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This amazing tour is dedicated to those amazingly gentle beautiful rhinos that have sadly lost the war in the constant fight against poaching. Apart from rhino, be sure not to miss out on the many other interesting animals, birds, plants, insects, and reptiles to be found at the great Kruger National Park. Your guide will consult with you about your interests and what you most wish to see, in order to make this safari the perfect holiday for you.
During your safari, you'll stay at Kruger Park in an en-suite bungalow at different camps.
Today will commence with you leaving Nelspruit as the sun rises and the birds are singing. You will take a comfortable drive to an incredible expanse of water surrounded by rugged mountains, then you have reached the breathtaking Blyde Canyon.
Once you have had your fill of this absolute beautiful scenery, you will continue to the amazingly incredible God’s Window. There, you will most certainly admire the true natural beauty and maybe take a walk along the amazing walkways. The next stop is the incredible Lisbon Falls which is truly one of the many wonders of the Lowveld.
Next on your itinerary is the wonderful world of the most amazingly naturally designed potholes known as the Bourke's Luck Potholes. With all this beauty fresh in your minds and captured on your cameras, you will head for the famous Harries Pancakes in Graskop. You sure deserve a truly delicious pancake from their wide selection of pancakes after all the amazing sights you have seen so far.
You will arrive at Kruger in the late afternoon. After settling in at the campsite, you will get ready for an exciting night drive, after which you settle under the truly beautiful African skies and sit back, relax, and delight in an authentic South African evening dinner in the form of a traditional braai.
You will spend these days Bundi bashing and seeking out both the big and little five of the amazing Kruger National Park. After an exciting day of animal spotting, you will meet around the campfire, and catch up on your day and all the stories you shared whilst you enjoy a truly traditional South African braai under the African skies with the sounds of the animals in the distant background as they call out to one another.
After a peaceful sleep in your camp, you will be awaken to the call of the animals as they too begin another day. After a quick breakfast of muffins, toast, tea, and coffee, you will begin the day with your last game drive as you leave Kruger and head towards Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. There, you are fortunate enough to enjoy a tour of the center.
As you are guided around the center by your incredibly knowledgeable tour guide, you are introduced to some of the most amazing animals. These animals have, due to various reasons, found their home at this amazing center. Some of these animals include, cheetah, lion, honey badgers to name but a few. Once this amazing tour is complete, you will take a leisurely drive, arriving back in Nelspruit in the late afternoon.
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is situated in the Drakensberg escarpment region of eastern Mpumalanga, South Africa. The reserve protects the Blyde River Canyon, including sections of the Ohrigstad and Blyde Rivers and the geological formations around Bourke's Luck Potholes, where the Treur River tumbles into the Blyde below.
Southwards of the canyon, the reserve follows the escarpment, to include the Devil's and God's Window, the latter a popular viewpoint to the Lowveld at the reserve's southern extremity.
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 buffaloes. 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.
Situated in the shadow of the majestic “Mariepskop”, this unique rehabilitation center is home to many animals and birds. Some of them are the rescued lions from an Egyptian circus, Queen the crowned eagle, Chui the leopard, Jolly and Juba the cheetah ambassadors, and many more.
The center has a long-standing and successful Serval Breeding Project which is a success story all of its own, having bred and released over 160 species back into areas where they have previously become extinct.
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During the safari tour, you have included in the price four breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners. Breakfasts and lunches consist of a light meal followed each night by a traditional South African braai around the campfire.
You may volunteer at Betty's Haven and lend a hand for some of the life-filling duties that are required to help amazingly appreciative kids with their schooling, assisting at the local kindergarten as these little one's soak up all your knowledge that you share with them. Or, if you prefer the Jamie Oliver feel, lending a hand in the kitchen is always gladly welcomed.
If the kitchen is not your domain, the house is always calling for the odd job here and there, and not forgetting the garden that is always in need of a little tender loving care. All children at Betty's Haven have become orphans due to a variety of happenings in their unfortunate little lives. Some lost their parents to AIDS and they themselves battle with the disease on a daily basis.
Please book your flights to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) then continue your journey to Nelspruit Airport (NLP) by flight.