Kruger National Park is world famous for its plethora of wildlife, including the Big Five. Hugging its western flank are many private game reserves including Sabi Sand which form part of Greater Kruger National Park. Spend three days searching for wildlife from open safari vehicles with knowledgeable guides. Opt to join a guided walk to experience the African bush from a different perspective.
- Game drives in open safari vehicles searching for the Big Five
- Guided bush walks looking for smaller animals and learning more about the local flora
- Accompanied by knowledgeable rangers and trackers
Kruger is the largest game reserve in South Africa and is approximately the same size as Wales. There are over 20 private game reserves that neighbour the National Park and share an unfenced border. These private reserves limit the number of people who can stay there, allowing for a more intimate wildlife experience.
Home to over 140 animal species and more than 150 bird species, Kruger also has the world’s largest rhino population and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve boats the highest density of the elusive leopard in the world.
On this itinerary you will set out on two game drives a day with an experienced ranger and tracker in open safari vehicles, which are perfect for wildlife viewing and provide great photographic opportunities. Trackers sit at the front of the vehicle looking for fresh animal tracks. The afternoon game drive includes a sundowner stop before the game drive continues into the night searching for nocturnal animals and predators coming out to hunt.
Guided walks may also be arranged. Bush walks allow you to track animals on foot, view wildlife from a different perspective and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa.
Itinerary & Accommodation
- Day 1: arrive Kruger
- Transfer from Hoedspriut Airport to your lodge. Late afternoon, you will set out on your first game drive. The afternoon game drive sometimes includes a sundowner to watch the sunset before a brief night drive using a spotlight which reflects the animas eyes to look for nocturnal animals, such as bush babies, civets, genets, hyena, honey badgers and leopards. Afterwards, return to the lodge for dinner and a chance to discuss the day’s game viewing with your fellow guests.
- Day 2: search for wildlife on game drives
Rising early this morning, you will set off on a morning game drive. Early morning is a good time to spot animals, either heading back to their dens after nocturnal activities or starting the morning’s grazing. Return to camp for breakfast.
You will then have some free time before lunch to either relax by the pool or catch up on some sleep. Alternatively, you may choose to go on a guided bush walk with an armed ranger (seasonal, some lodges offer this instead of the morning game drive), this gives you a chance to concentrate on the smaller wonders of the Kruger such as insects and birds. The ranger will tell you stories of the bushveld as well as the traditional cultural and medicinal properties of trees and plants.
In the late afternoon, there is another game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.
- Day 3: search for wildlife on game drives
Today you will again enjoy game drives and the option of a bush walk to search for more wildlife.
- Day 4: depart Kruger
Set out on one last game drive before your adventure ends and you are transferred back to Hoedspriut Airport.
Accommodation OptionsThis itinerary is based on the hotel shown below.
Prices & Dates
Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing twin/double accommodation.
|nThambo Tree Camp||Thornybush Waterside||Sabi Sabi Selati
|11 Jan - 31 Apr 2018||£663||£1,113||£1,975|
|01 May - 30 Jun 2018||£663||£1,113||£1,746|
|01 Jul - 19 Dec 2018||£663||£1,113||£1,975|
|20 Dec - 31 Dec 2018||£663||£1,113||£2,255|
Transfers from Hoedspruit Airport to your accommodation ● 3 night full board accommodation in Kruger (also includes local drinks at nThambo) ● All activities as per the itinerary
International flights ● Additional meals and excursions not specified above ● Tips, gratuities and personal expenses ● Travel insurance ● Klaserie conservation fee - R200 (approximately UK£11, payable locally, only applicable at nThambo)
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