There are two versions of this Kruger National Park overnight safari. The difference between them is that on this one, you land in Kruger, but fly back out of another airport about 45 minutes outside the park. The advantage of this tour is that you spend a lot more time on safari. With the other one (safari #114), you have the convenience of both flying into and out of an airport inside the park, although the actual time on safari is shorter.
Today you’ll fly into a small airport that is actually inside Kruger National Park (flight included in the tour price)! The plane departs Johannesburg mid-morning, and you’ll land in Kruger in less than an hour. Your guide will be waiting for you when you arrive, and literally just a few minutes later, you will be on safari! Please note that the entry fee to Kruger is excluded and will need to be paid when you land.
You’ll be touring Kruger in an SUV or sedan, but you do have the option of upgrading to an open air game vehicle. This is more expensive, but is the best way of seeing wildlife. You can select this option when you check out. Depending on the time of the year, you will spend about 5.5 hours on safari today. A sack lunch is provided, for you to eat in the vehicle or when we get to the camp.
When we get to the rest camp, we will check you into your rondavel. A rondavel is a typical South African rest camp dwelling, with a single room and a thatch roof. All the lodging inside the rest camp is very basic, although all units are air-conditioned, and all have a bathroom with a private shower, toilet and handbasin inside. The beds are all single beds. There are no larger beds available.
This evening you have the option of taking a ranger led, game viewing vehicle safari, around the time of sunset (extra cost). Because of the time that the rest camp gates close, the only opportunity that guests have to be in Kruger after sunset is on one of these official park service safaris.
Either before you leave or when you get back, you’ll be on your own for dinner (extra cost), at a delightful restaurant perched above a river.
Tomorrow morning you’ll have the opportunity to eat breakfast (extra cost), or grab a take-out (extra cost), before we hit the road, for another safari. The length of this will depend on what time you can wake up, as well as your flight time this afternoon/evening. You have a couple of different flight options. Having said that, the safari is likely to be six to eight hours.
We’ll make our way through the southern part of Kruger, doing our best to find you as many animals as possible. One of the beauties about being in Kruger is that you never know what may be around the next corner, or behind an adjacent bush!
Once we leave Kruger, there is a drive of about 45 minutes to a nearby airport, from where you will fly back to Johannesburg, arriving in the early evening. If you cut back on your activities inside the park today, there is also an option of arriving back a lot earlier. Please let us know if you’d like to consider that.