Our 4 Day Budget Kruger National Park Safari in an Off-suite Hut or Cottage Tent will offer you an array of African Wildlife experiences. Make sure to bring along enough space to save all the sensational images you will be taking on your visit. The animals in the Budget Kruger National Park Safari will surprise you with every encounter. From the shy Stick Insect at night on the tree outside your tent to the majestic Big 5. Come and experience it for yourself because that is the only way. You will see all the classical African Big Game, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and many antelope species because there are 145 mammal species in the Kruger Park.
You will also be served breakfast, three-course dinners with unlimited wine and camp fire evenings where you will have the opportunity to mingle with fellow guests. The trees in camp are home to cute Baboons, while the piercing calls of Galagos are heard at dawn and dusk. Fruit Bats are easily seen under the verges of some thatched roofs. Some of these have been fitted with radio transmitters to study their feeding patterns.
You could also visit the Panorama Route when you option to exchange a morning game drive. This route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. You will visit the Lisbon Falls, Three Rondavels in the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.
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If you look at the pictures of the off-suite hut or cottage tent, you will see that you will spoiled with a patio, beds, linen, towels, soap, small fridge, a fan and mosquito proofing on the doors and windows. Ablutions are shared and cleaned daily. This is the perfect way to experience a Budget Kruger National Park Safari. You will get a taste of what the early explorers endured except you will have far more luxury.
Game viewing in the Budget Kruger National Park is a wonderful experience especially in a safe but open 4 x 4 vehicle. You will also be safely transported from Johannesburg to the Budget National Kruger Park and back in an air conditioned mini bus.
Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger Park
We leave from Johannesburg in the early morning and on-route you will be amazed by grassland, wetland and woodland areas outside Witbank or eMalahleni as Kruger Park Tours takes you through the Highveld to the scenic Lowveld Area.
Pick-up will be between 6h00 AM and 8h00 AM in any part of Johannesburg and for pick-up at Nelspruit Airport it wil be at 12h00 PM. Please do ensure that your local flight to Nelspruit Airport lands at 11h30 AM and 9h00 AM for international flights so that you will be on time for pick-up.
Your first sunset Budget Kruger National Park Safari game drive hosted by SANParks starts after you have settled into your accommodation. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see animals at night. As this is not a private game drive, you will be given the opportunity to meet other interesting guests of the Budget Kruger National Park. You might return after normal rest camp closing times because the SANParks rangers has this privilege. (Children under 6 years of age are unfortunately not permitted on open SANParks vehicles)
A supreme three-course dinner with unlimited wine will be served under the stars (al fresco). Guests are welcome to bring along additional and/or alternative drinks available at the Budget Kruger National Park Safari Shop.
Day 2 & 3: Full day in the Kruger Park Early morning tea, coffee, muffins and fruit are served before departing on the morning game drive of 3-4 hours. Groups are driven by highly experienced game rangers who will also give clients the history and background of the Budget Kruger National Park and a full run down of the animals, trees and plants met on the drive.
Brunch will be served once returned from the morning game drive. In your rest camp you will find museums, restaurants, shops, a post office, a bank, a doctor and a laundromat.
After exploring your Kruger rest camp for the day you will join us for the afternoon game drive in an open but roofed Safari 4×4 vehicle so that you can have the best view of African Wildlife. When back in camp, you will be spoiled to perfection with dinner and unlimited wine. Around the camp fire you will share ranger stories of mysterious entries into what was inevitably happening daily in the bush.
(Included: Breakfast and Dinner)
Panorama Route (Optional Excursion) This offer is only available on day two of your Kruger Park Tours Safari, at no extra charge. This activity however starts after breakfast/brunch (you will still have a morning game drive) and only available if you are staying 3 days or longer. The Kruger National Park Panorama Route is known for its cultural heritage and spectacular landscapes. Lunch will be enjoyed in one of the small towns en-route (own expense). Visit the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and God’s Window. Our staff will ask you if you want to join this activity.
Day 4: Kruger Park to Johannesburg If any animals eluded you this far, this is your last chance and day with Kruger Park Tours on the morning game drive. The last change to capture the Big 5 on camera and collect memories of African Wildlife. After breakfast we will return you to Johannesburg. The drive back takes 6 hours and guests are advised to rather stay over in Johannesburg. This will ease the pressure of you missing a flight back home. You will arrive in Johannesburg between 17h00 PM and 18h00 PM. Please note that a local flight takes 2 hours for check in and 3 hours for international flights. Drop-off at Nelspruit Airport will be at 13h30 PM latest, please book flights accordingly.
** Terms & Conditions Apply **
• Professional drivers and guides that are registered with FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) • Meals are catered for depending on your dietary requirements • All game drives in the Kruger National Park is done in open game drive vehicles • SANParks sunset drive is for all guests over 6 years of age • All entry fees and daily conservation levies are included in your package • Accommodation as per chosen option • Bottled mineral water during the day in the Kruger National Park • Complimentary wine with dinner in the Kruger National Park
• Meals not specified in itinerary • Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria • Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks to dinner, which can be purchased at the Kruger National Park Shop • Items of a personal nature • Gratuities
Kruger Park Tours Safaris first and foremost utilizes the facilities and accommodation situated inside the Kruger National Park.
Note this is not a private safari and thus it is very likely that other guests will join you on the game drives, air-conditioned mini bus as well as in the dining facility.
Also, note that the sunset game drive times are conducted by SANparks and their game rangers, in SANParks vehicles, subject to change and availability on the day. Again, most likely, other guests will join you on this game drive. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on SANParks open game drive vehicles.
Yet, children are welcome on Kruger Park Tours Game drives. We do not offer babysitting and thus it is the responsibility of the parents to care for their children. Private game drives can be arranged at an extra charge.
You are reminded not to book flights leaving from OR Tambo Airport on the last day earlier than 20h00 (domestic) or 21h00 (international). We highly recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg on the last day of your Safari. Kruger Park Tours will not be held responsible for reimbursements of missed flight tickets.
Pick-up at Nelspruit Airport is at 12h00 pm. Check out is 2 hours on a local fight and 3 hours on international flights. Guests flying out of Nelspruit on the last day, should book flight to depart not earlier than 14h00 pm for local flights and 15h00 for international flights.
For travel in 2018:
Safari: ZAR 8820 per person Transfers: ZAR 1580 per person Total: ZAR 10400 per person
For travel in 2019:
Safari: ZAR 9600 per person Transfers: ZAR 1720 per person Total: ZAR 11320 per person
No single supplement charges on our safaris! We depart with a minimum of one person.
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