Kruger Encompassed

Comfort, Johannesburg to Johannesburg

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Explore the Greater Kruger area on this 7-day South African adventure with a perfect balance of wildlife, cuisine and culture. A visit to a G Adventures-supported school gets you right into the thick of it, balanced with a multitude of wildlife photo opportunities at a Private Nature Reserve and in Kruger National Park. Of course, our open vehicle safari drives give you even more chances to spot elephants, lions and rhinos, up close and in person. Top it off with a farewell Afrikaans Braai (BBQ) and you won’t want the trip to end.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Hope Africa Children's Day School, Manyeleti
  • Arrival transfer
  • Traditional Braai (BBQ) welcome dinner
  • Panoramic Route scenic drive including visits to Blyde River Canyon, Bourke Luck Potholes and God’s Window
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee with wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
  • Visit a local village and G Adventures-supported school
  • Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with wildlife safari drives in open safari vehicles
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Meet new friends in a local village school
  • Snap photos of a lifetime on open vehicle wildlife safari drives in the greater kruger area and private reserve
  • Share dinner and conversation in a local afrikaans guest house

Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg (1D) Arrive and transfer to the guest house. Enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) welcome dinner tonight. Additional Notes: If you are interested in spending more time in Johannesburg, it is recommended to book pre-accommodation to enjoy the sights of the city at your own leisure. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer (0.50-0.75 hours)
Day 2 Johannesburg/Kruger National Park (1B) Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue on to our tented camp located just outside Kruger National Park. Additional Notes: Today is a long driving day but we will make many stops along the way for sites along the Panorama route. Included Activities: Panorama Route Scenic Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.50 hours, 500km)
Day 3 Kruger National Park (1B, 1D) Embark on an early morning wildlife safari drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle, taking in views of the abundant wildlife. Return to our camp, and enjoy a drink on the deck with views of the watering hole, a popular spot for wildlife to visit. In the afternoon, opt to take another wildlife safari drive or bush walk. Tonight enjoy a delicious South African dinner on the deck or in the boma. Included Activities: Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Full day Transport: Safari vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve (1B, 1D) For the next 2 days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve. Search for elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo - Africa's famed Big Five. Traversing over the 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing. We use various accommodations within the reserve based on availability. During your time here, the group will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents - both of equal quality and with similar amenities. Additional Notes: Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and Shangaan trackers who will share their vast experience of the African Bush. On some occasions, we may need to change accommodation or even use a different private reserve, if space is unavailable. In such a case, be assured we will choose other Lodges or comfort camps within the Greater Kruger area of equal quality. Included Activities: Hope Africa Children's Day School Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)
Day 5 Karongwe Private Game Reserve (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy an early morning wildlife safari drive, followed by brunch and free time at the Lodge. In the afternoon, indulge in high tea before an evening wildlife safari drive. In the evenings enjoy a sundowner (drink) while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. Additional Notes: Example of your Day 5:: Early morning wake up call (around 5am), coffee/tea & rusks on the deck before the morning open vehicle wildlife safari drive (approx 3 hours) starts. Return to the Lodge for brunch followed by some leisure time. Enjoy the deck, walk around the grounds and gardens, or just relax. Around 14:30, enjoy high tea (light lunch and cakes) before you hop on your late afternoon/ evening open safari vehicle wildlife safari drive. Return, freshen up, and meet for pre-dinner drinks and dinner. Included Activities: Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
Day 6 Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg (1B, 1D) After one last safari wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy an Afrikaans dinner at our local guest house. Included Activities: Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 500km)
Day 7 Johannesburg (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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