Kruger National Park (Open Vehicle Safari) | 4 Nights

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R20 750
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Known as our Best of Kruger safari, this 5-day Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Safari is an excellent choice if you want to see a bit more of the Kruger Park. We spend 4 nights at two different camps (2 nights at each camp) in the popular southern and central regions of Kruger, in the company of an expert guide. A guided bush walk and night drive are included, subject to availability.

Arrival

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

We collect you from O R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg or any of the surrounding airport hotels, and transfer you by road to the Kruger National Park, using a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus. At the entrance to Kruger, we transfer to an open safari vehicle. Game viewing begins as soon as we enter the gates. We enjoy our first afternoon game drive while making our way to our first camp on the banks of the Sabie river, where we spend the night. We normally use Lower Sabie or Skukuza camp for the first two nights, depending on season and availability. Dinner is included and will either be enjoyed in the camp restaurant, or may take the form of a traditional South African braai (barbecue) under the stars, prepared by your guide. For accommodation we use the standard SANParks bungalows which are clean and comfortable with air-conditioning, private bathroom and insect screens at the windows and doors.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park

Accommodation:

Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

On Safari in the Kruger National Park

While on safari in the Kruger National Park, the program is flexible and will be adjusted to your interests and requirements. A typical day will start with an early morning wake up call and coffee before heading out on a morning game drive. Early mornings are often the best times for game viewing and photography. On our safaris, we do not limit the game drive times to a fixed duration. We may do a morning and afternoon drive, or stay out all day if the game viewing is good.

Along the way, we enjoy a delicious late breakfast (sometimes called a brunch) around mid-morning. We may stop at picnic sites, hides or view points to stretch our legs.

On this safari, a morning bush walk and a night drive or sunset drive are included in the cost, to give you a slightly different perspective on Kruger. These activities are conducted by SANParks rangers and will be scheduled into the program subject to availability. Usually we aim to do a guided bush walk on the morning of day 2, if available.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Accommodation:
Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Move to a different area in Kruger

We rise early for another full day on safari. During day 3, we will make our way to the next camp, in a different area. This gives you an opportunity to see a greater variety of landscapes, vegetation zones and animals. The transfer to the next camp is a game drive in itself, conducted in the same open safari vehicle. Normally we use Satara camp for the last two nights, subject to availability. Satara is in the central area of Kruger, known for its beautiful open plains and abundance of predators. All the camps we use have a swimming pool, a restaurant, take away cafeteria and a convenience shop.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Accommodation:
Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

On Safari in the Kruger National Park

On day 4 we enjoy another day of morning and afternoon game drives, or quite often we stay out for most of the day and explore the more remote regions of Kruger. In the afternoon, we return to camp in time for a sunset drive (winter time) or a night drive (summer time) with spotlights. This is included in the price already. These drives are conducted by SANParks on their own vehicles and with a Sanparks guide, and offer you the opportunity to explore the bush after dark, when the nocturnal species are more active. It is possible to see nocturnal animals in daytime also, but some species like the smaller cats you are more likely to see at night time, with a powerful spotlight.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Accommodation:
Lower Sabie Rest Camp
  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Southern Kruger
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

On our final day in the Kruger Park we enjoy a final early morning game drive, looking for any animals that may have eluded us thus far. After another hearty breakfast in the bush we start making our way back to the exit gate. We transfer back to our air-conditioned minibus to begin the scenic 5 hour journey back to Johannesburg.

Note that on our Kruger Park safaris, our aim is to maximise the game viewing time in Kruger and we do not usually include the Panorama Route along the way there or back. Our experience is that this makes the transfer too long, gives you only a quick glimpse of the Panorama Route, and cuts into our game viewing time. If you would like to see the Panorama Route, we suggest adding an additional day onto your trip and asking us to add this separately, either as a guided extension or self-drive extension to your Kruger Park safari. We can always customise any safari to suit your exact requirements.

Main Destination:
Johannesburg
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Minimum of 4 people*

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