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Our 6 day Kruger Park Safari incorporates all that a good Kruger safari should; with the added adventure of staying in tents.

With experienced safari guides and good food you'll experience a true African safari.

TOUR SUMMARY

Duration:   6 days / 5 nights

Accommodation:   budget tents / standard tents / bugalows

Meals:   Breakfast x 5, Dinner x 5

Departures:   Daily

ITINERARY

This Kruger Park safari begins and ends in Johannesburg.

Day 1: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

We depart from Johannesburg between 06h30 and 08h00 to allow for various collection points. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park and Skukuza Rest Camp in the afternoon.

After settling in to our accommodations, we head out on our first game drive! We conduct all our game drives in specially adapted 4x4 open game drive vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point. On our return, we have some time to visit the Park's shop, go for a walk & just familiarising ourselves with our surroundings.

Dinner is a two course meal, served al fresco at our private camp. Wine is served with dinner but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop.

Included meals: Dinner

Days 2 to 5: Kruger National Park

Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked in your drink!) We then set off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3 to 4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!

On returning to Skukuza, breakfast/brunch will be ready at our camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, visit the Skukuza museum, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop which includes African curios, general food items and drinks, take a walk around the camp, or simply relax at the viewing platform in front of the restaurant, which overlooks the Sabie River. Skukuza is also a bird watcher's paradise! Be sure to bring along your binoculars!

All our safaris include a SANPARKS sunset drive. Note that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park's vehicles with a Park's ranger. This is not a private game drive and there may be other guests on this drive. (Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.) A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the Park's rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times.

On the day that you do not have the Sunset drive, we will head out in our own open game drive vehicle. By now you will already have seen quite a lot and we will go in search of the ones that have eluded us thus far!

We include a SANPARKS Bush walk for all our guests spending 5 days or more with us. These walks are also conducted by a Parks ranger and there may be other guests joining this activity. (Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on bush walks). A Bush walk allows guests to really get close to nature! Although you may encounter some animals, you should note that the purpose of such a walk is not game viewing, but rather exploring other aspects of nature. Please remember to pack comfortable walking shoes.

We share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals. This morning is no exception and whilst you are leaving the Kruger Park today, there is still time for a couple of hours drive in the hope of seeing and possibly photographing animals you have not yet seen. Your guide knows the Kruger intimately and will focus on areas he knows produce animals you still need to see, it's not guaranteed but you stand a good chance.

After breakfast we return to Johannesburg. The drive back takes at least 6 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night.

Included meals: Breakfast

Optional Excursion (Panorama Route)

We offer an optional excursion to visit select attractions along the Panorama Route on this safari. We stop in one of the small towns en-route for breakfast (included) and visit attractions such as the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and God's Window. We return to Skukuza at around 11h00.

This excursion is available free of charge, replaces one of the morning game drives and will be co-ordinated by our staff while you are on safari with us. Kindly note that this excursion is not available on the first or last day of your safari due to time constrictions.

RATES & ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Accommodation OptionsPer person
SHARING
01 October 2015 to 30 September 2016
Camping (budget tents)ZAR 11 120
Budget (standard tents)ZAR 12 830
Classic (air-conditioned bungalows)ZAR 15 170

Included:

  • Transport for the duration of your safari
  • Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
  • Professional guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All day drives in the Kruger National Park
  • SANPARKS Bush Walk
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Optional Panorama Route (replacing a morning game drive)

Excluded:

  • All drinks excluded
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Towel if booked on the Camping Option

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