MEALS: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Arrival at Arathusa Safari Lodge [LD]
On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, make your way to the Federal Air / Bateleur Air Charter facility for your charter flight to the Arathusa airstrip (Departure times may vary, please check before booking your international flights). You will be transferred to the lodge where you have the afternoon to settle in before embarking on a sunset drive, followed by dinner.
Day 2 & 3: Arathusa Safari Lodge [BLD], [BLD]
The next two days will be spent on game drives in an open safari vehicle, each morning and late afternoon, in search of animals both large and small. Experienced and personable rangers are coupled with local trackers. Together they ensure a first class safari experience.
Arathusa prides itself on its’ leopard viewing. Approximately 14 leopards are found in the area in which Arathusa operate, 6 of which are seen on a regular basis. Large herds of buffalo numbering in excess of 300 often find their way to the Arathusa Lake. One need not move far to enjoy the safari experience! Elephants are also seen in numbers. There are various lion prides in the area, as well as a few nomadic males. General “lowveld” game are abundant in this section of the Sabi Sand Reserve, including giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala and more. This region is a bird-watchers mecca. A continental breakfast is served buffet-style, while a cooked meal is served according to guests' preference from the kitchen. A sumptuous lunch is prepared by the chef, and served plated to guests directly. Dinner is a 3-course affair on the deck overlooking the waterhole around a blazing fire, weather permitting.
Day 4: Departure [B]
This morning after a last hearty breakfast in the African bush, you will be transferred back the Arathusa airstrip for your Federal Air / Bateleur Air charter flight to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight. We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures again soon.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.