Kruger Safari from Maputo 2 Nights
“Remember the quality of your Safari has EVERYTHING to do with the quality of the guide who leads your experience…”
Kruger Safari from Maputo 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 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 from Maputo:
Pestana Kruger Safari Resort (4 Star) is located only 150 meters from Malelane Gate, one of the most important access points into the Park. The Resort is surrounded by marvellous gardens and offers a fantastic view of the Crocodile River, where hippos and several wildlife species can be seen. Guests at Pestana Kruger Safari Resort enjoy many special facilities that include among other options, two outdoor pools, and a Spa that offers a range of exhilarating body treatments. Pestana Kruger Safari Resort has a total of 74 rooms with views over the river and gardens, decorated with African motifs. They all have balconies, allowing the guests to admire the wildlife that passes by. Each room is equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV. The Buhlebethu restaurant is located within the Resort overlooking the Crocodile River. It offers an "A La Carte" menu of contemporary South African cuisine.
Explore the best areas of the Kruger National Park with expert guides. This Safari Tour offers a jam-packed 3-day tour that will leave you wanting more. Return road transfers between Maputo Mozambique and Malelane Kruger in luxury air-conditioned vehicle are included. Private road transfers can be arranged on request for guests who might not be able to be at the departure point at the scheduled departure time and/or families travelling with children under the age of 12 (price on request).
Clients need to be at the departure point 30 minutes prior to departure. Departure time is around 09h00 am daily. The return journey to Maputo departs from Malelane at 11h30 to arrive back in Maputo around 14h30.
Transfer from Maputo to Pestana Kruger Safari Resort, Malelane Gate. (Dinner included)
Departure from Maputo at +/- 09h00 via road transfer to the Pestana Kruger Safari Resort in Malelane (± 3 hrs.). Entry into South Africa will be through the Ressano Garcia border post, please ensure passport are on hand and Visa requirements are met (own account).
After check in some time will be allocated to relax, enjoy a light lunch (not included, cost for own account), and explore the Resort grounds before reporting to reception for an afternoon Open Vehilce Safari Tour accessing the Kruger National Park via the nearby Malelane Gate entrance. Dinner (buffet style, drinks for own account) will be served at the Hotel upon return.
Full-day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast & Dinner included)
A visit to the world-famous Kruger National Park is ideally undertaken in a custom-built Open Safari Vehicle so as to enjoy not only the sights, but also the sounds and smells of the African Bush. The vehicles with their elevated height and open sides offer fantastic photographic opportunities whilst the guides with their trained eyes and valuable knowledge promise to make this an unforgettable experience.
A Safari guide will be at reception early morning to meet and greet the Safari guests for a Full day Safari Tour. The Resort will provide a packed breakfast for guests to take along on Safari today which will be enjoyed at a picnic spot or Rest Camp inside the Kruger Park after an initial 3 Hour early morning game viewing session. All of the picnic spots and Rest Camps offer clean ablution facilities and cafeterias/restaurants where hot beverages are available for purchase. Credit Cards are widely accepted as a method of payment. The entire day has been set aside to search for as many animals as possible and also to traverse through a number of different eco zones. The guide will schedule several comfort stops during the course of the day including stops for breakfast and lunch (for own account). Guests will be returned to the Resort late afternoon (around 16h00) to enjoy sundowners at the Eshonalanga Bar (own account) before enjoying dinner at the restaurant.
Half-day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park. (Breakfast included)
Another early morning departure from the Resort for your last Safari to search for those animals that still elude you, entering the Park as the sun rises. A buffet breakfast awaits upon your return from your 3-4-hour Safari which will be served on the deck at the Buhlebethu until 10h30. The deck overlooks the Crocodile River and animals are frequently seen quenching their thirst down below.
The return road transfer to Maputo will depart from reception around 11h30. Guests are to ensure the cost of any/all personal expenses incurred during their stay have been settled in full prior to departure. Check out time is 11h00.
Important Kruger Safari from Maputo Information:
Departure point: Maputo Mozambique (Pestana Rovuma Hotel)
Return details: Maputo Mozambique (Pestana Rovuma Hotel)
Departure time: 09h00 Day 1
Return time: 14h30 on Day 4 (approximate, depends on how busy the border is on the day)
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights (can be extended by booking additional nights at the Lodge)
Kruger Safari from Maputo - What is included?
Return road transfers between Maputo and Kruger, 2 Nights’ accommodation at the 4 star Pestana Kruger Safari Resort (or similar), meals in the form of 2x Breakfasts and 2x Dinners (buffet style, drinks for own account), complimentary mineral water in vehicles, all conservation/entrance fees, 1x Half day pm Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Safari, 1x Full day Kruger National Park Safari in Open Vehicle, 1x Half day am Kruger National Park Safari in Open Vehicle.
Kruger Safari from Maputo - What is not included?
Visas*, all lunches, soft and alcoholic drinks, room service, laundry, personal phone calls, expenses of a personal nature, optional extras, tips and 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).
*Guests travelling to Kruger will have to be in possession of a multiple entry Visa for Mozambique (to be obtained prior to arriving in the country) or would need to purchase another single-entry Visa at the border upon their return from South Africa. All Visa arrangements and costs are the guests’ responsibility, and participants are to ensure they familiarize themselves with the requirements and associated costs involved before booking this Safari Tour. PASSPORTS ESSENTIAL.
Additional nights available at the Hotel on request to include any of the following:
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 will be transferred by Private road transfer in luxury air-conditioned vehicle from Maputo in Mozambique to Malelane town to join this tour. Please note guests are to make their own arrangements to get to and from the departure point in Maputo namely the Pestana Rovuma Hotel situated at 114 Rua da Sé.
Guests will be accommodated in a Standard Double Room with garden views and capacity for 2 people for the duration of this Safari Tour. The rooms are equipped with two twin beds and shower bathroom.
Also available – additional costs applicable and subject to availability at the time of booking:
Double Family Room placed in individual chalets that can accommodate up to 3 Adults or 2 Adults + 2 Children (under 11 years) with 2 twin beds and sofa bed. The room includes a bathroom with bathtub.
Double Deluxe Room situated in a unique and exclusive building; they are to accommodate 2 people. The rooms are equipped with 2 twin beds, bath and shower. The proximity to the Crocodile River offers a fantastic opportunity to watch the animals.
4 Day / 3Night Kruger from Maputo Safari Tour
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Valid 1 June-31 Aug 2020. Day Tour group offers aimed specifically at Mpumalanga locals to catch up with family and friends they might not have seen for a while and reconnect with nature as soon as current COVID-19 travel restrictions are relaxed to allow intraprovincial travel within Mpumalanga and the Kruger Park re-opens for visitors.
In an address to the nation on Thursday night (9 April), president Cyril Ramaphosa said while it is still too early to gauge the real effect of the lockdown on the spread of the coronavirus in South Africa, initial data shows that it is definitely having an impact. President Ramaphosa first declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster on 15 March, and announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown a few days later on 23 March. South Africa’s lockdown has since been extended by another two extra weeks until (at least) the end of April.