African elephant. You would never find Mathew housebound and this is why he has such a good tan today. Matthew also worked part time doing Body Guarding for VIP’s at big events on a part-time basis.
This safari will take place in the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
You have daily breakfast or brunch, and dinner with coffee, tea, and rusks included in the price.
The panorama route tour includes Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls, and Lucky Bourke's Potholes where you'll stop for lunch en-route at Kombuis restaurant on the Blyde River at your own expense. This tour cost an additional 1,650 ZAR per person.
Please book your flight to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. African Safari Guru will pick you up from the airport. Guests flying out of O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 21:00 in order to give African Safari Guru enough time to get you to the airport. Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day may not have enough time to see the Panorama route.