KRUGER NATIONAL PARK LODGE SAFARI
Kruger National Park, Big 5, Game Drives
R 40,000 per person sharing
10 days/9 nights
Johannesburg to Johannesburg
Kruger National Park is one of the most popular and well-known game reserves in the world. This wildlife adventure kicks off at Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and concludes there again 10 days later.
ROUTE: (JOHANNESBURG – JOHANNESBURG)
After collection at the Oliver Tambo International Airport we book into the Safari Club Lodge a mere 15 minutes drive away. (safariclubsa.co.za)
An early breakfast is enjoyed before we tackle the 5 hour drive to the Cheetah Paw Lodge in Hoedspruit, our lodging for tonight. (www.cheetahpaw.com). After enjoying a splendid lunch soon after arrival we have the afternoon at leisure before entering the Kruger National Park tomorrow.
We depart Cheetah Paw soon after breakfast and enter the Kruger National Park en route toLetaba, our lodging for the next 2 nights (www.sanparks.org>letaba). This 4 hour drive in the park to our lodging will be the start of our game viewing pleasures too, as we are now officially inside the park. We enjoy a light lunch on arrival at Letaba and partake in a late afternoon game drive, enabling us to see many animals ranging from amazing birds to antelope to predators and finally the big ones like rhino and elephant.
A full day awaits us as we enjoy 2 long game drives today with a nice lunch and short rest between the drives. The Kruger National park is a Big Five reserve and you will be blown away by the abundance of wildlife!
DAYS 5 & 6
Two beautiful days follow as we travel to Satara Rest Camp today. The journey to Satara is in the form of a game drive and we are once again guaranteed great sightings (www.sanparks.org>satara). After enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by your guide, you have some free time before the afternoon game drive followed by another beautiful dinner prepared by your guide. Day 6 follows very much the same pattern as Day 5 and includes all the usual items.
DAYS 7 & 8
Another moving day today as we pack up soon after breakfast and depart to Skukuza, our lodging for the next 2 evenings (www.sanparks.org>skukuza). Game viewing to Skukuza is amazing and by now our list of sightings will be a truly impressive list. The program for these 2 days will be same as day 5 and 6.
Malelane Satellite Camp is our next destination and we depart soon after a leisurely breakfast again enjoying marvellous sightings as we travel along (www.sanparks.org>malelanesatellitecamp). This camp is very basic, but a great stay as its small and cosy and the ideal location for our last evening in the park. This is a special day and our campfire burns long into the night as we reminisce about the wonderful 10 days in the Kruger National Park.
We depart our lodging at around 9am and navigate our way back to the big city of Johannesburg where this wonderful adventure started. A final lunch is enjoyed at the Oliver Tambo Airport before boarding for your flight home. Thanks for letting us be your guides on this adventure and we hope to see you soon for another African adventure….. bon voyage!!
If wildlife is your scene, I highly recommend this one! We generally travel short distances in the park, but take hours to do it, meaning amazing sightings day after day.
Meals are important to us and we will spoil you with lovely meals all round. Some will be in the form of picnic brunches as we travel along whilst dinners will be prepared over the coals whilst you enjoy our evening fire.
Lodging is in the form of safari tents or bungalows all of perfectly good standard for an adventure of this kind.
What is included:
All road transport
Passenger and public liability insurance
All meals prepared by your guide
Coffee and tea as needed 2 nights lodging outside the
Kruger National Park 7 nights lodging inside the park in Sanpark units
Many game drives
What is excluded:
International air travel
Personal travel insurance
Bottled water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages
Wildlife sightings galore
Great picnics and great fireside dinners
The majestic panoramic route is adjacent to the Kruger National Park and the program can easily be adapted to include some time exploring the route. This will need at least 1 extra night added to the safari.
Neutral colours are recommended when on a wildlife safari, whilst random colours are in order when on scenic and landscape safaris.
The choice of clothing will depend on the season during which you travel
Cooler months – May through August
Although evenings will be cool to cold, nights might drop to zero degrees celsius or even below zero
days might be cool but sunny and temperatures could reach mid 20’s regularly.
During these months we recommend some long pants, long sleeve tops, jerseys and jackets as well as warm socks, gloves, a beanie and scarves
A travel towel or two
Sleeping bag liner
Short sleeve shirts t shirts, skirts and sandals for warmer days
At least one nice outfit
Warm months – September through April
During these months do bring predominantly short sleeve shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, sandals as well as a few warm items in case of freak weather
Sandals as well as hiking shoes
A travel towel or two
At least one nice outfit
We recommend you bring some basic items including:
Tablets for headache, nausea, cramps as well as diarrhea
Camera with spare batteries
A torch or headlamp
A good book to read
A water bottle
A universal power adaptor
A power pack or portable charger with usb cable
To experience the real Africa is a priviledge that changes you for ever. There is no other place on earth like it…
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