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SOUTH AFRICA

KRUGER PARK WILDLIFE SAFARI

Destination

South Africa

Highlights

Kruger National Park, Big 5, Game Drives

Tour Type

Camping Safari

From

R 38,000 per person sharing

Duration

10 days/9 nights
Johannesburg to Johannesburg

This adventure begins and concludes in Johannesburg, South Africa. We travel up to Letaba and gradually work our way down until we exit the park at the Malelane Gate en route to Oliver Tambo International Airport for your return flight home.

The emphasis throughout this safari is on wildlife as well as good campfire prepared meals and we go all out to achieve this and in doing so ensure you have an adventure you will remember for many years to come.

ROUTE: (JOHANNESBURG – JOHANNESBURG)

DAY 1

After collecting you at the Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg we transfer you to the Safari Club a few kilometres from the airport. Flight arrivals vary from one airline to the next. If you have an early airport arrival you have the afternoon at leisure in anticipation of the great safari starting tomorrow.

DAY 2

An early breakfast is enjoyed after which we depart to Cheetah Paw, our lodging for tonight. The lodge is situated outside Hoedspruit and our driving time is approximately 6 hours. A light lunch is enjoyed en route and arrival at Cheetah Paw is around 14h30. Dinner is enjoyed at the lodge.

DAY 3

An exciting day awaits us as we enter the Kruger National Park soon after a scrumptious breakfast enjoyed at Cheetah Paw. After entering the Park we start a leisurely drive to Letaba, our next destination. The entire journey to Letaba is a game drive and we hope to see elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, rhino, cheetah and many more. A light lunch is enjoyed on arrival, followed by an afternoon rest, before we embark on a 2 hour afternoon game drive. A lovely fireside dinner is prepared once we arrive back in camp and we enjoy a beautiful evening under the African sky chatting about the amazing week ahead.

DAY 4

A warm cup of coffee and a biscuit is enjoyed before we depart our camp on a 3 hour game drive where we continue to look for all the amazing creatures that roam the magical Kruger National Park. The diversity of life is astounding and your guide will go out of his way to teach you as much as you would like to know about the intricacies of life in a big reserve like this. Returning to base sees us prepare a lovely brunch after which you have a free afternoon before our late afternoon drive, looking for more amazing sightings in the Letaba region. Another campfire dinner is enjoyed before we retire for a well-deserved rest under the stars.

DAY 5

Today we break up camp and prepare to depart to Satara our rest camp for the next 2 nights. The drive is only a short distance, but we take it easy and spend a good 3 hours en route concentrating on finding great sightings along the way. A picnic brunch is enjoyed after setting up camp and thereafter you are free until it’s time for our customary afternoon sundowner game drive which lasts till around 17h30. Upon arrival back at Satara you have a chance to freshen up before preparing for another delightful campfire dinner.

DAY 6

We have another exciting day ahead consisting of morning coffee and biscuits, a three hour game drive, and a picnic brunch enjoyed when back in camp. The afternoon drive follows a few hours of free time and we end the day with our usual fireside dinner enjoyed under the stars.

DAY 7

After a morning coffee and biscuits we pack up camp to travel to Skukuza, a slow 3 hour game drive away from Satara. After doing our best to spot more wild animals we arrive at Skukuza in time for a well-deserved brunch, followed by some leisure time before embarking on a late afternoon drive, thereafter returning to base to start the preparations for a well-deserved evening barbeque enjoyed around the campfire.

DAY 8

A full day follows with 2 exciting game drives, brunch and our evening meal around the campfire, the end to an enjoyable but demanding day. By this time you would have seen large numbers of wildlife and your knowledge of these animals will be impressive.

DAY 9

Still further south we travel and today we set up camp at the Malelane Satellite Camp where we spend our last evening in the mighty Kruger National Park. The drive to Malelane is another exciting one as the animal numbers yet again won’t disappoint. Our last dinner will be a very special one and we spend the evening reminiscing the great adventure we had!

DAY 10

Soon after a leisurely breakfast we pack up camp for the last time and hit the road back to civilization for your return flight home. We arrive at the Oliver Tambo International Airport in time for a last meal together and soon after we say a tearful goodbye and you depart Africa full of wonderful memories and a yearning to return one day to experience more of the magic Africa has to offer.

If wildlife is your scene – this adventure is for you. We have the first night outside the Kruger National Park whilst the following 8 nights are all inside the park either in campsites or if you prefer, lodge accommodation.

The Kruger National Park is by far the most impressive park in South Africa and the abundance of wildlife will blow you away. Here you will find the lot, from a tiny mouse to a 6000kg elephant bull. For those wanting to see the big 5 this is a great place to start your search as they all occur here and in large numbers I might add.

A logical add-on is a one day excursion to the Panoramic Route right adjacent to the Kruger Park.

 

What’s Included

All road transport
Passenger and public liability
All tented accommodation
1 night accommodation upon your arrival in Johannesburg
1 night lodge accommodation before entering the Park
Coffee and tea as needed
2 game drives daily
All meals
All park fees

What’s Excluded

International air fare
Personal travel insurance
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Personal items, toiletries, medication
Gratuities

Clothing
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
Thermals
Sarong
Sunhat
Sunglasses
Siking shoes
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
Sarong
Sunhat
Swimsuit
Sunglasses
Sandals as well as hiking shoes
A travel towel or two
At least one nice outfit

Medicinal
We recommend you bring some basic items including:
Malaria prophylaxis
Tablets for headache, nausea, cramps as well as diarrhea
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Body lotion
Mosquito repellent
Hand sanitizer

Other items
Binoculars
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…