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5 Day Kruger Budget Safari

5 Day Kruger Safari

ZAR 11,900
per person sharing
Shuttle: ZAR 1,720
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Experience the magic of the Kruger National Park with us on a Kruger Budget Safari! Plus, all our Kruger safaris that are five days or longer include a Bush Walk, allowing you to get really close to nature. On a Kruger wildlife safari, you can hope to spot not only the big five, but also kudu, bush buck, hyena, wild dogs, cheetah as well as the African fish eagle, pied kingfishers and ground hornbills!

There’s an optional excursion for the Panorama Route as well, where you can visit Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window!

Delicious breakfasts and dinners give you ample time to get to know your fellow travelers and exchange stories. At night, we sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the bush around us.

 

Kruger Budget Safari Accommodation

Accommodation on our Kruger Budget Safari is in huts with beds, linen, towels and soap. Ablutions are shared and serviced regularly. The huts also have a small fridge and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows.

 
 

Vehicles Used On A Kruger Budget Safari

Transfers from and to the airport, as well as to the Kruger National Park, is in a 12-seater bus, and game drives take place in open safari vehicles, offering the best possible game viewing experience. The vehicles provide guests with the highest possible levels of safety and comfort.

 
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Gauteng to Kruger National Park

We leave on your Kruger safari from Johannesburg in the early morning to allow for various collection points. Our journey takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park in the afternoon.

You will go out on your first Kruger safari (a SANParks Sunset Drive) after settling into your accommodation. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal Kruger wildlife and the Kruger Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times. These drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s vehicles with one of their rangers, and is not a private wildlife safari so there will probably be other guests on the drive. (Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.)

A three-course dinner will be served al fresco in the evening (weather permitting), at our camp. (Dinner included)

 

Days 2, 3 and 4: A Full Day in Kruger National Park

Kruger Park safaris are all about early mornings, and getting out there and seeing the wildlife! The time you go on your wildlife safari varies according to the seasons and camp gate opening times. After an early wake-up call, we have tea or coffee with snacks. We then set off on the morning Kruger safari which will take approximately 3 to 4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of Kruger Park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!

As an added bonus, on one of your mornings, you will be joining a SANParks Bush Walk with an experienced game ranger. It’s the perfect opportunity to see the Kruger National Park in a completely new and unique way, and is a must-do.

Upon returning to camp, brunch will be ready. You’ll then have time to enjoy a swim, visit Kruger Park’s shop, which includes African curios, general food items and drinks, take a walk around the camp, or simply relax.

Also, be sure to bring your binoculars – the Kruger National Park is a bird watcher’s paradise!

After your leisure time, we set off on the afternoon Kruger safari. We conduct all our game drives in specially adapted 4×4 open safari vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point. We then share African safari stories under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp. (Breakfast & Dinner included)

 

Day 5: Kruger Park to Gauteng

The final day of your Kruger Park safari will be your last chance to see the Big 5 safari animals that have eluded you thus far. After breakfast, we return to Johannesburg. The drive back takes at least 6 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night. (Breakfast included)

 

Morning Walk

A walk in the Kruger Park affords you the opportunity to experience the bush from a totally different perspective. You really do get up close and personal with Africa's wild animals, insects, trees and birds. Qualified trail guides take you on a 3-hour walk where there is chance you could come across Africa's Big 5 on foot. Please be advised however, the focus is not on Big 5 encounters, but rather smaller and often very interesting aspects of the bush that only a walk can offer. This activity is available at no extra charge but needs to be pre-booked with your consultant when you confirm your safari with us. This activity is dependent on availability.

Optional Extras

Our full day Panorama Route tour covers the best sights of this famous South African sightseeing route. We will include the Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window and the glass elevator near the town of Graskop. This tour is available at an additional cost of ZAR 795.00 per person and needs to be pre-booked with your consultant when you confirm your safari with us. If you choose to do the Panorama Route, you forfeit your morning and afternoon drive in the Kruger Park as there is not enough time to include both activities. You cannot book a Panorama Route tour whilst on safari. (Kindly note that this excursion is not available on the first or last day of your safari due to time constraints). All entry fees and the glass elevator are included in the price. Lunch is excluded.

Please note that optional extras that are pre-booked are non-refundable in the event that you decide to no longer participate in the activity.

 
** Terms & Conditions apply **
Valid from 1 Jan 2019 – 31 Dec 2019 only.
 
 

Included

  • Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • All game drives in the Kruger National Park are in an open safari vehicle.
  • A SANParks Sunset Drive (All Kruger Park safari guests must be 6 years or older)
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • Accommodation as per chosen option
 

Excluded

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
 

Notes

On our Kruger Budget Safaris, we make use of facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park and do not stay outside Kruger, unless forced to do so because of availability.

It is important to note that this is not a private safari and there will probably be other guests joining you on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus transfer vehicles as well as in the dining facility.

Please note that Sunset Drive times are subject to change and availability on the day. These drives are conducted by SANParks, by one of their rangers and in one of their vehicles. There will most likely be other guests on this drive. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on SANParks’ open safari vehicles.

Although we welcome children on our Kruger Park safaris, we reserve the right not to allow younger children on our normal game drives. This will entirely be at the guide’s discretion and is done to ensure a pleasurable Kruger safari for all our guests (including the parents). Should this be the case, a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted after the normal game drive, especially for the kids. We do not offer babysitting services and, as such, one of the parents will have to stay behind to watch the children. Private safaris for families can be arranged at an extra charge.

Guests flying out of O.R. Tambo International Airport on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19:00 (domestic) or 20:00 (international) in order to give us enough time to get you to the airport. We recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg if possible. Since we cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg on the last day, we will not be held responsible for reimbursements of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected. Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day may, depending on their flight details, not have enough time to do the Panorama Route. Private transfers for guests with early flights can be arranged in advance, at an extra charge.

  • Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • All game drives in the Kruger National Park are in an open safari vehicle.
  • A SANParks Sunset Drive (All Kruger Park safari guests must be 6 years or older)
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • Accommodation as per chosen option
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

On our Kruger Budget Safaris, we make use of facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park and do not stay outside Kruger, unless forced to do so because of availability.

It is important to note that this is not a private safari and there will probably be other guests joining you on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus transfer vehicles as well as in the dining facility.

Please note that Sunset Drive times are subject to change and availability on the day. These drives are conducted by SANParks, by one of their rangers and in one of their vehicles. There will most likely be other guests on this drive. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on SANParks’ open safari vehicles.

Although we welcome children on our Kruger Park safaris, we reserve the right not to allow younger children on our normal game drives. This will entirely be at the guide’s discretion and is done to ensure a pleasurable Kruger safari for all our guests (including the parents). Should this be the case, a bush bumble (kiddies game drive) will be conducted after the normal game drive, especially for the kids. We do not offer babysitting services and, as such, one of the parents will have to stay behind to watch the children. Private safaris for families can be arranged at an extra charge.

Guests flying out of O.R. Tambo International Airport on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19:00 (domestic) or 20:00 (international) in order to give us enough time to get you to the airport. We recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg if possible. Since we cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg on the last day, we will not be held responsible for reimbursements of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected. Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day may, depending on their flight details, not have enough time to do the Panorama Route. Private transfers for guests with early flights can be arranged in advance, at an extra charge.

 

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