5 Day Kruger Tented Safari

Cultural & Theme Tours, Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg to Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg

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The 4-night/5-day Kruger safari tour offers guests a different and unique African excursion staying in rustic but comfortable safari tents in a private game reserve that borders the Greater Kruger National Park. The tented accommodation is nestled in bushveld thicket and rocky outcrops; with a private patio and splash pool. The tour is a combination of guided bush walks, Big Five game drives and the opportunity to interact with injured and orphaned wildlife in the care of a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Evenings are spent under the stars enjoying an authentic African bush braai (barbeque) at the lodge boma. The 5-day Tented Kruger Safari ends with a tour of the Panorama Route which includes the world-renowned Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. Transfers to and from Johannesburg/Pretoria in an air-conditioned Quantum.
Day 1 Travel in an air-conditioned Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Dinner is under the stars at the lodge lapa, situated deep in the bush. Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai (barbeque) and relax around a roaring fire lulled by the distant call of hyenas and lions. Day 2 Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to the Olifants River for a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari ranger. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park while keeping an eye on the bush for the Big 5. Your private safari guide will teach you to identify wildlife tracks and spoor and you’ll tick off many of the Kruger’s birds. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments before departing at 15h00 for Marc’s Tented Lodge in Balule Big Five Reserve. Your accommodation is a rustic but comfortable safari tent, designed to create an authentic African bushveld experience. The tented chalet has electricity, a standing fan and mosquito nets. Bedding, towels and soap are provided.  Day 3 Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen gate at the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a full day in the Kruger in the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide. Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp.  Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team. At 15h00, depart for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Return to Marc’s Tented Lodge. Day 5 Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a 1-hour bush walk in the private game reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes a stop at the spectacular Three Rondavels. Return to Johannesburg by 17h00; drop-off by arrangement at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)