Kruger Camping Safari in an Affordable Luxury Tent with Air Conditioning for 3 Days

Sleeping in a Kruger Camping Safari Affordable Luxury Tent is the closest to nature you can get. You will be surrounded by the sounds of the night. Take a journey of exploration to find Africa’s Big 5. You will feel like a true explorer while being amazed by African Wildlife every day spend in the Kruger National Park. At your view will be Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Hippo, Leopard, Hyena, Kudu, Giraffe, Zebra, to name a few.  Included are sunset-, morning- and midday drives.

You will experience the buzz of the Kruger Park Rest Camps, and the 5 things you should seek at the Rest camp are the Fruit Bat, Thick–tailed Bush Baby, Warthog, Spotted Hyena and Purple–crested Lourie.

Pre-bookable in your Kruger Safari is a visit to unforgettable Blyde River Canyon / Panorama route.

We will provide delicious breakfasts and three-course dinners and small group experiences. 

Kruger Camping Safari Accommodation

Tents are equipped with air conditioning, electric outlet, bed light, beds, linen, pillows, duvets, towels and tidy ablutions in the rest camp. You will not be shut behind brick and glass, but be thrilled in an affordable luxury tent on Safari. Drift off to sleep to the sounds of the night in the African Wildlife. You will be in for a wonderful surprise if your idea of staying in a tent does not mean having to rough it.

Kruger Camping Safari

Vehicles used when on a Kruger Camping Safari Package

During all your drives with us you will travel safe and in luxury. On our open-sided 4 x 4 vehicles, the ranger’s knowledge and first-hand experience will ensure the ultimate Kruger Park Wildlife Safari experience.

Open-sided safari vehicle on a Kruger Camping Safari
12 seat safari bus

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Guests are collected from their accommodations in Johannesburg. The arranged professional pick-up driver will take guests to the shuttle pick-up point. We leave on your Kruger Camping Safari from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo bus terminal building in the early morning at a strict time (6:45 am) or later (at 11am). A 4 to 5 hour drive takes us down the escarpment and to the scenic Lowveld area en-route to Kruger park. We will stop for lunch at your own expense on route.

Pick-up at Nelspruit Airport will be at 13h15 PM. Please do ensure that your local flight to Nelspruit Airport  lands at 11h30 AM for local flights and 9h00 AM for international flights so that you will be on time for pick-up. Pick-up and drop-off at Skukuza Airport is included (as these flights match the safari times perfectly).

You will go out on your first Game Drive (SANParks Sunset Drive) after settling into your accommodation. Guests taking the 11 am shuttle will have a night drive. This sunset or night drive will reward you with spectacular African wildlife at night. SANParks’s rangers might return after the normal rest camp  closing times and other guests may join this drive.
(Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.)

Our game ranger and host will pick you up at reception after the sunset game drive and before the night drive for dinner. A tasty complimentary dinner is included at the restaurant within the Kruger National Park (each guest will have R250 to choose meals and drinks – tips already included).

Guests are welcome to bring additional or alternative drinks to their accommodations, which is available at the Kruger National Park Shop.

Should guests arrive from the 11am shuttle, they will first have dinner before departing on the activity.

The restaurant has a liquor  licence, so you cannot bring your own drinks there. Alcoholic beverages are sold at the restaurant (not included in the package price). The meals that are included in the itinerary are either buffets or set menus. Should the included meals not cover your dietary needs, you may order alternative meals (at your own expense).

Day 2: Kruger National Park Game Drives

You will start early morning. Tea or coffee and rusks will be provided.

The morning drive which takes approximately 3-4 hours.

Our knowledgeable game ranger and host will take you on a journey of exploration with impressive viewings of the Big 5, other fauna and flora.

The start time of your morning drive will depend on rest camp gate opening times (as it differs throughout the year) and you may still be able to see nocturnal animals. April to September, the rest camp gates open at 6:00 am, November to January (4:30 am). February, March and October rest camp gates open at 5:30 am.

When you return from the morning drive, buffet brunch will be served at the restaurant. In the afternoon you can leisure around, swim, visit the Museum, Kruger National Park Shop, take a walk around the camp, or just relax at the restaurant some more.

The shop sells African curios, food items and drinks. 5 Things to seek at your Restcamp are the Fruit Bat, Thick–tailed Bush Baby, Warthog, Spotted Hyena and Purple–crested Lourie.

The afternoon game drive again rewards you with highly experienced game ranger who informs clients of the history and background of the Kruger Park Safari, animals, trees and plants encountered on the drive. This will be the best Kruger camping safari ever!

A dinner will be served (catering for various diets). Stories such as predator tension and competition between different species will be shared.  The stars in the night sky are amazing and so are the night sounds of animals.

Dinner Example:

 

Guests are allocated R250 per person per night to choose a meal and drinks from the rest camp restaurant menu.

Three course dinner on a set menu:

Starters

Stuffed Mushrooms

Tasty deep-fried white buttons, filled with a delicate, mixture of cheese, breadcrumbs, parsley & sherry. Served with our unique tartar sauce

OR

Calamari Steak Strips

Soft & tender calamari steak strips, deep-fried to a golden hue & served with tartar sauce

Main Menu

Grilled Sole

Grilled East Coast Sole brushed with a choice of lemon or garlic butter sauce Served with savory rice

OR

Sirloin 300g

Sirloin steak seasoned & basted with our secret basting sauce & grilled to your satisfaction Served with a choice of rice, French fries or baby potatoes

Dessert

Malva Pudding

Traditional favorite served with custard and cream or ice-cream.

An Optional Panorama Route excursion is included on one of the days.

Places visited are: Gods window, bourke’s luck, Wonder view, Three Rondavels and one of the amazing waterfalls on route (time dependent). Meal/lunch stop on route in Graskop (for your own expense). This excursion must be pre-booked with your safari and is availability dependent.  For guests not wanting to take part in the Panorama route tour, can continue with the standard safari itinerary (afternoon game drive on the said day). Should you participate in this activity, you will start directly after your morning game drive, therefore missing your afternoon game drive.

(Included: Light morning snacks, Full English Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 3: Kruger Park to Johannesburg

Rusks and coffee or tea is served early morning.

Day 3 is the final day of your Kruger Park Tours Camping Safari, which will include a morning game drive and this will be your last chance to see the Big 5 that might have you eluded during days 1 and 2.

We will return you to Johannesburg after Brunch. As the drive back takes 6 hours, it is advised that guests sleep over in Johannesburg.

You will arrive in Johannesburg between 17h00 PM and 18h00 PM.

Please note that a local flight takes 2 hours for check in and international flights 3 hours. Drop-off at Nelspruit Airport will be at 13h30 PM latest, please book flights accordingly. Skukuza Airport drop-off according to flight time.

(Included: Breakfast)

** 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 (please refer to the itinerary)
• All game drives in the Kruger National Park is done in open-sided game drive vehicles
• Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg
• 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
• Panorama Route tour

PRICE

For travel from 1 March 2019:

Safari: ZAR 8500 per person sharing and ZAR 9500 per person single.
Daily Shuttles: included

We depart with a minimum of one person.

Note

The green blocks on the calendar are all available start dates for the safari. Even if the next day shows a (-), then the day before the (-) is still an available start date.

Kruger National Park safari, Swaziland & Kwa-Zulu Natal

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