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OVERVIEW

Enjoy a wildly wonderful, exploration of Africa’s most celebrated Big five national park. The Kruger is pristine, huge and home to the greatest diversity of wildlife on the planet. If ticking off seeing the Big 5 is on your bucket list, then the Kruger is for you. It’s not unusual to see all five in one day. Your itinerary includes sunset, early morning, night safaris and bush walks which are operated by professional Kruger park rangers. They are the only ones allowed to safari at those times.

Tour Summary

  •  You’ll go to South Africa 
  •  You’ll visit Southern Kruger, Olifants River & Kruger NP
  • This tour starts in Nelspruit (South Africa) & ends in Phalaborwa (South Africa) – Getting there

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives, evening/night game drives & walking safaris (with an armed guide)
  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & self-drive
  • Getting around: self-drive
  • Clients collect and return their self-drive vehicle at the airport
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Day 1-2

Kruger National Park to Lower Sabie

Welcome to the bushveld region of South Africa. Our representative will meet and greet you, go through your itinerary and maps in detail and hand over your vouchers before taking you to collect your rental vehicle. It is recommended that you purchase certain goods at a supermarket before entering the park as prices are about 30% higher inside the park. You then make your way to the Numbi gate in the southern part of the Kruger where your safari adventure begins. You will need to be in camp and checked in by 15:00 as you then have a sunset game drive which will be guided by an experienced game ranger with unsurpassed knowledge of the African bush.
An early morning wake up is the best time of the day to find most animals, especially the cats and the almost 1000 species of birds. Spend your time between relaxing in camp beside the pool and self drive safari’s.

Main Destination:

  • Southern Kruger National Park
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Dry season)
  • High Season
  • December to January and July to August
  • Best Weather
  • Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)
  • Wildlife in Kruger NP
  • ElephantCommon
  • GiraffeCommon
  • BuffaloCommon
  • ZebraAbundant
  • WildebeestCommon
  • HippoCommon
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Accommodation:

  • Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

Day 3-4

Oliphants River Rest Camp

An early 3 to 4 hour morning bush walk with armed rangers is a magical experiential moment which you will never forget. Today you spend you time self driving around and to the central Kruger region. Besides the diversity of fauna you will encounter, the flora is outstanding and especially renowned for being home to Africa’s southernmost Baobabs. The Olifants rest camp is your destination and it is truly a window onto Africa, you wake up to the sound of fish eagles in conversation with each other and go to bed with the sound of lions roaring in the distance. Tonight you shall be going on a night game drive which will be guided by an experienced game ranger with unsurpassed knowledge of the African bush. Night game drives are where you will encounter those elusive nocturnal animals who are mostly seen after dark, including both small and big cats.

Main Destination:

  • Olifants River

Accommodation:

  • Oliphants River Camp
  • Mid-range chalet located in or near Olifants River

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included


Day 5-6

Punda Maria Rest Camp

Today you head on to Punda Maria which lies in the northernmost part of the Kruger National Park. The camp is situated in the Sandveld region which is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park.
The 22 km Mahonie Loop that circumnavigates the camp is surely one of the best potential bird and tree drives in Africa. A trip to Pafuri Picnic Site is also a must for birders and botanists. The region is rich in heritage and much quieter. Home to some of Kruger’s biggest elephants, the Pafuri section also preserves the ancient treasures of Thulamela. Kruger actually has more than 250 recorded archaeological sites, ranging from early Stone and Iron Age settlements to more recent historical buildings. Thulamela is a fascinating, stone-walled site faithfully reconstructed by local masons and reminiscent of the Zimbabwe Ruins further north. A visit to Thulamela also includes a lofty view of the Levuvhu River – you won’t find another viewpoint quite like it in the park.

Main Destination:

  • Kruger National Park

Accommodation:

  • Punda Maria Rest Camp
  • Mid-range chalet located inside Kruger NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included


Day 7

Kruger to Phalaborwa
After a last early morning game drive you make your way out the Kruger Park and head out on your way to Phalaborwa town.
The journey of under 3 hours takes you through the Limpopo province which offers awesome landscapes dotted with Baobab trees.

Main Destination:

  • Phalaborwa

Accommodation:

  • No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included