5 Day Safari in South Africa to Kruger Park & Private Lodge

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 Kruger Park conservation fees.
  • Total of 9 game drives usually by 9 seater open safari vehicle in Big 5 areas of Kruger Park & Private Reserves. Afternoon bush walk with an armed ranger from Skukuza in southern Kruger.
  • Two evening game drive in the selected Private Reserve by open safari vehicle using spotlights to see nocturnal species.
  • One night chalet accommodation at Sabie River Bush Lodge with dinners & breakfasts.
  • One night chalet accommodation at a Main Camp inside Kruger Park
  • Two nights at a Private Safari Lodge (such as 4 star Mohlabetsi, Shiduli & Ku Sungula all situated near Hoedspruit) with game drives in 4 x 4 open vehicle. Includes all meals.
  • Wildlife Safaris is one of the original Tour Operators to Kruger Park.

 

Currency used is South African Rand ( R ) or ZAR as shown on Forex.
2023 prices valid from 01 November 2022 to 31 October 2023


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EXCLUDES:

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


SPECIAL REQUESTS:

  • We are a small group Operator so if you have any Special Requests please ask your Sales Consultant.

PICK-UP:

In Johannesburg between 07h00 and 08h00 at O R Tambo Airport and hotels nearby recommended. Other areas such as Sandton or Rosebank on request. Please avoid Johannesburg City Centre, Lanseria Airport and Pretoria. Nelspruit Airport is from 12.00 - 12.30 or by arrangement.

DROP-OFF:

At O R Tambo International Airport or nearby hotels usually by 16.00. Please allow 1.5 hours connecting time for local flights or preferably 3.0 hours for International flights. Passengers staying at hotels in the northern suburbs are advised to use the Gautrain to Sandton or make arrangements for a transfer.

Chalet accommodation with air-con, insect screens, private shower & toilet. Triple share rooms can usually be arranged for families. Meals arranged by your guide in privatised Camp restaurants such as Cattle Baron, Mugg & Bean or Tindlovu.

Per person sharing twin room 2023 RATE:

ZAR 26 450

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Per single room 2023 RATE:

From ZAR 2 000 for single supplement

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Per child under 12 yrs sharing 2023 RATE:

ZAR 13 225

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Itinerary:

1st Day - Transfer to Southern Kruger Park plus Afternoon Game Drive
Pick up and leave Johannesburg in a 7 seater microbus with an experienced Kruger Park driver/guide. Travel East across the Highveld farmlands, down into the Lowveld to Nelspruit, capital of Mpumalanga province. After a lunch break, enter southern Kruger Park for your first exciting game drive. Travel through lightly wooded bushveld where you can expect to see antelope, giraffe and possibly elephant. Before sunset drive a short distance to Sabie River Bush Lodge where we stay overnight. Book into a lodge room or en suite safari tent with aircon and modern furnishings. Time to relax on the deck looking across the extensive Sabie River hoping to see some hippos or crocodile. Your guide will arrange dinner in the Gecko Lapa restaurant, which serves a 3 course meal. WiFi is available so you can keep in touch with family and friends.

2nd Day - 2 x Morning Game Drives, Kruger Park Camp check-in & Afternoon Bush Walk
Awaken at dawn, leave the lodge & drive to Kruger Park entrance gate. Prepare your cameras for the early morning game drive to look for lions and other Big Five animals (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo). Call into one of the Camps for breakfast then continue with the mid-morning drive stopping at waterpoints to see animals enjoying a refreshing drink or crocodiles lazing in the sun. By midday you can expect hot weather & your guide will head for Skukuza. Book into a chalet with air-con & insect screens, then time for a swim or lunch. Later join a National Parks ranger for the afternoon bush walk when you can learn about smaller creatures not always visible from a safari vehicle - duration 2.5 hours. Your guide will arrange dinner in the main restaurant & you can gaze at the stars as you walk back to your chalet.


3rd Day - Early Morning Game Drive, Private Lodge check-in & Evening Game Drive

Depart on another memorable early morning game drive to look for elusive species such as leopard often found in trees. Travel north towards the open plains of central Kruger & stop for breakfast at Satara. Drive out of the Park via Orpen Gate & proceed to a Private Safari Lodge (Mohlabetsi, Shiduli or KuSungula) near Hoedspruit. You can expect to find personalised service and a great bush atmosphere - book into an en suite chalet or lodge suite with aircon. Freshen up and then enjoy lunch in the garden. Approximately 16h00 after a quick swim, board the safari vehicle for an evening game drive stopping en route for "sundowners ". Return to the lodge for drinks and dinner often served around a campfire. Overnight listening to hyena or other nocturnal animals which all adds to a memorable experience.

4th Day - Sunrise Game Drive, Day at the Private Lodge & Evening Game Drive
Enjoy a full day at the private lodge starting with coffee at around 06h00 followed by the sunrise drive in the open safari vehicle. The guides are keen bird spotters & early morning is one of the best times whilst it's cool to spot some rare birds. Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast & time to relax by the pool or read a book in the shady gardens. Lunch will be served at 14h00 & then snooze until the late afternoon drive. Return to the lodge; discuss the day's highlights with other guests at the bar before a traditional dinner with bush cuisine & finally a good night's sleep!

5th Day - Morning Game Drive, Breakfast & Transfer to Johannesburg
Early morning call & listen to the chorus of birds as the day begins. Join the armed ranger on a morning game drive and learn about the smaller creatures including insects & lizards. Return to the lodge & freshen up before a full English breakfast. Pack up, farewell to staff & depart on a relaxing homeward journey through the farmlands & trout fishing areas of Dullstroom stopping for refreshments en-route. Arrive back in Johannesburg at OR Tambo Airport or nearby hotels by 16h30. Please allow 1.5 hours connecting time for local flights or 3.0 hours for International flights.

General Information

  • Refreshment / comfort stops will be planned every 2 - 3 hours during transfers. Please discuss the daily program with your guide.
  • Duration of each game drive is 2.5 to 3.0 hours. This itinerary includes 9 drives and a bush walk.
  • It is advisable to take precautions against malaria especially during the rainy season from October to May. We recommend insect repellent & protective clothing in the evenings.
  • For Malaria Updates kindly visit https://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/tourism/malaria.php
  • Bring sunglasses, a small hat, swimsuit, a camera, torch / flashlight, light casual clothes for daytime and warmer clothes for night drives. Remember there will be a chill factor travelling in the open safari vehicle especially from June - August.
  • A policy of "no smoking" and rotation of seats in the vehicle is recommended.
  • Gratuities to drivers/guides, waiters and porters is not included.

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