“A schedule departure safari with a deep exploration of the world renown Kruger National Park.”

Seasonal Prices
January – December
Per person adult: $3,899 Children: $2,925
Single supplement: $500

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Destination

Location

South Africa

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Tour Type

Private Safari

Time

Duration

8 Days

Calendar

Departure Dates

At  your discretion!

airfare

International Airfare

Not included

Group

Max people

18

Summary of Wildlife:  Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Kudu, Thompsons Gazelle, Topi, Ostrich, 400+ species of birds
What’s Included
All accommodation
Round trip flights Johannesburg – Kruger NP
Game drives in Kruger
Meals as noted (3 meals daily on safari (B,L,D)
All national park and conservation fees
All transportation including airport transfers
Complimentary bottled water daily
Enrollment in AMREF emergency air evacuation
 What’s not Included
Visas
International flights
Driver/guide/cook/porter gratuities
Telephone bills, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
Cost associated with activities not listed on the itinerary
Travel insurance service

DETAILED ITINERARY

South Africa Safari

Day 1
Depart Home

Day 2
Arrive Johannesburg

Meet and greet at the OR Tambo Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a banded sign board. You will then be escorted to a restaurant or coffee shop where while enjoying a complimentary juice or hot beverage our guide will explain in detail your itinerary and arrangements, he will give you all the advice you might need for your trip and will answer all questions you might have . He will hand over your travel documentation, maps and vouchers, and escort you to your onward transportation.

Lunch

Orientation tour of central Johannesburg. ‘The city never sleeps’ is an apt phrase to apply to downtown Johannesburg where a buzzy vibe exists no matter what time of day or night. The inner city is peppered with high rise office blocks and sky-scraping buildings that are comparable to other city centers around the world. The Carlton Centre is a 50-storey building that only just misses out in the world’s 100 tallest buildings list and has a wrap-around deck that offers superb 360 degree views. 11 Diagonal Street is another building that will catch your eye – standing 80 meters high and created to look like a diamond; it reflects views of the Central Business District from each angle and was designed by the world-famous architect Helmut Jahn. Ponte City Towers is a 54-storey residential skyscraper known for its hollow cylindrical design that affords its tenants spectacular views of Johannesburg.

Dinner: Indaba Hotel Fourways Johannesburg

Night: Indaba Hotel Fourways Johannesburg

Day 3
Johannesburg – Kruger

Breakfast

Flight Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport

Transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Kruger; arrival at Bongani Mountain Lodge, ideally situated in the shadows of the Malelane mountain range on the 8,000 hectare Mthethomusha Private Game Reserve. The reserve is located on the southwestern border of the world renowned Kruger National Park. Leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo walk ancient paths once used by the San (Bushman) people. Over 250 San rock art paintings, estimated to be 1 500 years old, are found in the Reserve – the greatest concentration of rock art per square meter on earth. Bongani is a low risk malaria destination due to its altitude, which offers an unforgettable mountain safari with breathtaking views of the surrounding African bush. Experienced rangers and Swazi trackers at Bongani Mountain Lodge lead the guided game drive.

Afternoon 4×4 game drive.

Dinner: Bongani Mountain Lodge

Night: Bongani Mountain Lodge

Day 4
Kruger

Morning 4×4 game drive.
Breakfast
Lunch
Afternoon 4×4 game drive.
Dinner: Bongani Mountain Lodge
Night: Bongani Mountain Lodge

Day 5
Kruger, South Africa

Breakfast, morning 4×4 game drive.
Transfer, arrival at Manyatta Rock Camp, situated in the Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve. Watch the sun rise over the Lembobo Mountains to the east and in the evenings marvel at the orange glow of the sun as it sets again in the west. Enjoy the bush views in every direction and just listen to the stillness of this wonderful African wilderness. A cozy viewing lounge deck raised on stilts jutting out over the rocks provides a stunning spot for leisurely game viewing or a quiet moment to enjoy a sun-downer absorbing the special beauty that surrounds you. (Activities included in your package as per program below.)
Lunch
Afternoon 4×4 safari and drive into the 4000 hectare conservancy under the stars.
Dinner: Manyatta Rock Camp

Night at the Private Game Reserve: Manyatta Rock Camp

Day 6
Kruger (Makalali), South Africa

Breakfast, morning 4 x 4 game drive

Transfer from Kruger to Kruger (Makalali)

Arrival in Makalali Conservancy. It is a fenced 22 000 hectare reserve, located west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment. Activities include game drives, wilderness walks, sleep-outs, outdoor bush-baths and aromatherapy and reflexology sessions. Guests are encouraged to indulge in activities that will allow them to walk close to the animals, and thereby enhance their wildlife encounter. (Activities included in your package as per program below)

Lunch

Afternoon 4×4 game drive.

Dinner: Makalali Private Game Reserve

Night: Makalali Private Game Reserve

Day 7
Kruger (Karongwe)

Morning 4×4 game drive.

Breakfast

Arrival in Karongwe Private Game reserve, in the heart of the Limpopo. It lies adjacent to the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve just 40 minutes due east of the Kruger National Park. This is the land of combretum and acacia thornveld, a land where bushveld reigns supreme and the city skyline is a thing only of the imagination; where sightings of major mammals such as giraffe, wildebeest, rhino and zebra are regular, and night visits by aardvark, bush babies, genets and porcupines a reality. The night skies are dark, peppered by a myriad stars, the Milky Way, and the calls of nocturnal birds. This is the wild as portrayed in postcards. Karongwe Game reserve lies in the heart of the bushveld, given over to the conservation of what is left of South Africa’s wild animals. Witness dramatic sunsets – a time in the bush where the wild begin to stir, where drama is doubtless brewing, and where sightings of game is guaranteed, whilst glorious views of the Drakensberg and Murchison Mountains litter the horizon with gentle undulations and create gorgeous backdrops to your experience. Within Karongwe are numerous nature reserves, lodges, safaris and trails. You can look forward to an encounter with over twenty different plains game species and the Big Five (buffalo, leopard, elephant, lion and rhino).

Lunch

Afternoon 4×4 game drive.

Dinner: Shiduli Private Game Reserve

Night: Shiduli Private Game Reserve

Day 8
Kruger (Karongwe)

Morning 4×4 game drive.

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon 4×4 game drive.

Dinner: Shiduli Private Game Reserve

Night: Shiduli Private Game Reserve

Day 9
Kruger (Karongwe), South Africa

Morning 4×4 game drive.
Breakfast

Transfer from Kruger (Karongwe) to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport

Flight Kruger Mpumalanga Airport – Johannesburg

Depart on international flight – end of our services.

Day 10
Arrive Home

ACCOMMODATIONS

South Africa Safari

Johannesburg: Misty Hills Country

Kruger: Bongani Mountain Lodge

Kruger (Karongwe Private Game Reserve):  Manyatta Rock Camp

Kruger (Makalali Private Game Reserve):  Shiduli Private Game Reserve

VIDEO

South Africa Safari Video

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South Africa Safari