MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day of Arrival [D]
On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, please proceed to the bus terminal building where your shuttle driver will meet you in front of the Magic Bus Office at 06h 45. The journey to the Greater Kruger Reserve takes approximately six hours on tarred roads with well-maintained and clean service stations along the way. Two comfort stops en route allow you to stretch your legs and purchase drinks and snacks. On arrival you will be collected at the drop off point, and driven to the camp where you will meet your ranger who will explain the rest of the day’s activities. The area has two resident prides off lions – known as the Ross and Giraffe prides, and guests can expect to see the full big five, which are regularly sighted.
Days in Greater Kruger National Park [BLD]
Your typical days will start with an early morning wakeup call followed by coffee and a lights breakfast, as you take in the African sunrise. We then head off on our morning game walk, which will bring us back to camp for brunch after 3 to 4 hours. During the course of the walk your highly qualified & trained field guide will teach you how to track, read the bush and educate you about all the various plant species. Taking place in this flat area, the walk is not too strenuous and gives you the opportunity to encounter giraffe, zebra, warthog and kudu, to mention just a few. You then have a few hours to relax at the facilities of the camp, before meeting again in the afternoon for tea and a light lunch. The camp features a beautiful splash pool & deck, perfect for cooling off in the summer months and the main lodge area offers guest the use of the library. As the camp is unfenced, guest should always be aware that any number of the big five could be close by. We then head off on our afternoon and night game drive, which will again take about 3 to 4 hours. In the cooler hours of the late afternoon the animals become more active, increasing the chances of seeing wild dog, aardvark, duiker and hippo, among others. Night drives are done with a powerful spotlight with which to search for animals and you stand to encounter the nocturnal animals not often seen in the day, such as leopard, bushbaby and if you are lucky, the very rare and seldom spotted pangolin. On return to the camp, we share our day’s experiences over a pre-dinner drink, followed by dinner at the lodge. End off the day with coffee/tea around the camp fire, before retiring for the night, as you fall asleep to the sounds of the lions prowling the night.
One of the unique advantages of a small safari camp is that the activities can be tailored to your specific needs. For example, if the guides hear lions roaring close to camp at night, they will often knock on your door and ask if you would like to go and find them. In addition, if you only want to go on game drives, this too can be arranged.
Day of Departure [B]
On the day of departure you will go out for one last walk in the morning. Breathing in the typical scents of the bush you’ll realize how much you’ve learned already! After breakfast it’s time to pack up and we say our goodbyes and transfer you back to the city.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.