Kruger and Zulus Safari

Johannesburg to Johannesburg

       

Kruger and Zulus Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 1,699 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Johannesburg Number of Days: 9
Countries visited: South Africa, Swaziland
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AZZ

Safari Price Includes:

3 nights chalets
5 nights full service camping.
8 breakfast
9 lunches
8 dinners included.

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Kruger and Zulus

Travelling to the Kingdom of Swaziland and on to Mkuzi we take guided game walks, the perfect way to savour the sounds and sights of the bush and hopefully see rhino on foot! We also have a day discovering the famous Zulu battlefields at Isandalwana and Rorkes Drift and time to relax at St Lucia. The UNESCO protected wetlands, home to hippos, bushbuck and monkeys, is a great place to cruise and stroll amongst the sand dunes. We also visit the Kruger National Park and experience some wonderful game vieiwing.

Kruger and Zulus Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - Graskop    

We first pick up the land only clients from the start hotel and then proceed to the airport for the group arrival flight before heading further east to Mpumalanga. This scenic journey takes in Longtom Pass, Lone Creek Falls and the impressive Mac Mac Falls. This is a fairly long driving day but we have stops at the above attractions and there is time for a picnic lunch en route. We arrive in Grasskop in the later afternoon and stay in our chalets on the edge of the escarpment.


Day 2: Kruger National Park    

This morning we travel along the panoramic route. On the way we stop at God's window viewpoint, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon. After lunch we head to the flagship Kruger National Park with its wealth of game. We game drive to our camp and can expect to see antelope, wildebeest, elephant and zebra.


Day 3: Kruger National Park    

Today we take our Mercedes sprinter and have a morning and afternoon game drive in the Kruger NP. This is justifiably one of the most famous wildlife parks in the world. It is also one of the oldest being established by the ZAR president Paul Kruger in 1898. It has a great variety of animals with lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, black and white rhino, as well as cheetah, giraffe, hippo and many species of antelope and smaller plains game. The total census includes 147 mammals, 507 birds, 114 reptiles as well as 336 different trees. The landscape is beautiful as well as intriguing. If you see all the predators you will be very lucky, however you will almost certainly see some of the big five and a huge variety of smaller mammals. With two game drives today, we maximise our chances of seeing the plentiful fauna of this great Park.


Day 4: Swaziland    

We take one final game drive in Kruger Park before heading across the border in to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Our destination is Hlane, the King of Swaziland's traditional hunting reserve, now a game reserve. In the afternoon we arrive at the reserve and there is time to relax around the waterhole at sunset for a chance to see the rhinos come down and drink


Day 5: Mkuzi    

This morning we go on a guided game walk through the reserve with a very good chance to see rhino on foot as well as many other indigenous game. After brunch we drive through the mountainous landscape of Swaziland and cross the border back in to South Africa. We arrive at our next stop, Mkuzi game reserve in the later afternoon.


Day 6: Mkuzi    

We take another guided game walk this morning with a park ranger, often a highlight for many as you can really explore the flora and fauna of the reserve. Seeing animals and tracks outside of the confines of a vehicle is a thrilling experience and gives us the chance to see and hear the variety of smaller animals and birds that are often passed by on game drives. We take a late brunch at one of the pans or hides. In the afternoon we go in our Mercedes sprinter and have a long game drive.


Day 7: St Lucia    

We head towards the coast and to the world heritage site of St Lucia wetlands. The Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park is one of the most diverse regions in South Africa with five different eco-systems. It became a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and stretches 280kms to the Mozambique border. On arrival we walk through the sand dune forest, have close encounters with some crocs at a crocodile farm and enjoy a cruise on the estuary and through the mangroves in search of hippos, crocodiles and the huge array of bird life.


Day 8: Natal Midlands    

Today we have an early start as we drive through the Natal midlands and visit the battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift, stirring places to visit and virtually unchanged since the Zulu-British battles of 1879. We arrive at our country lodge in the late afternoon.


Day 9: Johannesburg    

Today we have a relaxing morning and visit the Talana museum which is set in beautiful grounds, before heading back to Johannesburg.





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