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3 Days in Kruger National Park: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

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A visit to Kruger National Park is a perfect chance to experience the beauty of South Africa, the diversity of its landscape and the excitement of spotting Africa’s Big Five in one breathtaking place. Three days is enough time to explore this vast game reserve and the surrounding area overland, on foot, with a guide or even on your own.

Day One: Rise and Shine
Set an early alarm and head out on a sunrise game drive. Warm up with hot tea and biscuits on the chilly ride to Kruger’s gates. Watch the park wake up during a three-hour drive through the bush. After a hot shower and a bit of lunch, head to nearby Sabi Sands Game Reserve for an afternoon game drive. Guides in this park can go “off road”, giving travelers the thrill of getting up close with wildlife—including all of Africa’s Big Five.  

Day Two: Foot It
Spend the day wandering wilderness trails of Kruger with expert armed guides. Wind through the bush on Nyalaland Trail and follow the Madzaringwe Stream before arriving at the Lanne Gorge. Spend some time reveling in the breathtaking views as you search for some of the rare birds that dot this mountain path. Finally, explore some of the recently discovered fossils on the way back to camp.

Day Three: Conservation
After spotting animals in the wild, learn about efforts to protect and preserve them at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center. Take the afternoon and tour this facility that releases captive-bred cheetahs into the wild and nurses orphaned and injured animals back to health. Round out the day with a final late-night game drive for a chance to catch Kruger’s nocturnal creatures hunting in the bush.

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3-Day Kruger Park Wildlife Safari

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Explore Africa’s flagship game reserve – stunning Kruger National Park – on a 3-day safari trip from Johannesburg. Traveling by luxury coach, you’ll venture ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

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Full-Day Big Five Game Drive in Kruger National Park

Maximize your chances of seeing some of Africa’s famous Big Five animals, and enjoy a full day of game drives around the incredible Kruger National Park. With ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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4-Night Sabi Sabi Luxury Safari

Enjoy a 4-night safari at a luxurious Sabi Sabi lodge within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park. Seven open-top game drives are ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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Kruger National Park Morning Game Drive

Spend a morning exploring Kruger National Park on a 6-hour game drive, led by a local ranger-guide! As the sun rises over Kruger’s wildlife-rich bush plains, ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Jane Goodall Institute South Africa - Chimpanzee Eden Walking Tour

This one-of-a-kind wilderness experience takes you to the Jane Goodall Institute South Africa - Chimpanzee Eden, the only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Tour

This African wildlife experience from Mpumalanga takes you on a guided tour of the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, a leader in the conservation of ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Cheetah Breeding Project Tour at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Visit the Cheetah Breeding Project at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre in Kruger National Park! A leader in the breeding and research of cheetahs, the site ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Shangana Cultural Village Tour: History and Traditions of the Mapulana Tribe

Head into the heart of the Mpumalanga region to visit Shangana Cultural Village, a South African community created by the Shangaan people to preserve their ...  Read more

Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa
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