Safari Experience

13 - 16 Days


This fully-guided Safari starts in Johannesburg and ends in Hoedspruit. You will make your way through South Africa's famous National Parks and then via Panoramic Route end it in the privately owned Greater Kruger National Park for a special bush experience of your own. After the guided parts end you can add any of our Fly-In Packages and see another part of Africa!

 

Days 1 & 2: Mapungubwe National Park

Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is the ideal location for anyone interested in the park's wildlife and birds, to those in search of serenity, identity and the extraordinary history of this World Heritage Site...


Come and join these diverse pilgrims and share unforgettable moments sipping sundowners at the confluence of the legendary Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, watch the eagles soar over Botswana and Zimbabwe's skies, hear the echo of elephant trumpets, take a tree top walk or just relax and absorb the surroundings... Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site is rich in biodiversity, great scenic beauty and the cultural importance of the archaeological treasures of Mapungubwe.

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Day 3: Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari in search of the Big 5. The Kruger's unspoiled and untamed environment stirs deep emotions and enables you to experience wild Africa just as you imagined it. Not only that, but you’ll learn about the most fascinating things that you never stopped to think about - insects, bird life, ecosystems and topography.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is approximately the same size as Israel or Wales and covers 20,720 square kilometers. It extends 350km from north to south and 60km from east to west. There is something intensely magical about spending a night under the African stars next to a crackling fire with nothing but the sounds of the bush and the smell of truely South African cuisine.

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Day 4: Kruger National Park

Satara is a busy camp, and not without reason. It is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. The calls of owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated intermittently by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roars of lion.

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Day 5: Kruger National Park

Skukuza is the Kruger National Park's largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge.  Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.

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Day 6: Panoramic Route

The Panoramic Route is a scenic route along Mpumalanga Escarpment with Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, central to it. From the crest of Mount Anderson look down 1,000 metres to South Africa's largest man made forest and the town of Sabie which boasts the three spectacular waterfalls, Horse Shoe, Lone Creek, and Bridal Veil. Blyde River Canyon on the The Panorama Route, is the third largest in the world and one of South Africa's scenic wonders. 

 

The scenery of the 25 000 ha reserve is unsurpassed, its vegetation both varied and lush and the rich selection of bird life includes a breeding colony of the rare bald ibis. A public road runs along the long western boundary and there is easy access to beauty spots like The Pinnacle, God's Window with its kloof-framed view of the Lowveld, Bourke's Luck, and a lookout point pointing on The Three Rondavels.

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Days 7 & 8: Greater Kruger National Park

Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, Sausage Tree Safari Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as their boundary with Kruger National Park is open and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains form a majestic back drop. This family-owned and operated Safari Camp pride itself on the warm atmosphere offered, delicious food, beautiful views and African style safari tented accommodation.

 

The unassuming Camp promises an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself. Enjoy lantern lit dinners in the boma or on the open deck under the star studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on the open deck with views of the bush and waterholes frequented by a variety of resident animals. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles are the highlights of the day.

 

With the professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africa’s famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as Giraffe, Zebra, African Fish Eagles, Vultures and the notorious Big 5 – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

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Day 9: Back to Hoedspruit Airport

After breakfast we transfer you through to Hoedspruit Airport for mid day flight to OR Tambo International Airport.

Days 9 - 15 (optional, non-Guided)

After Breakfast we transfer you through Phalaborwa Airport for a morning flight to OR Tambo International Airport. From here you will have the choice to add one of our Fly-In Packages to make your guided tour a full 13 - 15 days holiday in Africa. The advantage of adding a Fly-In Package is that you will have totally different options to make sure you get what you are looking for, from beach to bush and from simple to exclusive there should be the right addition for everyone, check below for your options:

The Okavango Delta (7 Days) is one of the most legendary places in Africa and animal sightings are stunning. Your accommodation is equally stunning and the transfers between them will be done in a Cessna plane as the lodges have no road connection, a true adventure!

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The Zambezi (6 Days) is another iconic place in Africa and you can go on a multi-day canoe tour on the river! But this is not all, the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi National Park are waiting for you too!


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Zanzibar (6 Days) is another perfect beach and diving destination with a rich history. Your accommodation comes with all-inclusive drinks (from 10:00 am and 10:00 pm) and full board to make sure you don't lack anything.


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Mozambique (6 Days) is a true paradise for beach lovers and divers and we have 3 different accommodation options for you, the classic Barra Lodge and Flamingo Bay and the relatively new Pomene Lodge.


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Chobe National Park (4 Days) has huge mammal populations and offers stunning sceneries from both land and sea. An excursion to the Victoria Falls is also included and it is a destination not to miss if you are an Africa enthusiast.


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The Victoria Falls (4 Days) were discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and are definitely one of the most impressive locations in Africa. You can choose between 2 different accommodation options, a luxury one and a more simple one, both come with included activities and meals!


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Comments:

  • Accommodation is subject to availability and can be changed
  • The days 9 - 15 are based on a Fly-In Package,
  • Other additions available upon request
  • More or less days can be added / cut out

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