5 Day Safari to Kruger National Park, Private Lodge & Panorama Route

Includes:

  • Return transport from Johannesburg to Kruger Park by 7 seater air-conditioned microbus. Collection or drop off at Johannesburg or Nelspruit Airports depends on timing & is on request from our Sales Consultant.
  • Services of our specialist Kruger Park guide for 5 days.
  • All entrances & daily conservation fee in Kruger Park.
  • Total 6 game drives mainly by 9 seater open safari vehicle in Big 5 areas of Kruger Park.
  • One evening drive by larger National Parks open safari vehicle using spotlights to see nocturnal species.
  • 2 nights chalet accommodation at a Main Camp in Kruger Park with dinners & breakfasts served in the privatised Camp restaurant. We use The Cattle Baron or Mugg & Bean restaurants & your guide will make arrangements.
  • Visit to Private Safari Lodge with 2 further game drives in 4 x 4 open vehicle & short bush walk. DBB.
  • Sightseeing along panorama route to see Blyde River Canyon, God's Window & waterfalls.
  • Time for browsing at ethnic markets.
  • Overnight at a midrange hotel in Hazyview with dinner, bed & breakfast.
  • Wildlife Safaris is a SATSA member & one of the original Tour Operators to Kruger Park.


Excludes:

  • lunches which are available for own account, drinks, personal items & tips.

Optional:

Guided tour of the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary on Day 5 (additional cost)

Please click on Kruger Park Camps, Private Lodges & Panorama Route for more details.

Departures:

Departures daily on request from Johannesburg. Pick-up between 07h00 and 08h00 at hotels, guesthouses, private homes or Johannesburg International Airport by arrangement. Ask us for recommended hotels on our collection route - try to avoid Joburg City Centre & Pretoria which often cause delay to the guides. Nelspruit Airport is from 12.00 or by arrangement.

Chalet accommodation with air-con, insect screens, private shower & toilet

Per person sharing twin room ZAR 15 400.00 DBB
Per single room ZAR 15 900.00 DBB
Per child under 12 yrs sharing ZAR 7 700.00 DBB

NOTES: Safaris usually depart by 08.00 on Day 1 & return to Jo'burg Airport by 16.30 on the last day before proceeding to the suburbs. Collection or drop-off at Nelspruit Airport on request.

This tour is offered for a minimum of 4 persons or can be sold as a private tour for 2 persons - ask our Consultant for prices.

KRUGER PARK CAMPS for an explanation & picures of the chalets we use at tourist rest camps in Kruger Park.

PANORAMA ROUTE for pictures of Blyde River Canyon & nearby.

SABIE RIVER BUSH LODGE for information and pictures

Itinerary:

Day 1
Leave Johannesburg or Pretoria in an air-conditioned microbus with an experienced Kruger Park guide. Travel east across the Highveld farmlands and down the beautiful Elands Valley to Nelspruit - centre of our finest citrus farms. Continue to the entrance of Kruger Park then prepare your camera and video. Spend the afternoon on your first exciting game drive looking for elephant, giraffe and antelope. Before sunset arrive at your Rest Camp and book into an air-conditioned chalet with shower / toilet and screens to prevent insects. Enjoy dinner in the privatised restaurant / diner.

Day 2
Leave camp at dawn for an early morning game drive to look for lions and other Big Five species followed by breakfast. Proceed to a waterpoint to look for crocodiles lazing on the bank, families of hippos and birds fishing . Further game viewing before returning to Camp for a break and a chance to swim , buy curios or relax after an exciting morning with the animals. Later, board the open safari vehicle for an evening game drive ( duration 3 hours ) when you can photograph the beautiful African sunset & then using spotlights search for hyena and other nocturnal species. Dinner in the privatised restaurant and discuss the best sightings of the day with your guide. Walk back to the chalet under the starkit sky and overnight.

Day 3
Depart on another memorable early morning game drive heading up towards central Kruger Park and more open vegetation near Satara where lions are common . Breakfast followed by a final game drive across the grasslands searching for herds of zebra and wildebeest. Exit Kruger and travel to a Private Safari Lodge where you can expect to find personalised service and a great bush atmosphere - book into an en suite chalet or lodge room with aircon. Approx 16.00 after a quick swim board the open safari vehicle for an evening game drive stopping en route for "sundowners". Return to the lodge for drinks and dinner normally served around a campfire. Overnight listening to hyena or other nocturnal animals.

Day 4
Join the armed ranger for an early morning game drive and / or bush walk to learn about the smaller creatures including birds . Return to the lodge and freshen-up before a delicious breakfast . Leave the private reserve & travel via Valley of the Olifants towards the spectacular Blyde River Canyon . Visit the main viewpoint at 3 Rondavels then proceed along the Panorama route stopping at God's Window and a waterfall - time to browse for African curios en route. Later in the afternoon book into a country hotel for overnight & dinner in the restaurant.

Day 5
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel discussing the highlights of your safari. Pack up and leave for the return journey travelling past rural African villages and orchards in this colourful sub-tropical region. Proceed up the escarpment and stop for refreshments near Middelburg. Arrive at Johannesburg Airport by 16.00 for onward flights or continue to your hotel.

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Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Number of Game Drives: 8
Evening game drive included: YES
Midrange chalet accommodation inside Kruger Park with restaurant meals

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