Big 5 Safaris
Trip through Kruger National Park never to be forgotten
Time-strapped budget and adventure traveler
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation in a choice of: Comfortable chalets OR Luxury Safari Tents OR Dome Camping Tents
Park fees and levies
Breakfast & dinners as per itinerary
Open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park
Full Day Panorama Route Excursion
Tips and gratuities (Own Discretion)
All flights and travel before and after tour
What you can expect
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger (Lowveld farmland route)
This Kruger budget safari departs daily from Johannesburg OR Tambo airport. You need to be at the OR Tambo bus terminal by 6.30 am. We will send you full instructions when you book your safari. The shuttle departs no later than 6.45 am.
During the shuttle transfer to the lodge, there will be two 15 minute comfort stops en route. You will also be able to buy snacks and refreshments during these comfort stops. ETA in Hazyview is around 1 pm. The lodge driver will meet you at the drop off point and transfer you to the lodge. This is a quick 5 – 10-minute drive.
After check-in, you will have time to relax and freshen up before boarding an open-sided Landcruiser for an exciting introductory sunset game drive in Kruger National Park. The lodge is about 15 – 20 minutes drive from the Phabeni Kruger Gate.
After your safari game drive, you return to the lodge where you can unwind, have drinks and relax.
Dinner at the lodge restaurant.
Day 2: Kruger National Park – open vehicle game drives
This morning you will enjoy coffee/tea and rusks before departing on full day of game viewing (approx 8.5 hours in total) in the Kruger National Park (Skukuza area). A packed breakfast is included. Game drives are in small groups in specially modified open sided land cruisers. You’ll enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants. (own account). After lunch we start the afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park. After our tour, we’ll make our way to back to our lodge or camp.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Return to Johannesburg
Today is the last day of your 3-Day Big 5 Kruger safari. This morning you have a choice. You can decide to sleep later before enjoying a hearty breakfast at the lodge OR go on an optional morning game drive (own cost)
Just before midday, the lodge will transfer you to the shuttle pickup point. You then return with shuttle to Johannesburg. Drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport around 5.30 pm.
This is the end of your 3-Kruger Budget Safari.
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