Explore magnificent Kruger National Park on a 4-day safari tour from Johannesburg! Evoking the excitement of early safari days when explorers would head out on foot, your tour includes several walks around the park’s famous wilderness trails with a knowledgeable ranger guide at your side. See lions, rhinos and other animals roaming freely around their natural habitats, and then see them up close during Big Five game drives.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (L, D)
On arrival, leave Johannesburg early and depart by air-conditioned minivan to the heart of Kruger National Park, Africa’s vast game reserve, covering a region roughly the size of Wales or Rhode Island! After a journey of approximately four hours, arrive in Kruger’s southern region at a camp/lodge or hotel. After freshening up, sit down to a delicious lunch and eat in the great outdoors. See your first sights of Kruger’s legendary wildlife during an afternoon walking tour, led by a guide. Following the park’s wilderness trails, watch animals ambling down to the waterhole and see birdlife in abundance before setting off on the day’s final activity – an evening game drive around the reserve. Return to camp for a relaxing dinner and overnight.
Days 2 and 3: Kruger National Park (B, L, D)
Both days follow the same itinerary. Enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful dawn while eating breakfast, and then head out with your ranger guide on a morning safari walk. Deciphering tracks and signs left by passing animals in the night, you’ll follow a leisurely route to see the animals that Kruger National Park is so rightly famous for. Besides the impressive members of the Big Five (African elephants, Cape buffalos, leopards, lions and rhinos), keep an eye out for giraffes, hippos, springboks, zebras and more! Return to camp for a light lunch and free time to relax at your leisure. Perhaps beat the midday heat by lounging around the camp’s swimming pool with other members of your group. In the afternoon, take another walk around the park’s wilderness trails and then enjoy a game drive that will take you even closer to the wildlife-rich spots around the reserve. Learn about the animals that make up the Big Five and take photos of these incredible creatures in their natural habitats. Evening drinks are available for you to purchase back at camp/ lodge, so relax with drink in hand and watch the sun set over the park. Tuck into a hearty dinner and spend the evening relaxing at leisure by the warm camp fire or resting up in your room. Overnight at the camp/lodge
Day 4: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg (B)
Set out early on your last day for morning game drive around the park, looking out for tracks you might recognize and watching the wildlife wake up. Back at camp/lodge, sit down for breakfast and then board your minivan for your comfortable journey back to Johannesburg. You’ll be dropped off at the airport for your flight back home.