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A fantastic safari awaits for those wanting to enjoy the Kruger National Park and its surroundings. This tour includes game walks with armed ranger, open vehicle game drives in both the park and private reserves, and a visit to the animal orphanage. Accommodation is en-suite lodge and permanent tents. This is a great way to experience the African bush.
Your Kruger National Park safari begins with collections from Johannesburg town and the airport. Kruger National Park is South Africa’s premier game reserve and it is located in the subtropical savannahs’ of the low veld and provides ideal conditions for wildlife. The park is surrounded by private nature reserves and many of them have removed fences allowing wildlife to roam between the main park and the private game reserves. This whole area is known as the Greater Kruger and is ideal for safaris. Your first game drive is in the private reserve of Balule. Your drive continues into the evening and you'll have an opportunity to view nocturnal animals using spotlights. All game drives are conducted in open 4x4 vehicles. A traditional braai barbecue is enjoyed under the stars deep in the African bush. The night is spent at a comfortable lodge. Note that the Balule Game Reserve is a Big five reserve and is connected to the Kruger National Park. All fences have been removed to allow for the free roaming of animals.
The included meal of the day is dinner.
An exciting day awaits you. You'll depart early morning on a game drive into the African bush where you will do a three to four-hour bush walk. The bush walk is led by an armed knowledgeable ranger and you'll learn about the bush, including spoor / tracks, birds, plants, and smaller animals. Enjoy the thrill of stalking large wildlife on foot. You'll return to the lodge for brunch and a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon you'll board for your game viewing vehicle and head out for a game drive. After a full day, you'll make your way to your camp where you'll have dinner.
The evening is spent in comfortable permanent tents which are located on a nature conservancy. The tents are fully equipped and are a popular option for clients on a budget. The camp is located in the Motlala Game Reserve which is home to a range of animals including black and white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, and numerous antelope species.
The included meals are brunch and dinner.
After an early morning breakfast you'll board for your special game viewing vehicle. The vehicles are open and allow for excellent viewing. You'll enter the Kruger National Park through Orpen Gate, located in the central area of the park. This part of the reserve is ideal for wildlife viewing and has the highest concentration of animals. One can expect to see large herds of elephants, zebras, antelope as well as giraffes, rhinos, and predators including lions, cheetahs, and leopards and enjoy amazing photographic opportunities. You'll take a welcome break and lunch at one of the rest camps before continuing your game drive. After an exciting day of wildlife viewing, you'll return to the tree house for a welcome rest.
The included meals are breakfast and dinner
After breakfast you'll be transferred to the popular Moholoholo animal orphanage. The orphanage is home to many animals including some that have been injured through snares, vehicles, or fences. One has the opportunity to get up close to the animals, including lions, leopards, and hyenas. In the afternoon you'll head to a different private reserve where you'll have an opportunity to spot the Big five.
Your day begins with a short nature walk where you'll have a chance to get more detail about the bush. You'll be accompanied by an armed ranger as there is a good chance of encountering various animals. After breakfast you'll begin your journey back to Johannesburg. En route you'll stop at the scenic Blyde River Canyon and at the view of the “Three Rondawels”. Your tour ends in the late afternoon.
The included meal for the day is breakfast.
Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big five: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles, and storks. Mountains, bush plains, and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
During the safari tour, you have included in the price two breakfasts, two lunches, one brunch, and three dinners. You will also have the chance to attend a traditional barbecue braai at the Marula Tree Boma.
Please book your flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Detour Africa will pick you up in Johannesburg or the airport.