Kruger Park Safari: Guided 3 Day / 2 Night Kruger Safari Tour in specially modified Open Safari Vehicle
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 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.
A 3 Day / 2 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) and departure. The entire day has been set aside for game viewing traversing through a wide variety of habitats and eco zones in order to find and photograph as many species as possible.
Stops will be made during the course of the day for breakfast (included) and lunch (own account) before returning to camp late afternoon. You might want to go and find a quiet spot to watch the sunset or take a walk around camp. All of Krugers’ rest camps are home to an array of small creatures and abundant birdlife!!! Meet for dinner in the restaurant.
Early morning wake up call followed by pre-Safari coffee/tea and rusks; check out and departure. The focus today will be on to search for those animals that still elude you from the days before. Stops will once again be made for breakfast (included) and lunch (own account). After lunch your guide will exit the Park and start heading back to your hotel where the Safari will come to an end around 14h00.
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: 10h00 Day 1
Return time: 14h00 on Day 3
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
All entrance and conservation fees, mineral water, services of fully qualified and registered Safari Guide, round trip hotel transport (terms and conditions apply), 2 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), 1x Half day Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari, 1x Full day Open Vehicle Safari, 1x Half day Morning Open Vehicle Safari, 2x Dinners, 2x Breakfasts
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; Optional Extras
Guests spending the night at one of Krugers’ public rest camps have the option of participating in either a 3 Hour Night drive Safari and/or a 4 Hour early morning Bushwalk in the company of an armed Kruger Ranger (additional costs applicable, for own account).
Guests opting to join the Bushwalk will miss out on the first Game drive of the day however the guide will return to camp for breakfast to enable guest to rejoin the group for the remainder of the day. The Night drive Safari departs after the Game drive returns to camp at the end of the day and is available to all Safari participants. Please note SANPARKS activities require a min number of participants to depart and are subject to availability.
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.
Notes: Getting to Kruger (Please contact us for assistance with shuttle bus bookings and arrival/departure times)
Guests can also fly into either Skukuza airport (SZK) located inside the Kruger National Park OR Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) on the outskirts of Nelspruit town to join this Safari - collection from either of these airport will be FREE OF CHARGE on the day of the Safari (flight SA-8861 JHB 10h00-SZK 10h50; SA-8827 JHB 09h00- MQP 09h50) (flight SA-8846 MQP 16h40-JHB 17h30 ; SA-8866 SZK 14h50-JHB 15h50)
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 14h00-Jhb 17h30)
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)
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