5 Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Johannesburg hotels/guesthouses and Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo International Airport) to Drop offs at Johannesburg Airport are by 5:00pm on the last day. Again, allowance needs to be made for Check in and Boarding. Please bear this in mind when booking flights.
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Tour description

• 1 night accommodation in a chalet and 3 nights in a tent • 3 hour sunset drive on Balule Big 5 Reserve • Bush braai at Marula Tree Boma • 4 hour Big Five bush walk with armed rangers • 2 hour afternoon game drive on Balule • Full day in Kruger on open gameviewer • 3 hour Motlala Game Reserve drive • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre • Scenic highlights of Blyde River Canyon

DAY ONE : Pick up from your JHB hotel/guesthouse or Johannesburg Airport and travel via the Highveld grasslands to the subtropical Lowveld. At Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule section of the Kruger National Park, unwind at the bar, enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool and relax in the beautiful tropical gardens. Board an open Landcruiser for a 3h Sunset Drive, your first opportunity to experience the varied fauna and flora of Africa. Watch the magnificent African sunset and, after dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Boma will be a traditional South African meal. Overnight in an en suite chalet.DAY TWO : At sunrise, we drive to a remote spot along the Olifants River to enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your ranger will lead you through the bush at a pace you can handle. The thrill of following big animals will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, even if your ranger is adequately armed. Return to Tremisana for brunch. At 15h00 we enjoy an afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where accommodation is in tents near the Klaserie River. The tents are equipped with beds and bedding, soap and towels and electric light and fan. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Camp.DAY THREE : Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger on a custom-built open-sided Game Viewer. You will have an opportunity to view game without intervening glass windows and also listen to and smell the denizens of the bush. We have regular stops at picnic spots, rest camps and places of interest. The Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region’s open plains attract large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope, that, in turn, attract many predators. In fact this zone has the highest concentration of lions in Africa.DAY FOUR : After breakfast, we travel to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for injured and orphaned animals and birds. You will have an opportunity to get close and personal to some of the residents, including lions and leopards. At around 15h00, enjoy an open vehicle game drive in the Motlala Game Reserve. Overnight at Marc’s Camp.DAY FIVE : Enjoy a Sunrise Walk. After breakfast, drive via the Panorama Route to see the scenic splendours including the Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport drop-off by arrangement.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch on non transfer days & days not in Kruger
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch on transfer days and days in Kruger (we will stop at places where lunch can be purchased)
  • Gratuities
  • Flight to South Africa
  • Items of a personal nature