Greater Kruger Combo Safari
3-night/4-day Greater Kruger Combo Safari
Safari summaryCombine the best of the Kruger National Park with a luxury big 5 experience at one of the private lodges in the famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The Kruger National Park is a must-see destination and offers some fantastic game viewing opportunities. The beauty and size of this vast wilderness area will leave you inspired and amazed, but when it comes to big 5 sightings you stand the best chance at a private game lodge in the Sabi Sands, where the Landrovers are allowed to drive off-road in search of the big cats, guided by an experienced local tracker. We have put together a fantastic 4-day package for you, spending 2 nights in the world-renowned Kruger National Park followed by one night at a private game lodge in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
About this tour
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Day 1: Departing from Johannesburg at around 09h00 or from Nelspruit at around 13h00, we take the scenic route through Mpumalanga province to the entrance of the Kruger National Park. Game viewing begins as soon as we enter the gates. We are likely to see a great variety of wildlife including perhaps some of the big 5 already on our way to the camp, where we arrive by sunset. After dinner in the camp restaurant, your guide may set up a powerful telescope and take you on a fascinating guided tour of the night sky (weather permitting).
Day 2: We rise before the sun and embark on a morning game drive in the Kruger National Park, in search of animals like giraffe, zebra, gnus, baboons and of course the big 5 - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. These are known to be the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt. While looking for wildlife we visit waterholes, lookout points and beautiful picnic spots, stopping at regular intervals so you can stretch your legs and enjoy some refreshments. After a delicious breakfast at a picnic site in the bush, we return to the camp around lunchtime, where you can spend the hot midday hours relaxing at the pool, browsing through the curio shop or watching animals from the deck. Late afternoon, we embark on another exciting game drive, returning to camp by sunset.
Day 3: Today you can choose whether to sleep in, or join the guide on a short early morning game drive before returning to camp for a leisurely breakfast. After breakfast we pack up and make our way to the world-famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at a luxurious 4-star game lodge. After lunch, embark on an afternoon/evening game drive on an open land rover. We enjoy sundowners at a scenic spot in the bush and then continue after dark to search for the big cats and other nocturnal animals. Return to the lodge for a superb dinner around the fire in the open-air boma.
Day 4: This morning begins with an early game drive in an open safari vehicle, looking for cheetah, rhinos and other wildlife that may have eluded us thus far. Early morning is usually the best time for game viewing. Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast it is time to pack up and be transferred by road back to Nelspruit, where you arrive around lunch-time. From Nelspruit there are regular scheduled flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town.
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