Kruger and Sabi Sabi Explored

Johannesburg to Johannesburg

       

Kruger and Sabi Sabi Explored

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 6,035 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Johannesburg Number of Days: 7
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFL29

Safari Price Includes:

Meals
6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners Escorted Tour
Local English Speaking Driver
Guides & Rangers
All Activities
Sightseeing
Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas and meals/drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Kruger and Sabi Explored

This week long lodge safari takes you to the legendary wildlife reserve of Kruger National Park, as well as the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in South Africa’s famous Sabi Sand Reserve. This gives you the opportunity for some of the best game viewing on the continent. Both areas are home to the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo. But you may also see cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals and birds, and observe at close quarters the relationship between predator and prey. Highly trained and experienced rangers will lead you deep into the heart of the wild African Bushveld as we follow the animals on and off road.

Kruger and Sabi Sabi Explored Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg - White River Lodge  

You will be met on arrival by the driver-guide at JNB airport, or at your Johannesburg hotel, and transfered to the Mpumalanga province.
We travel via Dullstroom & Lydenburg to visit the Panorama route including Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Pothols and God’s Window. We then continue to our country lodge just outside White River set in expansive gardens.


Day 2: Kruger National Park Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we transfer to the Kruger National Park. Enjoy game viewing in your air-conditioned vehicle until lunch time when you will be dropped off at Shishangeni Lodge close to the Crocodile Bridge gate of the Kruger National Park.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks as one of the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park is nearly 2 million hectares. Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It covers 18,989 square km (7,332 sq mi) and extends 350 km (217 mi) from north to south and 60 km (37 mi) from east to west. The Kruger National Park is divided into six eco-systems: Baobab sandveld, Mopane scrub, Lebanon northern bushveld, mixed acacia thicket, Combretum-silver clusterleaf woodland on granite and riverine forest. Altogether it has 1,982 species of plants. All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve.
Lunch will be taken at the lodge. In the afternoon there will be a game viewing safari drive in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your game drive will continue into the early evening in order to view the nocturnal animals as well. Dinner again at the lodge.


Day 3: Kruger National Park Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Each day there are early morning game viewing safari drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Then we return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast. The morning is at leisure at the lodge, followed by lunch.
In the afternoons there are more opportunities for game viewing on the safari drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your game drives will continue into the early evening in order to view the nocturnal animals as well. Dinners are at the lodge.


Day 4: Kruger National Park Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 3 for Itinerary


Day 5: Sabi Sands Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Another early morning game viewing safari drive in open 4x4 safari vehicles, before returning to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast.
You then meet your driver and transfer to your game lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the world-renowned 65000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin in the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park, is a wildlife oasis, where you can observe at close quarters the age-old natural relationship between predator and prey. Big game abounds and roams freely throughout this pristine part of the ancient African continent. The diverse habitat is home to spectacular wildlife including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant - as well as cheetah, wild dog and some 200 other animal species indigenous to the area. Day and night safaris in open Land Rovers, led by highly trained Game Rangers and qualified Trackers, follow the animals on and off-road, deep into the heart of the wild African Bushveld.
Lunch is at the lodge, with an afternoon game viewing safari drive in open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your game drive will continue into the early evening in order to view the nocturnal animals as well. Dinner is at the lodge.
As the heat of the day cools, the inhabitants of the bush start to become restless, and the animals move out of the shade of the trees. As the sun dips behind the horizon your Ranger will choose a spot where you can stretch your legs and enjoy sundowners alongside the vehicle. Watch in awe as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, golds and oranges typical of an African sunset. There is a lull as the animals sense the transition into a time of increased danger. It is during evening safaris that the nocturnal hunters start stirring, and their prey needs to be alert for survival through the night. During your safari you may be lucky enough to watch lions prepare for their evening hunt. There are numerous nocturnal hunters and on your evening safari, with the help of a spotlight, a leopard's eyes may reflect back from a nearby tree. Or you may be lucky enough to spot another smaller predator, a genet, African civet or African wild cat. You may see elephants moving in the moonlight; the incredible flying leaps of bushbabies from treetop to treetop, or the red shine from a lion's eyes as it looks up from its kill. A Sabi Sabi evening safari will never be forgotten.


Day 6: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain.
You can look forward to fantastic close-up experiences with Africa's wildlife on every game drive. An early morning call from the Ranger will wake you before first light, while the kitchen brews hot coffee or tea - the start of the morning safari. The bush is already coming alive. The tracker will watch the road for spoor, looking for a print left by a predator during its hunt in the dark. The early morning game viewing safari drive is in open 4x4 safari vehicles, and we return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast.
The morning is free until lunch at the lodge. There may be the option to join a walking safari. In the afternoon there ia another game viewing safari drive, continuing into the early evening in order to view the nocturnal animals as well. Dinner is taken at the lodge.


Day 7: Johannesburg   Breakfast

There is an early morning wake up call for your final dawn game viewing safari drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast.
You then meet your driver and transfer to Johannesburg to arrive in the late afternoon. Drop off is either at your Johannesburg hotel or JNB airport.
If you are flying out today, please ensure that you do not book a flight before the evening, in case of any delays.



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