2 Day Kruger Safari Tour
“Remember the quality of your experience has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of the guide who leads your experience…”
Kruger Park Safari Overview:
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience second to none. At nearly 2 million hectares, it is the largest game reserve in South Africa, stretching 350km along the Mozambican border and is, on average, 60km wide. It is unrivalled in its diversity of species and is a recognized leader in environmental management techniques and policies.
Kruger Park is one of the premier game-watching destinations in the world. Approximately 145 mammal species occur in the park. It is possible to see all the classical African big game, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and many antelope species.
Large carnivores include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog and spotted hyena.
What to expect on your Kruger Safari:
A 2 Day / 1 Night Kruger Safari into the world famous Kruger National Park awaits! Anything to do with the word “game” whilst on a safari; like game drives or looking for game, all refers to wild animals in safari context.
The guides will not only attempt to find the elusive "Big 5", but will also continuously point out interesting things throughout the Safari and share their knowledge.
A typical Kruger National Park Safari Tour starts just before dawn. You will be collected from your hotel between 05h00 and 06h00 (seasonal) from where you will travel to the nearest Kruger entrance gate where your guide will pay the Kruger Daily Conservation Fees (included) and obtain the required vehicle entry permit.
Your first game drive will normally last 3 Hours, after which a +/- 45 minute breakfast stop is made at either one of Krugers' rest camps or picnic spots where clean ablution facilities are available. Another 3 Hour game drive through a different area will take you up to lunchtime, lunch is for own account and the guide will break for about 1 hour before continuing.
Late afternoon you will check into the Kruger rest camp where you will be spending the night. Some time will be allowed for you to browse through the very well stocked curio shops which can be found at all Kruger public rest camps (camp shops close 1 hour after gate closing times) and to freshen up before meeting for dinner in the restaurant.
Dinner (main course only, drinks own account) is included. Fall asleep listening to the sounds of the African Bush…you might even hear a lion roar!!!
Early morning wake up call followed by pre-Safari coffee/tea and rusks (a traditional South African hard biscuit eaten by dunking into a hot drink to soften) check out and departure. The focus today will be on exploring a different part of Kruger and to search for those animals that still elude you from the day before.
Stops will once again be made for breakfast (included) and lunch (own account). Late afternoon your guide will exit the Park and start heading back to your hotel where the Safari will come to an end around 16h00.
Important Information about your Kruger Safari Tour:
Departure point: Hotels, B&B’s and GH in Nelspruit, Hazyview, Malelane (guests staying further afield are encouraged to Contact Us for possibility of arranging return transport from their establishments)
Return details: Hotels, B&B’s and GH in Nelspruit, Hazyview, Malelane (guests staying further afield are encouraged to Contact Us for possibility of arranging return transport from their establishments)
Departure time: between 05h00 and 06h00 (seasonal) Day 1
Return time: around 16h00 on Day 2
Duration: 2 Days and 1 Night
All entrance and conservation fees, mineral water, services of fully qualified and registered Safari Guide, round trip hotel transport (terms and conditions apply), 1 nights’ accommodation in a Kruger National Park public rest camp (standard en-suite with wc and shower, all linen and towels provided, aircon/fan, fridge), 2xFull day Open Vehicle Safaris, 1x Dinner, 1x Breakfast.
All meals (two stops will be made during the course of the day at either a picnic spot or rest camp where guests will be able to purchase food and drinks…all diets catered for, credit cards accepted, clean restroom facilities available); Tips & Gratuities (it is customary in South Africa to tip your guide, a general rule of thumb is to tip 10% of your excursion price per person if you were satisfied with the services received); Expenses of personal nature.
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival date and/or commencement of Safari/Tour/Activity - deposit plus 25% of total bill; 14 to 29 days - deposit plus 50% of total bill; 0 to 13 days - 100% of total bill.
Guests can also travel from O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to either Nelspruit or Hazyview towns by shuttle bus to join this tour - collection at shuttle bus arrival points on the day of the Safari will be FREE OF CHARGE (Jhb 08h00-Nspt 11h30; Nspt 18h00-Jhb 21h30 OR travel through the night before the Safari and spend the night at a hotel in Nspt town Jhb 18h00-Nspt 21h30 - assistance available in booking a taxi from shuttle arrival point to your hotel - costs for own account)
Guests can also travel from Maputo in Mozambique to Malelane town by shuttle bus to join this tour - collection at shuttle bus arrival point will be FREE OF CHARGE (Maputo 06h00-Malelane 08h30; Malelane 16h30-Maputo 19h00)
Please Contact Us for assistance with shuttle bus bookings and arrival/departure times.
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Chacma baboons are numerous in the Kruger National Park and live in huge troops numbering up to 200 animals (typically between 30-40). Troops consist of a family group of males, females and their young. Young baboons depend on their mothers for transportation, initially the little “pink foots” cling to the underside of the mother. At around 3 months of age they start riding “jockey style” on mommy’s back (leaning against the tail for support) as seen in this footage...
There are approximately 10000 Giraffes in the Kruger National Park. They are gregarious and live in nonterritorial loose groups of up to 20 at a time, a behaviour that apparently allows for increased vigilance against predators. They have excellent eyesight, and when one giraffe notices approaching danger it will keep staring until the others look in that direction too. Giraffes live up to 26 years in the wild and slightly longer in captivity.