Get out of Johannesburg for a 3-day safari trip, during which you’ll spend two nights at one of the following luxurious lodges, depending on availability - IImbali Safari Lodge, Hamiltons Tented Camp, Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge located in the park or or the Makalali Private Game Reserve which is outside. All three potential lodges are inside South Africa’s enormous Kruger National Park except for the Makalali Private Game Reserve, which is located outside.
During your stay, enjoy three safari drives to look for the African ‘Big Five’ — lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffaloes. Revive with sumptuous meals.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (D)
Leave Johannesburg early in the morning by air-conditioned minivan, and travel out of the city to Kruger National Park. After a journey of roughly eight hours, arrive at your luxury lodge, check in and refuel with a lavish high tea that’s ready and waiting for you.
In the mid-afternoon, head out on a Big Five game drive around the national park with your safari driver. Traveling by open-roofed vehicle, watch out for African elephants, Cape buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinos, all of which roam freely around the park. The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by big game hunters who used it to refer to the most difficult animals to hunt on foot; today, it represents some of the most elusive and exciting animals to see on safari.
Return to your lodge in time for your sumptuous dinner and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 2: Kruger National Park (B, L, D)
Rise early and enjoy a hot drink at the lodge before meeting your driver for a sunrise Big Five game drive. The early hours of the morning are best for spotting the more elusive of Kruger’s wild animals. Watch the bush come alive as the park’s predators finish their nighttime hunting and gazelles and antelopes head to the river to drink. Have your camera ready to capture photos of Kruger’s rare birdlife as you pass alongside the Sabi River, and marvel at the untamed open plains, where zebras and wildebeest roam wild.
Return to your lodge for a late breakfast and relax at leisure until the early afternoon. Enjoy lunch, and then head back out into the park for your third and final game drive of the trip.
Head back to your lodge in time for dinner and enjoy your last night at leisure.
Day 3: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg (B)
Check out of your lodge after breakfast and return to Johannesburg by minivan. Your 3-day tour then concludes upon arrival at your Johannesburg hotel at approximately 7pm
Please note: Accommodation allocation is dependent on dates and availability.