Kruger National Park Tour 5 Days (V5)

Leisurely explore one of Africa’s oldest and largest Game Parks. This group tour departs from Johannesburg and travels through the beautiful Mpumalanga Province before reaching the vast Kruger National Park. You will enjoy game drives in open safari game viewing vehicles, interact with big cats in Hoedspruit and take in the beautiful sights of the Panorama route, before returning late afternoon to Johannesburg on day three. You are accommodated at a private lodge on the border of the park.
Elephant in Kruger National Park

Wrinkled Skin, Ivory Tusks & Sensitive eyes. An elephant Bull, Kruger National Park

Day 1: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (South Africa)
The tour departs early morning from Johannesburg and Pretoria. We will stop en-route for breakfast (own cost), after which we continue to Nelspruit (if there are clients to pick up) or alternatively through Dullstroom and Lydenburg to the Kapama Cheetah Centre (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre). This afternoon we do a guided tour through the Centre, before heading to a lovely 3 star lodge on the edge of Kruger National Park. This is where we will be staying the night.
Camping accommodation: Camping at a private lodge
Bedded accommodation: Private lodge
Included meals: Dinner
Day 2: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
A very short drive takes us to Orpen gate which is the most central gate to Kruger national park, where we arrive as the gates open. Kruger is home to 147 mammal (including the Big 5), 114 reptile & 502 bird species. You will be transferred to open sided 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles in which we will do game drives. Kruger national park is the same size as Israel, Wales or Netherlands and contains different vegetation types that attract different animals to different areas of the park. Therefore we spend as much time on game drives as possible, so that we give ourselves a better chance of seeing different animal and bird species. We concentrate the game drives around the central region of the park, where we have a better chance of seeing the big cats and a large variety of animals.
Breakfast and lunch will be prepared by your guide and enjoyed at one of the many picnic sites inside Kruger national park. The guides will also stop at various view points and hides inside the park.
At sunset you will depart on a 3 hour night drive, done in a Kruger National Park open sided game viewing vehicle with a Kruger guide.
Camping accommodation: Camping at a private lodge
Bedded accommodation: Private lodge
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 3 & 4: Kruger National Park (South Africa)
We start the day with a cup of coffee or tea, before heading out on a game drive in an open game viewing vehicle shortly after the gates open. You will be on a game drive for the majority of the day, searching for as many animal species as possible. Breakfast and lunch will be enjoyed at picnic sites inside Kruger national park.
Camping Accommodation: Camping at a private lodge
Bedded Accommodation: Private lodge
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Blyde River Canyon to Johannesburg & Pretoria (South Africa)
We depart early morning, heading towards the Blyde River Canyon, where we stop at the Three Rondawels view point. From here we drive back to Nelspruit, Johannesburg and Pretoria, where we will drop you off at the airport or backpacker hostels and hotels.
Included meals: Breakfast packs
Departure: Please enquire
Tour Fare 2017
 
Bedded R9695 per person sharing
Local payment - None
Start in: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit
End in: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit
Included:
All transport, all accommodation, qualified and registered guide, all camping and other equipment, meals as specified in detailed itinerary, Hoedspruit Cheetah Centre, entrance & conservation fees to Kruger national park, game drives in Kruger national park (open vehicles), night drive inside Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondawels viewpoint)
Excluded:
All drinks (except coffee & tea with meals), meals not specified in detailed itinerary, sleeping bag hire for camping clients @ R60 (once off) for people without own sleeping bag
 (must book in advance)